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Dr. Richard Carvajal Named President of Valdosta State University

Dr. Richard Carvajal Named President of Valdosta State University

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Richard A. Carvajal, interim president of Darton State College in Albany, Ga., president of Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Carvajal will assume his post on January 1, 2017, according to USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “Dr. Carvajal is a proven leader in […]

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Valdosta residents urged to prepare for drop in temperatures

Valdosta residents urged to prepare for drop in temperatures

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Although South Georgia doesn’t maintain freezing temperatures throughout the winter season, there are spikes of low to freezing temperatures in the forecast that cause some concern for city streets and residential/commercial water systems. The City of Valdosta Engineering Department is requesting that city residents turn off their irrigation sprinklers in preparation for the low […]

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Morning News Briefs for 12-9-16

Morning News Briefs for 12-9-16

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Tift County jury has convicted Timmy Thompson on the charge of felony murder in connection with the killing of his wife Peggy Thompson two years ago. His sentencing is likely to take place next week. Testimony was given by the couples adult children and a younger child regarding the father’s abuse of his wife. […]

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Levi’s Call issued for abducted Georgia teen

Levi’s Call issued for abducted Georgia teen

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

EVANS, Ga. – Investigators are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 15-year-old girl who was abducted last week in Evans, Georgia. Authorities believe Calah Noel Waskow was abducted by Jason Johnson, 37. A Levi’s Call was issued Thursday, and investigators believe Johnson and Waskow are travelling in a tan 1998 Ford Crown […]

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High School teacher accused of having sex with a student

High School teacher accused of having sex with a student

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Brad Casalvieri, 30, has been arrested for allegedly sex with a student. Casalvieri is a biology teacher and football coach at Leon High School. However, authorities say the charges stem from Casalvieri’s time at Lincoln High School, where he was also a teacher and coach. Deputies at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Second Georgia police officer shot in Americus dies

Second Georgia police officer shot in Americus dies

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

AMERICUS, Ga. (WCTV) – The second officer shot by a suspect in Americus, Georgia on Wednesday has died, the Associated Press confirms. Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jodi Smith was initially airlifted from the scene in critical condition following the shooting that killed 25-year-old Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr. Officer Smith, 26, passed away from […]

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Valdosta shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

Valdosta shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man who was wanted in connection with a Friday shooting turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning. Antwain Devonta Williams, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Valdosta Police Department reports. Williams turned himself in the Lowndes County […]

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Fund established to help child injured during Valdosta Christmas parade

Fund established to help child injured during Valdosta Christmas parade

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A fund has been established to help the family of a three-year-old boy cope with medical expenses after he was injured during Valdosta annual Christmas parade. London Herring fell out of a parade float on December 3. School officials say his jacket got caught, causing him to fall off and be run over. […]

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Two juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Two juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

| December 8, 2016 | 1 Comments

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WCTV Eyewitness) – Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, local District Attorney General James Dunn and Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced charges at a news conference Wednesday. Dunn said the […]

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People with special needs to hit the runway at VLPRA fashion show

People with special needs to hit the runway at VLPRA fashion show

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – Yuko Hadley strikes a pose as she practices her catwalk for her big debut modeling for a very special Christmas fashion show. “I feel good,” says Hadley. “I feel pretty.” She says everyone should feel pretty and confident, even people like her with special needs. “Because we’re […]

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