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Georgia Senate advances controversial adoption proposal

Georgia Senate advances controversial adoption proposal

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies receiving taxpayer funding to refuse to work with same-sex couples. Sponsored by Sen. William Ligon, a Brunswick Republican, the measure was passed Friday by a vote of 35 to 19 after about an hour of contentious debate. […]

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Memorial Service Held for Deputy Chris Butler

Memorial Service Held for Deputy Chris Butler

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The family of Deputy Chris Butler along with his friends and fellow deputies gathered outside the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning for a memorial service. Deputy Butler passed away on Feb. 25, 2017. He was on his way to a domestic call, with lights and sirens on, when a semi pulled out […]

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Student accused of making threat to Cairo High School

Student accused of making threat to Cairo High School

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: WCTV Eyewitness News CAIRO, Ga. (WCTV) — Cairo High School Principal Chris Lokey says a student has been disciplined after making a verbal threat to other students at the school on Tuesday afternoon. Principal Lokey says once it was determined that the student made the threat and school administrators began investigating the incident, it […]

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Parkwood Development Center worker arrested for Assault on Patient

Parkwood Development Center worker arrested for Assault on Patient

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Report: On February 16, 2018, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Parkwood Developmental Center in reference to an assault incident. Officers arrived and made contact with Director of the Parkwood Facility. The Director advised that she was made aware by other coworkers that one of the caretakers was being abusive to some […]

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Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Restaurant Association announce 2018 Georgia Grown Executive Chefs

Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Restaurant Association announce 2018 Georgia Grown Executive Chefs

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: ATLANTA (Feb. 21, 2018) – Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black and Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) CEO Karen Bremer announced the 2018 Georgia Grown Executive Chefs on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at the GRA’s 10th Annual Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception, held at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. This year, we received a tremendous […]

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Lowndes County 911 Center Scheduled for On-Site Assessment

Lowndes County 911 Center Scheduled for On-Site Assessment

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: The Lowndes County 911 Center is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain national accreditation by verifying it continues to meet professional standards for public safety communications centers. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the Communications Accreditation program standards require the Center […]

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Valdosta Police Seize Narcotics, Cash, and Stolen firearms during investigation

Valdosta Police Seize Narcotics, Cash, and Stolen firearms during investigation

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Report:  On 02-20-2018 at approximately 8:35am, Valdosta Police Officers were investigating a “civil dispute” call for service at a local business in the 2500 block of Bemiss Road. While on scene, a motorist (having nothing to do with the civil dispute) drove past the officers with the strong odor of Marijuana emanating […]

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LHS Mock Trial Earns Spot at State Elite Eight

LHS Mock Trial Earns Spot at State Elite Eight

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Lowndes High School opened its season in October with 106 other teams from around the State of Georgia. The first step of the competition was Region 19 which took place Saturday January 27th, 2018 at the Lowndes County Judicial Building against Clinch County, Wayne County, Thomas County Central and Valwood. Lowndes defeated all […]

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Deal: HOPE passes $10 billion mark

Deal: HOPE passes $10 billion mark

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Office of Gov. Nathan Deal:  Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program has surpassed $10 billion in total financial aid assistance awarded to Georgia students. The HOPE Program awards scholarships to students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions located in Georgia. “The HOPE Scholarship Program is one of our most […]

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Two fishermen found dead in Brooks County pond

Two fishermen found dead in Brooks County pond

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) — The Brooks County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the bodies of two fishermen have been found in the pond off of Reedy Creek Road. According to BCSO, 69-year-old Benny Wooten and 79-year-old Dew Bell Richardson were found in the pond. Officials say the pair […]

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