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Valdosta man dies, three injured in crash involving semi

Valdosta man dies, three injured in crash involving semi

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Georgia State Patrol Post 31 LOWNDES CO. – On February 24 at approximately 11:04 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Henry Batts, was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at State Route 7 and Inner Perimeter Road in Lowndes County. A tractor trailer was traveling east on Inner Perimeter Road.  The driver of the tractor trailer, […]

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GSP investigating fatal Lowndes County wreck

GSP investigating fatal Lowndes County wreck

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Georgia State Patrol Post 31 LOWNDES CO. – On February 24 at approximately 11:04 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Henry Batts, was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at State Route 7 and Inner Perimeter Road in Lowndes County. A tractor trailer was traveling east on Inner Perimeter Road.  The driver of the tractor trailer, […]

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Eleven-year-old arrested with gun, ammunition at a Valdosta elementary school

Eleven-year-old arrested with gun, ammunition at a Valdosta elementary school

| February 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Thursday, February 23 at S.L. Mason Elementary School, an 11 year old male juvenile was arrested for Possession of a Firearm on School Property. A teacher discovered the juvenile had a firearm with ammunition in his possession. Once the school faculty found the firearm, they immediately notified the school resource officer (SRO), […]

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Valdosta High School announces 2017 STAR Student and Teacher

Valdosta High School announces 2017 STAR Student and Teacher

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  By Haley Hogan VALDOSTA – Although it’s another year, with another STAR student named at VHS, this particular pupil is nothing short of a determined genius. Jimmy Loud, a senior at Valdosta High School, an AP Scholar with six passed exams under his belt at the end of his junior year, is also captain […]

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Valdosta child battling rare disease

Valdosta child battling rare disease

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Two Valdosta parents learned just last week that their six-month-old son is battling an extremely rare and life-threatening disease that affects the spine. Oliver Cason has acute flaccid myelitis, a disease which there are only 132 document cases of in the United States, according to the CDC’s website. Read more. A GoFundMe account has […]

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Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers. The cards, which are issued through the Office of Compassionate Use, are part of regulations passed by the Florida Legislature last year. Department of Health spokeswoman Mara Gambinieri says the rule became effective […]

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Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comments

OCALA, Fla. – Two people protesting the 515-mile-long Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline wedged themselves into a section of the pipe in north Florida. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the man and woman were eventually removed Wednesday afternoon from the 3-foot-wide pipe after Marion County Fire Rescue responded. One of the protesters, Carrie Ford, sent […]

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Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia teacher

Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia teacher

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

OCILLA, Ga. – Authorities in Georgia say they believe they have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Grinstead was 30 […]

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Morning News Briefs for 2-24-17

Morning News Briefs for 2-24-17

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Investigators say they may have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years. On Thursday, the GBI announced the arrest of 33-year-old Ryan Alexander Duke in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Grinstead was 30 when she vanished in 2005 from her home in Ocilla. The GBI recently […]

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GBI makes an Arrest in the Disappearance of Tara Grinstead

GBI makes an Arrest in the Disappearance of Tara Grinstead

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

OCILLA, Ga. – On February 22, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, for murder in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. On Saturday, October 22, 2005, Tara Grinstead disappeared from her home in Ocilla, Georgia. Immediately, foul play was suspected and a massive search was started by the Ocilla […]

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