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Valdosta firefighter Honored for Act of Bravery

Valdosta firefighter Honored for Act of Bravery

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta City Council recognized Lt. John Herpin of the Valdosta Fire Department for being selected as a recipient of the 2017 Life Saving Valor Award. The award, presented annually by the Georgia State Firefighters Association, is given to fire personnel who perform meritorious acts that result in life-saving events. Lt. Herpin was […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Wes Taylor state finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Wes Taylor state finalist for Superintendent of the Year

VALDOSTA — Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools, has been named a state finalist for the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for the state of Georgia. Each year the Georgia’s superintendent professional organization (GSSA) calls for and accepts Superintendent of the Year (SOY) nominations from local school boards, Regional Education Service Agencies, business organizations […]

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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USAF May Ground Portion of A-10 Squadrons

USAF May Ground Portion of A-10 Squadrons

WASHINGTON — A report in Defense News states the Air Force may be forced to ground a portion of its A-10 Warthog squadrons as early as Fiscal Year 2018 due to wing age concerns.  This would possibly affect planes now stationed at Moody AFB in Valdosta. The report notes that the wings on the planes […]

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Brewton-Parker Student Shot, Killed at College Party

Brewton-Parker Student Shot, Killed at College Party

MOUNT VERNON — A student was shot and killed while attending a college party over the weekend. Stevenson Derival, 20 of Decatur, was attending a large gathering near Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.  According to reports from WSB-TV, Mount Vernon Police Chief Calvin Burns stated that hundreds of people were at the event early Sunday […]

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Dozens of sea turtles back in Georgia after Irma evacuation

Dozens of sea turtles back in Georgia after Irma evacuation

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (WCTV) – Dozens of sick, injured and newborn sea turtles are back in their tanks on the Georgia coast after evacuating nearly 450 miles to escape from Hurricane Irma. The Brunswick News reports the 29 turtles and 50 hatchlings being cared for at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island came […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Commissioner Black, Secretary Perdue Surveyed Irma Crop Damage

Commissioner Black, Secretary Perdue Surveyed Irma Crop Damage

ATLANTA – Commissioner Gary Black and Secretary Sonny Perdue recently surveyed the crop damage from Hurricane Irma in Peach, Berrien and Colquitt counties.  Official press release below: Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 21, 2017 Office of Communications 404-656-3689  Commissioner Black and Secretary Perdue Assess Damage from Hurricane Irma Atlanta – Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture […]

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Justin Thomas Earns FedEx Cup at East Lake; Schauffele wins TOUR Championship

Justin Thomas Earns FedEx Cup at East Lake; Schauffele wins TOUR Championship

ATLANTA — Justin Thomas’ second place finish at the TOUR Championship earned him golf’s richest prize, the FedEx Cup, Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Thomas earns the season-ending championship trophy after posting an -11 par 203, finishing second to young upstart Xander Schauffele, who won the TOUR Championship. After starting the final […]

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Atlanta United go 11 Unbeaten at Home with Impact Win

Atlanta United go 11 Unbeaten at Home with Impact Win

ATLANTA — Atlanta United defeated Montreal Impact 2-0 on Sunday night behind goals from Tito Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz. With the win, the club moved into third place in the Eastern Conference and is one win away from clinching a playoff spot. Atlanta also broke the MLS expansion team record for goals in a season […]

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Goals Early and Often put Atlanta United over LA Galaxy

Goals Early and Often put Atlanta United over LA Galaxy

ATLANTA — Atlanta United defeated LA Galaxy 4-0 Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 consecutive matches. Yamil Asad scored twice while Josef Martinez and Miguel Almirón added goals for Atlanta, which ran its goal tally to 61 on the season. “We can’t ever lose the hope to keep […]

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

Employment up, unemployment rate down in Southern Georgia in August

Employment up, unemployment rate down in Southern Georgia in August

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Southern Georgia’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August. Butler said Wednesday that in August the unemployment rate was just 5 percent, unemployment claims fell and job growth continued to climb. “The August numbers show Southern Georgia’s economy and outlook for employment remains healthy,” said Butler. The […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Wiregrass Tech is Preparing for Industry Needs 

Wiregrass Tech is Preparing for Industry Needs 

VALDOSTA –  In the 1990’s there was a huge push for high school and college students to consider Health Occupation careers with the growing number of the baby boomer generation getting older.  Now, Manufacturing and Construction industries are feeling the effects of an aging population. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College works closely with industries and businesses in […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Stewarding the Precious Children in Your Care

Stewarding the Precious Children in Your Care

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Barry-Wehmiller is committed to building a better world through business. They seem to be doing a pretty good job. Today the Barry-Wehmiller companies have total revenues of $2.4B. How they achieved this level of success is an interesting story. The company was founded in 1885 as a maker […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole at the St. John Road Race and Halloween Carnival

Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole at the St. John Road Race and Halloween Carnival

VALDOSTA — Don’t be late for this very important date! October 28th, 2017 marks the 17th annual Road Race and Halloween carnival at St. John Catholic School in Valdosta. The school plans to take a trip down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland themed walk/run that begins and ends on the St John […]

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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OPINION: NFL Tackle, Army Vet Villanueva Stands Alone for his Country

OPINION: NFL Tackle, Army Vet Villanueva Stands Alone for his Country

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer The NFL, the golden goose of professional sports, is currently being wracked by protests that threaten to wreck its image and position as America’s pastime. It also threatens to disrupt the steady stream of cash that pours into the pockets of owners, broadcasters, advertisers, and players. Do fans turn on […]

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Observes Constitution Day

VSU Observes Constitution Day

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University’s Odum Library celebrated Constitution Day by inviting all students, faculty, and staff to sign a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America. Everyone who participated received a pocket Constitution, candy, and a special Founding Father surprise. The university will continue its celebration of Constitution Day throughout the month […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes This Year Include “It”, “Stranger Things”, and Unicorns

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes This Year Include “It”, “Stranger Things”, and Unicorns

People are starting to search for ideas for their Halloween costumes, and there are already signs of what’s going to be popular this year. A website called Lyst analyzed Pinterest searches to figure out the hottest costumes for the year . . . at least for women. Anyway, here are the top 10 . . […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Original Mars Bar Is Coming Back

The Original Mars Bar Is Coming Back

We’re in an era where nostalgia is SO strong that any defunct brand with even a shred of popularity is getting resurrected.  And here’s the latest . . . Mars is bringing the MARS BAR back to America, 15 years after it was discontinued.  But they’re using the original recipe from 1932, which calls for […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Spanx For Your Arms Hit Stores on Monday

Spanx For Your Arms Hit Stores on Monday

The people at Spanx apparently won’t be happy until you’ve jammed every part of your body into one of their products like some kind of human sausage. Because now, they’re moving on from your torso, your waist, and your legs . . . to your arms.  Spanx’s new “Arm Tights” go on sale Monday, and […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

LHS Hosts Tomb of Unknown Soldier Exhibit

LHS Hosts Tomb of Unknown Soldier Exhibit

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Lowndes High School hosted an exhibit of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The exhibit was presented by the Exchange Club of Rome, Georgia in conjunction with the local Exchange Club of Valdosta. The exhibit is a half-scale, exact replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The exhibit was […]

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More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — More technology jobs are being made available in Atlanta. OneTrust, a data privacy firm, announced they will double their office footprint in Midtown Atlanta in the seven-story Midtown Heights building on Spring Street. OneTrust is backed by Manhattan Associates and AirWatch co-founder Alan Dabbiere.  The firm has developed a technology that helps businesses […]

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Georgia woman accused of exploiting, neglecting elderly

Georgia woman accused of exploiting, neglecting elderly

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

FORSYTH, Ga. (WCTV) – A woman is accused of exploiting and neglecting at least 14 elderly and disabled people in unlicensed personal care homes across Georgia. The Telegraph of Macon reports 39-year-old Michelle Oliver was booked into the Monroe County Jail on Tuesday on charges including felony exploitation of disabled or elderly persons, felony neglect […]

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