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Valdosta Narcotics Bust Nets Arrest

Valdosta Narcotics Bust Nets Arrest

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office continues to work to keep drugs off the streets. On Tuesday afternoon, after receiving several complaints of suspicious activity at 5456 McLeod Drive, Valdosta, investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the home. This search resulted in the recovery […]

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Albany Plans Airport Expansion

Albany Plans Airport Expansion

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Competition to better serve corporate clients through regional airports just ramped up as Albany rolled out plans to improve the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. WALB is reporting that Airport Commissioners approved the concept of plans to demolish the Fix Base Operator hangars and build new buildings on both sides of the airport to […]

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Local News Capsule

Local News Capsule

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA: COLQUITT COUNTY VOTES NO FOR GUNS AT SCHOOL  |  MOULTRIE — Colquitt County School Board members have decided against arming school personnel. The Georgia General Assemble gave their approval to a gun law that gives local boards the final say in whether or not to arm specified school workers. The […]

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Hill Avenue Overpass Opens in Valdosta

Hill Avenue Overpass Opens in Valdosta

| October 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA -– Vehicle gridlock created by trains crossing West Hill Avenue became history Tuesday with the opening of a new $20 million overpass, delivered by the Georgia Department of Transportation on budget and ahead of schedule. All four lanes of the U.S. 84/state Route 38/West Hill Avenue overpass opened to traffic shortly before a 10 […]

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Democrat Hecht Fabricates Sheriff Endorsements


Democrat Hecht Fabricates Sheriff Endorsements


| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — More accusations from Republicans of Democrat fabrication of facts in campaign ads have some Georgia sheriffs upset. Late Friday, the campaign of Democrat candidate for State Attorney General, Greg Hecht rolled out a press release claiming 37 Georgia sheriffs had “switched” from backing Republican Attorney General Sam Olens. After multiple news outlets ran […]

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Cairo Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Conviction

Cairo Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Conviction

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — A south Georgia man will spend the next 12 1/2 years in prison after sentencing related to his conviction on child pornography charges.  That term will be followed by lifetime supervision by authorities. Thomas W. Faircloth, 37, of Cairo, Georgia, was sentenced Monday in Albany federal court in connection with receiving, distributing and possessing […]

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Nunn Uses President George H.W. Bush Photo Against His Wishes

Nunn Uses President George H.W. Bush Photo Against His Wishes

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comments

ATLANTA — Despite repeated requests from President George H.W. Bush, Michelle Nunn continues to “disrespectfully” use his photo in her campaign ads, according to Bush staff and David Perdue campaign officials. The former president’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, has made it clear this is against the President’s wishes and that he does not approve: “Michelle and her […]

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Lake Park Burglary Suspect in Custody

Lake Park Burglary Suspect in Custody

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comments

LAKE PARK — Residents of Lake Park reported the burglary of their homes.  There seemed to be pattern.  Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies believe they have a suspect in custody. On October 11, 2014 the residents at 5132 Lauren Lane, Lake Park reported the burglary of their home in which certain items were taken including debit […]

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Berrien County Man Killed by Tractor

Berrien County Man Killed by Tractor

| October 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

BERRIEN COUNTY — A Berrien County Farmhand was killed when the tractor he was operating pinned him down in a pond and he drowned. The accident occurred Monday evening.  Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath reported James Turner, 27, was killed when the tractor he was operating turned over and pinned him down in a pond. […]

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Life in Prison over a Gold Chain

Life in Prison over a Gold Chain

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — It’s life in prison for two men convicted of killing a 19-year old Milton man to steal his gold chain.  A third suspect was acquitted. Christopher Walker was shot in the driveway of his family’s home after returning from a local Taco Bell restaurant, according to reports.  The suspects, per investigators, was shot because […]

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