Local News

Fatal Accident Near Homerville

Fatal Accident Near Homerville

HOMERVILLE — A highway accident took the life of a passenger Wednesday near Homerville. Doriya Beshae Hill of Valdosta was driving a van when she ran a stop sign and collided with a tractor-trailer truck.  Hill was traveling west on Georgia Highway 122 Wednesday afternoon when she failed to stop at a marked intersection with US Highway […]

| October 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Worth County Armed Robbery

Worth County Armed Robbery

WARWICK — Law enforcement officials report that three armed robbers are at large after a violent robbery of a Warwick store in Worth County. The Dollar General in Warwick was hit by three armed gunmen Wednesday night around 10:00.  Reports say the gunmen had t-shirts covering their faces as they broke into the store.  They […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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State News

Carrollton Attorney Arrested on Forgery, Theft Charges

Carrollton Attorney Arrested on Forgery, Theft Charges

CARROLLTON — Carrollton attorney Robert B. Eddleman was arrested and charged by the Carroll County Sheriff’s office with forgery and theft by taking. Eddleman had been converting funds from a trust account for his own personal use, according to reports from Carroll County Sheriff Lt. Jeff Richards in a report to WSB.  Investigators are still […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Spent Shell Casing Lodges in Shooter’s Face

Spent Shell Casing Lodges in Shooter’s Face

WAYCROSS — A Kingsland woman was air lifted from Waycross to a Jacksonville hospital Wednesday after a freak accident in which a spent shell casing lodged in her face at a firing range near the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ware County sheriff said. Twenty-one-year old Joseph Borkowski of Kingsland was firing at targets at the Dixon […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sports

VSU Volleyball Handles Argos

VSU Volleyball Handles Argos

VALDOSTA — For the first time since October 10, 2006, the Valdosta State volleyball team defeated the West Florida Argonauts with a thrilling 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 27-25) victory in Gulf South Conference volleyball action at The Complex on Tuesday night. The triumph marked the second of the season for the Blazers over a higher […]

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blazer Soccer Earns Tournament Spot

Blazer Soccer Earns Tournament Spot

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State soccer’s offensive unit broke open a 3-0 lead in the first half on Tuesday night at the VSU Soccer Complex, and the defensive troop held the West Georgia Wolves scoreless in a 3-0 win that clinched a spot for the Blazers in the 2014 Gulf South Conference Tournament. The win improved […]

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Business

Valdosta Unemployment Down from August

Valdosta Unemployment Down from August

VALDOSTA — Though still high, Valdosta’s unemployment rate dropped significantly from the rate recorded in August.  However, the rate was still higher than this time last year. The Georgia Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate at 7.6%, down 0.8% from August when it reached 8.4%.  The rate recorded for September of 2013 was 7.5%, […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Georgia One of Top States for Business

Georgia One of Top States for Business

ATLANTA — After earlier this year being named by business news outlet CNBC as the nation’s best for business, Georgia has earned another accolade. Georgia tied with North Carolina for having the third-best business climate, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released earlier this week at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Community

Fashion  |  Toms Desert Wedges, Black High-Waisted Skinny Jeans, and a Hipster Hat

Fashion | Toms Desert Wedges, Black High-Waisted Skinny Jeans, and a Hipster Hat

Lacey McLemore, Valdosta Today Fashion Contributor: I received a ton of compliments on the outfit I wore to work today, so I thought I would share it so that you can get the look as well! It’s a great outfit, very comfy and just warm enough, for these first few Fall days. I believe I’ll […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Homecoming, Raffles, and Reunions

Homecoming, Raffles, and Reunions

Sasha Duffie, Valdosta Today:  A ball and gloves autographed by Buster Posey, San Francisco Giant’s MVP, is one of several prizes that can be won at the Oct. 25 homecoming raffle to be held at the VSU Communication Arts and Curriculum building. Sponsored by the VSU Speech Communication Program, the proceeds will benefit the Patterson/Young […]

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Editorial  |  Secretary Perez and the New Collaboration

Editorial | Secretary Perez and the New Collaboration

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: Were there any doubts existing about the Obama Administration’s proclivity toward eurosocialism those were dispelled last Monday when Labor Secretary Tom Perez gave a speech to the Nation Press Club. Perez, Harvard educated (of course) and the former division head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, presented […]

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion  |  Free Speech or Civility—Which Reigns Supreme?

Opinion | Free Speech or Civility—Which Reigns Supreme?

Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor: The year was 1954. And the case was Brown v. Board of Education. In the maelstrom of social tumult at midcentury, racial equality stood alone as our nation’s single greatest, chronic struggle. For this, Earl Warren, then-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, yearned for consensus among his colleagues. In […]

| October 22, 2014 | 1 Comments
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Local News Capsule

Local News Capsule

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: PEPPER RECALL AFFECTS LOCAL STORES  |  VALDOSTA — Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores are recalling over 6,000 pounds of Serrano Chile Peppers distributed by Bailey Farms Inc. due to a possible Salmonella contamination. Customers can call 1-866-946-6349 for more information. WIREGRASS GRANT  |  VALDOSTA — A Valdosta neurosurgeon has made […]

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Valdosta Narcotics Bust Nets Arrest

Valdosta Narcotics Bust Nets Arrest

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office continues to work to keep drugs off the streets. On Tuesday afternoon, after receiving several complaints of suspicious activity at 5456 McLeod Drive, Valdosta, investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the home. This search resulted in the recovery […]

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Albany Plans Airport Expansion

Albany Plans Airport Expansion

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Competition to better serve corporate clients through regional airports just ramped up as Albany rolled out plans to improve the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. WALB is reporting that Airport Commissioners approved the concept of plans to demolish the Fix Base Operator hangars and build new buildings on both sides of the airport to […]

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