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Freeze warning, wind advisory in effect Tuesday night

Freeze warning, wind advisory in effect Tuesday night

VALDOSTA – The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a wind advisory and a freeze warning for most of south Georgia and north Florida. A freeze warning is in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday for Lowndes, Lanier, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Berrien and Thomas Counties. Minimum temperatures are expected to be […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes commissioners consider pet chaining ordinance

Lowndes commissioners consider pet chaining ordinance

VALDOSTA – The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners considered stricter guidelines for chaining pets during a planning meeting last week. Valdosta veterinarian Dr. Amanda Hall proposed the board adopt an anti-chaining ordinance in 2015. She told WALB chronically chained dogs are more aggressive, territorial and more likely to bite. Commissioners said they plan to vote […]

| February 9, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Withlacoochee River flood warning in effect for Lowndes, Brooks

Withlacoochee River flood warning in effect for Lowndes, Brooks

VALDOSTA – The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a flood warning for the Withlacoochee River above Skipper Bridge Road. The flood warning is in effect until late Tuesday night and affects Brooks and Lowndes Counties. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the river stage was 136.4 ft. Flood stage is 135 ft. Minor flooding is […]

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Mayor charged with using city funds for Christmas party turns herself in

Mayor charged with using city funds for Christmas party turns herself in

  THOMAS CO. – A south Georgia mayor charged with using her city’s credit card for a Christmas party turned herself in to the Thomas County jail Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Linda Harris of Meigs has been charged with three counts of financial transaction card fraud and one count of violation of oath of office. Harris […]

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both parties on shaking up American politics.   While New Hampshire is known for its political surprises, Trump and Sanders led in the state […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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NTSB: Plane which crashed, killing three, had crashed before

NTSB: Plane which crashed, killing three, had crashed before

ALBANY – A plane that crashed more than a week ago, killing three, was also involved in another crash in 2007, according to reports from the National Transportation Safety Board. On Jan. 31, a 2002 Lancair 4 crashed shortly after take off at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany. Britt Knight, 40, Brittany Kerfoot, 30, […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sports

UFA Spring Soccer Registration Open Now

UFA Spring Soccer Registration Open Now

VALDOSTA – The UFA Spring 2016 soccer registration is open now. Starling Orthopedic Recreation Program is pleased to announce its Spring 2016 season. Online registration is open at www.unitedfa.org. Program highlights: professional coaching oversight and training co-ed teams ages 4-13 games start March 2016 seven games scheduled on Saturday morning at Freedom Park one week […]

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Henderson to coach four more years at Valwood

Henderson to coach four more years at Valwood

HAHIRA – Fresh off winning a state title, Valwood’s head football coach has signed on four another four years. Ashley Henderson signed a four-year extension that will keep him on the sidelines through the 2019 season. The Valiants have a 48-5 record in Henderson’s four years as coach, including state titles in 2012 and 2015. […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rodemaker named Wildcat head football coach

Rodemaker named Wildcat head football coach

VALDOSTA – A unanimous vote put Valdosta High School’s defensive coordinator in the head coach’s chair Monday night. Alan Rodemaker will be the new head of the VHS football program. The Valdosta City School Board unanimously approved his hire at a called meeting Monday night. Rodemaker served as defensive coordinator for six years and gathered […]

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business

SGMC kicks off Heart Health Month with Breakfast

SGMC kicks off Heart Health Month with Breakfast

VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center kicked-off Heart Health Month with a Wear Red Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Valdosta Country Club. Nearly 100 women were in attendance, all wearing red to support awareness of heart disease. SGMC CardioVascular Institute Nurse Practitioner Kelly Blackmon shared ways to prevent or lessen your chances of heart […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Understanding 2016’s Higher Medicare Part B Premiums

Understanding 2016’s Higher Medicare Part B Premiums

Stacy Bush | ValdostaToday Financial Contributor 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.   One-in-seven Medicare enrollees will pay higher Medicare Part B monthly premiums during 2016. Their premiums will be $121.80 each month, an […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Brush Up offers couples painting and wine for Valentine’s Day

The Brush Up offers couples painting and wine for Valentine’s Day

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta business is offering couples a unique activity to celebrate Valentine’s Day this week. The Brush Up at 111 West Central Avenue providing an opportunity to “unwind and relax with paint therapy.” The “Sip-n-Stroke Edition” give couples a chance to paint a 16″ x 20″ and a complimentary glass of wine for […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

Pine Grove Elementary archery team captures first place

Pine Grove Elementary archery team captures first place

VALDOSTA – The Pine Grove Elementary Archery archery team competed in the NASP Regional Tournament held at Pine Grove Middle on Saturday, January 30th. The team finished 1st place in the elementary division and has now qualified to compete in the NASP State Tournament to be held in Perry, Georgia on March 4th.  

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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LHS Mock Trail Wins Region

LHS Mock Trail Wins Region

VALDOSTA – The Lowndes High School Mock Trial Team won their seventh consecutive Region Championship Saturday, defeating Valwood in the Championship round. Kylie Mathis, Sarah Marie Russell, Emma Emery, Alex Lancaster, Katlynn Butler, Shelby Parks and Elizabeth Crosby all won Individual Region Titles.

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Cancer Coalition announces new date for Night of Hope

Cancer Coalition announces new date for Night of Hope

VALDOSTA – The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will host its second annual Night for Hope fundraising gala on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Valdosta State University Student Union Ballroom. The 2016 gala proudly honors local cancer survivor Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari. The elegant, formal celebration includes a plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and live musical […]

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Why Candidates Aren’t Talking About Long-Term Care

Why Candidates Aren’t Talking About Long-Term Care

On the eve of the first votes of the 2016 presidential contest – a wacky year where outsized personalities and voter anger are grabbing the headlines – there’s at least one familiar political pattern: nary a mention of one of the most critical issues facing many American families: long-term care. “Unless something dramatic happens to […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Opinion: Sabal Trail…This Fight Ain’t Over

Opinion: Sabal Trail…This Fight Ain’t Over

Dr. Michael G. Noll | President, Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy This Fight Ain’t Over In June 2009, our community learned that the Industrial Authority was planning to build a biomass incinerator near Moulton Branch Elementary School. Within a year the project was ready to go with all permits in hand and we were told […]

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Opinion: A poetic response to the Flint, Michigan water crisis

Opinion: A poetic response to the Flint, Michigan water crisis

Justice Wright, Valdostatoday.com Contributor HEADLINE: A man pleaded guilty a few days ago of poisoning over 50,000 animals. The man apparently had been keeping the animals in his back yard and rather than making available to them the clean and safe drinking waters of his own home and family…. He offered only murky, contaminated waters–unrefined water– for some 100,000 adult and baby […]

| February 5, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

In Other News: You’re More Likely to Get Dumped Today Than Any Other Day of the Year

In Other News: You’re More Likely to Get Dumped Today Than Any Other Day of the Year

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

How’s your relationship? Good? Wonder if you’ll be saying that 24 hours from now. It’s the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day, and that means you’re more likely to get DUMPED today than any other day of the year. So, if someone breaks up with you today . . . I guess this was your spoiler alert? A new survey […]

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Morning News Briefs for 2-9-16

Morning News Briefs for 2-9-16

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say that the small plane that crashed just over a week ago in Albany taking the lives of Britt Knight, Brittany Kerfoot and Kevin Coalson had crashed before. Now, the investigation into what caused the latest crash involves repairs and damage from the previous incident. Thomasville authorities continue […]

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Thomasville police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects

Thomasville police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE – Police are searching for two suspects who reportedly assaulted and robbed two men who gave them a ride. Investigators with the Thomasville Police Department said the incident happened two weeks ago, and they are asking the public’s help to find the two suspects. Anthony Akery and Jonathan Bussey allegedly robbed the men at […]

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