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Prison-Based Meth Distribution Ring Dismantled

Prison-Based Meth Distribution Ring Dismantled

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press Release from U.S. Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III: F. “Pete’ Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces sentences imposed on 20 defendants since January of this year resulting from the dismantling of a drug ring distributing methamphetamine and other drugs and operated from within the prisons of the Georgia […]

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Wiregrass Gets Computer and Technology Upgrades

Wiregrass Gets Computer and Technology Upgrades

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wiregrass Press Release: Valdosta – Students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are reaping the benefits of technology upgrades and new computer equipment, with plans on the horizon for more upgrades in the near future.  Last year, the college was able to invest $400,000 in new computers for programs like, Computer Information System, Business Technology, Criminal Justice, […]

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Former Robins Air Force Base Employee Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor

Former Robins Air Force Base Employee Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press Release from U.S. Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III: United States Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III announces that Arthur D. Clark, age 60 of Perry, Georgia, was sentenced on October 16, 2017, by United States District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Macon, Georgia to 10 years in federal prison for attempted online enticement […]

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3 Killed, 1 Critically Injured in Turnpike Toll Booth Crash

3 Killed, 1 Critically Injured in Turnpike Toll Booth Crash

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three people have died and another is being treated for critical injuries suffered when the car they were in crashed into a barrier meant to stop accidents and flew over a toll plaza on Florida’s Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocki told local news outlets Tuesday morning that the […]

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Five Valdosta Residents Plead Guilty to Mail Theft Conspiracy

Five Valdosta Residents Plead Guilty to Mail Theft Conspiracy

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press Release from U.S. Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III: United States Attorney G.F. Peterman, III announces that on October 3, 2017 Kedrick Antwan Williams, age 31, and on October 12, 2017, Zerrick Devon Tompkins, age 31, Jerry Lewis Rawls, Jr., age 44, Willie James Smith, age 64, and Gregory Willie Harris, age 46, all of […]

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Valdosta Police Arrest Suspect for Burger King Burglary

Valdosta Police Arrest Suspect for Burger King Burglary

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: On September 28, 2017 at approximately 5:30 am, uniformed patrol units with the Valdosta Police Department responded to Burger King located at 1801 N Ashley Street regarding a report of a commercial burglary. Officers made contact with staff members who advised that an unknown subject had illegally entered the business […]

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Teenage Ventriloquist to Make Professional Debut

Teenage Ventriloquist to Make Professional Debut

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Valdosta – Good Sport Productions has announced the upcoming performance by singing ventriloquist Cole Tucker on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Mathis Auditorium in Valdosta. The family friendly show starts at 7:00 pm. Cole Tucker is a student at Lowndes County High School and has performed at retirement homes, festivals, and other […]

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VPD Issues Bicycle Safety Reminder

VPD Issues Bicycle Safety Reminder

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: Update: Earlier this year in May, the Valdosta Police Department put forth several helpful tips and information on laws regarding bicycle safety. VPD wants to continue increasing awareness with additional information. -Where a bicycle lane is provided on the roadway, the operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to a […]

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Gas prices decreasing in Georgia

Gas prices decreasing in Georgia

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — The average gas price in Georgia has decreased more than 30 cents over the past month. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins told WXIA-TV that, “Motorists have enjoyed a month-long plunge at the pump after prices skyrocketed because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.” Gas prices in the state averaged $2.44 per gallon on Sunday […]

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Curfew Ordinance Now Up To Elected Officials

Curfew Ordinance Now Up To Elected Officials

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta – The final public forum regarding the propose juvenile curfew and parental responsibility ordinance was held last week. “There was approximately 75 citizens attending the event and feedback was positive,” said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress of the final forum. “During each of the public forums there has been many citizens for the ordinance […]

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