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Valdosta woman facing charges for reporting false burglary

Valdosta woman facing charges for reporting false burglary

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta woman is facing charges after the Valdosta Police Department says she reported a false burglary. VPD says 22-year-old Khadedra Walker called them to her residence in the 1300 block of Ponderosa Drive and reported an unknown person entered her residence and stole multiple items from her home. Authorities say as they […]

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 8-18-17

Morning News Briefs for 8-18-17

Thomasville resident Kutter Harrison has been arrested for making terroristic threats. Law enforcement officials had received social media images of the suspect holding a weapon with a snapchat caption referring to a Thomasville race war. The image was put on social media as demonstrations continue in the city of Thomasville where 37 year old Herbert […]

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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2017 Winnersville Classic Kick-Off

2017 Winnersville Classic Kick-Off

The nation’s biggest high school rivalry kicks off what is sure to be a great season of football for both Lowndes and Valdosta! Friday, August 18 The Langdale Honda “Charity Challenge at Chick fil A” 6:30am – 8:30am The Valdosta Wildcats’ fans have raised the most in the Langdale Honda Charity Challenge for the last three years.  Will […]

| August 18, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Regional News

GBI investigating fatal deputy-involved shooting in Thomasville

GBI investigating fatal deputy-involved shooting in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Wednesday morning, protesters gathered outside of the building that houses the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office and Thomasville Police Department in response to a fatal deputy-involved shooting on Tuesday afternoon. Protesters say they are calling for justice in the death of 37-year-old Herbert Gilbert. Gilbert died at the hospital after sustaining injuries during […]

| August 18, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Thomas County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest following threatening social media picture

Thomas County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest following threatening social media picture

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Individuals who knew Kutter Harrison say they are not surprised by his “terroristic” social media post. Comments flooded social media after Harrison was arrested saying, “He has always been like this” and “It was just a matter of time before he got caught.” WCTV spoke with a former classmate of Harrison’s Thursday […]

| August 18, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Teacher shoots himself in classroom at Georgia high school

Teacher shoots himself in classroom at Georgia high school

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. (WCTV) – Authorities say a teacher took a handgun into a high school near Atlanta and shot himself. Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jesse Hambrick says no students were hurt, and no other injuries were reported. Hambrick tells The Associated Press that the teacher took the weapon into Lithia Springs High School about […]

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

2017 Winnersville Classic Kick-Off

2017 Winnersville Classic Kick-Off

The nation’s biggest high school rivalry kicks off what is sure to be a great season of football for both Lowndes and Valdosta! Friday, August 18 The Langdale Honda “Charity Challenge at Chick fil A” 6:30am – 8:30am The Valdosta Wildcats’ fans have raised the most in the Langdale Honda Charity Challenge for the last three years.  Will […]

| August 18, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Tickets, Tailgating, Video Stream info for Winnersville Classic

Tickets, Tailgating, Video Stream info for Winnersville Classic

A few tickets are still remaining in the allotment sent to Valdosta for this Friday’s game.  They will be on sale Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM on Williams Street.  All seats are reserved seats and $8 each. In anticipation of this game selling out it will be lived streamed by Lowndes.  Please use the following link for accessing the streaming of the game. http://www.esenetworks.com/live-events.aspx?id=4591 […]

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VLPRA fall sports registration closing soon

VLPRA fall sports registration closing soon

VALDOSTA – There are just a few days left to register for Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation fall youth sports. The registration deadline for football & cheerleading, baseball, softball, t-ball, and soccer is Sunday, August 20th. VLPRA’s school-based football & cheerleading league is open to all Kindergartners through 5th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County. Teams are […]

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

SGMC Honors August Hospital Heroes

SGMC Honors August Hospital Heroes

VALDOSTA – Joy filled the room on Wednesday, as the Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County, GA Board of Directors honored a team of hospital heroes for their role in saving a patient’s life. However, it wasn’t the typical physical life that being saved, but a spiritual one. A few weekends ago, Leighton Delk, a […]

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Dr. Cliff Thomas Joins SGMC

Dr. Cliff Thomas Joins SGMC

LAKELAND – South Georgia Medical Center campuses and affiliates welcome Clifton B. Thomas, MD, to its Lanier Campus in Lakeland. Dr. Thomas is board certified in Family Medicine and will provide comprehensive primary care to patients 12 years and older. Initially, Thomas will provide care to patients in Dr. Mandy Lucas’s office until she returns in […]

| August 16, 2017 | 1 Comments
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UGA SBDC at VSU Offers Free Course in Doing Business with the Federal Government

UGA SBDC at VSU Offers Free Course in Doing Business with the Federal Government

VALDOSTA — The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present Business Next Steps: Doing Business with the Federal Government from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the University Center. Registration is free of charge. Business Next Steps: Doing Business with the Federal Government is an opportunity for business […]

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

Valdosta Youth Council Seeks Applicants for Local Youth Representation

Valdosta Youth Council Seeks Applicants for Local Youth Representation

VALDOSTA – Local youth who want to experience working with the local government and have an impact on their peers and other community members are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Valdosta Youth Council. Now in its third year, the VYC continues to inspire local 7th-9th grade students to build leadership and civic responsibility, […]

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta City Schools to close, Scintilla Charter Academy to release early for solar eclipse

Valdosta City Schools to close, Scintilla Charter Academy to release early for solar eclipse

VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Schools has announced it will close Monday, and Scintilla Charter Academy will release early for the solar eclipse. Release from Valdosta City School There will be no school for students or staff on Monday, August 21, 2017, as a result of conditions associated with the total solar eclipse. The eclipse presents a […]

| August 16, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Lowndes Schools to release early for solar eclipse

Lowndes Schools to release early for solar eclipse

VALDOSTA – On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will shadow a seventy mile-wide path through fourteen states, beginning in Oregon and exiting the Charleston, South Carolina coast. For Georgians, the range of view is one hundred percent in the northeast corner of the state to ninety percent partial view in the majority of the […]

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: A Study Finds the Foods That Make You Smell More Attractive to Women

In Other News: A Study Finds the Foods That Make You Smell More Attractive to Women

A new study out of Australia found that men who eat fruits and vegetables smell better to women than men who eat a lot of processed or refined carbs. And since smell is a HUGE part of attraction, it’s a pretty good idea to make sure your body odor is as appealing as possible. (Food […]

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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A Couple’s SUV Explodes When They’re Transporting a Grill . . . and the Woman Lights a Cigarette

A Couple’s SUV Explodes When They’re Transporting a Grill . . . and the Woman Lights a Cigarette

A 39-year-old guy named Pierre Dadaille from Orlando, Florida, and his wife, Meguydeline Dessource, were driving in their Kia Sorento SUV on Sunday.  And they had a barbecue grill in the back with the propane tank attached . . . and turned on. But apparently Meguydeline couldn’t smell the gas, because she lit a cigarette. […]

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Guy Steals a Steamroller and Tries to Use It to Outrun the Cops . . . at Eight Miles-Per-Hour

In Other News: A Guy Steals a Steamroller and Tries to Use It to Outrun the Cops . . . at Eight Miles-Per-Hour

  A 33-year-old guy named Travis Campbell from New Orleans stole a STEAMROLLER from a construction site where he used to work last week. The cops started chasing him, so Travis gunned the steamroller up to its top speed . . . eight miles-per-hour. Shockingly, the cops were able to catch up with him and […]

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Airgas USA cited for state violations in incident that killed sheriff’s deputy

Airgas USA cited for state violations in incident that killed sheriff’s deputy

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released findings today from an investigation into a deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Georgia. State inspectors with his office have determined that the incident was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank. As a result of the investigation, […]

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Valdosta man assaulted by masked gunman at home

Valdosta man assaulted by masked gunman at home

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man told police he was attacked by a masked gunman at his home early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1:56 a.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Bemiss Road in reference to a reported aggravated assault and forced entry burglary, according to incident reports. […]

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University of Florida says no to White Nationalist speaker

University of Florida says no to White Nationalist speaker

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) – The University of Florida is refusing to allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus next month, citing “serious concerns” about safety in the aftermath of a deadly weekend clash in Charlottesville, Va.   Spencer is a leader in the “alt-right” movement, blamed for a deadly outburst following a […]

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