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VSU Organizations Sponsor Blood Drive

VSU Organizations Sponsor Blood Drive

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Five Valdosta State University student organizations will team-up to sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive held 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the Student Union Ballroom. The sponsoring student organizations are Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi), Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Pi Kappa Phi (PKP) and Distinguished […]

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Thomasville Mayor Recognizes the Week of April 19-26 as Volunteer Week

Thomasville Mayor Recognizes the Week of April 19-26 as Volunteer Week

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE, GA – On behalf of Thomasville Mayor Max Beverly, Councilmember Jay Flowers presented Angela Kiminas, executive director of Hands On Thomas County, with a proclamation recognizing the week of April 19-26 as Hands On Thomas County Volunteer Week, during Monday’s City Council meeting. “Our community has such a heart and tradition for service, from our City […]

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U.S. Rep. Austin Scott Announces New Possibility for Moody

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott Announces New Possibility for Moody

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The South Georgia Military Affairs Council (SGMAC) hosted U.S. Representative Austin Scott for a press conference at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber on Thursday. The South Georgia Military Affairs Council is comprised of four area chambers of commerce, including Adel-Cook, Lakeland-Lanier, Nashville-Berrien, and Valdosta-Lowndes. The primary focus of the group is the protection of […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate, Michelle Nunn Visits Second Harvest of South Georgia

U.S. Senate Candidate, Michelle Nunn Visits Second Harvest of South Georgia

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Michelle Nunn, former CEO of the Points of Light Foundation and candidate for U.S. Senate, traveled to Valdosta and Columbus to discuss how public-private partnerships that bring private organizations, businesses, community stakeholders and government together can increase accountability and get better results than top-down government programs alone. Wednesday in Columbus, Nunn toured […]

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DECAL Alerts Child Care Programs & Parents About Leaving Children in Vehicles

DECAL Alerts Child Care Programs & Parents About Leaving Children in Vehicles

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA, GA– Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) is alerting child care providers and parents about the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles after a five-year-old child was allegedly left in a child care van in Macon on Monday for more than four hours. A similar incident in […]

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Valdosta Celebrates National Community Development Week

Valdosta Celebrates National Community Development Week

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The 2014 observance of National Community Development Week, April 21 – 25, will focus on highlighting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The celebration in Valdosta will kick off with Mayor John Gayle issuing a proclamation supporting the CDBG and in recognition of the program’s 40th anniversary. The CDBG program is […]

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Spring VSU Senior Art Exhibition Runs April 19-May 5

Spring VSU Senior Art Exhibition Runs April 19-May 5

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA — The Valdosta State University Department of Art will kick off its 2014 Spring Senior Art Exhibition with an opening reception in the Fine Arts Gallery from >1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. A student jazz combo will perform. Admission to the annual Spring Senior Art Exhibition is free of charge; […]

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Deal Signs Bill Increasing Rural Health Care Providers

Deal Signs Bill Increasing Rural Health Care Providers

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 998, legislation that will expand the Georgia Medical Student Scholarship program and increase the number of practice opportunities for health care providers in rural areas Wednesday during his visit to Valdosta. “Georgia’s Medical Student Scholarship program allows for us to retain our best and brightest medical doctors […]

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Purple Up For Military Kids

Purple Up For Military Kids

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA – April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. On April 16, Lowndes County Schools’ joined others across the state and nation observing  Purple Up for Military Kids Day recognizing students whose parents are actively serving in the armed services.Student and staff were asked […]

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 7.0 Percent in March

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 7.0 Percent in March

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago. “This is the ninth month in a […]

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