Local News Capsule

| October 23, 2014

NEWS-BRIEFSLee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA:

PEPPER RECALL AFFECTS LOCAL STORES  |  VALDOSTA — Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores are recalling over 6,000 pounds of Serrano Chile Peppers distributed by Bailey Farms Inc. due to a possible Salmonella contamination. Customers can call 1-866-946-6349 for more information.

WIREGRASS GRANT  |  VALDOSTA — A Valdosta neurosurgeon has made a donation to the Health Sciences program at Valdosta’s Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

Dr. Ed Mark and his wife have made a donation of $1,000,000 to the technical college.  It represents the largest individual donation in the institution’s history.

POLITICAL LUNCHEON  |  THOMASVILLE — A Women in Politics luncheon was held in Thomasville, hosted by State Representative Darlene Taylor. The lawmaker cited apathy as a major problem in getting women to vote. Taylor held the luncheon to encourage women in the Thomasville area to make their voices heard at the ballot box and even ended the affair ahead of schedule so that the participants could cast early ballots.

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