Morning News Briefs for 12-15-16

| December 15, 2016
Valdosta Announces Holiday Sanitation Schedule…The City of Valdosta will be closed for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.No sanitation services will be offered for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, which this year falls on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2… The Sanitation Division will NOT collect residential garbage, recyclables, yard waste or special pick-ups on these dates. However, citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their garbage, recyclables and yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m. on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 for both Monday and Tuesday pickups. For more information, call 229-259-3590 or visit the city’s website.

Brandon Corbitt, Ben Hart and Victor Anderson have been recognized as the December 2016 Employees of the Month by the city of Valdosta.They each received a framed certificate and a check for $200, and their names appear on a plaque displayed in City Hall. While on a job site a woman called out to them for help with her husband who had fallen and while Hart remained with the city equipment Corbitt and Anderson were able to assist the family.

Former car dealer Seterious Barney of Albany is held in jail on a $35,000 bond. The charges against him include 14 felony counts of theft by deception. Officials say that Barney was a used car dealer who sold vehicles that the dealerships did not own and provided no titles to the buyers.

The Associated press reports that Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue an order on the drug called naloxone that’s used to reverse opioid overdoses without a prescription. The state’s Board of Pharmacy also has removed the drug from its dangerous drug list. Georgia pharmacists can now dispense the drug without a prescription. Deal also announced Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation aimed at opioid abuse when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1,200 people overdosed on drugs in Georgia in 2014, a 10 percent increase from 2013.
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