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Valdosta man dies, three injured in crash involving semi

Valdosta man dies, three injured in crash involving semi

Release from Georgia State Patrol Post 31 LOWNDES CO. – On February 24 at approximately 11:04 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Henry Batts, was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at State Route 7 and Inner Perimeter Road in Lowndes County. A tractor trailer was traveling east on Inner Perimeter Road.  The driver of the tractor trailer, […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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GSP investigating fatal Lowndes County wreck

GSP investigating fatal Lowndes County wreck

Release from Georgia State Patrol Post 31 LOWNDES CO. – On February 24 at approximately 11:04 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Henry Batts, was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at State Route 7 and Inner Perimeter Road in Lowndes County. A tractor trailer was traveling east on Inner Perimeter Road.  The driver of the tractor trailer, […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Eleven-year-old arrested with gun, ammunition at a Valdosta elementary school

Eleven-year-old arrested with gun, ammunition at a Valdosta elementary school

VALDOSTA – On Thursday, February 23 at S.L. Mason Elementary School, an 11 year old male juvenile was arrested for Possession of a Firearm on School Property. A teacher discovered the juvenile had a firearm with ammunition in his possession. Once the school faculty found the firearm, they immediately notified the school resource officer (SRO), […]

| February 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
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Regional News

Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers. The cards, which are issued through the Office of Compassionate Use, are part of regulations passed by the Florida Legislature last year. Department of Health spokeswoman Mara Gambinieri says the rule became effective […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

OCALA, Fla. – Two people protesting the 515-mile-long Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline wedged themselves into a section of the pipe in north Florida. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the man and woman were eventually removed Wednesday afternoon from the 3-foot-wide pipe after Marion County Fire Rescue responded. One of the protesters, Carrie Ford, sent […]

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia teacher

Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia teacher

OCILLA, Ga. – Authorities in Georgia say they believe they have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Grinstead was 30 […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Saint Patrick’s golf event set for March 17-19

Saint Patrick’s golf event set for March 17-19

ADEL – Georgia Amateur Golf Promotions has announced The Saint Patrick’s Day POT OF GOLD WINNER TAKES ALL GOLF SWEEPSTAKES will consist of 3 separate events over 3 days at 3 different golf courses. Circle Stone CC in Adel will host the first event Friday March 17 with a 12:00 noon shot-gun start. Saturday March 18 […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Viking football announces 2017 schedule

Viking football announces 2017 schedule

LOWNDES Co. – The Lowndes Vikings have a final schedule for 2017 which features seven (7) regular season home games. The Vikings will open the 2017 season with a preseason game at Bainbridge (Region 1- 5A) on August 11, 2017.  This is a week later than the preseason game last year giving the team more time […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Helfer Named HoopDirt.Com National Coach of the Week

Helfer Named HoopDirt.Com National Coach of the Week

VALDOSTA – Following a pair of tough conference victories on the road last week, men’s basketball Head Coach Mike Helfer was honored on a national level as the HoopDirt.com National Division II Coach of the Week. Helfer’s No. 20 ranked Valdosta State Blazers entered Thursday night’s highly anticipated showdown against the No. 23 Alabama Huntsville Chargers […]

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

More than a dozen agencies come together for job fair

More than a dozen agencies come together for job fair

VALDOSTA – The South Georgia Coalition for Employment, a coalition consisting of the Valdosta Police Department, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, the Valdosta/Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, “Never Too Late Program” of Lowndes/Valdosta Commission for Children and Youth, Sentinel Probation Services, Paxen Learning Services, LLC, Telamon Corporation, Wiregrass Technical College, Georgia Department of Labor, Goodwill Industries, […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Bush Wealth Management: Time In vs. Timing the Market (VIDEO)

Bush Wealth Management: Time In vs. Timing the Market (VIDEO)

As the current market continues to climb, concern and wonder may start arise about whether now is a good time to invest. Although everyone has different beliefs, our thought it that “Time In” the market is more important than trying to “Time the Market.” Timing the market correctly is very difficult; even professionals find it […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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OPINION: Apples and Slots

OPINION: Apples and Slots

By Gary Wisenbaker When Satan, as a serpent, the most subtle creature in the Garden of Eden, preyed on man’s desire to enjoy whatever was desired, he used the forbidden fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden as bait. Think of it as a longing for things bright and shiny characterized by […]

| February 23, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Living

Wiregrass celebrates CTAE month and Early College Program

Wiregrass celebrates CTAE month and Early College Program

VALDOSTA – Saving parents over $2 million in tuition and fees during the fiscal year 2016, Wiregrass Tech’s Move On When Ready Program (MOWR) is making a difference in the lives of area high school students. Students in the eleven counties Wiregrass serves earned over 12, 000 college credits during the 2015-2016 school year. Director […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Spectator Wins at Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

Spectator Wins at Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

VALDOSTA — The Spectator, Valdosta State University’s independent student newspaper, earned nine awards at the Georgia College Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. “We’re clearly among the best college news organizations in the state,” said Dr. Pat Miller, senior adviser. “We tied with Georgia Tech and Mercer for number of awards. That’s pretty good company.” […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VHS Math Cats Win Again

VHS Math Cats Win Again

VALDOSTA – Valdosta High School Math Cats recently competed in the Georgia Southwestern University High School Math Tournament in Americus. There were about forty high schools from all divisions that participated on February 17. This is the longest running math tournament in Georgia, which began in 1976!VHS had two participants place based on individual test […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: A Guy Calls the Cops About a Fake Robbery Just to Get Out of Work For the Night

In Other News: A Guy Calls the Cops About a Fake Robbery Just to Get Out of Work For the Night

A 28-year-old guy named Dominique Jones from Tampa, Florida called 911 on Monday night and told the cops that a man had just ROBBED him and stolen his wallet. His story was kind of flimsy because he couldn’t say what the guy looked like or what direction he went . . . but some detectives […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Woman Does Cartwheels During Her Sobriety Test (VIDEO)

In Other News: A Woman Does Cartwheels During Her Sobriety Test (VIDEO)

A 23-year-old woman named Bryelle Marshall was pulled over in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday night, and the cop wanted to give her the standard sobriety tests like walking in a straight line. But instead of doing that, Bryelle did a pretty good CARTWHEEL.  The cop told her not to do that . . . […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“Get Out” and “Collide” premiere tonight at Valdosta Cinemas

“Get Out” and “Collide” premiere tonight at Valdosta Cinemas

VALDOSTA – Two new movies premiere tonight at Valdosta Cinemas, including the latest from “Rogue One” star Felicity Jones and a horror/suspense movie that has scored a “100% Fresh Rating” on RottenTomatoes.com. Collide (PG-13) An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 2-24-17

Morning News Briefs for 2-24-17

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Investigators say they may have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years. On Thursday, the GBI announced the arrest of 33-year-old Ryan Alexander Duke in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Grinstead was 30 when she vanished in 2005 from her home in Ocilla. The GBI recently […]

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GBI makes an Arrest in the Disappearance of Tara Grinstead

GBI makes an Arrest in the Disappearance of Tara Grinstead

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

OCILLA, Ga. – On February 22, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, for murder in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. On Saturday, October 22, 2005, Tara Grinstead disappeared from her home in Ocilla, Georgia. Immediately, foul play was suspected and a massive search was started by the Ocilla […]

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SGMC Honors Team as Hospital Heroes

SGMC Honors Team as Hospital Heroes

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County Georgia honored a group of individuals as Hospital Heroes at its February Board of Directors meeting for their team approach to excellent care of a stroke patient. Honorees included nurses Melissa Lieupo, Holly Turner, and Jessica Mullis, patient care coordinator Kevin Sparrow, CT technicians James […]

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