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Valdosta juvenile shot at, bullet strikes car

Valdosta juvenile shot at, bullet strikes car

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department is investigating a Monday night incident in which a juvenile victim reported he was shot at by an unknown individual. At approximately 8:30 p.m., VPD officers responded to the 900 block of West Street after receiving a 911 call from an individual who refused to be identified, according to VPD […]

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Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

| April 25, 2017 | 1 Comments

  VALDOSTA – A Valdosta comics shop was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, and police have the suspect in custody. At approximately 1:11 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to Kool Comics at 1515 North Ashley Street in reference to a reported armed robbery. The 44-year-old shop owner reported a “known person” held him at gun […]

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GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning home

GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning home

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early Monday morning incident in which an injured woman was found inside a burning home east of Colquitt, Georgia. Officials responding to a residential fire in the 4800 block of Georgia Highway 253 reportedly found Georgia Mae Green […]

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Morning News Briefs for 4-25-17

Morning News Briefs for 4-25-17

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Illegal dumping has become a problem for code enforcement officials in Lowndes County. Currently the watch areas include approximately 30 sites where the litter and bulk trash is found. The fine for illegal dumping can go as high as $1,000 per incident or 30 days in jail. Cameras have been set up in specified areas […]

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Lowndes County cracks down on illegal dumping

Lowndes County cracks down on illegal dumping

| April 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County code enforcement is combating illegal dumping and littering.Officials are monitoring roughly 30 sites where residents have been illegally dumping bulk trash like full bags of household garbage and even old mattresses. (file photo) Members of Code Enforcement put cameras up in some dumping sites to catch offenders in action. Roughly 30 citations […]

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Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. The West Mims Fire was sparked by lightning on April 6 inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The fire grew by 76 percent over the weekend as winds […]

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Morning News Briefs for 4-24-17

Morning News Briefs for 4-24-17

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Albany double shooting over the weekend has taken the life of 15-year-old Jalen Walker. Quatez Strong was hospitalized with serious injuries but later died. Police took 43-year-old Joseph Jones III into custody and the criminal investigation is underway. Jones told police that a vehicle had followed him and his family-pulled up next to where […]

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Thomasville wraps up sixth annual Due South Festival

Thomasville wraps up sixth annual Due South Festival

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE – The City of Thomasville wraps up it’s sixth annual Due South Festival. Music, vendors, and art, all coming together for one weekend, and leaving people with memories they’ll never forget. “It’s really casual. Come as you are. Have a good time. Everyone is a friend,” says Sara Anders. “It’s pretty awesome,” says Brad […]

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Lowndes hosts 16th Annual LEIF Banquet

Lowndes hosts 16th Annual LEIF Banquet

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation Honors Outstanding Alumni, Students, Parents, and Teachers LOWNDES CO. – The sixteenth annual Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation (LEIF) Distinguished Alumnus Celebration and Awards Banquet was held on April 20 at Lowndes High School.  Chick-fil-a of Saint Augustine Road and Lake Park, Cheddar’s, KFC, and Olive Garden were the presenting sponsors, providing dinner […]

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VPD to hold open police officer testing April 29

VPD to hold open police officer testing April 29

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 08:30 a.m. the Valdosta Police Department will be hosting the entrance examination for the position of Police Officer at the City Hall Annex. This the first stage of the hiring process. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and will be locked at 9 a.m. with no further […]

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