Local News

Becky Shell: Gaining Confidence In Nursing While Giving Back To The Community

Becky Shell: Gaining Confidence In Nursing While Giving Back To The Community

VALDOSTA, GA — Becky M. Shell was a sophomore at Lowndes High School when she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Just days after graduation, the 21-year-old Valdosta resident began taking classes at Valdosta State University. “I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to do something in […]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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GDOL to Co-Sponsor Career Expo Next Week in Valdosta

GDOL to Co-Sponsor Career Expo Next Week in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Valdosta Career Center and several other local organizations will co-sponsor a career expo next week in Valdosta. The expo will be held Tuesday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m. in Brooks Hall, Building 500, at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, 4089 Val Tech Rd. Other expo sponsors include […]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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State News

Deal Ensures Teachers Have Say on Health Insurance Plans

Deal Ensures Teachers Have Say on Health Insurance Plans

ATLANTA, GA - Gov. Nathan Deal today signed an executive order that requires the Department of Community Health to include a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan invitation for proposals process. “The state regularly seeks bids and contracts with vendors for the State Health Benefit Plan, which covers 650,000 Georgians, so that our employees […]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Parole Board Promotes Stubbs to Director Over Southwest Region

Parole Board Promotes Stubbs to Director Over Southwest Region

ATLANTA, GA – The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has selected Tamara Stubbs as the agency’s Southwest Regional Director. In this role, Stubbs is responsible for the operations of nine of the state’s 41 parole offices including Albany, Americus, Cairo, Columbus, Cuthbert, LaGrange, Macon, Moultrie and Valdosta. Stubbs began her career with the Board, […]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Community

Color Me Free 5K Run
| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Georgia Museum of Agriculture Offers Summer Camps For Kids

Georgia Museum of Agriculture Offers Summer Camps For Kids

TIFTON, GA – Children from four to 11 years old can explore southern Georgia’s rich history and natural resources through hands-on activities, games, and crafts this summer at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Camp Director Kelly Scott said that Camp Wiregrass offers camps geared toward specific age […]

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sports

VSU Baseball Edges West Georgia 5-4

VSU Baseball Edges West Georgia 5-4

CARROLTON, GA -  Clint Carr‘s run-scoring single in the top of the seventh inning propelled Valdosta State to a 5-4 victory over West Georgia in Gulf South Conference baseball action at Cole Field Sunday afternoon. The Blazers (22-16, 13-12) entered the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead and saw its first two batters of the inning […]

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Albritton Breaks Home Run Record in Win Over West Georgia

Albritton Breaks Home Run Record in Win Over West Georgia

CARROLLTON, GA -  Courtney Albritton passed Marti Littlefield and set a new mark for the VSU all-time home run record with a fifth inning home run that helped the Valdosta State softball team secure a 7-1 victory over West Georgia on Sunday afternoon in Carrollton, Ga. The afternoon triumph put an exclamation point on a three-game sweep of the […]

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Trash Pile Grew During 2014 Litter Pick Up Week

Trash Pile Grew During 2014 Litter Pick Up Week

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON, GA. – The amount of garbage collected in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Southwest District during this year’s Litter Pick Up Week exceeded last year’s total despite heavy rainfall on the first day that prevented some areas from participating. Litter Pick Up Week was April 7-11. The statewide initiative is traditionally recognized during the […]

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Students Examine Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Ceramics

Students Examine Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Ceramics

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Students in Valdosta State University’s Engineering Studies Program are making strides to improve the field of cosmetic dentistry by examining the physical and mechanical properties of porcelain. “Those in the field of dentistry are finding that dental ceramics prostheses do not last very long because of issues related to laboratory techniques, thermal […]

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