Local News

Colquitt > One Man Dead After Hitting Tractor Trailer

Colquitt > One Man Dead After Hitting Tractor Trailer

COLQUITT — One man is dead after side swiping a tractor trailer around 2:15 a.m., Friday morning. The man was driving a Jeep Wrangler headed south on South Main Street in Moultrie when he crashed into a tractor trailer. The man then swerved his Jeep into a tree. The tractor trailer driver reported that the […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thomasville > House Fire Claims Three Lives

Thomasville > House Fire Claims Three Lives

THOMASVILLE — Three people died in a house fire around 5:30 a.m., Friday morning. The fire occurred at a home on the 1000 block of Madison Alley. Officials found the first victim dead inside of the home. The second victim died on the way to the hospital, and the third victim was found in the home […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > Semi Strikes GDOT Vehicle on US 84

Valdosta > Semi Strikes GDOT Vehicle on US 84

VALDOSTA — Three Georgia Department of Transportation employees were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon as a precaution after a tractor-trailer struck a state buffer vehicle, which resulted in a chain reaction crash. The crash happened shortly before noon near Delmar Road on U.S. 84/state Route 38 in Lowndes County. The sign shop crew, which […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

Georgia > Senate Passes School Opportunity District Bill

Georgia > Senate Passes School Opportunity District Bill

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Senate this week passed Governor Nathan Deal’s bill that would allow the state to take over “chronically failing schools” throughout the state. The initiative, called Opportunity School Districts by the Governor, would provide for a constitutional amendment resolution to allow for the takeover of certain schools throughout the state that […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Atlanta > Brian Kemp Discusses Potential Primary Changes

Atlanta > Brian Kemp Discusses Potential Primary Changes

VALDOSTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp appeared Friday on The Morning Drive with Chris Beckham. Among the topics discussed, Kemp noted efforts to move the Presidential Primary dates to March and combine the date with primaries in other Southern states.  Kemp believes this will put more emphasis on Georgia and the South during […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Atlanta > State Authorizes Sunday St. Patrick’s Day Liquor Sales for Savannah

Atlanta > State Authorizes Sunday St. Patrick’s Day Liquor Sales for Savannah

ATLANTA – Site of one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades, and even larger party, Savannah has enjoyed the financial benefits the event has provided over the years. However, when the special day falls on a Sunday, it tended to create issues for businesses involved in supporting the event.  That may soon change. […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Yellow Jackets > Tar Heels Crush Tech in Blowout

Yellow Jackets > Tar Heels Crush Tech in Blowout

ATLANTA — North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February. Now, just in time for a rematch with Duke, the Tar Heels are rolling again. Freshman Joel Barry scored a career-high 15 points and No. 19 North Carolina established some late-season momentum by beating Georgia Tech 81-49 on […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hawks > Horford Leads Rally Past Rockets

Hawks > Horford Leads Rally Past Rockets

ATLANTA — Al Horford knew the Atlanta Hawks would eventually respond to Houston’s big lead. He just didn’t know when. “It’s a credit to our guys,” Horford said. “Guys were relentless, kept fighting. The biggest thing for us was we really locked in on defense. That put us in position to win the game.” Jeff […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bulldogs > Kentucky Remains Unbeaten as Georgia Falls Short

Bulldogs > Kentucky Remains Unbeaten as Georgia Falls Short

ATHENS — As Kentucky exhaled after its first close call in a while, a Wildcats fan held up a sign that said it all: “UK. The Unbeatables.” Make it 30-0. Facing the largest second-half deficit of its so-far perfect season, No. 1 Kentucky clamped down defensively, ripped off a 14-0 run and put away pesky […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Georgia > Unemployment Rate Falls Again

Georgia > Unemployment Rate Falls Again

ATLANTA — State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate for January. The rate was down from a revised 6.6 percent in December and 7.3 percent in January 2014. State Labor […]

| March 5, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Valdosta > SGMC Announces New Administrative Directors

Valdosta > SGMC Announces New Administrative Directors

VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center announces new leadership which includes Eden Gerrald, Administrative Director of Critical Care and Specialty Nursing, and Mandy Yarbrough, Administrative Director of the Emergency Department. Gerrald most recently served as the Interim Administrative Director of Critical Care and Specialty Nursing and has nine years of clinical experience. Gerrald’s responsibilities include day […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business > Time Management Tips

Business > Time Management Tips

In this world of distraction, it’s easy to lose focus on the tasks that bring us sales success. When you’re trying to manage multiple things at once, you may find it difficult to manage the hours in your day. So, to ensure that you don’t become a victim of lost time, I’ve compiled a few […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Living

Valdosta > Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber Sits Down With Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp

Valdosta > Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber Sits Down With Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber along with Coleman Talley hosted a VIP luncheon with Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, and local business leaders today. Kemp was in town to speak at the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) Conference held at the Rainwater Conference Center. “I ran for office to bring common […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > Haven Bunco Bash Fundraising Party

Valdosta > Haven Bunco Bash Fundraising Party

VALDOSTA — The Haven Board of Directors is hosting a Bunco fundraising party. All of the proceeds from the party will go to The Haven’s Rape Crisis Program. The event will be sponsored by Brookfield Academy. The Bunco Bash will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and games start […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > New Ride Opens 2015 Season at Wild Adventures

Valdosta > New Ride Opens 2015 Season at Wild Adventures

VALDOSTA — It’s a big new year at Wild Adventures Theme Park and a brand new ride will kick off the celebration Saturday, March 14 when the park opens for the 2015 Season. Guests not only get to experience Jungle Rumble, the new family thrill ride, but that entire area of the park has undergone a […]

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Wisenbaker > Saving Face: DHS, Immigration, and “I Like Ike”

Wisenbaker > Saving Face: DHS, Immigration, and “I Like Ike”

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director Good grief. There’s just no reasoning with or satisfying some people, particularly political pundits or elected officials on the edges of both the Left and the Right. They insist on not only the cake but the plate, fork and napkin as well. The latest outrage, according to many on […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rudnik > ISIS, Aggression, and the Denial of the Human Family

Rudnik > ISIS, Aggression, and the Denial of the Human Family

If the militant ideology of ISIS gains say, humanity will, once and for all, give in to our closest held vice. Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor In the renowned 1980 documentary miniseries, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, astronomer Carl Sagan posits that the single greatest threat to humanity can be found in all of us. […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wisenbaker > The FCC:  Neutralizing The Democracy Network

Wisenbaker > The FCC: Neutralizing The Democracy Network

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director The real story behind the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to expand its control over the internet has nothing to do with “fairness” but everything to do with control and taxation. “Network neutrality”, indeed. The Obama administration has pushed the FCC for years to rein in just how Internet […]

| February 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
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Georgia > Transportation, Schools, Religion lead State Agenda

Georgia > Transportation, Schools, Religion lead State Agenda

| March 5, 2015 | 1 Comments

ATLANTA — Three provocative pieces of legislation are on track to floor votes in the General Assembly. Georgia lawmakers’ Thursday calendars include a multi-million dollar transportation funding package, Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to allow state takeover of failing schools and a `religious freedom’ bill. House lawmakers are expected to take up the transportation bill. It […]

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Ocala > Man Sentenced for Feeding Baby Bleach

Ocala > Man Sentenced for Feeding Baby Bleach

| March 5, 2015 | 1 Comments

OCALA — A 22-year-old man who poured bleach into his daughter’s formula has been sentenced to two years in prison. Carron Washington pleaded no contest to a charge of cruelty to a child for the February 2013 incident. He accepted a plea deal from the State Attorney’s Office with a credit for 134 days served. […]

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Athens > Male Nurse Arrested for Sodomizing Patient

Athens > Male Nurse Arrested for Sodomizing Patient

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATHENS — Authorities have arrested an Athens Regional Medical Center nurse for allegedly sodomizing a patient under anesthesia. Christopher Michael Piller, 48, was arrested on February 23 by Athens-Clarke County Police for the incident, which allegedly occurred on November 17, 2014. On that night, a patient in the recovery unit at Athens Regional, reviving from […]

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