Morning News Briefs for 5-10-17

| May 10, 2017

Lowndes County officials are urging citizens not to burn without a permit. Burning with permits is allowed on the first and third Saturday’s of the month and officials say that it is also important to know what can and cannot be legally burned. Fines for non-permitted burning can go as high as a thousand dollars or 30 days in jail. Violators could also be made responsible for the costs of extinguishing the blaze if it gets out of control.

A building that was home to several businesses and four families was destroyed by a fire in Bainbridge. According to the report from State Fire Marshall Don Allen the fire started in one of the apartments, but it is not yet determined whether the fire was intentionally set or started accidentally.

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working with officials in Dooly County on the case involving the home invasion murder of 29-year-old Travis Daniels. Investigators say that three men entered the residence and a struggle turned deadly leaving Daniels with a gunshot wound to the chest. The suspects fled and Daniels made his way to a neighbor’s home to get help. Daniels was airlifted to a Macon hospital where he later died.

Pay increases for para-professionals-school system employees-post season pay for coaches and annual bonuses were approved by members of the Valdosta Board of Education. The votes will benefit over eleven hundred workers. School system employee pay and para-professional will increase by 2 percent- bonuses were set at 10 percent.

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a free movie in the park! The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority and Bubba Highsmith State Farm are presenting Movies in the Park on Saturday, May 13th. The animated hit “Storks” will play on a 20-foot-wide inflatable screen. The movie begins at sundown (around 8:00 PM) at Drexel Park located at the corner of Brookwood and Patterson Street in Valdosta. There is no fee to enjoy the film and no registration necessary. Spectators should bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome and parks and rec will sell popcorn. This is the final Movie in the Park for the spring season. The series will return in the fall.

Agents with the GBI Thomasville Field Office were called in by Moultrie Police regarding to assist in the investigation of a homicide. A man who was taken to the Colquitt Regional Medical Center suffering from gunshot wounds later died; his name has not yet been released. Anyone with information is urged to call the GBI Thomasville Office at (229) 225-4090, or Moultrie Police.

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