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Thomasville Planning Amphitheater

Thomasville Planning Amphitheater

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE — The City of Thomasville has plans for a new amphitheater on the west end of the Downtown District. The amphitheater will sit on an acre of land. The city says it’s an area that wasn’t getting a lot of attention in years past, but with nearly a dozen new business openings, things have changed. […]

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Third-grader Shoots Classmate at Augusta School

Third-grader Shoots Classmate at Augusta School

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

AUGUSTA — An Augusta third-grader has shot a classmate after bringing a gun to school from home. The child found the weapon while exploring his family’s kitchen, authorities said in a report in the Augusta Chronicle. The shooting happened Tuesday at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. The child took the gun to school and was playing […]

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State Charter gives New Life to Old School in Rural Randolph County

State Charter gives New Life to Old School in Rural Randolph County

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

SHELLMAN – Valdosta isn’t the only community to benefit from the Charter School movement in South Georgia.  An abandoned school in Shellman, near Albany, will soon have new life by providing educational opportunities for rural students. The state just approved a new public charter school in Shellman, a rural, sleepy little town in the heart […]

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Savannah State Student dies from Student Union Shooting

Savannah State Student dies from Student Union Shooting

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH – A shooting that put the Savannah State University campus in Savannah on lockdown late Thursday night has now turned fatal. A student was shot at the Student Union on the school’s campus and taken to the hospital in Savannah.  He died early Friday morning. According to a report from WTOC, Savannah State reports the […]

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Hundreds now qualified for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

Hundreds now qualified for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia’s new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number of doctors now approved to recommend cannabis oil as a treatment. The updates given Wednesday to the state Commission on Medical Cannabis come as patients, families and doctors continue to grapple […]

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Recall on Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts

Recall on Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the […]

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Police thwart Counterfeit Ring

Police thwart Counterfeit Ring

| August 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police have made arrests related to a counterfeit check ring with several arrests reported. Sunday, August 16, Valdosta Detectives Derrick Keene and Kari Bennett received a tip that subjects were traveling around Valdosta attempting to pass counterfeit checks at local businesses. Detectives Keene and Bennett located three individuals: Christopher Crumpton, 44, Malinda […]

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Corrections Officers Arrested in Live Oak

Corrections Officers Arrested in Live Oak

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

LIVE OAK –The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General arrested Correctional Officers Kiree Twiggs and Jo Ann Lopez following a criminal investigation. They have been charged with Battery and Falsifying Official Records. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on June 15, 2015 at Suwannee Correctional Institution (SCI). The Department is terminating […]

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Victim Identified in Wednesday Shooting

Victim Identified in Wednesday Shooting

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — The Dougherty County Corner has identified the victim of a Wednesday morning shooting in Albany. The incident resulted in the death of one person after a shooting in the 1100 block of Newton Road, Albany, in the parking lot of Brothers Corner store. Coroner Michael Fowler identified the person killed in this morning’s […]

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Governor Deal to attend Scintilla Charter Ribbon Cutting

Governor Deal to attend Scintilla Charter Ribbon Cutting

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Scintilla Charter Academy will celebrate the opening of the first charter school in the Valdosta/Lowndes County area with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. on the school’s campus. The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, will be the keynote speaker and will be introduced by Georgia’s State School […]

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