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Tropical Storm, Flash Flood Watch issued for Lowndes and surrounding counties

Tropical Storm, Flash Flood Watch issued for Lowndes and surrounding counties

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – A Tropical Storm Watch and a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Lowndes County and much of South Georgia as Tropical Depression 9 moves closer to shore, possibly becoming a hurricane before landfall. Tropical Storm and Flash Flood Watches have been issued for Colquitt, Cook, Berrien, Decatur, Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes […]

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VPD arrests seven, looking for three in multiple burglaries, car break-ins

VPD arrests seven, looking for three in multiple burglaries, car break-ins

| August 31, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department has arrested seven individuals and are searching for three more in connection with multiple burglaries and vehicle break-ins. The arrests stem from cases that occurred in May, June, July and August, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry. “The unit began investigating a string of burglaries that occurred in May from […]

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Moody pilots grounded after 4 military jets buzz NC city

Moody pilots grounded after 4 military jets buzz NC city

| August 31, 2016 | 1 Comments

MOODY AFB – Four pilots are under investigation at Moody Air Force Base after flying at a low altitude Monday in North Carolina. The four MAFB pilots have been grounded while officials determine investigate the incident. The pilots flew at a low altitude over Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte shortly after take off from […]

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Tropical Depression 9 to strengthen, 6 to 8 inches of rain expected in Lowndes

Tropical Depression 9 to strengthen, 6 to 8 inches of rain expected in Lowndes

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County Emergency Management remains in daily contact with the Tallahassee division of the National Weather Service, regarding Tropical Depression 9 and the possible impact on the area. Click here for the NWS Tropical Storm 9 Briefing Packet According to current forecasts, the storm is expected to be upgraded to a tropical storm […]

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Lowndes County bus crash survivor: “Still feels like a nightmare”

Lowndes County bus crash survivor: “Still feels like a nightmare”

| August 31, 2016 | 12 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News LOWNDES Co. – It’s only been 24 hours since Sierra Landaverde was taking her normal bus ride from Lowndes High School. Looking back, she says, the school bus crash on I-75 still feels like a nightmare. Sierra says she replays it over and over, while in the Intensive […]

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Morning News Briefs for 8-31-16

Morning News Briefs for 8-31-16

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County government official Paige Dukes reports that forecasts call for storms in the area as the result of what may become a tropical storm impacting local weather. Six to eight inches of rain is expected in southern Lowndes County, with an impact of four to six inches for the rest of the county. Tropical […]

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Eric Sheppard sentenced to probation, fines for campus gun charge

Eric Sheppard sentenced to probation, fines for campus gun charge

| August 31, 2016 | 17 Comments

VALDOSTA – A former Valdosta State University student has been sentenced after pleading guilty to bringing a gun on campus during a protest in May 2015. Eric Sheppard pleaded guilty to one count of carrying a weapon in a school safety zone one year after the incident occurred. Sheppard was sentenced Monday to three years […]

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Student arrested after gun found in trash can at Cook High School

Student arrested after gun found in trash can at Cook High School

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

COOK Co. – A 15-year-old Cook County High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a school resource officer found a handgun in a garbage can. Officials were called to the school at approximately 2:30 p.m. after receiving reports that a student had brought a handgun to school. While investigating the claim, a school resource […]

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Trucking company issues statement regarding fatal Lowndes bus wreck

Trucking company issues statement regarding fatal Lowndes bus wreck

| August 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

  VALDOSTA – An Illinois-based trucking company has issued a statement following a deadly crash involving one of their trucks and a Lowndes County school bus on Interstate 75 Monday afternoon. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer, driven by Michael Scarpaci, 58, of Lockport, Illinois and owned by CR Transport, Inc. of Joliet, […]

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4 teens charged in Colquitt Co. burglaries

4 teens charged in Colquitt Co. burglaries

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT Co. -The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested four teenagers for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from multiple homes and firing shots while being chased by a concerned neighbor. Three 16-year-old juveniles and one 15-year-old were arrested. Investigators said they broke into at least five homes in Colquitt County and were caught […]

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