Local News

Valdosta > Semi Strikes GDOT Vehicle on US 84

Valdosta > Semi Strikes GDOT Vehicle on US 84

VALDOSTA — Three Georgia Department of Transportation employees were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon as a precaution after a tractor-trailer struck a state buffer vehicle, which resulted in a chain reaction crash. The crash happened shortly before noon near Delmar Road on U.S. 84/state Route 38 in Lowndes County. The sign shop crew, which […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Americus > Police Arrest A Fifth Man In Double Homicide Case

Americus > Police Arrest A Fifth Man In Double Homicide Case

AMERICUS — Officials have arrested a 5th man in the death of mother and son, Dallas and Bonnie Freeman.  Demetrious Hubbard has been arrested and charged with murder. Ruhemmeion King was charged with the mother and son’s murders as well. The other three, Reginald Mathis,Brandon Prince and Qwinterrious Dodson were charged with theft by receiving stolen […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Adel > Man Admits To Shooting

Adel > Man Admits To Shooting

ADEL — A man was arrested on Wednesday morning for shooting another man. Police received a tip stating 25-year-old Carlton Brown shot 23-year-old  Shannon Brown on Ollie Street on Tuesday. Carlton Brown admitted to shooting Shannon Brown. Carlton was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During a Crime and Firearms Discharge […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

Georgia > Transportation, Schools, Religion lead State Agenda

Georgia > Transportation, Schools, Religion lead State Agenda

ATLANTA — Three provocative pieces of legislation are on track to floor votes in the General Assembly. Georgia lawmakers’ Thursday calendars include a multi-million dollar transportation funding package, Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to allow state takeover of failing schools and a `religious freedom’ bill. House lawmakers are expected to take up the transportation bill. It […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ocala > Man Sentenced for Feeding Baby Bleach

Ocala > Man Sentenced for Feeding Baby Bleach

OCALA — A 22-year-old man who poured bleach into his daughter’s formula has been sentenced to two years in prison. Carron Washington pleaded no contest to a charge of cruelty to a child for the February 2013 incident. He accepted a plea deal from the State Attorney’s Office with a credit for 134 days served. […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Athens > Male Nurse Arrested for Sodomizing Patient

Athens > Male Nurse Arrested for Sodomizing Patient

ATHENS — Authorities have arrested an Athens Regional Medical Center nurse for allegedly sodomizing a patient under anesthesia. Christopher Michael Piller, 48, was arrested on February 23 by Athens-Clarke County Police for the incident, which allegedly occurred on November 17, 2014. On that night, a patient in the recovery unit at Athens Regional, reviving from […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Yellow Jackets > Tar Heels Crush Tech in Blowout

Yellow Jackets > Tar Heels Crush Tech in Blowout

ATLANTA — North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February. Now, just in time for a rematch with Duke, the Tar Heels are rolling again. Freshman Joel Barry scored a career-high 15 points and No. 19 North Carolina established some late-season momentum by beating Georgia Tech 81-49 on […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hawks > Horford Leads Rally Past Rockets

Hawks > Horford Leads Rally Past Rockets

ATLANTA — Al Horford knew the Atlanta Hawks would eventually respond to Houston’s big lead. He just didn’t know when. “It’s a credit to our guys,” Horford said. “Guys were relentless, kept fighting. The biggest thing for us was we really locked in on defense. That put us in position to win the game.” Jeff […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bulldogs > Kentucky Remains Unbeaten as Georgia Falls Short

Bulldogs > Kentucky Remains Unbeaten as Georgia Falls Short

ATHENS — As Kentucky exhaled after its first close call in a while, a Wildcats fan held up a sign that said it all: “UK. The Unbeatables.” Make it 30-0. Facing the largest second-half deficit of its so-far perfect season, No. 1 Kentucky clamped down defensively, ripped off a 14-0 run and put away pesky […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Georgia > Unemployment Rate Falls Again

Georgia > Unemployment Rate Falls Again

ATLANTA — State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate for January. The rate was down from a revised 6.6 percent in December and 7.3 percent in January 2014. State Labor […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > SGMC Announces New Administrative Directors

Valdosta > SGMC Announces New Administrative Directors

VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center announces new leadership which includes Eden Gerrald, Administrative Director of Critical Care and Specialty Nursing, and Mandy Yarbrough, Administrative Director of the Emergency Department. Gerrald most recently served as the Interim Administrative Director of Critical Care and Specialty Nursing and has nine years of clinical experience. Gerrald’s responsibilities include day […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business > Time Management Tips

Business > Time Management Tips

In this world of distraction, it’s easy to lose focus on the tasks that bring us sales success. When you’re trying to manage multiple things at once, you may find it difficult to manage the hours in your day. So, to ensure that you don’t become a victim of lost time, I’ve compiled a few […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Living

Valdosta > Pine Grove Middle School Hosts STEM Night

Valdosta > Pine Grove Middle School Hosts STEM Night

VALDOSTA — On Thursday, February 19, Pine Grove Middle School hosted a STEM Night where parents and community members could see the results of the initial implementation of plans to achieve STEM certification. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > Schools Observe Georgia Walk to School Day

Valdosta > Schools Observe Georgia Walk to School Day

VALDOSTA — J.L. Newbern Middle School guidance counselor Jennifer Williams was worried when she learned an eighth grade student had walked to school several times. She’s all for students walking for the health benefits, but she wants them to do so safely and there was no sidewalk near the school, just a narrow shoulder along […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tifton > ABAC Named Tree Campus USA

Tifton > ABAC Named Tree Campus USA

TIFTON – The campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a number of other Georgia campuses were recognized on February 18 for their commitment to caring for and managing their trees. ABAC was honored during the 2015 State Arbor Day celebration at Wesleyan College for being one of Georgia’s “Tree Campus USA” communities. The campus […]

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Wisenbaker > Saving Face: DHS, Immigration, and “I Like Ike”

Wisenbaker > Saving Face: DHS, Immigration, and “I Like Ike”

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director Good grief. There’s just no reasoning with or satisfying some people, particularly political pundits or elected officials on the edges of both the Left and the Right. They insist on not only the cake but the plate, fork and napkin as well. The latest outrage, according to many on […]

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rudnik > ISIS, Aggression, and the Denial of the Human Family

Rudnik > ISIS, Aggression, and the Denial of the Human Family

If the militant ideology of ISIS gains say, humanity will, once and for all, give in to our closest held vice. Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor In the renowned 1980 documentary miniseries, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, astronomer Carl Sagan posits that the single greatest threat to humanity can be found in all of us. […]

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wisenbaker > The FCC:  Neutralizing The Democracy Network

Wisenbaker > The FCC: Neutralizing The Democracy Network

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director The real story behind the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to expand its control over the internet has nothing to do with “fairness” but everything to do with control and taxation. “Network neutrality”, indeed. The Obama administration has pushed the FCC for years to rein in just how Internet […]

| February 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Telfair County > Man Charged with Graverobbery

Telfair County > Man Charged with Graverobbery

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

TELFAIR COUNTY — The Telfair County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with robbing graves for metal. Bobby Nathaniel Marchant, 34 of Milan, has been accused of removing metal from graves at a cemetary at the Red Hill Church in Telfair County. Marchant was charged and arrested on two counts of felony theft by taking, […]

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Atlanta > Fulton County Police Officer Shot and Killed

Atlanta > Fulton County Police Officer Shot and Killed

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

FAIRBURN — A Fulton County Police Officer was shot and killed Wednesday in what is being described by authorities as an ambush. The officer and others were attempting to protect residents early Wednesday morning in response to reports of gunshots in the neighborhood near Fairburn in Fulton County. The officers were ambushed upon arrival, without […]

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Savannah > Convicted Police Chief Must Report for Prison During Appeal

Savannah > Convicted Police Chief Must Report for Prison During Appeal

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH — Former Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Willie Lovett must surrender to prison next week while his appeal process continues. US District Judge William T. Moore ruled that he saw no substantial issue that would warrant Lovett’s release pending his appeal and will therefore be required to report and begin serving his sentence. Lovett was […]

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