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Ronnie Lancaster Honored as January Employee of the Month

Ronnie Lancaster Honored as January Employee of the Month

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta: Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Utilities Director Darryl Muse honored Backflow Prevention Program Coordinator Ronnie Lancaster as the January 2018 Employee of the Month at the Jan. 11 City Council meeting. Lancaster received a framed certificate, a check for $200, and his name appears on a plaque displayed in City Hall. Lancaster […]

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Florida Legislature could declare pornography a health risk

Florida Legislature could declare pornography a health risk

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A resolution moving through the Florida House would declare pornography a health risk. The House Health & Human Services Committee overwhelmingly approved the resolution Thursday. It states the need for education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians from pornography. Republican Rep. Ross Spano is sponsoring the resolution. […]

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President Trump Announced His “Fake News Awards”

President Trump Announced His “Fake News Awards”

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wise Brother Media – President Trump finally announced the winners of his “Fake News Awards”.  There were 11 in all.  Here are the Top 5 . . . 1.  “New York Times” columnist Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover. 2.  ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES […]

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City Sets Stage for Talks about Neighborhood Revitalization

City Sets Stage for Talks about Neighborhood Revitalization

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta:  On Monday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, the fifth neighborhood Think Tank will meet regarding the revitalization plan for Ora Lee West and the surrounding neighborhoods of Brookwood and Tom Town. This meeting will continue the discussion among community stakeholders about neighborhood needs, desires, and […]

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VSU Announces Chess Club for Area Middle, High School Students

VSU Announces Chess Club for Area Middle, High School Students

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta State University:  Valdosta State University invites area middle school and high school students to learn more about Chess Club from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Center. This activity is designed for public, private, and homeschooled students in grades fifth through 12th. Students do not […]

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A Dad Hired a Helicopter Pilot to Find His Missing Son and Saved His Life

A Dad Hired a Helicopter Pilot to Find His Missing Son and Saved His Life

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wise Brother Media Wise Brother Media – A 17-year-old kid named Samuel Lethbridge left his parents’ house near Sydney, Australia on Sunday to go meet his girlfriend, but never showed.  And when he didn’t answer his phone, his parents got worried and reported him missing. Unfortunately, the cops weren’t very helpful.  They said he probably […]

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VSU Opera Presents “The Tender Land” Jan. 20-21

VSU Opera Presents “The Tender Land” Jan. 20-21

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta State University:  VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University Opera will present “The Tender Land” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, on the Whitehead Auditorium stage. Tickets are on sale now. “In the American heartland during the Great Depression, the provincial existence of a rural farming family hinges upon the high school graduation […]

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Senior MARTA Executive Sentenced for Causing MARTA to Pay $500,000 for Work Never Performed

Senior MARTA Executive Sentenced for Causing MARTA to Pay $500,000 for Work Never Performed

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia: ATLANTA – Former MARTA Senior Director of Operations Joseph J. Erves has been sentenced to two years, nine months in federal prison for orchestrating a false invoicing scheme that resulted in MARTA paying more than $500,000 for maintenance work that was never performed and for […]

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Georgia Corrections Official Discusses Drone Delivery to Inmates

Georgia Corrections Official Discusses Drone Delivery to Inmates

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press  ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Corrections commissioner says he doesn’t want drone delivery to become one of the ways prisoners get things they’re not supposed to have. The Telegraph of Macon reported that Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory Dozier told lawmakers that he will be asking them to support […]

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Joe Franklin, Sr. Named December Custodian of the Month

Joe Franklin, Sr. Named December Custodian of the Month

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Photo l – r:  Dr. Todd Cason, Superintendent, Mr. Joe Franklin, Sr., December Custodian of the Month, Ms. Liz Shumphard, VBOE Chair, Ms. Greta Smith, Custodial Supervisor, and Dr. Alvin Hudson, Asst. Superintendent Valdosta City Schools: Mr. Joe Franklin, Sr., December 2017 Custodian of the Month, has been in the custodial department for two […]

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