Morning News Briefs 8-25-16

| August 25, 2016


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 battle to see who is the Lip Sync Master. All proceeds from the event benefit Girls on the Run South Georgia.

More death has occurred as the result of gun violence in the city of Albany. 19 year old Darius Keys of Camilla died at the hospital. Brandon Hallman has been arrested and charged with felony murder. He was originally charged with tampering with evidence and party to a crime.

A non-profit company in Blakely has joined to efforts to help Louisiana flood victims. Peanut Proud has donated two semi-truck loads of peanut butter valued at $110,000 dollars retail, amounting to 826 thousand servings. Second Harvest Food Bank is responding with thousands of pounds of food, water, and cleaning supplies to flood victims, and the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are also accepting donations.

Lake Park residents got some good news from the leadership there. Members of the Lake Park City Council voted not to increase the current millage rate. The decision will cost the city just over $3,000 in revenue since property values have decreased.

Trustees at the Florida A&M University have for the second time this summer voted in a majority not to extend the contract of current University President Elmira Mangum. Her term expires next April. Trustees will now establish a special committee to meet with President Mangum to map out a plan for the future.

The agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Mayor and City Council has items of interest to area residents: consideration of an ordinance to adopt Valdosta’s tax millage rate-consideration of a Resolution for a Community Home Investment Program Grant Award by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, also known as a CHIP Grant and consideration of appointments to various boards and authorities. The meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Officials in Atlanta say that the man that pulled up next to a woman sitting inside her car at the Memorial Drive Walmart knew his victim. According to the report the male shooter exited a pickup truck and opened fire causing the female victim to jump from her vehicle in an attempt to get away. She was helped by a good Samaritan who gave her a ride to the Dekalb County Jail where officials got her transported to a hospital. The suspect fled the scene in the victim’s car and at last report was still at large.

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