Local News

Coffee County Mother Charged with Child Cruelty

Coffee County Mother Charged with Child Cruelty

DOUGLAS — A young mother has been charged related to her child’s traumatic brain and other injuries. Amber Nicole Grantham, 24, was charged with first degree cruelty to children and aggravated battery related to injuries suffered by her 15-month old child.  Officials contend the child’s injuries were the result of being shaken. Reports from the […]

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County’s 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index Score

Lowndes County’s 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index Score

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County School System posted an overall 0.3 point gain on its district 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score compared to its progress in 2013.  The scores, released early this week by the Georgia Department of Education,  place the school system 10.6 points ahead of the state average of […]

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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State News

Former Bainbridge Banker Sentenced to Prison plus Restitution

Former Bainbridge Banker Sentenced to Prison plus Restitution

ALBANY — A former Chief Lending Officer with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has been sentenced as a result of his guilty plea in Federal Court. Larry Malone, 59 of Bainbridge, was sentenced to two years in prison.  I addition, he must repay more than $25 million in restitution for bank fraud. Reports state Malone used […]

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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DFACS Audit Reveals Frivolous Spending

DFACS Audit Reveals Frivolous Spending

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: ATLANTA — An audit is raising questions on potentially frivolous spending in the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. The questionable spending involves a state audit of the division’s Independent Living Program and it found that roughly $374,000 was spent on promotional items including umbrellas, t-shirts, fitness kits and […]

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Chick-fil-A Offers Rose Bowl Tickets

Chick-fil-A Offers Rose Bowl Tickets

ATLANTA – Six Chick-fil-A restaurants in Tallahassee are giving Florida State football fans an unusual way to win tickets to the Rose Bowl. On December 19, Chick-fil-A Cow Mascots will be hiding either in local Chick-fil-A restaurants or in iconic locations around town. To find out where the Cow Mascots will be hidden, fans will […]

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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CONCACAF Gold Cup Returning to Atlanta in 2015

CONCACAF Gold Cup Returning to Atlanta in 2015

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta will once again welcome the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)Gold Cup back to the Georgia Dome as a part of the 2015 tournament. Atlanta will host a knockout round of the tournament. The round, date and teams will be announced in early 2015. […]

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Business

Business School  |  Set Boundaries to Protect Your Time

Business School | Set Boundaries to Protect Your Time

Harvard Business Review: We’re all too busy. And we can’t stand people who distract us at work and derail our productivity. There may be no escape from other people, but you can take steps to regain control of your time and schedule. State your preferred method of communication. Limit aggravation by proactively informing colleagues about […]

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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12 Game-Changing Fast Food Innovations Of 2014

12 Game-Changing Fast Food Innovations Of 2014

Business Insider: The restaurant industry is more competitive than ever.  In an attempt to win over discriminating and cash-strapped customers this year, restaurant chains went all out with some cool innovations. Business Insider magazine chose a few game-changing favorites from the past 12 months. 1. McDonald’s “build your own burger” technology Consumers have been eager to […]

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Community

Ken and Barbara Stanley Contribute to VSU’s Capital Campaign

Ken and Barbara Stanley Contribute to VSU’s Capital Campaign

VALDOSTA — Providing an opportunity to recognize academic excellence for business majors is at the heart of Drs. Ken and Barbara Stanley’s gift to Valdosta State University’s Invest.Ignite.Inspire comprehensive capital campaign. “There is such a rich culture of giving back at Valdosta State University, and throughout this community,” said VSU President William J. McKinney. “VSU […]

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Plat du Jour  |  Broiled Oysters with Sabayon Glaze

Plat du Jour | Broiled Oysters with Sabayon Glaze

Lisa Harp, Valdosta Today Food Contributor: Colder weather brings out the oysters. Here are some with a French flair for the holidays. We love oysters at our house. It is so good to see conditions improve for our Apalachicola gulf oysters and continue to enjoy their salty wonderfulness. You don’t need me to tell you […]

| December 16, 2014 | 1 Comments
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Opinion

Opinion  |  Touchton on Johnson Film:  “I think it’s very good”

Opinion | Touchton on Johnson Film: “I think it’s very good”

This Letter to the Editor concerns a movie documentary now available for download related to the Kendrick Johnson case and related events – Editor Leigh Touchton, Community Activist: Dear Friends, I just viewed “Unfortunate” by Fourth Amendment Films, directed by Caliph Shaquel. I think it is very good. [You may download it for $2.99 by […]

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rudnik  |  The Problem with “Trigger Warnings” in Our Classrooms

Rudnik | The Problem with “Trigger Warnings” in Our Classrooms

Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor: What We Call “Trigger Warnings” Has Long Gone by Another Name We Know all too Well The prophetic twentieth century science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, frequently recounted that since his childhood, he wanted to live forever.  And while Bradbury died in 2012 at the ripe old age of 91—perhaps, […]

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Moody AFB Operation Broken Heart Results In 11 Arrests

Moody AFB Operation Broken Heart Results In 11 Arrests

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office paired up with United States Air Force federal agents at Moody Air Force Base for operation Broken Heart. Broken Heart began in April 2014 in order to address the issue of child exploitation through social media outlets. The operation was designed towards Moody AFB’s […]

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Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $20,000 Traffic Enforcement Grant

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $20,000 Traffic Enforcement Grant

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office announced today that it has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Southern Region Traffic Enforcement Network. There […]

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VFD Responds to Fire at Azalea Towers

VFD Responds to Fire at Azalea Towers

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at Azalea Towers, 2910 Tara Drive, at approximately 3:07 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 18. Responding Valdosta Firefighters quickly evacuated all five floors and contained the fire to the first floor, minimizing the damage to only one unit of the 101-unit apartment complex. VFD firefighters […]

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