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Morning News for Briefs for 6-29-16

Morning News for Briefs for 6-29-16

A new law will bar anyone under the age of 21 from entering a Georgia bar starting Friday. Michael’s law was signed by Governor Nathan Deal last year and, in addition to the age limit, also requires bars to carry liability insurance and requires bouncers, bartenders and servers to be at least 21. Michael’s Law […]

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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U.S. Press Celebrates July 4th with Free Patriotic Yard Signs

U.S. Press Celebrates July 4th with Free Patriotic Yard Signs

VALDOSTA – U.S. Press is honoring America’s Independence by offering free patriotic yard signs to all customers and local citizens. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, the signs display an image of the U.S. flag along with the phrase, “God Bless America.” “Our country is tremendously blessed,” CEO Kent Buescher says, “and it’s important for […]

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County reminds residents of new fireworks law

Lowndes County reminds residents of new fireworks law

LOWNDES CO. – This past session, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 727, which impacts fireworks legislation approved by the state in 2015. The new legislation changes the allowed hours of usage on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., allowing for 9:01 p.m. until 12:00 midnight to […]

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

“21 and up” law for Georgia bars goes into effect Friday

“21 and up” law for Georgia bars goes into effect Friday

LOWNDES CO. – Starting Friday, July 1, anyone under the age of 21 will not be allowed to enter any bar in Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal signed “Michael’s Law” in 2015. The law implements several new regulations aimed at bars. The law is named after 18-year-old Michael J. Gatto, a Georgia Southern Student, who was […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Authorities find escaped inmate in Clinch County

Authorities find escaped inmate in Clinch County

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News CLINCH CO. – Michael Chance Copeland, 31, an inmate that escaped over two weeks ago from the Clinch County Jail, was caught last night around the Dupont area in Clinch County, according to the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office this morning. Copeland was found in the woods around 10:30 Monday […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Co-workers, friends raise funeral funds for slain Adel woman

Co-workers, friends raise funeral funds for slain Adel woman

ADEL – Friends and co-workers are raising money for the family of a pregnant Adel woman who was shot and killed last week by her younger half-brother. Kadijah Adkinson, 22, was reportedly shot Wednesday by her 14-year-old half-brother at a home in the 800 block of Guy Street. Investigators are trying to determine exactly what […]

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sports

YMCA Piranhas take first at invitational

YMCA Piranhas take first at invitational

VALDOSTA — More than 200 swimmers raced to the finish line Saturday during the Valdosta YMCA Piranha Invitational but it was the Valdosta YMCA Piranhas taking first place. The Tift Area Tidal waves and Moultrie Sharks took second and third place respectively. Read more from The Valdosta Daily Times.

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Peterson holds All-Sports camp at Valwood

Peterson holds All-Sports camp at Valwood

VALDOSTA — Adrian Peterson made his third visit to the Azalea City within the last calendar year Saturday as he held his All-Sports camp at Valwood School. In a camp marketed to any type of athlete, Peterson worked with campers between the ages of 11-17 to drill functional movements necessary to every athlete, regardless of […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta qualifies for Hoover with runner-up finish

Valdosta qualifies for Hoover with runner-up finish

VALDOSTA — For the fourth straight year, the Valdosta High 7-on-7 team will spend part of its July in Hoover, Alabama. After finishing 3-2 during Friday’s pool play portion of the USA Football 7-on-7 Southeastern Regional Championships in Marietta, the Wildcats caught fire during Saturday’s tournament. Read more from the Valdosta Daily Times.

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business

Winn-Dixie to donate July 4 profits to military support group

Winn-Dixie to donate July 4 profits to military support group

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Winn-Dixie stores have announced that all profits generated at its grocery stores on Monday, July 4, will be donated in support of veterans and service members. This year, Winn-Dixie has partnered with Hope For The Warriors. Hope For The Warriors is celebrating 10 years of service, and is […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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5 Brexit Takeaways for U.S. Investors

5 Brexit Takeaways for U.S. Investors

By Kent Patrcik | Valdosta Today Financial Contributor The Bush Wealth Advantage Our column, “The Bush Wealth Advantage” is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. 5 Brexit Takeaways for U.S. Investors Great Britain shocked the world by voting to exit the […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate declines to 4.7 percent in May

Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate declines to 4.7 percent in May

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate for May was 4.7 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 4.9 percent in April. The rate in May 2015 was 6.1 percent. The rate declined as the number of employed residents rose by 409 and Valdosta’s labor force increased […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

Animal crackers, pretzels and more on latest food recall list

Animal crackers, pretzels and more on latest food recall list

Here’s a summary of food recalls that have impacted Georgia in the past week or so. For specific product identifiers (lot codes, expiration dates, etc.) and additional info, please click the name below in bold, blue font, which will redirect you to the official recall notice: Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC – Armour® Snackmakers Keebler Animal Crackers […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta Public Transit hosts Open House today

Valdosta Public Transit hosts Open House today

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta-Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) is exploring options for implementation of public transit service in the Valdosta urbanized area. The local community is invited to attend an Open House on Tuesday, June 28from noon to 7pm at the Lowndes County Judicial and Administrative Complex, 327 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. The Open House […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Construction Lane Closures Limited for July Fourth Holiday

Construction Lane Closures Limited for July Fourth Holiday

TIFTON – The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways from 5 a.m. July 1 to 12:01 a.m. July 5 to help relieve traffic congestion during the July Fourth weekend. “We expect heavy holiday traffic across the state as people head to parades, barbecues and fireworks,” GDOT Director […]

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: A Couple Took a Burglar’s Baseball Bat and Beat Him With It

In Other News: A Couple Took a Burglar’s Baseball Bat and Beat Him With It

A 33-year-old guy named Noah Dassat broke into a house in North Port, Florida last week. But the couple that lives there CAUGHT him. And when they realized his only weapon was a baseball bat . . . it was ON. The guy started wrestling with Noah and got the bat away. Then he held […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Guy Lost 140 Pounds by Eating Chick-Fil-A

In Other News: A Guy Lost 140 Pounds by Eating Chick-Fil-A

There’s a 25-year-old guy in Denver, Colorado named Alton Ward who lost 140 pounds in one year, just by eating Chick-fil-A. He says when he was at Texas A&M University four years ago, he was 355 pounds. He says he tried Jenny Craig, Atkins, no carbs, juice diets, and every other thing . . . […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Lunch Lady Is Busted For Stealing Thousands of Dollars of Lunch Money

In Other News: A Lunch Lady Is Busted For Stealing Thousands of Dollars of Lunch Money

There’s a 51-year-old woman named Fadwa Sarsaur in Alexandria, Virginia who works as a lunch lady at an elementary school. And she was just busted for stealing kids’ lunch money. Now, she didn’t do it by shoving them against lockers or anything like that. The kids today pay for lunch with electronic accounts, and Fadwa […]

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Georgia DOT Holding Industry Forum

Georgia DOT Holding Industry Forum

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT) announces an Industry Forum scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2016, to highlight opportunities available in the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP), Design-Build and Public Private Partnership (P3) program.  This 10-year project delivery effort includes $14 billion in MMIP initiatives that will help shape Georgia’s transportation future. The […]

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Blanton Common Apartments recognized as Leading Business of the Week

Blanton Common Apartments recognized as Leading Business of the Week

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Chamber Ambassadors recognized Blanton Common Apartments as the Leading Business of the Week recently. Blanton Common, an American Campus Community, is the largest student housing property in Valdosta and serves up to 860 residents each year. They offer fully furnished floor plans, a 24-hour fitness center, basketball court and so much more. […]

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Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

An I-75 high-speed chase out of Cook County ended in Lowndes Friday night when the suspect fleeing in a stolen vehicle crashed near mile marker 19. The driver, James Eldridge Scott out of East Point, Georgia, was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Scott faces several traffic charges, as well as […]

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