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Valdosta juvenile shot at, bullet strikes car

Valdosta juvenile shot at, bullet strikes car

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department is investigating a Monday night incident in which a juvenile victim reported he was shot at by an unknown individual. At approximately 8:30 p.m., VPD officers responded to the 900 block of West Street after receiving a 911 call from an individual who refused to be identified, according to VPD […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

  VALDOSTA – A Valdosta comics shop was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, and police have the suspect in custody. At approximately 1:11 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to Kool Comics at 1515 North Ashley Street in reference to a reported armed robbery. The 44-year-old shop owner reported a “known person” held him at gun […]

| April 25, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Lowndes County cracks down on illegal dumping

Lowndes County cracks down on illegal dumping

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County code enforcement is combating illegal dumping and littering.Officials are monitoring roughly 30 sites where residents have been illegally dumping bulk trash like full bags of household garbage and even old mattresses. (file photo) Members of Code Enforcement put cameras up in some dumping sites to catch offenders in action. Roughly 30 citations […]

| April 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
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Regional News

GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning home

GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning home

COLQUITT, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early Monday morning incident in which an injured woman was found inside a burning home east of Colquitt, Georgia. Officials responding to a residential fire in the 4800 block of Georgia Highway 253 reportedly found Georgia Mae Green […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 4-25-17

Morning News Briefs for 4-25-17

Illegal dumping has become a problem for code enforcement officials in Lowndes County. Currently the watch areas include approximately 30 sites where the litter and bulk trash is found. The fine for illegal dumping can go as high as $1,000 per incident or 30 days in jail. Cameras have been set up in specified areas […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. The West Mims Fire was sparked by lightning on April 6 inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The fire grew by 76 percent over the weekend as winds […]

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Lady Blazers Fall in Thrilling GSC Championship Match

Lady Blazers Fall in Thrilling GSC Championship Match

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Valdosta State women’s tennis team saw a 4-1 lead slip away down the stretch, as the West Florida Argonauts came from behind to win the Gulf South Conference Championship, 5-4, in Montgomery, Ala. Anja Cosovic and Daniella Barta teamed up at No. 2 doubles to score a dominant 8-2 win over  […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Men’s Tennis Falls 5-0 to UWF in GSC Championship

VSU Men’s Tennis Falls 5-0 to UWF in GSC Championship

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The No. 1 ranked West Florida Argonauts outlasted the No. 7 Valdosta State Blazers for a 5-0 win in the Gulf South Conference Championship match on Saturday in Montgomery, Ala. The nation’s top ranked doubles team of Alex Peyrot and Pedro Dumont took down Axel Holm and Eden Peleg, 8-2, at No. […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Softball Suffers Heartbreaking 8-7 Loss in DSU Series Finale

VSU Softball Suffers Heartbreaking 8-7 Loss in DSU Series Finale

CLEVELAND, Miss. – The Valdosta State softball team suffered a heartbreaking 8-7 extra inning loss in the final game of their three-game series against the Delta State Lady Statesmen in Gulf South Conference action on Monday in Cleveland, Miss. Valdosta State posted a big inning and jumped out in front during the second, when the […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

Georgia to raise fees for hunting, fishing licenses

Georgia to raise fees for hunting, fishing licenses

  ATLANTA (WCTV) – Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a bill Tuesday increasing fees for hunting and fishing licenses. News outlets report that fees after the increase on July 1 will be on par with surrounding states. Hunting licenses would rise from $10 to $15 and annual fishing licenses would increase from $9 to $15. […]

| April 25, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Wiregrass Tech’s GOAL Student Named Top State Finalist

Wiregrass Tech’s GOAL Student Named Top State Finalist

VALDOSTA – Wiregrass’ 2017 GOAL winner, Eli Metts, an RN (Associates of Science in Nursing) student was recently named one of the top nine finalists in the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) in Atlanta. The announcement was made at the Technical College System of Georgia’s GOAL and Rick Perkins Award Conference held in Atlanta […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County Food Scores

Lowndes County Food Scores

Lowndes County Department of Health March 24, 2017 – April 24, 2017 Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia Cafeteria Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Food Service Inspections) 3245 INNER PERIMETER RD VALDOSTA, GA 31605 View inspections: April 4, 2017 Score: 92, Grade: A Burritos Mexican Grill, LLC (Food Service Inspections) 104 E NORTHSIDE DR VALDOSTA, GA 31602 […]

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

Habitat for Humanity adds “EduScape” to Tom Park

Habitat for Humanity adds “EduScape” to Tom Park

VALDOSTA – Several community groups teamed up Saturday with Habitat for Humanity to clean Tom Park and add an “EduScape.” The park clean up was the result of a grant received by Habitat for Humanity to work with residents of the community do participate in a project. “The residents chose to clean up Tom Park […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“Lip Sync Battle 2017” to raise funds for Operation WARMHEART

“Lip Sync Battle 2017” to raise funds for Operation WARMHEART

VALDOSTA – South Georgia Travel and Carnival Cruise lines are excited to present “Lip Sync Battle 2017,” a fundraising event for Operation WARMHEART. This will be an evening of fun for the whole family at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 16. All net proceeds will […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Presents Mayhem Music Festival Friday

VSU Presents Mayhem Music Festival Friday

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University will present Mayhem Music Festival from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 28, on the Front Lawn. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. Mayhem Music Festival will feature DJ Swin, Ben Wells Music, Sunday Service, The Cookout, and Little Henry Band. There will be […]

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: Frozen Hash Browns Have Been Recalled Because They Have Golf Balls Mixed In?

In Other News: Frozen Hash Browns Have Been Recalled Because They Have Golf Balls Mixed In?

If you cook up the frozen hash browns in your freezer, be careful . . . the little white chunks mixed in might not be onions. Two of the biggest brands of frozen hash browns have just been recalled . . . because they contain pieces of GOLF BALLS. McCain Foods USA just recalled Roundy’s […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Couple Turned Their House Into a Hospice Center for Sick Dogs

In Other News: A Couple Turned Their House Into a Hospice Center for Sick Dogs

There’s a couple named Michele and Jeff Allen who live in Southampton, New Jersey, about 30 miles east of Philadelphia.  And they’ve turned their entire house into a hospice center for sick DOGS. Their charity is called Monkey’s House.  It’s named after an old, sick dog they used to have named Monkey.  And they usually […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: Tons of People Don’t Know How to Change a Light Bulb, Cook a Meal, or Change a Flat Tire

In Other News: Tons of People Don’t Know How to Change a Light Bulb, Cook a Meal, or Change a Flat Tire

The days of “do it yourself” . . . literally, doing ANYTHING yourself . . . seem to be coming to an end rapidly. A new survey asked people if they could do some basic home and repair tasks, and the results aren’t particularly inspiring.  Check it out . . . 1.  Change a light […]

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Blazer Golf in Fourth Place After Opening Round of GSC Tourney

Blazer Golf in Fourth Place After Opening Round of GSC Tourney

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Valdosta State golf team used a solid opening round at the 2017 Gulf South Conference Tournament to place themselves among the event’s top five teams on the leaderboard in fourth place among the 11 participating teams. Matt Anderson posted VSU’s best round of the day, shooting an even par 72 on […]

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VSU Baseball Splits With No. 3 Delta State

VSU Baseball Splits With No. 3 Delta State

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND, Miss. – The Valdosta State baseball team fell in game one, before bouncing back for a thrilling final-inning victory in the second game of the day to secure a Sunday split with the nation’s No. 3 ranked Delta State Statesmen in Gulf South Conference action at Harvey-Ferriss field in Cleveland, Miss. A four-run seventh inning […]

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Delta State Outlasts Softball for Doubleheader Sweep

Delta State Outlasts Softball for Doubleheader Sweep

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND, Miss. – The Valdosta State softball team fell to Delta State for the first time since 2014 in a pair of Gulf South Conference losses (7-3, 4-2) on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Miss. The losses dropped Valdosta State to 33-14 overall and 18-10 in conference play, while the Lady Statesmen improved to 20-22 overall and […]

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