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Valdosta State Prison employee arrested

Valdosta State Prison employee arrested

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta State Prison employee was arrested Sunday for allegedly attempting to supply inmates with prohibited items. Gale Gillard was arrested and accused of attempting to bring tobacco into the prison. Gillard was reportedly asked to remove her socks after failing a metal detector check at a security checkpoint. Guards then found loose […]

| August 25, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Miller Hardware in Valdosta helps local youth programs

Miller Hardware in Valdosta helps local youth programs

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – Wednesday morning, Miller Hardware in Valdosta wrote a check for $650 to support youth programs at the local Boys and Girls Club. The South Georgia business says it was their first time raising money by selling 5-gallon buckets in their store. For six days, customers that […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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U.S. Sen. Perdue speaks at legislative lunch in Valdosta

U.S. Sen. Perdue speaks at legislative lunch in Valdosta

VALDOSTA (WCTV Eyewitness News) – U.S. Senator David Perdue stopped at a legislative lunch in Valdosta. Wednesday afternoon, he spoke to dozens of community leaders across South Georgia. file photo Perdue says he’s trying to break the gridlock in Washington. He stressed to voters about the importance of the upcoming election. “People in Valdosta and […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Person tests positive for ‘travel-related’ Zika virus in Bulloch Co.

Person tests positive for ‘travel-related’ Zika virus in Bulloch Co.

BULLOCH CO. – Officials at Georgia Southern University Student Health Services were notified Wednesday of an individual who has tested positive for the Zika virus in a travel-related case. “To date, there are approximately 60 other travel-related Zika cases throughout Georgia and no evidence of local transmission in Georgia,” according to GSU Student Health Services. […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs 8-25-16

Morning News Briefs 8-25-16

6:30 p.m. is the time set for the program benefiting Girls on the Run South Georgia. The Lip Sync contest takes place at the Mill in Remerton. Black Crow media personalities including Big Nick & DJ Swin from 107.9 The Beat, Big El from Hot 102.7 and Shotgun Charlie Walker from 99.5 Kix Country will […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Former Colquitt Co. employee sentenced to prison, restitution for theft

Former Colquitt Co. employee sentenced to prison, restitution for theft

VALDOSTA – A former Colquitt County employee was sentenced to two years in jail on Tuesday and will be required to pay back thousands of dollars taken from her job. Rene Beamon was convicted of taking cash from licensing fees, permits and other transactions while she worked for the Emergency Management Agency and Compliance office. Beamon […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sports

VLPRA Youth Football & Cheerleading registration ends Friday

VLPRA Youth Football & Cheerleading registration ends Friday

VALDOSTA – Parents have until Friday to sign their children up for Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation’s school-based youth football and cheerleading league. The original deadline was August 21st, but VLPRA extended it to Friday, August 26th. The league is open to all Kindergartners through 5th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County. Teams are separated by middle […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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South Georgia Golf Promotions announces dates for new events

South Georgia Golf Promotions announces dates for new events

VALDOSTA – Golfers need to mark their calendars for new upcoming South Georgia Golf Promotions events October: South Georgia Seniors Cup – Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee State Park. Open to senior golfers 50 years old and older. Fighted by age and official USGA HDCP and Point Quotas. October 13 – optional practice round and skins […]

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tickets on sale for Viking home opener

Tickets on sale for Viking home opener

VALDOSTA – The Vikings will open their home regular season schedule Friday when they host Bayside High out of Palm Bay, Florida. Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM at Martin Stadium. Tickets for this game are on sale now. Season ticket packages for the season still remain on both side of the stadium. Reserved seats packages remain […]

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business

Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate declines to 5.4 percent in July

Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate declines to 5.4 percent in July

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate for July was 5.4 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in June. The rate in July 2015 was 6.6 percent. The rate fell as the number of employed residents grew by 572 to 60,851. At the same […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lincoln Realty Company as Leading Business of the Week

Lincoln Realty Company as Leading Business of the Week

VALDOSTA – The Chamber Ambassadors honored Lincoln Realty Company as the Leading Business of the Week recently. Lincoln Realty has serviced the residential real estate needs of Valdosta for over 30 years. The family-owned and operated business specializes in property management as well as single and multi- family investment sales. “We enjoy working with our family. […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ribbon Cutting for Repeat Boutique Thrift Store

Ribbon Cutting for Repeat Boutique Thrift Store

VALDOSTA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for Repeat Boutique Thrift Store at its new location, 422 A Northside Drive, recently. Repeat Boutique was started in 1998 in order to help fund Options Now Life Choice Clinic. After moving the original store from West Gordon Street to Norman Drive, an additional location was […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

Tangela Rowe recognized as GSFA Firefighter of the Year

Tangela Rowe recognized as GSFA Firefighter of the Year

ATLANTA – The Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) has recently recognized Tangela Rowe of the Valdosta Fire Department as GSFA Firefighter of the Year. This recognition is the highest honor presented by the association. Rowe was presented with her award during the 2016 Georgia Fire Service Conference awards ceremony on August 13, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Happening returns to VSU

The Happening returns to VSU

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University will host The Happening 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, on the front lawn. Sponsored by VSU’s Office of Student Life, The Happening is an opportunity for students to have fun in the South Georgia outdoors while learning more about what the university and the […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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J.L. Lomax – Flight 537

J.L. Lomax – Flight 537

VALDOSTA – J.L. Lomax teachers and staff began their pre-planning and new school year by going to the Valdosta Airport to take a picture in front of an airplane. This airplane represents principal Dr. McCrae’s vision that J.L Lomax will soon have at least 90% of our students meeting state academic standards. She summarizes this […]

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: A Teacher Isn’t Assigning Homework This Year, So Kids Get More Family Time

In Other News: A Teacher Isn’t Assigning Homework This Year, So Kids Get More Family Time

There’s a second-grade teacher near Dallas named Brandy Young. And a letter she sent home to parents last week is going viral, because it said she’s not assigning any HOMEWORK this year. She said it’s because there’s still no proof that doing homework actually HELPS kids do better in school. And she thinks spending more […]

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Fisherman Who Found a Pearl Worth $100 Million Has Kept It Under His Bed For a Decade

In Other News: A Fisherman Who Found a Pearl Worth $100 Million Has Kept It Under His Bed For a Decade

A fisherman from a city called Puerto Princesa in the Philippines was working 10 years ago when he spotted a huge pearl inside of a giant clam. He took it home to his little wooden shack and put it under his bed for good luck. And he’s kept it there for the past 10 years. […]

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Guy Lost 300 Pounds by Walking to Walmart

In Other News: A Guy Lost 300 Pounds by Walking to Walmart

A 31-year-old guy named Pat Brocco from Avondale, Arizona went to a doctor’s appointment three years ago. He weighed in at 605 pounds, and his doctor basically told him his life was in serious danger. So Pat decided to make a change. He lived about one mile from a Walmart, and he decided that every […]

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Georgia No. 11 Best Community College System in America

Georgia No. 11 Best Community College System in America

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the U.S. community–college industry undergoing major changes — such as the prospect of a free associate’s degree and 22 states authorizing their community colleges to offer bachelor’s degree programs — the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst Community Colleges then drew upon its results to identify the States […]

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Greenleaf to host 5k Run/Walk to benefit teen suicide prevention efforts

Greenleaf to host 5k Run/Walk to benefit teen suicide prevention efforts

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA  – Greenleaf is hosting a 5k Run/Walk for the awareness and prevention of youth suicide on September 10. The event will be held in support of The Jason Foundation, an educational organization that provides tools and resources for students, parents and teachers/youth workers to help them identify and assist at-risk youth. When:  Saturday, September […]

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Southeastern CU Welcomes Matthew Williams, Mortgage Lender

Southeastern CU Welcomes Matthew Williams, Mortgage Lender

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Southeastern Credit Union is excited to announce Matthew Williams of Quitman, Georgia has joined the Credit Union as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Matthew brings more than 7 years of banking experience to the Southeastern Mortgage department. “We are very pleased to have Matthew on our team,” said Jamey LeVier, SCU’s VP of Indirect Lending and […]

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