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FEMA conducts flood study in Lowndes County

FEMA conducts flood study in Lowndes County

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is kicking off a five-year flood study in Lowndes County. FEMA met with city and county leaders on Wednesday to discuss the process. The study is designed to help resident’s know if they qualify for flood insurance. The area’s last flood zone update was around eight years ago. […]

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South Georgia residents face empty shelves, dry gas pumps

South Georgia residents face empty shelves, dry gas pumps

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – With the threat of Hurricane Irma approaching, South Georgia residents are trying to prepare but are struggling to find supplies. Many have been faced with empty isles at local stores. Several places, like the Walmart on Norman Drive, have run out of water. The store attached signs to empty shelves saying, “Due to […]

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Alleged murder suspect named in 24-year-old Lowndes cold case

Alleged murder suspect named in 24-year-old Lowndes cold case

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES CO., – After 24 years, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has identified the alleged suspect in the cold case of Grant Green. Tuesday, the LCSO says they’re searching for Calvin Jerome Davis for the violent beating that led to Green’s murder. The 61-year-old victim was an insurance salesman reported missing, after never returning home […]

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Hurricane Irma still a powerful Category 5 storm

Hurricane Irma still a powerful Category 5 storm

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WCTV) – Hurricane Irma, armed with the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, bore down Tuesday on the Leeward Islands of the northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it toward Florida over the weekend. Florida Gov. Scott urged during a Tuesday evening press […]

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Moody AFB deploys rescue teams to Texas

Moody AFB deploys rescue teams to Texas

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

MOODY A.F.B., Ga. – This week, Moody airmen packed for another deployment during a time of desperate need. This time, that operation is on U.S soil to help trapped civilians hundreds of miles away in east Texas. “We participated in Hurricane Katrina,” says Justin Demarco, Vice Commander of Moody’s 23rd Wing. “We haven’t seen anything […]

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Valdosta State’s first semester under new ‘Campus Carry’ law

Valdosta State’s first semester under new ‘Campus Carry’ law

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Monday, students at Valdosta State hustle to their first day of classes. The fall semester not only bringing a new curriculum, but a new law allowing handguns on campus. “People around here probably don’t have it, and if they see it, they’re going to be scared,” says Maurice Baker, a VSU sophomore. While […]

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Officials identify man found dead on Lowndes-Brooks County line

Officials identify man found dead on Lowndes-Brooks County line

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. – We’re learning new details after a body was found near the Brooks-Lowndes County line one month ago. Monday, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve identified the man as 52-year-old Billy Rose, a Brooks County resident. His body was discovered by a conductor on a CSX train on the east side […]

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South Georgia teachers get free shopping day for school supplies

South Georgia teachers get free shopping day for school supplies

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A free shopping day for public school teachers in South Georgia. The Second Harvest warehouse was packed Thursday afternoon. Dozens of teachers picked up last minute items for the school year. All the donated school supplies were free, but teachers say the biggest help was the copy paper. Georgia-Pacific, a sponsor for the […]

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Valdosta State celebrates Move-In Day with hundreds of new students

Valdosta State celebrates Move-In Day with hundreds of new students

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – It’s the big day for new students at Valdosta State University, as they move into their new home for the next four years. Thursday, green rolling bins helped move hundred of new students into the next chapter of their lives. Parents were lined up by residential halls to help unpack and move. The […]

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Valdosta looks into new curfew law to fight rising crime by minors

Valdosta looks into new curfew law to fight rising crime by minors

| August 9, 2017 | 7 Comments

VALDOSTA – Residents say kids under the age of 17 have been roaming the streets of Valdosta past midnight. “Some of the kids say I don’t want to talk to you,” says Doug Robinson with Citizens Against Violence. “One even told me ‘it’s none of your business.’” It’s not the first time the group of […]

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