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Valdosta man charged with terroristic threats against police

Valdosta man charged with terroristic threats against police

Release from the Valdosta Police Department VALDOSTA – On July 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm, a subject called E911 dispatch and advised the operator to warn the city police that he would be committing an act of violence against police officers. The E911 operator called the subject back (as is standard protocol) to speak with him again […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County Animal Shelter participates in “Clear the Shelters”

Lowndes County Animal Shelter participates in “Clear the Shelters”

LOWNDES CO. – The Lowndes County Animal Shelter participated in the national “Clear the Shelters” campaign this past weekend. On July 23, shelters across Georgia and the country waived adoption fees. The day started with 55 cats and dogs, and within hours all the dogs had new homes. This is the second time in 2016 […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta man arrested for making threats against police

Valdosta man arrested for making threats against police

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly making threats to kill police officers. Shortly after 7 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Perimeter Crossing Condos in the 3400 block Inner Perimeter Road after receiving a 911 call from a man threating to shoot Valdosta Police officers, said VPD Chief […]

| July 23, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Regional News

First-female amputee to return to cockpit

First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE – After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22 at Moody Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron pilot, checks the wing of an HC-130J Combat King II […]

| July 25, 2016 | 1 Comments
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2 killed, more than a dozen others shot at Fort Myers nightclub

2 killed, more than a dozen others shot at Fort Myers nightclub

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WCTV Eyewitness News) – At least two people were killed and as many as 16 hurt as gunfire broke out at a nightclub here early Monday morning, reports CBS Fort Meyers affiliate WINK-TV. Fort Myers police say it happened in the parking lot of Club Blu. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 7-25-16

Morning News Briefs for 7-25-16

A turnout of 50 people showed up for the open testing held by the Valdosta Police Department over the weekend. All eligible residents were welcome to come and apply for positions with the VPD. Another open testing session will be held in October. Officials in Albany say that it was a Facebook posting that led […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sports

VHS Baseball Boosters Dedicate Colton Shaw Memorial

VHS Baseball Boosters Dedicate Colton Shaw Memorial

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta High School baseball team held an informal dedication on Friday for the newly constructed Colton Shaw Memorial at the VHS baseball field. Members of the VHS Baseball program stand around the Colton Shaw Memorial Immediately following the summer season game of VHS vs. Madison, Lisa Posas, the outgoing booster club president, […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Chris Rogers Earns All-America Scholar Honor

Chris Rogers Earns All-America Scholar Honor

VALDOSTA – Following a senior season that included success both on the course and in the classroom, Blazer golf’s Chris Rogers was recognized as a 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. The honor for Rogers comes on the heels of an appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament […]

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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VSU Releases Preseason Football Schedule

VSU Releases Preseason Football Schedule

VALDOSTA, Ga. – With less than 50 days until the season opener on September 3rd against Albany State, the Valdosta State football team has issued its preseason camp schedule and is set to report on August 6th. The members of the Valdosta State football team will be issued equipment and paperwork upon their initial arrival to the Athletic […]

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business

Georgia’s unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent in June

Georgia’s unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent in June

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in May. The rate was 5.8 percent in June 2015. “We haven’t seen unemployment this low in Georgia since the beginning of the […]

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Southeastern CU’s Sainz Completes Credit Union Management School

Southeastern CU’s Sainz Completes Credit Union Management School

VALDOSTA – Southeastern Credit Union is pleased to announce that Steve Sainz, Senior Vice President and Senior Risk Officer, recently graduated from the Southeast Credit Union National Association’s Management School. Graduation from the Southeast CUNA Management School is recognized throughout the credit union industry as a prestigious mark of achievement. Over the course of the three-year […]

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Retiree Confidence on the Rise, EBRI Finds

Retiree Confidence on the Rise, EBRI Finds

By Kent Patrick | Valdosta Today Financial Contributor The Bush Wealth Advantage Our column, “The Bush Wealth Advantage” is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. Retiree Confidence on the Rise, EBRI Finds While retirement confidence among U.S. workers appears to be […]

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

Worthington’s School Tools for Kool Kids

Worthington’s School Tools for Kool Kids

WORTHINGTON FAMILY DENTISTRY’S 2016 SCHOOL TOOLS FOR COOL KIDS PRESENTED BY PIGGLY WIGGLY IS WRAPPING UP THIS WEEKEND!  WE’RE COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO HELP OUT SOME NEEDY, DESERVING KIDS IN THE LOCAL AREA. PLUS, JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FROM 10AM-12:30 AT PIGGLY WIGGLY IN CASTLE PARK FOR THE WRAP UP PARTY DURING THE TAX FREE […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta Hosts Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive July 28

Valdosta Hosts Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive July 28

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta has partnered with the American Red Cross for a blood drive that will save lives and honor the police and fire personnel who make a difference in our community daily. The Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive will take place Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta schools welcome over 80 new teachers and staff

Valdosta schools welcome over 80 new teachers and staff

VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Schools (VCS) welcomed over 80 new teachers and support staff during their annual new teacher orientation on July 13 and 14. Teachers were hired in all grade levels and across all instructional areas.  The two-day orientation introduced them to many VCS employees including department heads, the superintendent and members of the […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: A Toothless Woman Tries to Suck the Gas Out of a Propane Tank Then Gums a Cop on the Hand

In Other News: A Toothless Woman Tries to Suck the Gas Out of a Propane Tank Then Gums a Cop on the Hand

There’s a 45-year-old woman in Naples, Florida named Sarah Jo Longacare, and she’s not perfect.  She seems to have a serious substance abuse problem.  She takes dangerous risks.  She’s doesn’t have teeth.  But it’s cool. Anyway, Sarah drank two liters of alcohol this weekend . . . then she stripped down naked and headed out […]

| July 21, 2016 | 8 Comments
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In Other News: Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Together

In Other News: Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Together

I’m not going to tell you that you HAVE to go on a date with your husband or wife this weekend and both get drunk . . . but it might just SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE. A new study out of the University of Michigan found that couples who get drunk together stay together. Those couples […]

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: The Three Foods Republicans and Democrats Agree On

In Other News: The Three Foods Republicans and Democrats Agree On

GrubHub.com looked at 187 different congressional districts that lean heavily liberal or conservative, and figured out which foods Democrats order more than Republicans . . . and vice versa. Usually these lists are pretty stupid, because they’re either too arbitrary or too stereotypical.  But this one is alright, because they also figured out which ‘bipartisan’ […]

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Road work to disrupt traffic this week in Echols, Berrien, Tift and Lanier

Road work to disrupt traffic this week in Echols, Berrien, Tift and Lanier

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

TIFTON – Weather permitting, Georgia Department of Transportation contractor Ozark Striping Co. will be refreshing the striping and replacing raised pavement markers (RPMs) in multiple counties beginning Monday. Refreshed striping and new RPMs are brighter and easier to see, especially at night and in inclement weather, which can help motorists stay on the roadway and […]

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Obituary: William Joseph Gilbert, Sr.

Obituary: William Joseph Gilbert, Sr.

| July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Obituary  William Joseph Gilbert, Sr.  74, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at his residence after a lengthy illness.  Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on November 21, 1941, he was the son of the late, LeRoy Lewis Gilbert, Sr. and Henrietta Pincus Gilbert.  Mr. Gilbert served in the U.S. Navy and retired […]

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Police, quick employees thwart robbery of Valdosta Walmart

Police, quick employees thwart robbery of Valdosta Walmart

| July 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police thwarted a robbery attempt at a Valdosta Walmart Thursday afternoon, and a suspect is now in jail. William Brazelton, 29, was charged with armed robbery after officers with the Valdosta Police Department arrested him for allegedly attempting to rob the Walmart store at 3274 Inner Perimeter Road. At approximately 4:35 p.m., […]

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