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Valdosta City Schools Announce Make Up Days

Valdosta City Schools Announce Make Up Days

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta City Schools’ Board of Education met on Tuesday, September 26 and voted to approve three make-up days following the week-long closure associated with Hurricane Irma. The 2017-18 academic calendar was amended to add these three student and staff days.  January 5 will now be the the day that students return from winter […]

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U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of execution to Georgia killer

U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of execution to Georgia killer

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

JACKSON — The United States Supreme Court granted a stay of execution Tuesday night for condemned killer Keith Tharpe. The justices voted 6-3 to stay the execution over concerns that one of Tharpe’s jurors was racist and hence sentenced him to death because he was African-American.  Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch dissented. […]

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Teens Charged after Robbing Drug Dealer

Teens Charged after Robbing Drug Dealer

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Six teenagers are facing robbery charges after police in Canton report the teens attempted to rob a suspected drug dealer after luring him to a vacant home. The teens are being charged with  armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.  Those charged are 19-year-old William Harris, 19-year-old Shamer […]

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Lowndes Students Selected to Serve on State Advisory Council

Lowndes Students Selected to Serve on State Advisory Council

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Congratulations to Nealy Hiers, Lowndes Middle School 8th grader, Nolan Harbison, Pine Grove Middle School 8th grader, along with two Lowndes High School Student Council Students, Katelin Stecz and Lauren Burgess, as they were selected to serve on State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2017-18 Student Advisory Council. These students were chosen out of […]

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Suntrust Park boosts Braves Attendance 28%

Suntrust Park boosts Braves Attendance 28%

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The Braves may have missed the playoffs again, and saw another losing season, but that didn’t prevent fans from pouring into their new stadium this season. The Braves announced after the season’s last homestand that attendance was up more than 28% over last season.  The Major League Baseball team averaged nearly 31,000 fans […]

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Equifax Fires CEO Richard Smith over Breach

Equifax Fires CEO Richard Smith over Breach

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Equifax is ousting the company’s CEO as a result of the massive data breach which has exposed millions of individuals person information to hackers. The Associated Press is reporting CEO Richard Smith has been fired by the company in an effort to begin transitioning the company after a security breach exposed information on […]

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Valdosta Police to host Curfew Forums

Valdosta Police to host Curfew Forums

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Police Department will be hosting three (3) community forums to hear feedback and concerns from the community on a proposed new Curfew and Parental Responsibility Ordinance. The department has proposed a new city ordinance to Valdosta Mayor and Council whereas juveniles from the age of 7 to 16 are prohibited from […]

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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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