Local News

Second Harvest Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Second Harvest Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — Today, Nov. 25, Second Harvest hosted their annual Thanksgiving food distribution at Valdosta High School. Second Harvest employees and volunteers handed out a total of 1,500 pantry boxes of food, each weighing around 20 pounds to local families in need. “I think the event was a great success, […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Efforts Continue toward Inland Port Designation for Lowndes

Efforts Continue toward Inland Port Designation for Lowndes

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Commissioners and state lawmakers are continuing efforts to have Lowndes County/Valdosta designated as an Inland Port. Other communities in Georgia are working to earn this designation.  Cordele is one of 5 inland ports the state plans to designate as Inland Port Districts and the only one named to date. The designation would […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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State News

Marijuana Legal in Georgia?  Maybe.

Marijuana Legal in Georgia? Maybe.

NORCROSS — Efforts are underway to introduce legislation to the General Assembly to allow the legal use, not only of medical marijuana, but the regulation of retail sales of the drug in Georgia. Democrat state senator Curt Thompson of Gwinnett County, pre-filed legislation that may do just that.  He also pre-filed a constitutional amendment to […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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State News Briefs

State News Briefs

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: ALBANY — Investigators in the city of Albany are probing the possibility of gang-related violence in connection to a double murder. Shots rang out at a party and Anthony Cook, 24, and James Sanders, Junior, 24, were killed. Police suspect that three different gangs may have been involved. Police identified […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sports

High School Playoffs down to Elite Eight

High School Playoffs down to Elite Eight

VALDOSTA — Only 3 area high school football programs remain to battle for a state crown in this year’s Georgia High School Association.  This weekend’s games will eliminate another group as the playoffs get ready to establish this year’s final four. The Packers from Colquitt County are still riding a crest that many equate to […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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VSU Advances to Round 2; Tops UNA 33-31

VSU Advances to Round 2; Tops UNA 33-31

FLORENCE -– In Division II football, it’s not about polls and popularity.  The title is decided on the field.  Valdosta State made the next step toward that title with a first round win over Gulf South Conference foe North Alabama. Valdosta State established a new school record for rushing yardage and Anthony Pistelli kicked four […]

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Business

Business School  |  Finding the Right Metaphor for Your Presentation

Business School | Finding the Right Metaphor for Your Presentation

Harvard Business Review: When trying to persuade people to think and act differently, we study their wants and needs, what they care about, what keeps them up at night. Sometimes we reach them by making clear, concise arguments that address those concerns. But often it takes a little something more to engage an audience. Metaphors […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Business  |  Ever Wonder What it Costs to Open a McDonald’s?

Business | Ever Wonder What it Costs to Open a McDonald’s?

Business Insider: Owning a McDonald’s franchise can be a lucrative business, but it requires a lot of cash. The average McDonald’s restaurant generates $2.5 million in sales annually, making it the second highest-grossing chain in the US by sales per unit behind Chick-fil-A, according to QSR Magazine. But in order to open a single restaurant, […]

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Community

Food  |  Mushroom Pizzettas with Reduced Balsamic

Food | Mushroom Pizzettas with Reduced Balsamic

Lisa Harp, Valdosta Today Food Contributor: Once you’re “turkey-ed” out, here’s a great recipe to change up your holiday table or event. I prefer a thin crust pizza over deep dish or thick crust pizza. We all may disagree, which is fine. A quick solution to creating a thin crust pizza at home, to break […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Southeastern Donates Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Southeastern Donates Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

VALDOSTA — For the fifth year in a row, Southeastern Federal Credit Union provided Thanksgiving meals to ten disadvantaged families in the Valdosta community. Southeastern purchased turkeys and employees generously donated side dishes, desserts, and bread so that the families could have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The ten families who received meals were identified by Southeastern’s […]

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Editorial  |  What the GOP Should Do for 2016

Editorial | What the GOP Should Do for 2016

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: At the end of the 1972 Robert Redford movie “The Candidate”, the freshly victorious U.S. Senate candidate Bill McKay, played by Redford, turns to and asks a supporter, “So what do we do now?” While Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell probably has a pretty good idea what he’s going […]

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Editorial  |  Obama and Immigration Reform: Shamefully Going Alone

Editorial | Obama and Immigration Reform: Shamefully Going Alone

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: Fresh from a midterm election where voters overwhelming repudiated President Obama’s policies by giving the GOP control of the United States Senate, the largest GOP majority in the House of Representatives in 90 years and 31 governorships, he revealed the steps he will take to address the contentious issue […]

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Cordele Gang Activity brings Indictments, Arrests

Cordele Gang Activity brings Indictments, Arrests

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

CORDELE — No community is immune to gang-related activity, as Cordele learned recently.  Officers and investigators, however, have taken action resulting in indictments and arrests. Shaquille Jackson, 21 of Cordele, was arrested Friday night in connection with the September murder of Jasperian Armstrong. He was taken into custody by the Tri-County Special Response Team, Crisp Co. Sheriff’s […]

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Bail Bond Enforcement Agents Go Too Far

Bail Bond Enforcement Agents Go Too Far

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

GWINNETT COUNTY — We’ve all seen television programs depicting bail bond agents tracking down fugitives on the run in an attempt to collect rewards.  Two Tennessee bond agents went way too far in pursuit of a fugitive…and over a traffic citation. Kevin Roberson and Khalil Abdullah, both of Tennessee, were put in jail Monday after […]

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Former Atlanta Police Officer Indicted for Murder

Former Atlanta Police Officer Indicted for Murder

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The shooting death of a woman whose body, found burning in Hapeville, has resulted in an indictment of a former Atlanta police officer. Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23, was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on murder and other charges related to the death of Vernicia Woodward last summer.  Rena was charged with felony […]

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