Local News

Lake Park Burglary Suspect in Custody

Lake Park Burglary Suspect in Custody

LAKE PARK — Residents of Lake Park reported the burglary of their homes.  There seemed to be pattern.  Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies believe they have a suspect in custody. On October 11, 2014 the residents at 5132 Lauren Lane, Lake Park reported the burglary of their home in which certain items were taken including debit […]

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comments
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Berrien County Man Killed by Tractor

Berrien County Man Killed by Tractor

BERRIEN COUNTY — A Berrien County Farmhand was killed when the tractor he was operating pinned him down in a pond and he drowned. The accident occurred Monday evening.  Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath reported James Turner, 27, was killed when the tractor he was operating turned over and pinned him down in a pond. […]

| October 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
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State News

Nunn Uses President George H.W. Bush Photo Against His Wishes

Nunn Uses President George H.W. Bush Photo Against His Wishes

ATLANTA — Despite repeated requests from President George H.W. Bush, Michelle Nunn continues to “disrespectfully” use his photo in her campaign ads, according to Bush staff and David Perdue campaign officials. The former president’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, has made it clear this is against the President’s wishes and that he does not approve: “Michelle and her […]

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Life in Prison over a Gold Chain

Life in Prison over a Gold Chain

ATLANTA — It’s life in prison for two men convicted of killing a 19-year old Milton man to steal his gold chain.  A third suspect was acquitted. Christopher Walker was shot in the driveway of his family’s home after returning from a local Taco Bell restaurant, according to reports.  The suspects, per investigators, was shot because […]

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Valdosta Middle Wins Cheer Competition

Valdosta Middle Wins Cheer Competition

VALDOSTA — The Wildcat football team may have had a tough go of things last weekend, but that doesn’t mean other Wildcats weren’t keeping the Winnersville tradition alive. The Valdosta Middle School Competition Cheerleaders traveled to Atlanta last Saturday to compete in the Fear to Cheer Competition at Loganville High School. Competing against four other […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blazers Crush Miss College 62-0

Blazers Crush Miss College 62-0

CLINTON, MS -– The Valdosta State offense scored on nine straight possessions while the Blazer defense limited Mississippi College to just 139 yards of total offense as VSU shutout the Choctaws 62-0 in Gulf South Conference football action at Robinson-Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. With the win, Valdosta State improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in […]

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Business

Business School  |  Beware of Internet-based Phone System Hacks

Business School | Beware of Internet-based Phone System Hacks

NORCROSS FIRM FINDS $166,000 PHONE BILL FROM ONE WEEKEND Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Bob Foreman’s architecture firm ran up a $166,000 phone bill in a single weekend last March. But neither Mr. Foreman nor anyone else at his seven-person company was in the office at the time. “I thought: ‘This […]

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic

5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic

Deborah Jian Lee, Forbes: Work ethic is an American value that runs deep, so deep that Americans put in more hours than workers in other wealthy countries and are more likely to work nights and weekends. While many workers would love more time off, job insecurity and technology that keeps them constantly plugged in can […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Community

Victims’ Rights Advocate shares about Domestic Violence with TU Students

Victims’ Rights Advocate shares about Domestic Violence with TU Students

THOMASVILLE — Every day Gwen Williams sees the effects of domestic violence. As the victims’ rights advocate for Thomas County, Williams’ job is to help crime victims find the help they need and know what’s happening to the people who committed those crimes. Williams, a 2008 TU Social Work graduate, returned to her alma mater to […]

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Traffic Changes in Thomasville

Traffic Changes in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE — The Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Engineering Department, has installed stop signs at the intersection of Briarcliff and East Washington Street. The new stop signs have been added to Briarcliff to create a 4-way stop condition. “After studying traffic patterns, we decided that in order to improve safety for both the surrounding community and […]

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Editorial  |  Czars and Responsibility:  Crisis Management by POTUS

Editorial | Czars and Responsibility: Crisis Management by POTUS

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: The job description reads thusly: “The official’s work will focus on making sure that the US efforts to protect the American people by detecting, isolating and treating Ebola patients in this country are properly integrated but do not detract from the aggressive commitment to stopping Ebola in West […]

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comments
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Opinion  |  Our Collective Conscience, Under Attack

Opinion | Our Collective Conscience, Under Attack

Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor: Steven Salaita was offered a position in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois. Following a slew of tweets by the former Virginia Tech professor which were overtly oppositional to Israeli military policy, the University of Illinois rescinded their offer to Salaita—which has prompted a firestorm […]

| October 14, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Valdosta Junior Service League Awards Learning Enhancement Grants

Valdosta Junior Service League Awards Learning Enhancement Grants

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Junior Service is proud to continue the Learning Enhancement Grant (LEG) Program this year for the sixteenth straight year. On Oct. 9, almost $5000 in grants were awarded to 20 teachers from the Valdosta City and Lowndes County School Systems. The following innovative teachers received an LEG grant to support their […]

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Food  |  French Potato and Green Bean Salad

Food | French Potato and Green Bean Salad

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lisa Harp, Valdosta Today Food Contributor: As we transition into the holiday period, we want to find delicious dishes that aren’t difficult; they just look that way. Quality ingredients make even the most basic ingredients (potatoes and beans) into a solid side dish to accompany your entree. Many of us may have our own version […]

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Thomasville Planning Department Earns Recognition

Thomasville Planning Department Earns Recognition

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE -– The City of Thomasville’s Planning Department has received the American Planning Association of Georgia award for Outstanding Planning Process, Small Community for the Creative District Plan and community charrette which they led earlier this year. The award was presented to the Planning Department during the APAG’s annual conference. Brian Herrmann, planner II for […]

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