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Valdosta mother charged with murder of her two-month-old child

Valdosta mother charged with murder of her two-month-old child

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta mother has been charged in connection with the death of her two-month-old child over the weekend. At approximately 8:48 a.m. on Saturday, the Valdosta Police Department responded to an emergency call for assistance from an apartment in the 800 block of South Fry Street. The call involved a two-month-old baby who was […]

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When do the fireworks start?: A list of local Independence Day celebrations

When do the fireworks start?: A list of local Independence Day celebrations

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – South Georgia and North Florida offer multiple opportunities to celebrate America’s Independence Day this year. Here is a list of a few of the events: Valdosta Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular Tuesday, July 4 Best viewed on the Valdosta Mall side of I-75 between Exits 16 and 18 Fireworks […]

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Valdosta police investigate attempted armed robbery

Valdosta police investigate attempted armed robbery

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police are investigating a late Sunday night attempted armed robbery. At 11:47 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 1400 block of East Moore St. in reference to a reported armed robbery. A 19-year-old male victim told officers he was walking when two men approached him and demanded money, according to […]

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Georgia man pleads guilty to rape of girl, gets probation

Georgia man pleads guilty to rape of girl, gets probation

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Outrage sparked over a Macon, Georgia man avoiding jail time after pleading quilty to statutory rape. Tremayne Driskell, Jr., 21, was charged with rape and child molestation of a 13-year-old girl in 2016. A plea deal gives him five years of probation. Meg Baldwin, the executive director of the Refuge House in […]

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GBI Crime Lab identifies new fentanyl analogues

GBI Crime Lab identifies new fentanyl analogues

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab in Cleveland, GA has identified two new fentanyl analogues, acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl. Both of these synthetic opioids had not previously been identified by the GBI Crime Lab. They both can be absorbed through the skin and are considered highly dangerous. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s […]

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Moody’s 23rd Wing Commander takes final flight

Moody’s 23rd Wing Commander takes final flight

VALDOSTA – A bittersweet farewell as the 23rd Wing Commander at Moody Air Force Base makes his final flight before transferring command. 23rd Wing Commander Thomas Kunkel had a smooth landing in his Pave Hawk helicopter Tuesday, marking an end to his ceremonial final flight. “It’s just a great day. A great way to cap […]

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Morning News Briefs for 6-28-17

Morning News Briefs for 6-28-17

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In response to the recent gun violence that is plaguing the Ponderosa Drive area the Coordinator of the Citizens Against Violence organization says that residents have come together in a campaign to thwart the rise of violent crimes. Signs in support of the Citizens Against Violence are now in yards throughout the community as neighborhood […]

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Lowndes TSA teams compete in Orlando

Lowndes TSA teams compete in Orlando

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Last week, the Lowndes High and Hahira Middle School TSA chapters traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete against over 8000 kids in the 39th Annual TSA National Conference. The team included Isabel Autrey, Molly Davis, Jon Liu, Alana Lund, Hank Peagler, Lyla Ruff, Ruby Ruff, and Cameron White. This group of talented young […]

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Fireworks: Fun and Dangerous

Fireworks: Fun and Dangerous

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but they can also be dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not taken.  Agent Bivins Robinson of Robinson Agency Inc. is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to remind the citizens of Lowndes County to make safety a main priority if they choose to handle legal […]

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Lowndes County Emergency Management Hosts Community Wide Hurricane Planning Meeting

Lowndes County Emergency Management Hosts Community Wide Hurricane Planning Meeting

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. –Each year, local officials, stakeholders, and first responders meet just prior to June 1, the official beginning of hurricane season, to hear the season forecast from the National Weather Service.  This year, Lowndes County Emergency Management is hosting a similar meeting in an effort to bring the same information to citizens: Community Wide […]

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