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Macon Targets Valdosta for Habitat Efforts

Macon Targets Valdosta for Habitat Efforts

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adam Ragusea, Center for Collaborative Journalism VALDOSTA — In recent years, Macon-Bibb County officials have struggled to meet a goal of demolishing 100 blighted properties each year. Though no one knows for sure how many are left to tear down, estimates range as high as 5,000. At the current rate, it would take half a century […]

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Carter Cleared by Ethics Commission

Carter Cleared by Ethics Commission

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: ATLANTA — Jason Carter has been cleared by the state’s Ethics Commission for fundraising violations. The state ethics commission has dismissed a complaint accusing Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter of violating state law by sending fundraiser invitations during the legislative session. The commission responded to former state Sen. John […]

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Meth Bust at Jolly Inn, Valdosta

Meth Bust at Jolly Inn, Valdosta

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: VALDOSTA — Local and regional authorities continue to make arrests involving the manufacture of methamphetamine. Offenders have come up with some creative way of producing the highly addictive and sometimes deadly drug; from major operations found in rural areas to shake and bake quick production methods to mobile production operations […]

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State News Update

State News Update

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Georgia News Network ATLANTA SCHOOLS CHEATING SCANDAL It took weeks, but the jury was seated last week in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal trial. Opening statements are this morning. The trial is expected to last months. 12 teachers and administrators are accused of changing answers on the CRCT back in 2009. Former superintendant Beverly […]

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Time Running Out to Register to Vote

Time Running Out to Register to Vote

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — You have until October 6 to register to vote in Georgia for the coming Fall election. The state’s Oct. 6 registration deadline will likely prompt a rush of last-minute filers, but know that counties will keep processing applications after Oct. 6 as long as the initial form was received by the deadline. You […]

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Stalking Suspect Caught; Search for Shooter; Afghan Pilots at Moody

Stalking Suspect Caught; Search for Shooter; Afghan Pilots at Moody

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: STALKING SUSPECT CAUGHT THOMASVILLE — A suspect sought in connection with a stalking case in Thomasville was discovered hiding in a garbage can by a Police K-9 unit. The search was on for 22 year old Robert Sharpe for probation violation and felony burglary had been issued for him as […]

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Coffee County Accident Injures 2

Coffee County Accident Injures 2

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

DOUGLAS — Two Coffee County residents were hospitalized after suffering injuries from a Saturday night accident. Georgia State Patrol Troopers report that 19-year-old Joshua Hutto, who was traveling East along Osbon Mills Road and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Osbon Mills Road and McKinnon Road. Their truck hit a ditch and […]

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Dublin VA Chief in Line for Removal

Dublin VA Chief in Line for Removal

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN — The Veterans Administration said in a news release Friday morning that the head of the VA Clinic in Dublin is under fire for manipulating data, and officials want him replaced. The release says the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed removal of the Director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center (CVVAMC) in Dublin, […]

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Family of Deceased Child Robbed, Moultrie Fights lead to Arrest, Sabal Trail Pipeline Petition

Family of Deceased Child Robbed, Moultrie Fights lead to Arrest, Sabal Trail Pipeline Petition

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: Family of Deceased Child Burglarized VALDOSTA — Still mourning the death of her 14 month old daughter a Hill Avenue mother returned home to find that her residence had been burglarized and even some of the baby’s belongings had been stolen. The unidentified mother reported to police that as much […]

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Scintilla Charter Academy Approved By State Charter Schools Commission

Scintilla Charter Academy Approved By State Charter Schools Commission

| September 25, 2014 | 7 Comments

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — Scintilla Charter Academy was one of three charter schools approved yesterday, September 24, by the State Charter Schools Commission. The academy is intended to open in August of 2015 and will be a K5 elementary school. Scintilla Charter Academy will teach grades kindergarten through third grade and will eventually […]

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