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Valdosta State Prison Inmate Death Under Investigation

Valdosta State Prison Inmate Death Under Investigation

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia Department of Corrections Press Release: Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation on the death of inmate Joseph Pagen (GDC #1001121716), as a suspected homicide. Agents  have reason to believe inmate Pagen died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another […]

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Georgia agency reports progress in state’s rape kit backlog

Georgia agency reports progress in state’s rape kit backlog

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press  ATLANTA (AP) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says its crime lab is making progress in a years-long effort to test thousands of backlogged sexual assault evidence packages. The agency’s goal is to clear out the old rape kits by the first of next year, freeing it to then concentrate on new […]

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New striping, RPMs coming to several state routes next week

New striping, RPMs coming to several state routes next week

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

GDOT Press Release: Prepare for a slow moving road operation next week as a Georgia Department of Transportation contractor puts down new striping and/or raised pavement markers on several state routes. New striping and RPMs are a safety feature for motorists. They help delineate lanes and can signal drivers that they have strayed out of […]

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Deal: Manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer to invest $15 million in Walton County

Deal: Manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer to invest $15 million in Walton County

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Governor Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Top Polymer Enterprise, a Chinese manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), will create 70 jobs and invest $15 million in a facility in Social Circle. New jobs will include positions in manufacturing and production. “Georgia’s manufacturing sector continues to drive statewide investment by attracting industry […]

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National Infant Immunization Week is April 21 – April 28, 2018

National Infant Immunization Week is April 21 – April 28, 2018

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

South Health District Press Release: Valdosta – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines not only help protect our children but can also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. National Infant Immunization Week […]

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VSU’s Department Of History Explores Poland With New Study Abroad Program

VSU’s Department Of History Explores Poland With New Study Abroad Program

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gdansk, Poland Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Department of History is launching its first ever study abroad program with a trip to Poland July 8-28. The tour will be centered in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, and a major Baltic port, Gdansk (once called Danzig). Produced in partnership with the University of Gdansk, […]

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Walmart Presents Check to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

Walmart Presents Check to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Accepting the check for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is Rodney Baggett, Commercial Truck Driving Instructor for Wiregrass and Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Wiregrass Tech President. Wiregrass Press Release: Douglas, GA – The Wiregrass Foundation North was the recipient of a $5,000 check from Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grant Program. Dr. Tina K. Anderson, President of Wiregrass […]

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VSU Debate Sets New Records At National Competition

VSU Debate Sets New Records At National Competition

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured (left to right) are Travis Edwards, Shanta Johnson, Nathalie Jaimes-Arias, and Kelsey Townsend. Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team recently set new records at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Competition at Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Oregon. As a team, Shanta Johnson […]

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SGMC’s EMS Leads Georgia in Administration of Pre-hospital Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients

SGMC’s EMS Leads Georgia in Administration of Pre-hospital Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients

| April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

SGMC Press Release: South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services will be the first ambulance service in Georgia to go live with the administration of pre-hospital antibiotics for patients that are symptomatic with sepsis. Sepsis is a medical emergency. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure and death. According to EMS […]

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Moody cracks down on distracted driving

Moody cracks down on distracted driving

| April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Moody Air Force Base Press Release: By Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson, 23d Wing Public Affairs MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A motorist begins his commute home cruising down Davis. St. towards Robbins Rd., trying to make it to the gate before traffic begins. He texts his friends about the perfect place to kick start […]

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