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Valdosta juvenile arrested for multiple felony car break-ins

Valdosta juvenile arrested for multiple felony car break-ins

VALDOSTA – On May 26, 2017 at 12:54 a.m., a Valdosta Police Officer was on normal duty in his patrol zone when he noticed suspicious activity at a closed business in the 2000 block of N Forrest Street. The officer observed the rear brake lights of a vehicle illuminate briefly and then turn off. The […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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GBI Issues Data on Counterfeit Pills Study

GBI Issues Data on Counterfeit Pills Study

DECATUR, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding counterfeit pills. Since January 2015, the crime lab has received 454 exhibits of counterfeit pills. Counterfeit pills contain drugs other than those indicated by the markings. For example, the crime lab received a pill with markings consistent with oxycodone. […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta police investigate armed robbery

Valdosta police investigate armed robbery

VALDOSTA – A man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint outside a Valdosta business Thursday afternoon, and Valdosta police are investigating. At approximately 1:40 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Dollar General at 1610 Northside Drive in reference to a reported robbery of an individual, according to VPD incident reports. A 20-year-old man told […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

University System of Georgia releases guidelines for campus carry

University System of Georgia releases guidelines for campus carry

VALDOSTA (WCTV) – The University System of Georgia has released guidelines for the implementation House Bill 280, which allows people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses in the Peach State. Ever since Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law earlier this month, many have expressed concern over how the bill would be implemented […]

| May 26, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Work requirements drop thousands in Georgia from food stamps

Work requirements drop thousands in Georgia from food stamps

ATLANTA (WCTV) – More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports state figures released this week reveal that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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State park to reopen amid Okefenokee wildfire

State park to reopen amid Okefenokee wildfire

FARGO, Ga. – Recent rain and decreased fire activity in the Okefenokee Swamp will allow officials to reopen Stephen C. Foster State Park on Friday. The West Mims wildfire is still active, but it is contained in areas around the park. The fire is currently 152,478 acres and 65 percent contained. Stephen C. Foster State […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Dalton Murray and Hunter Jones Earn ABCA All-Region Honors

Dalton Murray and Hunter Jones Earn ABCA All-Region Honors

VALDOSTA – Once again, both Dalton Murray and Hunter Jones were honored for their 2017 efforts as members of the Valdosta State baseball team. This week, their recognition came from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), as the pair were named All-South Region on Wednesday. Among the honorees, Murray earned First Team honors following a season in […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Georgia Amateur Golf Promotions announces Michelob Ultra Friday Noon Group Series

Georgia Amateur Golf Promotions announces Michelob Ultra Friday Noon Group Series

VALDOSTA – Beginning Friday May 26, 2017 Georgia Amateur Golf Promotions will conduct a Noon Group Amateur Winner Take All series every Friday of each month. Formats will consist of modified stableford, based on official USGA HDCP and point quota, net stroke play based on official USGA HDCP, 2 man modified stableford, 2-man bestball and […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Jay Johnson Set to Take Over as Head Athletic Trainer

Jay Johnson Set to Take Over as Head Athletic Trainer

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta State Athletic Department is held in high regard in the profession of athletic training, and that reputation is expected to carry on under the leadership of Jay Johnson, who was recently announced as Blazer Athletics’ newest Head Athletic Trainer by Athletic Director Herb Reinhard. “I am really excited about having Jay join our […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

Should you combine finances when getting married?

Should you combine finances when getting married?

Should you combine finances when getting married? Kent Patrick of Bush Wealth Management provides some insight into this question that many couples struggle to answer.”

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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More than a number, FICO scores put customers in control

More than a number, FICO scores put customers in control

Two million customers have viewed their FICO score (and related credit tips) since Wells Fargo began offering the free program in March. By Richard Burnett | Submitted by Clay Hadsock | Wells Fargo Nearly every day for three months, Mark Valencia kept tabs on his FICO® Score. He paid off a few lingering bills, made […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Do Customers Buy Because of Your Core Values?

Do Customers Buy Because of Your Core Values?

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Do Customers Buy Because of Your Core Values? Absolutely – according to a recent Harvard Business Review Article. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, customers buy brands and pay more for brands they want to be associated with. But, it’s not just your logo and advertising that creates […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

Valdosta High School Robotics Team shows STEM skills

Valdosta High School Robotics Team shows STEM skills

VALDOSTA – Valdosta High School senior Travis Jones, also the VHS Robotics Team 2016-2017 president, is the recipient of the Robotics Team Leadership Award. Travis has been a strong organizer and motivator for the Robotics Team. He participated in the regional VEX competition at Lowndes High School this year and worked diligently to try to […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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City Honors Winners of 2017 Historic Preservation Awards

City Honors Winners of 2017 Historic Preservation Awards

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta honored the 2017 Preservation Award winners at the May 25 City Council Meeting, as part of the city’s observance of National Historic Preservation Month. The 9th annual awards program recognized property owners who go above and beyond the regulations set forth by the city to protect and preserve buildings […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Memorial Weekend at Wild Adventures Features Lynryd Skynyrd on Saturday, Free Admission for Military on Sunday and Monday

Memorial Weekend at Wild Adventures Features Lynryd Skynyrd on Saturday, Free Admission for Military on Sunday and Monday

  VALDOSTA – With the park now open daily, Wild Adventures Theme Park has lined up a family-friendly, classic rock Memorial Day weekend featuring Lynryd Skynyrd in concert on Saturday and free admission for military service members Sunday and Monday. The fun ramps up on Saturday when Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynryd Skynyrd take […]

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

Pink Pineapples Are Now on Sale and Taking Over Social Media

Pink Pineapples Are Now on Sale and Taking Over Social Media

Beautiful mutant pineapples are here to make your summer weird. Back in December, the FDA approved the sale of PINK PINEAPPLES.  They’re genetically modified with a safe chemical called lycopene to turn the skin and insides pink.  Lycopene is already used to make watermelons pinker and tomatoes redder. And now, the pink pineapples have started […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“Pirates 5” and “Baywatch” new this weekend at Valdosta Cinemas

“Pirates 5” and “Baywatch” new this weekend at Valdosta Cinemas

  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13)  Click here for showtimes Johnny Depp is back for his fifth turn as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Javier Bardem is the bad guy.  He’s a dead pirate hunter named Captain Salazar, who escapes from the Devil’s Triangle and vows revenge against Sparrow for trapping him there. Salazar […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Arby’s Is Now Selling Pizza Sandwiches

Arby’s Is Now Selling Pizza Sandwiches

Do not underestimated Arby’s. Their latest creation is PIZZA SLIDERS.  Yes, Arby’s is now in the pizza game. The sliders have pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese, and marinara sauce on a bun, and they’ll be on sale through the end of next month. (Foodbeast) 

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Morning News Briefs for 5-26-17

Morning News Briefs for 5-26-17

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk and County officials are touting the benefits of the work program initiated to help jail inmates transition back into society. Inmates can actually work off a portion of their sentences and expedite their appearance before a judge. The program started 12 years ago under Paulk’s prior term in the office […]

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Valdosta police arrest woman for car break-in

Valdosta police arrest woman for car break-in

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On May 25, 2017 at approximately 2:08 am, a citizen reported to E-911 that an unknown subject had broken into her vehicle. The complaint observed that the unknown subject also had items which belonged to the complainant. Uniformed patrol officers responded to the incident location and made contact with the complaint. Officers began […]

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Leadership Moody; developing leaders through community partnership

Leadership Moody; developing leaders through community partnership

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Capt. Korey Fratini, 23d Wing Public Affairs MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The military has been viewed as an organization that produces great leaders like Colin Powell and James Mattis. Valdosta Chief of Police Brian Childress, gives a tour of the Valdosta police department to members of Leadership Moody, May 12th, 2017, at […]

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