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Brewton-Parker Student Shot, Killed at College Party

Brewton-Parker Student Shot, Killed at College Party

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

MOUNT VERNON — A student was shot and killed while attending a college party over the weekend. Stevenson Derival, 20 of Decatur, was attending a large gathering near Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.  According to reports from WSB-TV, Mount Vernon Police Chief Calvin Burns stated that hundreds of people were at the event early Sunday […]

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Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole at the St. John Road Race and Halloween Carnival

Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole at the St. John Road Race and Halloween Carnival

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Don’t be late for this very important date! October 28th, 2017 marks the 17th annual Road Race and Halloween carnival at St. John Catholic School in Valdosta. The school plans to take a trip down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland themed walk/run that begins and ends on the St John […]

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OPINION: NFL Tackle, Army Vet Villanueva Stands Alone for his Country

OPINION: NFL Tackle, Army Vet Villanueva Stands Alone for his Country

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer The NFL, the golden goose of professional sports, is currently being wracked by protests that threaten to wreck its image and position as America’s pastime. It also threatens to disrupt the steady stream of cash that pours into the pockets of owners, broadcasters, advertisers, and players. Do fans turn on […]

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Justin Thomas Earns FedEx Cup at East Lake; Schauffele wins TOUR Championship

Justin Thomas Earns FedEx Cup at East Lake; Schauffele wins TOUR Championship

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Justin Thomas’ second place finish at the TOUR Championship earned him golf’s richest prize, the FedEx Cup, Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Thomas earns the season-ending championship trophy after posting an -11 par 203, finishing second to young upstart Xander Schauffele, who won the TOUR Championship. After starting the final […]

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Atlanta United go 11 Unbeaten at Home with Impact Win

Atlanta United go 11 Unbeaten at Home with Impact Win

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Atlanta United defeated Montreal Impact 2-0 on Sunday night behind goals from Tito Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz. With the win, the club moved into third place in the Eastern Conference and is one win away from clinching a playoff spot. Atlanta also broke the MLS expansion team record for goals in a season […]

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Wes Taylor state finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Wes Taylor state finalist for Superintendent of the Year

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools, has been named a state finalist for the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for the state of Georgia. Each year the Georgia’s superintendent professional organization (GSSA) calls for and accepts Superintendent of the Year (SOY) nominations from local school boards, Regional Education Service Agencies, business organizations […]

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LHS Hosts Tomb of Unknown Soldier Exhibit

LHS Hosts Tomb of Unknown Soldier Exhibit

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Lowndes High School hosted an exhibit of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The exhibit was presented by the Exchange Club of Rome, Georgia in conjunction with the local Exchange Club of Valdosta. The exhibit is a half-scale, exact replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The exhibit was […]

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More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — More technology jobs are being made available in Atlanta. OneTrust, a data privacy firm, announced they will double their office footprint in Midtown Atlanta in the seven-story Midtown Heights building on Spring Street. OneTrust is backed by Manhattan Associates and AirWatch co-founder Alan Dabbiere.  The firm has developed a technology that helps businesses […]

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Courier Van Heist nets $1.8 million Theft

Courier Van Heist nets $1.8 million Theft

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

DECATUR — Thieves targeted an ATM courier van and came away with a reported $1.8 million during a heist in Decatur Wednesday. According to reports from WSB-TV, the ATM courier van was outside the Citizens Trust Bank on South Hairston Road in Decatur Wednesday night when thieves broke into the van and drove off with […]

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Goals Early and Often put Atlanta United over LA Galaxy

Goals Early and Often put Atlanta United over LA Galaxy

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Atlanta United defeated LA Galaxy 4-0 Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 consecutive matches. Yamil Asad scored twice while Josef Martinez and Miguel Almirón added goals for Atlanta, which ran its goal tally to 61 on the season. “We can’t ever lose the hope to keep […]

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