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Woman falls to death from Lowndes billboard

Woman falls to death from Lowndes billboard

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A woman fell to her death Thursday from an Interstate 75 billboard, according to the Lowndes County Coroner. Amber Hope Hale, 28, of Tifton was performing routine maintenance when the incident occurred on a billboard near Loch Laurel Road, said Coroner Austin Fiveash. An investigation into the death is ongoing, and few details have […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-23-17

Morning News Briefs for 5-23-17

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

An eye witness who was to testify against two associates of the Street Gang the Westside Rattlers in Albany has refused to give their testimony. Desmond Warren and Farrell Hicks are charged with 26 counts including gang terrorism, aggravated assault and murder. According to the report the two men are said to have shot up […]

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Bush Wealth Management Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner

Bush Wealth Management Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Bush Wealth Management is proud to announce Sarah Lee, a graduate of Lowndes High School, as the recipient of their 2017 scholarship. Sarah’s essay on financial planning and many high school accomplishments rose to the top out of a pool of 24 applicants. She will be attending the University of Georgia in the […]

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Tips to grill safely this summer

Tips to grill safely this summer

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety.  Agent Melissa Norris of Southern Insurance Agency is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to urge the citizens of Lowndes County to take proper precautions when enjoying outdoor activities such as grilling. […]

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Valdosta FedEx driver wins state title, will compete at nationals

Valdosta FedEx driver wins state title, will compete at nationals

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta FedEx driver has won a state driving championship and will compete on the national stage this summer in Orlando. Glenn Morris, representing FedEx Freight, won a state title at the 2017 Georgia Truck Driving Championship held on May 13. As a state champion, Glenn earned an opportunity to compete in the National Truck […]

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Valdosta man sentenced 10 years for ambushing police officer

Valdosta man sentenced 10 years for ambushing police officer

| May 22, 2017 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Monday morning, a superior court judge sentenced Stephen Beck for his actions that shook the Valdosta community nearly a year ago. Last July, Beck confessed to a fake 911 call at Three Oaks Apartments. When Valdosta officer Randall Hancock responded, Beck shot him three times. One shot missed Hancock’s vest, and lunged into […]

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City of Valdosta and its community celebrates Public Works Week

City of Valdosta and its community celebrates Public Works Week

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – You may know them as your local sanitation crews, but to some people, they’re much more. “They’re friendly. They’re polite. They’re very efficient,” says Karen Wilson. “I’m from the Philadelphia area, so they just throw your stuff around.” Wilson has lived on Diana Drive in Valdosta for two years. Every Tuesday morning, sanitation […]

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Moody Airmen compete for spot in air assault unit

Moody Airmen compete for spot in air assault unit

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

CAMP BLANDING, Fla. – Over two dozen Moody Airmen are at a training camp in North Florida this week vying for a spot at a competitive school. If they pass the four-day assessment, they will be qualified for special air assault training. Strength, perseverance, and grit are the only things getting 27 Moody Airmen to […]

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Georgia wildfire stalls for days after rain, now 60 percent contained

Georgia wildfire stalls for days after rain, now 60 percent contained

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days, giving firefighters their best chance yet to stop the flames from advancing near the southern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. The multi-agency team fighting the fire said Friday the total burned area stands at 238 square miles […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-22-17

Morning News Briefs for 5-22-17

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Residents of Lanier County have a new health care facility thanks to the efforts of Jeffery and Kristen Ley. The operation is located in the property that formerly served the Bethel Baptist Church on Highway 37. The Faith Hope and Love Wellness center provides non-emergency services to patients 13 years of age and older. Working […]

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