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Valdosta 101 Provides Behind-the-Scenes View of Local Government

Valdosta 101 Provides Behind-the-Scenes View of Local Government

City of Valdosta: Valdostans and other local citizens who want an inside look at their city government are urged to sign up for the 9th annual Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation, which takes place from April 2 – May 14, 2018. The program, an initiative of the Valdosta Mayor and City Council, also includes the […]

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County Preps for Cold Weather

Lowndes County Preps for Cold Weather

Lowndes County: Emergency Management is monitoring temperatures. The following shelters are open 12/8 to those seeking shelter from cold temperatures: Grace Fellowship Church 1304 West Hill Ave. Salvation Army on Virginia Avenue New Horizons 714 Charlton StreetAlso, freezing temperatures are expected the next few nights. Citizens should take precautions to protect plants, pipes, and pets. Dripping faucets […]

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County and Valdosta City Schools to Release Early Dec. 20

Lowndes County and Valdosta City Schools to Release Early Dec. 20

Valdosta City Schools: Valdosta City Schools will have an early release on Wednesday, December 20. The following dismissal schedule is planned: Valdosta High School – 12:00 pm Elementary Schools – 12:30 pm Middle Schools – 1:00 pm VECA – 12:00 pm Horne Learning Center – 12:00 pm Valdosta City Schools will be closed December 21 through January 4 for students.  Teachers report back to work […]

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Three suspects in custody following multiple armed robberies in South Georgia

Three suspects in custody following multiple armed robberies in South Georgia

By: WCTV Eyewitness News  MOULTRIE, Ga (WCTV) —Three men are in custody after a string of robberies in South Georgia. Rafael Merrit, Dontavious Jenkins and Isaiah Thomas were all taken into custody. The trio is believed to be involved in an armed robbery Friday night at the Dollar General in Pavo, Georgia. Store personnel say […]

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Former Live Oak officer convicted on child porn charges

Former Live Oak officer convicted on child porn charges

By: WCJB | WCTV Eyewitness News LIVE OAK, Fla. (WCJB) — A former Live Oak police officer has been convicted on various child pornography charges. Sergeant Kyle Kirby was arrested back in October of 2015 after investigators located dozens of sexually explicit images of children on the laptop in Kirby’s patrol car. According to the Justice Department, […]

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states, including Georgia

US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states, including Georgia

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it’s too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu […]

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

VHS to Host VESPYS Dec. 14

VHS to Host VESPYS Dec. 14

Valdosta City Schools: The 2017 Valdosta High School Touchdown Club cordially invites everyone to The VESPYS, the annual football awards program. Be there Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center. There will be a reception at 5:45 pm for players, coaches, cheerleaders, mascots and Hall of Fame Inductees […]

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Alumni Selected for National Collegiate Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame

VSU Alumni Selected for National Collegiate Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame

Valdosta State University: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University alumni D’Angelo Smith and Lance Jarriel were recently selected for the National Collegiate Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame. They are the first VSU students to receive the honor. Smith and Jarriel will be inducted during the 2017 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Collegiate Flag Football […]

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Five South Georgia Teams Headed to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Five South Georgia Teams Headed to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

UPDATE, 12/08: GHSA After monitoring worsening weather conditions and consulting with the National Weather Service and Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials, the GHSA has decided to postpone the scheduled 4:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m., state championship football games Friday night. Those games will be played at a date to be determined and fans should hold onto their […]

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

Curt Fowler: The Four Pillars of Conscious Capitalism

Curt Fowler: The Four Pillars of Conscious Capitalism

Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Last week we introduced the concept of conscious capitalism and how conscious businesses like L.L. Bean, Costco, Starbucks and Southwest Airlines outperform the S&P 500 by over 10x. This week I want to give you the 4 pillars that these businesses are built on so you can start building […]

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Isabella Bridal & Formal Wear Inspired by Mother of Owner

Isabella Bridal & Formal Wear Inspired by Mother of Owner

By Sharah Denton When you meet Mrs. Estell Rose, more than likely you cannot miss her smile and her joyous spirit. Although originally from Ohio, Estell has called Valdosta, Georgia her home for many years. For the past year Estell has been doing what she says God called her to do and that is running […]

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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PCSA Committed to Serving Clients with Developmental Disabilities

PCSA Committed to Serving Clients with Developmental Disabilities

VALDOSTA- For over ten years Professional Case Management Services of America (PCSA), has provided services for individuals with developmental disabilities.  For Toni Brandon, this is more than a career, this field of work is what she is passionate about as a CEO of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Office.  With four regions in southeast Georgia, Toni has […]

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

December Events at Reed Bingham State Park

December Events at Reed Bingham State Park

Adel – Reed Bingham State Park, located at 542 Reed Bingham Road in Adel, has a variety of events coming up in December. Friday, December 22, 2017 Reindeer Ornament Craft Friday, Dec 22, 2017 1:30 PM Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA Participants will make reindeer Christmas tree ornaments out of tree cookies then […]

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Flashlight Friday at PGE

Flashlight Friday at PGE

Lowndes County Schools:  Students at Pine Grove Elementary School who have reached their reading goals were invited to Flashlight Friday reading time. Students brought their books with them to read for 30 minutes in the media center’s bookshelf tents.  They were given a flashlight to use while reading with a friend or independently.  We had […]

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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HMS & LMS Y-LEAD Students attend Legislative Luncheon

HMS & LMS Y-LEAD Students attend Legislative Luncheon

Lowndes County Schools: On December 6th, Hahira Middle School and Lowndes Middle School Y-LEAD students were invited to the Lowndes County Rotary Club’s 2017 State Legislative Luncheon. Governor Deal was the keynote speaker, also joined by some of our local and state representatives. Students were able to meet and converse with Governor Deal as well […]

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

A Bank Robber Says He Knew He’d Get Caught, but Just Hoped He’d Make It Through the Holidays First

A Bank Robber Says He Knew He’d Get Caught, but Just Hoped He’d Make It Through the Holidays First

Wise Brothers Media – When someone says they’re “just trying to make it through the holidays,” this usually isn’t what they mean . . . A guy in Milwaukee named Curtis Trotter robbed a bank at gunpoint last week, and ran off with about $8,000.  But he didn’t get far. A police officer in an […]

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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A Service Dog Interrupted a Broadway Performance of “Cats”

A Service Dog Interrupted a Broadway Performance of “Cats”

 Wise Brothers Media – This is so poetic you couldn’t even make it up. Someone took their service dog to a performance of “Cats” on Broadway earlier this week. But during the opening number, the dog got away . . . and started chasing one of the cats.  Yes, one of the humans dressed as a cat. […]

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a messaging app for children so they can communicate with their parents and parent-approved friends. The free Messenger Kids app is connected to parents’ Facebook accounts. Only parents will be able to add friends or delete messages. It’s launching Monday in the U.S., initially on Apple devices. Kids under […]

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Wiregrass Welding Students Took Top Honors at Skills Competition

Wiregrass Welding Students Took Top Honors at Skills Competition

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College: Valdosta – High School students enrolled in Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Dual Enrollment program participated in the 1st Annual South Georgia & Southwest Georgia Skills Challenge. This was a skills competition that brought in 19 area schools and 150 student competitors. The event was held at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie […]

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Alarm Alerts Staff to Drug-Carrying Drone at Autry State Prison

Alarm Alerts Staff to Drug-Carrying Drone at Autry State Prison

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Georgia Department of Corrections: FORSYTH, Ga. — On December 4 at 11:53 p.m., the DroneTracker alarm, a newly piloted system, at Autry State Prison (SP) sounded. While there was no sighting of a drone by staff; an inner and outer sweep of the facility was conducted and officers recovered two packages containing a large amount of […]

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Man crashes into home after being shot during alleged road rage incident

Man crashes into home after being shot during alleged road rage incident

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: CBS46  DECATUR, GA (CBS46) – A man crashed his vehicle into a home after being fatally shot during an alleged road rage incident in DeKalb County late Wednesday night. The incident happened just before midnight in the 1400 block of Columbia Drive in Decatur. Police say the victim, later identified as 22-year-old Cedric Williams, […]

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