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Local News Capsule

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: CHEMICAL THIEF GUILTY  |  ALAPAHA — Businessman Joe Dixon, the owner of Dixon Seed and Chemicals in Alapaha, has pleaded guilty in connection with a case involving chemicals stolen from a Brooks County Farm. He was implicated involving thefts in multiple counties covering several years. SALVATION ARMY EMPTY STOCKING FUND […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fatal Accident in Turner County

Fatal Accident in Turner County

ASHBURN — The Georgia State Patrol has reported a fatal accident which occured Sunday evening near Ashburn on Interstate 75. A person was reportedly thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.  Another person was injured and transported to Tift Regional Hospital in Tifton for treatment. The accident is under investigation at this time.

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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State News

Gubernatorial Hopefuls Match-up with Atlanta Press Club

Gubernatorial Hopefuls Match-up with Atlanta Press Club

Eric Baker, Valdosta Today: ATLANTA — Georgia’s three gubernatorial candidates faced off in a debate hosted by GPB at 7 p.m. Sunday. This was the first meeting of Republican Governor Nathan Deal, Democratic candidate Senator Jason Carter and Libertarian businessman Andrew Hunt since their debate at the Georgia National Fair last month. The economy and education […]

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comments
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Republicans Hold “Likely” Edge for both House and Senate Majority

Republicans Hold “Likely” Edge for both House and Senate Majority

S.E. (Chip) Harp, Valdosta Today Editor: VALDOSTA — Using predictive technologies, Microsoft’s search engine service, Bing, has provided a predictor to estimate the outcome of next month’s election for House and Senate seats across America.  What did they find?  Republicans lead in the race to gain control of the Senate and retain control of the House, […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Valdosta Middle Wins Cheer Competition

Valdosta Middle Wins Cheer Competition

VALDOSTA — The Wildcat football team may have had a tough go of things last weekend, but that doesn’t mean other Wildcats weren’t keeping the Winnersville tradition alive. The Valdosta Middle School Competition Cheerleaders traveled to Atlanta last Saturday to compete in the Fear to Cheer Competition at Loganville High School. Competing against four other […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blazers Crush Miss College 62-0

Blazers Crush Miss College 62-0

CLINTON, MS -– The Valdosta State offense scored on nine straight possessions while the Blazer defense limited Mississippi College to just 139 yards of total offense as VSU shutout the Choctaws 62-0 in Gulf South Conference football action at Robinson-Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. With the win, Valdosta State improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in […]

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Business

5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic

5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic

Deborah Jian Lee, Forbes: Work ethic is an American value that runs deep, so deep that Americans put in more hours than workers in other wealthy countries and are more likely to work nights and weekends. While many workers would love more time off, job insecurity and technology that keeps them constantly plugged in can […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Savannah Harbor Project Growth Engine for Georgia

Savannah Harbor Project Growth Engine for Georgia

SAVANNAH — The deepening of the Savannah River will confirm Savannah, and Georgia’s position as one of the top 5 ports in the United States for container traffic.  The deepening means the larger ships expected through the expanded Panama Canal from Asia and China will still be able to call on Savannah as a primary […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Community

Thomasville Planning Department Earns Recognition

Thomasville Planning Department Earns Recognition

THOMASVILLE -– The City of Thomasville’s Planning Department has received the American Planning Association of Georgia award for Outstanding Planning Process, Small Community for the Creative District Plan and community charrette which they led earlier this year. The award was presented to the Planning Department during the APAG’s annual conference. Brian Herrmann, planner II for […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wiregrass hosts Construction and Engineering Fair

Wiregrass hosts Construction and Engineering Fair

VALDOSTA — Over 600 area middle and high school students participated in 3rd annual Construction and Engineering Fair at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College on the Valdosta campus.  Students from across the region were invited to come to the campus to learn about the college’s technical and industrial programs and meet employers in the construction and engineering […]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Editorial  |  Czars and Responsibility:  Crisis Management by POTUS

Editorial | Czars and Responsibility: Crisis Management by POTUS

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director: The job description reads thusly: “The official’s work will focus on making sure that the US efforts to protect the American people by detecting, isolating and treating Ebola patients in this country are properly integrated but do not detract from the aggressive commitment to stopping Ebola in West […]

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comments
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Opinion  |  Our Collective Conscience, Under Attack

Opinion | Our Collective Conscience, Under Attack

Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor: Steven Salaita was offered a position in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois. Following a slew of tweets by the former Virginia Tech professor which were overtly oppositional to Israeli military policy, the University of Illinois rescinded their offer to Salaita—which has prompted a firestorm […]

| October 14, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Governor to Appoint Ebola Task Force

Governor to Appoint Ebola Task Force

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Sunday he would sign an executive order to create a task force to define Georgia’s response to the Ebola threat to the state. Deal said the group would assess the state’s health and emergency management procedures and devise recommendations for the state’s health workers and political leadership. “Rest […]

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Pearson “Crime Spree” Thwarted

Pearson “Crime Spree” Thwarted

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

PEARSON — Three burglaries affect one small town Friday morning.  The Hardee’s restaurant, CK Laundromat, and Pearson Tire were hit in Pearson by what law enforcement believes was the same person. A suspect has been arrested by Pearson Police.  Police used surveillance video at the Hardee’s to identify the suspect, who they later found in […]

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Phoebe Took Approved Steps regarding Ebola Threat

Phoebe Took Approved Steps regarding Ebola Threat

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Officials at Albany’s Phoebe Putney Health System, parent to the Phoebe Sumter facility that screened and treated a patient showing symptoms related to the Ebola virus, say they took the right steps to determine risk for the virus. In an interview with WALB, Chief Medical Officer Steven Kitchen said, “They identified this person […]

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