Grimes Named Farmer of the Year

MOULTRIE -- Philip Grimes, a native of Tifton, has been named 2014 Georgia Farmer of the Year at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo Tuesday in Moultrie. Grimes was recognized for his high peanut yields for more…

Georgia Cost of Living Comparison Released

S.E. (Chip) Harp, Valdosta Today Business Editor: VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University released its Cost of Living Comparison for the second quarter of 2014.  Valdosta’s cost of living is slightly higher than the Georgia state…

Winn Dixie Closing 2 Valdosta Stores

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: VALDOSTA -- Winn Dixie will be closing at least 2 of their 5 Valdosta-area stores. The Bi-Lo Holdings Company, owner of Winn Dixie, stated that the stores on Norman Drive and Bemiss Road (at…

Valdosta Unemployment Still High: 8.4%

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Business Editor VALDOSTA -- Where's the recovery?  Valdosta residents are still shackled with high unemployment as the Georgia Department of Labor announces the rate at 8.4%, up from this time last…

Tift County Unemployment Higher than State’s

TIFTON -- Georgia's unemployment rate for August has climbed to 8.1 percent, an increase from 7.7 percent in July and the second-highest jobless rate in the country, with only Mississippi being worse. While seasonally adjusted…

Chaparral Boats to Create 50 Jobs at Berrien…

NASHVILLE, GA -- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Chaparral Boats will expand its existing facility, creating 50 new jobs in Berrien County. “This expansion by Chaparral Boats underscores how well Georgia’s No. 1…

VLCDA Lands New Hahira Facility

VALDOSTA -- The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority (VLCDA) announced Wednesday that Bimbo Bakeries USA Distribution, a subsidiary of one of America’s top producers of premium baked goods, will construct a new 7,500-square-foot distribution facility in Hahira…