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May 2016 Primary Election Results

May 2016 Primary Election Results

May 2016 Primary Election Results Lowndes County Board of Elections Race Candidate Votes U.S. Senator Mary Kay Bacallo (R) 384 Derrick Grayson (R) 324 Johnny Isakson (R) 2240 Jim Barksdale (D) 580 Cheryl Copeland (D) 1996 John F. Coyne III (D) 141 U.S. Representative District 1 Earl “Buddy” Carter (R) 74 U.S. Representative District 8 […]

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Community takes action after Canada geese family killed

Community takes action after Canada geese family killed

VALDOSTA – According to witnesses, a car struck and killed three Canada goslings and their mother near the pond the geese live along Inner Perimeter Road next to Publix. The McCall Family, which frequently feeds the geese and collects trash around the pond, are asking the public to be vigilant in ensuring the safety of the […]

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta man arrested on multiple warrants after foot chase

Valdosta man arrested on multiple warrants after foot chase

VALDOSTA – On May 24 at approximately 11 a.m., a known wanted subject, Devin Cromartie, 22, was spotted in the 2500 block of Forrestwood Drive by a road patrol shift supervisor. The supervisor attempted to make contact with Cromartie, but upon seeing law enforcement fled the area on foot into the neighborhood. Additional officers responded to the scene […]

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Regional News

Brooks County High School to drop block scheduling in the fall

Brooks County High School to drop block scheduling in the fall

QUITMAN- Brooks County High School (BCHS) will be changing its scheduling to seven periods beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. The school was under a block schedule for students.  There are many benefits for students at BCHS with the scheduling changes.  Under the seven period schedule, students will have an increased instructional time.  Currently students […]

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911 call sheds light on moments after Colquitt Co. fire, murders (AUDIO)

911 call sheds light on moments after Colquitt Co. fire, murders (AUDIO)

Listen to the 911 call here MOULTRIE – Recently released 911 calls reveal the moments after an alleged murder and arson that occurred in Colquitt County last week. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says that Jeffrey Peacock, 25, allegedly shot the five victims. Investigators accuse Peacock of setting fire to the house to conceal the murders. […]

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Deputies dismantle meth lab near Adel hospital

Deputies dismantle meth lab near Adel hospital

ADEL – A tip from a concerned citizen led to an arrest in a meth manufacturing investigation in Adel on Monday. Richard Palmer, 42, was charged with manufacturing meth and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office after investigators received a tip about the “cooking” and selling of methamphetamine […]

| May 24, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Sports

Atlanta, South Florida, L.A. chosen to host Super Bowls

Atlanta, South Florida, L.A. chosen to host Super Bowls

The NFL announced the locations for Super Bowls LIII, LIV and LV on Tuesday, resulting in a lot of happy folks folks in Atlanta, South Florida and Los Angeles. The NFL announced at the Spring League Meeting on Tuesday that Atlanta has won the right to host Super Bowl LIII in 2019. It will be […]

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Brooks County Hosts Annual Christian Athletes Camp

Brooks County Hosts Annual Christian Athletes Camp

QUITMAN- The annual Brooks County Christian Athletes Sports Camp will be held on May 26 and 27. From 8 am to noon, student campers will participate in various activities throughout the school district including football, baseball, cheerleading and basketball. There will be devotion and much more offered to the campers both days. Students will receive a […]

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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LHS soccer players play in All Star Game

LHS soccer players play in All Star Game

MARIETTA – Local soccer players from Lowndes High School were honored with an invitation to play in the annual DiVarsity All State all-star soccer match in Marietta this past weekend. Zachary Temples, Tyler Temples, and Luke Pelkowski were selected to play. The event was Zach’s third straight all-star appearance and Tyler and Luke’s first time. LHS Men’s Varsity […]

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Business

Dr. Michael Black Completes USG Executive Leadership Institute Program

Dr. Michael Black Completes USG Executive Leadership Institute Program

VALDOSTA – Dr. Michael Black, director of Institutional Effectiveness, represented Valdosta State University in the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 2015-2016 Executive Leadership Institute program. Black was one of 37 employees throughout the USG selected to participate. Developed in 2009, the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is a comprehensive 120-hour development program that prepares high-potential leaders […]

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GDOL to help recruit correctional officers in Valdosta

GDOL to help recruit correctional officers in Valdosta

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a recruitment for the Hamilton (Fla) Correctional Institution on Wednesday, June 8, in Valdosta. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GDOL’s Valdosta Career Center located at 221 South Ashley St. The correctional facility, located about 40 miles south […]

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Organizing Your Finances When Your Spouse Has Died

Organizing Your Finances When Your Spouse Has Died

Stacy Bush | 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. Organizing Your Finances When Your Spouse Has Died Losing a spouse is a stressful transition. And the […]

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Living

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Honors Service

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Honors Service

A few of SGMC’s Volunteer “Red Coats” Bob Harris, Howard Brock, James Biles, Lewis Herrin, and Bob Tlusty enjoy a luncheon honoring auxiliary members on May 11. VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded pins to members for lifetime hours of service. Since its inception in 1956 Auxiliary members have given nearly 1.5 […]

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Camp TIMBER for middle school students coming to Wiregrass

Camp TIMBER for middle school students coming to Wiregrass

VALDOSTA – Does your middle school student enjoy outdoor activities? Wiregrass Technical College and Enay Coaching will be hosting Camp TIMBER July 18-21 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.  The camp is for ages 12- 14, must be within age range by camp start date.  The camp participants will experience the great outdoors through […]

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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ECHOES 21st CCLC Planning Summer Programs

ECHOES 21st CCLC Planning Summer Programs

  QUITMAN–  The Brooks County Schools ECHOES Program is planning 4-week Summer Programs at each of the schools. ECHOES is a federal grant initiative, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which provides out-of-school hours programming for grades PK-12. The ECHOES Summer Programs will begin Monday, June 6 and conclude Thursday, June 30. Students will attend Monday […]

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Opinion

OPINION: Why Democrats will unite in November

OPINION: Why Democrats will unite in November

The likely Democratic presidential nominee has lost a ton of recent primaries and presides over a deeply divided party. That’s a pretty good description of Hillary Clinton right now. But it’s an even better one of Barack Obama in 2008. At this point eight years ago, Obama already was dubbed the nominee by many political insiders. […]

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OPINION: My uncle leveled Hiroshima. We’re not sorry.

OPINION: My uncle leveled Hiroshima. We’re not sorry.

As President Obama prepares for his visit to Hiroshima May 27, I recall my uncle’s personal reflections. As the bombardier, peering through his Norden bombsight, he was the last man to see Hiroshima in any detail before it was leveled, making his perspectives on the event somewhat unique. Read more.

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Plan Ahead to Survive Summer 2016 Road Construction

Plan Ahead to Survive Summer 2016 Road Construction

  ATLANTA – It’s springtime in Georgia. And summer is right around the corner – the time for lazy days, for cookouts and for fun. It’s when we welcome visitors and hit the road with family and friends for outings and vacations. It’s also the season for road construction. The Georgia Department of Transportation has […]

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Other Recent Posts

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stacy Bush | Valdosta Today Financial Contributor 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. Four Really Good Reasons to Invest Over half of Americans do not own any stocks, or stock-related investments, such as mutual […]

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In Other News: A Mother Attacked Her Son Because He Got Her the Wrong Taco Bell Burrito

In Other News: A Mother Attacked Her Son Because He Got Her the Wrong Taco Bell Burrito

| May 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

A 48-year-old woman named Loretta Lynn Armstrong from Milton, West Virginia sent her 15-year-old son out to get Taco Bell a few weeks ago. But apparently he got her the WRONG TOPPINGS on her burrito. Sadly, there’s no word on what toppings she wanted, and what he actually got her. But she was so upset […]

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Valdosta Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

Valdosta Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, May 30. Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their recyclables, special pickup (junk piles) and yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m. on […]

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Polls open until 7 p.m. today in state and local primaries and elections

Polls open until 7 p.m. today in state and local primaries and elections

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VALDOSTA – Polls are open until 7 p.m. today for state and local races in the primary/nonpartisan election. Lowndes County Sheriff Democratic Primary Ashley Paulk Calvin Troy Republican Primary (unopposed) Chris Prine Lowndes County District 1 Commissioner Democratic Primary Joyce Evans Jerrell Anderson (There is no Republican challenger in this race.) Lowndes County Coroner Democratic […]

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