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Georgia Christian Prepares to Welcome Former President Bush

Georgia Christian Prepares to Welcome Former President Bush

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

DASHER — Georgia Christian School will welcome George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States,as its special guest as part of the GCS Centennial Homecoming Celebration. This special eventwill take place next Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Valdosta State University. The GCS Annual Benefit Dinner began in the fall of 2008 with Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward and […]

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Deadly Crash on Colquitt County Road

Deadly Crash on Colquitt County Road

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT COUNTY — Thanksgiving was marred by a deadly crash at the Colquitt County, Mitchell County line Thursday. Georgia State Patrol reports that around 3 a.m. Thursday a single vehicle veered off of Georgia Highway 37 and slammed into a tree, killing one person and injuring another. The man and woman inside of the vehicle were […]

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FSU Shooter May Have Wanted to Die

FSU Shooter May Have Wanted to Die

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Editor: TALLAHASSEE — Why? That is the question always posed when senseless acts of violence occur.  Investigators in Tallahassee are working to learn more concerning the “why” FSU graduate Myron May, 31, went on a shooting rampage at the school’s Strozier Library last week, injuring 3 students before being fatally shot […]

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Valdosta Main Street Holiday Open House

Valdosta Main Street Holiday Open House

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Main Street’s Holiday Open House on Dec. 6 will showcase the unique and magical fun and flare of Downtown Valdosta. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the first of three breakfast events with Santa, and ending with the traditional Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade, the Holiday Open House will once again have something for […]

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Child Advocate Director Indicted

Child Advocate Director Indicted

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — The former CEO of a support services organization in Albany has been indicted for theft, forgery and conversion of the organization’s assets to personal use. Cassandra Wright of Albany, was the CEO of the Albany-based Lilly Pad Center, which provided support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults a […]

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Atlanta Braces for Further Protests

Atlanta Braces for Further Protests

| November 26, 2014 | 1 Comments

ATLANTA — Protests related to the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision are creating the cancellation of many Atlanta police officers Thanksgiving plans. Atlanta’s police chief said he has canceled officers’ Thanksgiving vacation. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the city’s police chief, George Turner, spoke Wednesday about the protests held in the city Tuesday night. More […]

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Atlanta One of Top 3 Airports in Near Collisions

Atlanta One of Top 3 Airports in Near Collisions

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — During the holiday season air traffic is taxed to the breaking point to get folks home to family and friends.  No one questions the safety record of air travel. However, a side-effect of hosting the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, is the issue of near-collisions on airport runways.  Near-collisions on US airport […]

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Rain Creates Issues with Valdosta Sewers

Rain Creates Issues with Valdosta Sewers

| November 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta area has received over five inches of rain this week. Soils have become saturated, and inflow and infiltration stormwater from these ongoing heavy rains has caused some parts of the wastewater collection system to be filled to capacity. No manhole overflows have been discovered or reported. However, during routine wet weather […]

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Second Harvest Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Second Harvest Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution

| November 25, 2014 | 1 Comments

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — Today, Nov. 25, Second Harvest hosted their annual Thanksgiving food distribution at Valdosta High School. Second Harvest employees and volunteers handed out a total of 1,500 pantry boxes of food, each weighing around 20 pounds to local families in need. “I think the event was a great success, […]

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Marijuana Legal in Georgia?  Maybe.

Marijuana Legal in Georgia? Maybe.

| November 25, 2014 | 5 Comments

NORCROSS — Efforts are underway to introduce legislation to the General Assembly to allow the legal use, not only of medical marijuana, but the regulation of retail sales of the drug in Georgia. Democrat state senator Curt Thompson of Gwinnett County, pre-filed legislation that may do just that.  He also pre-filed a constitutional amendment to […]

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