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Valdosta > Kendrick Johnson Family Faces Charges

Valdosta > Kendrick Johnson Family Faces Charges

VALDOSTA — Family members of deceased Lowndes High School student Kendrick Johnson were in court on Monday, charged with Civil Disobedience.  The charges were related to protests by the family in April 2013. The protest in 2013 at the Lowndes County Courthouse involved demands for the release of information related to the death of their son, found […]

| January 27, 2015 | 1 Comments
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South Georgia > Flood Warnings Issued

South Georgia > Flood Warnings Issued

VALDOSTA — The National Weather Service in Tallahassee Tuesday issued a flood warning for several rivers in South Georgia. Those noted were the Withlacoochee River, north of the Skipper Bridge Road Bridge, which will affect Brooks and Lowndes County, per the warning. Authorities remind you to monitor forecasts and updates for the National Weather Service […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

McRae > Murdered Marietta Couple Shot in Head

McRae > Murdered Marietta Couple Shot in Head

McRAE — Bond was denied Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns related to the murder of an elderly Marietta couple.  Towns has now been charged with malice murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Bud and June Runion. Autopsy reports now state the couple was killed by shots to the head from a small caliber gun, […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Cobb County > Austell Woman Kills Her 3 Children, Herself

Cobb County > Austell Woman Kills Her 3 Children, Herself

AUSTELL — Reports from Cobb County law enforcement investigators state a woman has killed her 3 children and herself inside her Cobb County apartment Tuesday afternoon. Reports in the Atlanta Journal Constitution provide details of report that Kisha S. Holmes, 35 of Austell, killed her 3 children, a 9-month old girl, a 4-year old boy and another […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Rattlers > Former Head Coach Suing FAMU

Rattlers > Former Head Coach Suing FAMU

TALLAHASSEE — Recently fired Florida A&M Head Football Coach Earl Holmes has filed a civil suit against the university. The suit named the institution and board of governors on Monday. In an interview with WCTV, Holmes stated his issues with FAMU, a school from which he graduated, played football, and was elected to the school […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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IMSA > Ford Wins Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

IMSA > Ford Wins Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ “Star Car” lived up to its billing in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a lineup of IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley prevailed in a hard-fought […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Business > Study Shows Savannah River Port Expansion Possible

Business > Study Shows Savannah River Port Expansion Possible

SAVANNAH — According to a report, the Savannah River has enough room to accommodate Georgia and South Carolina adding another port terminal upstream from the current Port of Savannah. Both states were presented with a study on Monday, according to a report in The State. The two states have discussed and studied building a jointly-owned […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business > Bedtime Routine is Important

Business > Bedtime Routine is Important

Harvard Business Review: Set a Bedtime and Stick to It for Better Productivity Many of us don’t get enough sleep. And this isn’t just an inconvenience – it worsens our mood, weakens our memory, scatters our focus, and makes us more susceptible to anxiety. To perform at our best, we need rest. Enough said. Since […]

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Community

Plat du Jour > Grilled Steak Nachos

Plat du Jour > Grilled Steak Nachos

Lisa Harp, Valdosta Today Food Contributor: The cure for the common nacho, just in time for the Super Bowl.  This time of year I get asked a common question:  Do you have any Super Bowl recipes? Well, of course I do, but I always look for something a bit special and different to share. This […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hahira Middle School TSA Partners With City Business To Improve Park

Hahira Middle School TSA Partners With City Business To Improve Park

HAHIRA — While most students were enjoying sleeping late and playing with their presents after Christmas, Hahira Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) members were waking up early and giving back to their community. Each year, HMS TSA finds a community need to meet for their Construction Challenge Project. After meeting with Hahira local officials, […]

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Wisenbaker > Georgia’s State of the State:  a Real Deal

Wisenbaker > Georgia’s State of the State: a Real Deal

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently delivered his fifth State of the State address to the legislature and the people of Georgia.  His message was as humble as it was hopeful about overcoming the state’s challenges in, among other areas, education and transportation. Invoking the Breton Fisherman’s Prayer:  “O, God, […]

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wisenbaker > Obama’s Welfare State of the Union

Wisenbaker > Obama’s Welfare State of the Union

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: So now the president has delivered his vaunted State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. Article 2 of the Constitution vests the executive power of the government in a president of the United States.  Among the president’s other duties, he is required to give the Congress […]

| January 21, 2015 | 10 Comments
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Florida > Body Washes Up at Waterfront Restaurant

Florida > Body Washes Up at Waterfront Restaurant

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

PORT RICHEY, FL — Police reports state a body washed up behind a waterfront restaurant in Port Richey, Florida Sunday. The body was spotted near dusk on Sunday behind Catches Waterfront Grille.  Police report the man, in his 70’s or 80’s, has not yet been identified. Reports in the Tampa Bay Times stated the man […]

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New Road Striping Installation Under Way on State Routes and I-75

New Road Striping Installation Under Way on State Routes and I-75

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATKINSON,BAKER,BERRIEN,LOWNDES —  Ozark Striping Co., contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation, will be installing new striping on numerous state routes, including the interstate system. New raised pavement markers will also be installed on parts of Interstate 75. The work will require rolling lane closures. Motorists are asked to use caution, reduce speed and remain […]

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Falcons > Quinn Expected to be Named new Head Coach

Falcons > Quinn Expected to be Named new Head Coach

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Reports out of Atlanta state Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn will be named the Falcons new head coach, once he is through the Super Bowl, where he is preparing his team to face New England on Sunday. The reports, published from several sources including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Sports Illustrated, state […]

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