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Georgia “brunch bill” could push up Sunday liquor sales

Georgia “brunch bill” could push up Sunday liquor sales

By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News  VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) – If you like starting Sundays with some bubbly or a bloody, your brunches in Georgia could soon be getting a boost. Some state lawmakers are hoping to make changes to Sunday brunch. Last week, the State Senate passed the so-called “brunch bill.” The bill […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Military Public Art Project Seeks Images

Military Public Art Project Seeks Images

Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee Press Release: On Jan. 17, the Valdosta Parks and Recreation Department approved the installation of a public art project in Freedom Park. This project will be a monument that pays tribute to the military. Designed by regional artist Marty Haythorn, this work of art, in the shape of a pentagon, […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta Announces 10th Annual People’s Choice Photo Contest

Valdosta Announces 10th Annual People’s Choice Photo Contest

City of Valdosta Press Release: It’s true. Time flies when you’re having fun…and taking pictures! The City of Valdosta is proud to partner again with the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts to host the 10th annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest. Sponsored by Coleman Talley, the event invites photographers—whether amateur or professional—to capture […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Women suffer minor injuries when car collides with cow

Women suffer minor injuries when car collides with cow

By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News MADISON CO., Fla. (WCTV) — Two women were treated for minor injuries after a cow crossed into the path of their car Saturday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 90 in Madison County. The crash report states that […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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GBI Investigates Homicide in Tifton

GBI Investigates Homicide in Tifton

GBI Press Release: Tifton, GA – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Tift County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a homicide. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the Tift County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1705 Bell Avenue in Tifton where they found Demetrius Graham, 19, with a gunshot wound. Graham […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Notice of Changes to Maximum Rate Tariff for Household Goods Carriers

Notice of Changes to Maximum Rate Tariff for Household Goods Carriers

Georgia State Patrol Press Release: On February 8, 2018, the Board of Public Safety approved a new maximum rate tariff applicable to intrastate household goods movers within the state of Georgia. The new tariff cancels the former Georgia Public Service Commission maximum rate tariff which was applicable to household goods movers. The substantive changes to […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Roster

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Roster

Last year, the Atlanta Braves improved tremendously from the 2016 campaign and they hope to have an even better year in 2018. The Atlanta Braves released their roster for spring training. They have 35 total pitchers, 7 catchers, 10 infielders, 9 outfielders and 10 different managers. The Braves start out their spring training schedule this […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Nijem to Step in the Ring Against Seasoned Boxer

Nijem to Step in the Ring Against Seasoned Boxer

Press Release: Tommy Nijem will have his debut kickboxing bout against experienced amateur boxing stand out Jose Perez.  Nijem will attempt to answer the question:  Which is the better martial art – kickboxing or boxing? Valdosta native, Nijem, 47, has trained in the martial arts at American Top Team Valdosta. He is the father of twin girls […]

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Daytona 500 Race On Sunday

Daytona 500 Race On Sunday

Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green on Sunday for the 60th Annual Daytona 500. What better way to open up the NASCAR season with the premiere race, the Daytona 500. Alex Bowman and Deny Hamlin qualified on the front row for the race. Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliot will start […]

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Business

American Red Cross Seeking Hometown Heroes Nominations

American Red Cross Seeking Hometown Heroes Nominations

VALDOSTA – The American Red Cross is seeking nominations for the Annual Hometown Heroes event. In Lowndes and the 19 surrounding counties, this event will recognize individuals whose extraordinary acts of courage or kindness set them apart from everyone else. Heroes are selected based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Let Your Sweet Tooth Lead The Way

Let Your Sweet Tooth Lead The Way

By Kimesha Bonner If you’re planning a special event and need to offer your guests dessert, Sweet’s Addiction Bakery is definitely a business to call. If you just want to treat yourself, or pick up something special for someone special, I recommend that you stop in and choose from their fresh baked selection. The bakery is […]

| February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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SG PRSA Shares Best Practices for Moody Support, Feb. 20

SG PRSA Shares Best Practices for Moody Support, Feb. 20

Press Release: The South Georgia Public Relations Society of America (SG PRSA) Chapter will host, “Team South Georgia: How to Embrace Moody AFB for the Benefit of our Businesses, Community and Region” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, located at 416 N. Ashley Street. The local […]

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Living

Sallas Mahone Treats Honor Roll Students

Sallas Mahone Treats Honor Roll Students

Valdosta City Schools: Sallas Mahone students who earned Honor Roll with Distinction for this nine weeks were rewarded with a visit from Kona Ice on Friday, February 9. SME is proud of these students for their hard work!

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Georgia Power hosts Moody Airforce Leadership Development Class

Georgia Power hosts Moody Airforce Leadership Development Class

Georgia Power Press Release: Georgia Power’s Valdosta office recently hosted the “Leadership Moody” class. The Airforce leadership development class participants gain insights from leaders in local government, education, athletics, industry and non-profit organizations. Once a month they participate in a class day, which involves visiting various organizations and learning the best practices and challenges of leadership […]

| February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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May the Force Be with You

May the Force Be with You

Written by Dr. Lauren Whittaker What student doesn’t like to learn outside? At J.L. Lomax, students are given the opportunity to learn while also enjoying nature.  On a beautiful Winter day, 4th grade science teachers, Gregory Vaughn and Jennifer Donegan took their students outside to learn about balanced and unbalanced forces. First, the two teachers played tug-of-war against each other. Neither […]

| February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

“Black Panther” Breaks Records

“Black Panther” Breaks Records

“Black Panther“ destroyed expectations, taking in $192 million in its first weekend.  And it’s expected to make $218 million to $222 million by the end of the President’s Day weekend tonight. It’s already broken the record for biggest February opening formerly held by “Deadpool” with $152 million. It’s also the biggest pre-summer opening weekend ever, beating “Beauty and the […]

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Woman Hit the Lottery for $50,000 While Giving Birth

A Woman Hit the Lottery for $50,000 While Giving Birth

  Wise Brother Media – A woman near Seattle hit the lottery for $50,000 last month while giving BIRTH. She went into labor right before the Powerball drawing and matched 4 out of 5 numbers, plus the Powerball.  So she just missed the jackpot by one number.  You only win $50,000 for matching all but one. Obviously […]

| February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Couple Sells Everything to Buy a Boat and Sail the World; It Sank on the Second Day

A Couple Sells Everything to Buy a Boat and Sail the World; It Sank on the Second Day

Wise Brother Media – At some point, haven’t we all dreamed of giving up our lives, getting on a boat, and sailing around the world?  Um . . . here’s why you shouldn’t. A 24-year-old woman named Nikki Walsh and her 26-year-old boyfriend Tanner Broadwell actually did it.  They said they were sick of the […]

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

S.L. Mason Class Wins Malcolm Mitchell’s National Reading Bowl Championship

S.L. Mason Class Wins Malcolm Mitchell’s National Reading Bowl Championship

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta City Schools Press Release: Ms. LaSharon Jackson’s 4th grade class won the Read with Malcolm National Reading Bowl Championship. They participated in a four-week challenge with other students from all over the United States. The contest was based on in-class reading time each week with the total for the week being submitted by 3 p.m. every Friday. […]

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Valdosta Observes National Engineers Week

Valdosta Observes National Engineers Week

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta Press Release: The City of Valdosta and the Engineering Department will observe National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24, to highlight the various engineers in the community, encourage local students to pursue prospective careers, and recognize how city engineers impact community life. The national theme this year is “Engineers – Inspiring Wonder,” and the events and […]

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Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

| February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: WCTV Eyewitness News SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a recent scam involving the callers posing as a sheriff’s office employee. Deputies say the caller will often use the name of an actual employee and tells the victims that they’ve missed jury duty and that they […]

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