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FBI warns of phone scams in Valdosta targeting college students

FBI warns of phone scams in Valdosta targeting college students

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The FBI Atlanta Division continues to warn the public of an ongoing and prolific series of phone scams that target public FBI telephone numbers as part of their ruse. The latest emerging scams have targeted the FBI Atlanta’s Columbus, Georgia office as well as its Valdosta, Georgia office. While the initial calls may […]

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GED scoring changes may mean more passing grades at Wiregrass

GED scoring changes may mean more passing grades at Wiregrass

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Approximately 58 Wiregrass students may achieve a passing grade on their GED® Test due in part to new scoring enhancements by the National GED Testing Service. The passing score for high school equivalency has been recalibrated from 150 to 145, which means students since January 1, 2014 who had scores between 145 -149 may […]

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Man arrested for armed home invasion at Valdosta hotel

Man arrested for armed home invasion at Valdosta hotel

| February 5, 2016 | 1 Comments

  CORRECTION: Original reports from VPD incorrectly stated Hallman’s age. This article has been edited with the correct information. VALDOSTA – Police arrested a man who allegedly entered a hotel room Wednesday armed with a knife and demanded money At approximately 5:53 a.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Del-Mar hotel at 1510 North Ashley St. in […]

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Truck backs into Valdosta business, injures three

Truck backs into Valdosta business, injures three

| February 5, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – At approximately 9:44 a.m. Friday, officers with the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Inner Perimeter Road in reference to an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers observed that a white 2009 F-250 had crashed into the wall of Cura Care. The investigation revealed that the driver, an elderly male, had just frequented another […]

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Wild Adventures announces 2016 concerts

Wild Adventures announces 2016 concerts

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Wild Adventures has announced its 2016 concert schedule, which includes 14 shows and more than 20 artists. Concerts are FREE with a Season Pass or park admission.  $5 reserved seats to all-star concerts for 2016 Gold Season Passholders in advance, $10 reserved seats for all other guests in advance.  Reserved seats purchased the […]

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LCSO arrests two men with prescription pills, pound of marijuana

LCSO arrests two men with prescription pills, pound of marijuana

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men during an Interstate 75 traffic stop Thursday night, and one of the men is being charged with possession of prescription drugs and a pound of marijuana. At approximately 10 p.m., LCSO deputies assigned to the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit stopped a Toyota Camry reportedly traveling […]

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Morning News Briefs for 2-5-16

Morning News Briefs for 2-5-16

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Phillip Harris was accused of 11 counts of rape and aggravated child molestation and his Dougherty County trial lasted nearly two weeks. Following three hours of going over testimony and evidence a jury has found Harris not guilty on all counts. More than 250 farmers from across the south are attending the Federation of Southern […]

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Moody A-10 Warthogs to stay until 2022

Moody A-10 Warthogs to stay until 2022

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday what has been anticipated for months: the A-10 will not be retired. In a speech previewing next week’s budget release, Carter also highlighted new technologies his department is developing in order to meet what he called a “major inflection point” that takes “the long view” for the department. “We’re […]

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VPD opens enrollment for Citizen’s Police Academy

VPD opens enrollment for Citizen’s Police Academy

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department would like to announce the 23rd Session of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 17th and will last for 10 weeks. The goal of the CPA is to give citizens a better understanding of the internal workings of a modern day law enforcement agency and […]

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Sabal Trail pipeline approved

Sabal Trail pipeline approved

| February 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline has gotten approval from the Federal Energy regulatory Commission to build the highly controversial pipeline which will through South Georgia. The pipeline will impact parts of Florida and Alabama as well with a compressor station to be located in Dougherty County. 162 miles of the 494 mile pipeline […]

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