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Peach Bowl Celebrates 50 Years

Peach Bowl Celebrates 50 Years

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp | Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer ATLANTA — Many of Georgia’s sports elite gathered at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta Tuesday night to celebrate 50 years of the Peach Bowl.  More importantly, they gathered to acknowledge the impact the game has had supporting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and the […]

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2018 MLS All-Star Game Awarded to Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

2018 MLS All-Star Game Awarded to Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Atlanta United making the playoffs in Major League Soccer wasn’t the only important news coming from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In recognition of the extraordinary success of Atlanta United during the club’s inaugural season, the passion shown by the soccer supporters throughout the southeast, and the arrival of a game-changing stadium for the […]

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America’s Formula 1 Team prepares for Suzuka

America’s Formula 1 Team prepares for Suzuka

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

SUZUKA, Japan — – The Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at Suzuka Circuit marks the last of a three-race stretch through the Far East, and the trip has tested Haas F1 Team along with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. The American outfit, based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, scored points two weeks ago in Singapore after seizing […]

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Atlanta United Clinch Playoff Berth in First Season

Atlanta United Clinch Playoff Berth in First Season

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Atlanta United clinched a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs by defeating Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Wednesday night in front of 43,006 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Julian Gressel, Josef Martinez and Jacob Peterson scored for Atlanta United, which ran its home unbeaten streak to 12 consecutive matches. “We’re going to try […]

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State Police Council votes to Revoke DeKalb Sheriff Certification

State Police Council votes to Revoke DeKalb Sheriff Certification

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has lost his certification to act as sheriff.  This means Mann will be removed from office. The state panel that certifies law enforcement officers voted unanimously Wednesday to revoke Mann’s certification after Mann plead guilty to charges related to a late night arrest in Atlanta weeks ago. Mann […]

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Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Shops has completed a $5 billion acquisition of competitor Cabela’s, the company announced this week. The deal was closed on September 25th, where Bass Pro paid $61.50 a share for Cabela’s stock, lower than the original $65.50 a share announced in April. Both brands will be retained, […]

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Westinghouse asks Court to Force Continuation of Vogtle Contract

Westinghouse asks Court to Force Continuation of Vogtle Contract

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

  NEW YORK — Westinghouse Electric has asked a New York bankruptcy court to stop Georgia Power from terminating their contract to construct two nuclear power plants near Augusta as part of the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Southern Company, which owns Georgia Power, decided to stop the massive project after Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy […]

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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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