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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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Weather postpones cut day at the 99th PGA Championship

Weather postpones cut day at the 99th PGA Championship

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer CHARLOTTE — Rainy weather created a suspenseful conclusion to the second round of the PGA Championship in Charlotte on Friday.  Weather delayed the final pairings of the day, creating the need for some players to finish on Saturday. Huge crowds swamped the Quail Hollow Club as Charlotte hosted its first […]

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99th PGA Championship Tees off in Charlotte

99th PGA Championship Tees off in Charlotte

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer CHARLOTTE — The 99th PGA Championship teed off this morning from the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.  One-hundred fifty-six of the world’s best golfers will compete for the year’s final major.  In anticipation of the tournament drama yet to come, here are some interesting facts about the tournament. The tournament […]

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SNEDEKER WITHDRAWS, KIRK JOINS FIELD AT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

SNEDEKER WITHDRAWS, KIRK JOINS FIELD AT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer CHARLOTTE — The 99th PGA Championship is set to tee off Thursday from the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, host of the year’s final major.  Valdosta Today will be reporting from Charlotte as the drama unfolds. Will Jordan Spieth become the youngest player to capture the career Grand Slam at […]

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99th PGA Championship Tees off from Charlotte Thursday

99th PGA Championship Tees off from Charlotte Thursday

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Charlotte – The 99th PGA Championship will tee off Thursday from Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Valdosta Today will be on hand to share impressions and comments from the year’s final major. The field will include the best 156 players eligible for the championship of the PGA of […]

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Essentials by J: Valdosta student builds business from scratch

Essentials by J: Valdosta student builds business from scratch

| June 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

VALDOSTA – It isn’t hard to imagine most high school students spending the summer before their senior year reluctantly putting in hours at a summer job, hanging out with friends and stressing about impending adulthood. But at least one upcoming Valdosta senior has another thing on her mind: business. Jakayla Pigford is a dual-enrolled student at […]

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Bobby Jones’ Legacy lives on at Emory

Bobby Jones’ Legacy lives on at Emory

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer ATLANTA — No one in the history of the ancient game of golf has had a greater positive impact on the game than Georgia’s own Bobby Jones.  His record of major tournament victories, including his “Grand Slam” of 4 majors in the same year, all as an amateur, will stand […]

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The Petit LeMans and ALMS: The Heart of Sports Car Racing born in Georgia

The Petit LeMans and ALMS: The Heart of Sports Car Racing born in Georgia

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Part 3 of a 3-part Series on Georgia’s Don Panoz and his contribution to racing Part 1: How Muscadines brought one of the world’s motorsports pioneers to Georgia Part 2: Georgia and Panoz:  Innovators in International Motorsports Racing in America has a rich and diverse history. Whether it’s the open-wheeled rockets […]

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A Conversation with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen

A Conversation with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer I was recently given the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen.  The native of Denmark has had a long and successful career in racing, spanning everything from Formula One to Sports Cars.  His son, Kevin, currently drives in Formula One for the factory […]

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Georgia’s Don Panoz:  Innovator in International Motorsports

Georgia’s Don Panoz: Innovator in International Motorsports

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Part 2 of a 3-part Series on Georgia’s Don Panoz and his contribution to racing Part 1: How Muscadines brought one of the world’s motorsports pioneers to Georgia It’s hard to imagine that a Georgia-based company has been one of the world’s revolutionary car development firms. But that’s exactly what Don […]

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