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Valdosta’s Clean Sweep Project Receives National Innovation Award

Valdosta’s Clean Sweep Project Receives National Innovation Award

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – An advanced City of Valdosta Engineering project, titled “A Clean Sweep of Data Collection,” has been recognized by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its creative and efficient approach to street sweeping, which involves installing HD, GPS-equipped cameras in the Stormwater Division’s sweeper truck, allowing the staff to track, map and […]

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Georgia Olive Farms harvest, olive oil industry expands

Georgia Olive Farms harvest, olive oil industry expands

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News LAKELAND – It’s harvest time at Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland. For weeks, they will be moving hundreds of acres of olives from the farm to the table. Many will purchase the bottle of extra virgin olive oil, but they say it’s what’s inside that makes it a […]

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Man hospitalized following officer-involved shooting in Valdosta

Man hospitalized following officer-involved shooting in Valdosta

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Valdosta. The Valdosta Police Department says around 6 p.m. Wednesday, an officer responded to the 1600 block of Fresno Street in the Forrest Meadows neighborhood for a reported domestic disturbance. Officials have confirmed that a man was shot and taken to the hospital. His condition is […]

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Police report: School administrator choked student

Police report: School administrator choked student

| September 28, 2016 | 2 Comments

THOMASVILLE – A school school administrator at a Thomasville private school was charged last week for felony child cruelty, and an incident report released by officials this week offers details of the allegations that led to her arrest. Linda McLean, 66, director at Favor Christian Academy, was arrested Friday by the Thomasville Police Department. According to police […]

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Teenager killed in Colquitt County crash

Teenager killed in Colquitt County crash

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT Co. – A Colquitt County teenager died in wreck Tuesday morning after colliding with a mobile home being pulled by a semi-truck. At approximately 8 a.m., deputies with the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident on Highway 37 near mile marker 20. Charles Harrod Jr., 16, was driving westbound in a Jeep when he […]

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New Study: Georgia’s Highways Rank 21st in US in Condition, Cost-Effectiveness

New Study: Georgia’s Highways Rank 21st in US in Condition, Cost-Effectiveness

| September 27, 2016 | 1 Comments

LOS ANGELES – Georgia ranks 21st in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the  new 22nd Annual Highway Report published today by Reason Foundation. The state’s overall ranking has worsened, it was ranked 13th in the previous report. Georgia ranks 28th in fatality rate, 16th in deficient bridges, 33rd in rural Interstate pavement condition, […]

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AAA predicts GA gas prices to return to normal soon

AAA predicts GA gas prices to return to normal soon

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline remained relatively stable over the past week, settling at today’s price of $2.21 per gallon. Drivers are paying the same price per gallon month-over-month, and 8 cents less per gallon year-over-year. Although today’s average remains flat compared to one week ago, pump prices have been pressured higher […]

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New equipment helps Valdosta firefighters tackle locked doors

New equipment helps Valdosta firefighters tackle locked doors

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – A locked door is meant to keep you safe, but in an emergency it could do the opposite by blocking those trying to help. Valdosta firefighters say it happens more often than you think, and that’s why they prepare for that scenario. A new training tool […]

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Spin alley craze: Both campaigns claim victory

Spin alley craze: Both campaigns claim victory

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WCTV Eyewitness News) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battled it out in their first presidential debate Monday night. There were a lot of zingers and heated moments that led up to the crazed part of the night – spin alley. By Jacqueline Policastro Winning is a matter of perspective. Both campaigns claimed victory […]

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Morning News Briefs for 9-27-16

Morning News Briefs for 9-27-16

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

At last report North Georgia Police Officer William Hudson remained hospitalized in an Intensive care Unit. The 46 year old Hudson was shot while working off duty as a security guard at a Gwinnett County hotel. 33 year old Xavier Geder has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated […]

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