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Americus > Police Search for Americus Man

Americus > Police Search for Americus Man

AMERICUS – Americus Police officials are searching for a man after he ran a stop sign and fled the scene. The man, 27-year-old Travis Cook fled the scene by foot and ran into the woods. Police recovered large quantities of marijuana in Cook’s car. Cook has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to […]

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Brooks Co. > Bicyclist Killed on Highway 84 Identified

Brooks Co. > Bicyclist Killed on Highway 84 Identified

BROOKS CO. – Police identified the bicyclist killed on Highway 84 as 27-year-old Karl Mitchell Thompson. On Thursday, Thompson was hit by a semi truck while riding his bike on the edge of Highway 84. The driver of the semi-truck has not been charged and the case is still under investigation. According to a WALB […]

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > Two Men Arrested For Trading Stolen Firearms With An Investigator

Valdosta > Two Men Arrested For Trading Stolen Firearms With An Investigator

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for trading stolen firearms with an undercover agent. The two men, 21-year-old, Dexter Antonio Swift and 26-year-old Thomas Sheppard Jr. approached an undercover investigator about trading firearms for an assault rifle. The investigator then agreed to the trade but informed the men that the firearms he had […]

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

Florida > Push for Resort Casinos Dies in House

Florida > Push for Resort Casinos Dies in House

TALLAHASSEE — A push to bring casinos to South Florida is stalling again in the Florida Legislature. A top House Republican earlier this month proposed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s gambling laws. That legislation would allow two casinos to be built in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But the bill has yet to come up […]

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Georgia > Amendment to Legalize Casino, Horse Race Gambling Introduced

Georgia > Amendment to Legalize Casino, Horse Race Gambling Introduced

ATLANTA — While Florida debates (and likely passes) on legislation to expand gambling in the state, Georgia is heading in the other direction. Ron Stephens, Republican from Savannah and Chairman of the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee, has introduced a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling to casinos and horse racing.  The objective of the […]

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Atlantic Beach > Former Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Possession

Atlantic Beach > Former Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Possession

ATLANTIC BEACH — A former police chief in northeast Florida has received five years’ probation after pleading guilty to possessing illegal steroids and evidence tampering. A Duval County judge also ordered 50-year-old former Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michael Classey to undergo random drug tests. Classey resigned last September after his house was raided by state […]

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

St. Petersburg > Indy Cars Invade Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg > Indy Cars Invade Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG – What was once a sleepy retirement community has become a vibrant resort destination, thanks to the Verizon IndyCar Series, as it celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It’s the season-opening event for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season – a series that hasn’t had an event […]

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Yellow Jackets > Australian Gotsis Tech Defensive Anchor

Yellow Jackets > Australian Gotsis Tech Defensive Anchor

ATLANTA — Adam Gotsis wasn’t on any of the recruiting lists when the Australian signed with Georgia Tech three years ago in what looked like a strange experiment. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson believed he’d landed a five-star talent. He said on that signing day in 2012, “I will match him up against almost anybody. […]

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hawks > Sefolosha Returns as Heat Fall

Hawks > Sefolosha Returns as Heat Fall

ATLANTA — After clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for only the second time in their Atlanta franchise history, the Hawks were left to contemplate the remainder of the regular season. It’s a new dilemma for a Hawks team that barely made the playoffs as the No. 8 seed last year. DeMarre […]

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Business > Show Off Your Expertise With Examples

Business > Show Off Your Expertise With Examples

Harvard Business Review Many people shy away from self-promotion because they don’t want to seem like a jerk. It doesn’t have to be that way. Try demonstrating your expertise with stories, not words. Saying “I’m great at pitching investors” sounds pretty egotistical; sharing a compelling tale of how you rounded up seed funding allows others […]

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business > Put a Micromanager at Ease by Focusing on the Future

Business > Put a Micromanager at Ease by Focusing on the Future

Harvard Business Review Working under a micromanager is not uncommon. You can’t turn things around with a single conversation, but if you start talking about future goals, you can, little by little, help your boss start trusting you more and monitoring less. Focusing on your future can help you and your boss interact more productively […]

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business > Meet a 13-year old CEO with a $200,000 Business

Business > Meet a 13-year old CEO with a $200,000 Business

Richard Felloni, Entreprenuer Business Insider Last September, “Shark Tank” investor Daymond John flew his mentee Moziah Bridges, the then 12-year-old founder and CEO of bow tie company Mo’s Bows, to New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Besides taking him to events and making introductions to power players in the industry, John accompanied Bridges on […]

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Living

Valdosta > Local Students Present Park Improvement to Council Members

Valdosta > Local Students Present Park Improvement to Council Members

THOMASVILLE — March 27, 2015 – Councilmember Jay Flowers and Councilmember Don Sims played host to a group of promising young minds Tuesday morning in the City Council Chambers. Fifth grade students from Thomasville City Schools’ Enriching Gifted and Talented Students program presented their ideas on how to improve MacIntyre Park and create a greater […]

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Quitman > Internet Safety Workshop Eye Opening to Parents

Quitman > Internet Safety Workshop Eye Opening to Parents

QUITMAN – On March 24th Brooks County Schools, Brooks County ECHOES 21st CCLC, Brooks County Family Connections and Brooks County Victim Assistance held an internet safety workshop for parents and community members. Two sessions were held, one at 11:30 am at the Agriculture Building in Quitman and another at 6:00 pm at the Brooks County […]

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta >Chamber Launches Campaign for 100-year-old E.R. Barber House

Valdosta >Chamber Launches Campaign for 100-year-old E.R. Barber House

VALDOSTA — You only get one chance to make a legendary first impression. The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber has made the E.R. Barber House its home since 1981, welcoming more than 2,800 visitors, Chamber members and citizens through its doors each year. At 100-years-old, the historic home, located at 416 North Ashley Street in Valdosta, is in […]

| March 26, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Opinion

Wisenbaker > Cruz-in’ Along toward a Nomination

Wisenbaker > Cruz-in’ Along toward a Nomination

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director Presumptive Democrat President-Elect (at least to the mainstream media) Hillary Clinton undoubtedly let out a sigh of relief earlier this week when the first term United States Senator from Texas, Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States. Between […]

| March 26, 2015 | 2 Comments
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Rudnik > Are We Already One?

Rudnik > Are We Already One?

No.  But We Can Be.  And We Must Be. Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor Among the most consequential of twentieth century Jewish mystics and theologians, Abraham Heschel famously reminded us of the inherent, insidious nature of racism. The rabbi notes, “Few of us realize that racism is man’s gravest threat to man, the maximum […]

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Wisenbaker > Mandatory Voting and the Demise of Freedom

Wisenbaker > Mandatory Voting and the Demise of Freedom

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director A poll tax. Just what America needs, according to President Barack Hussein Obama. Only this time it works in reverse: rather than being taxed if you want to vote, he wants to tax those that don’t vote. Or maybe it’s a fine. Or maybe it’s a penalty. Whatever it […]

| March 23, 2015 | 4 Comments
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Panama City > Seven Injured in Spring Break Shooting

Panama City > Seven Injured in Spring Break Shooting

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

PANAMA CITY — Spring Break turned violent late Friday night as seven individuals were injured due to gun fire in Panama City. WALB is reporting a shooting during a Spring Break party at a Panama City Beach condo.  The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is investigation the shooting, which was reported to have occurred around 12:55 […]

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Braves > Worth Exceeds $1 Billion

Braves > Worth Exceeds $1 Billion

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have joined a growing group of pro sports franchises estimated to be worth more than $1 billion. Forbes magazine, in releasing its annual ranking of Major League Baseball franchise values Wednesday, said the Braves are worth $1.15 billion, up 58% from last year. Across the board, MLB franchise values increased […]

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Florida > House Encourages Mandatory School Uniforms

Florida > House Encourages Mandatory School Uniforms

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House wants school districts to start requiring students to wear uniforms. The House on Friday passed a bill that would pay school districts extra money if they put in the requirement for students in elementary and middle schools. The bill passed by a 102-8 vote. Legislators backing the proposal say that […]

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