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New Road Striping Installation Under Way on State Routes and I-75

New Road Striping Installation Under Way on State Routes and I-75

ATKINSON,BAKER,BERRIEN,LOWNDES —  Ozark Striping Co., contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation, will be installing new striping on numerous state routes, including the interstate system. New raised pavement markers will also be installed on parts of Interstate 75. The work will require rolling lane closures. Motorists are asked to use caution, reduce speed and remain […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Albany > Armed Robbery at Albany Motel

Albany > Armed Robbery at Albany Motel

ALBANY – Albany Police are investigating an armed robbery after 3 people reported being robbed at an Albany motel. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Motel at 900 West Oglethorpe Blvd.  Police report that Frank Parrish, Jr., April Davis, and Shelia Bass were approached multiple times in their room by a man.  Later, […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

Georgia > Marietta Couple Found in Telfair County Dead

Georgia > Marietta Couple Found in Telfair County Dead

MARIETTA — A Cobb County couple reported missing have been found in Telfair County, victims of an apparent murder. Bud Runion, 69, and his wife, June, 66, left Marietta Thursday morning to look at an antique car they thought was for sale.  After not hearing from them for some time they were reported missing by their […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Waycross > Two Die in Traffic Accidents

Waycross > Two Die in Traffic Accidents

WAYCROSS — Two people died over the weekend in separate Southeast Georgia accidents, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Marlyon Steedly, 44 of Manor, was killed with the Jeep Grand Cherokee he was driving ran off the road west of Waycross. He left the road at a curve and struck a fence several time, even […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

IMSA > Ford Wins Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

IMSA > Ford Wins Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ “Star Car” lived up to its billing in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a lineup of IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley prevailed in a hard-fought […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Falcons > Quinn Expected to be Named new Head Coach

Falcons > Quinn Expected to be Named new Head Coach

ATLANTA — Reports out of Atlanta state Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn will be named the Falcons new head coach, once he is through the Super Bowl, where he is preparing his team to face New England on Sunday. The reports, published from several sources including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Sports Illustrated, state […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Business > Bedtime Routine is Important

Business > Bedtime Routine is Important

Harvard Business Review: Set a Bedtime and Stick to It for Better Productivity Many of us don’t get enough sleep. And this isn’t just an inconvenience – it worsens our mood, weakens our memory, scatters our focus, and makes us more susceptible to anxiety. To perform at our best, we need rest. Enough said. Since […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bush > What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

Bush > What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

Stacy Bush, Valdosta Today Financial Contributor: Divorce can be an emotionally and financially challenging life event. In the face of the many possible adjustments divorce entails, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked. Here’s a look at each type of coverage: Auto If there is a change in auto ownership, you may need to […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Community

Valdosta > VMS Participates in Accelerated Math Competition

Valdosta > VMS Participates in Accelerated Math Competition

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Middle School Accelerated Math students in grades 6 through 8 recently participated in the AMC 8 Math Competition. This national contest compares student math performance to 8th graders from across the nation. Valdosta Middle had 6 students place in the top 5% nationally. Beth Anne Thornton, Marvens Cherelus, Kolton McCutcheon, Albert Kang, […]

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > Goodwill, AmeriCorps Offer Free Workshop for Vets

Valdosta > Goodwill, AmeriCorps Offer Free Workshop for Vets

VALDOSTA — On Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Goodwill Career Center will be hosting a Combat 2015 Workshop which will identify services for area veterans transitioning from active duty. Goodwill, in partnership with AmeriCorps volunteers working at the Valdosta Career Center, will host Combat 2015, a free resource workshop for area veterans who […]

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Wisenbaker > Georgia’s State of the State:  a Real Deal

Wisenbaker > Georgia’s State of the State: a Real Deal

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently delivered his fifth State of the State address to the legislature and the people of Georgia.  His message was as humble as it was hopeful about overcoming the state’s challenges in, among other areas, education and transportation. Invoking the Breton Fisherman’s Prayer:  “O, God, […]

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wisenbaker > Obama’s Welfare State of the Union

Wisenbaker > Obama’s Welfare State of the Union

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: So now the president has delivered his vaunted State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. Article 2 of the Constitution vests the executive power of the government in a president of the United States.  Among the president’s other duties, he is required to give the Congress […]

| January 21, 2015 | 10 Comments
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Georgia > Winter Weather Expected in North Georgia

Georgia > Winter Weather Expected in North Georgia

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Forecasters say light snow and black ice will be possible in higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains as a winter storm system moves toward the east coast. In a winter weather advisory, the National Weather Service said the ice could form on roads and bridges Monday evening, as temperatures fall below freezing in […]

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Hawks > 16 Straight Wins Makes New Atlanta Pro Sports Record

Hawks > 16 Straight Wins Makes New Atlanta Pro Sports Record

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Al Horford isn’t missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks. Not that it would matter much if he did. The Hawks just keep winning. “We always push each other to play hard,” Horford said. “That’s why I feel like this group is a little different when it comes to that.” Paul […]

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Valdosta > Wiregrass Awarded National Marketing Awards

Valdosta > Wiregrass Awarded National Marketing Awards

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Office of Marketing and Public Relations has been awarded five Gold National Medallion Awards for Marketing by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. Wiregrass received gold awards in the following categories; in the Community Relations/Advocacy category for their “Changes Campaign”, a campaign to promote the new Zell […]

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