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Metro Valdosta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.4 Percent in July

Metro Valdosta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.4 Percent in July

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate for July was 8.4 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent. The July rate increase is primarily due to seasonal factors, such as temporary layoffs […]

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Perdue/Nunn Live Forum From Macon

Perdue/Nunn Live Forum From Macon

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MACON, GA – The first forum between Senate candidates Michelle Nunn and David Perdue will be today from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The video below will be live from Macon when the forum begins.

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One Suspect Arrested in Enigma Home Invasion

One Suspect Arrested in Enigma Home Invasion

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ENIGMA, GA – Berrien County authorities have arrested one suspect involved in a home invasion in Enigma. Svante Arrihenius Williams, 17, of Alapaha, was arrested August 15th for his connection to the home invasion in Enigma. 19 year-old Kayla Walker and her 10 month old son were at their home in Enigma when she heard […]

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Speed Limit Increase to be Considered For I-75 in Valdosta

Speed Limit Increase to be Considered For I-75 in Valdosta

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The Valdosta City Council will be considering to raise the speed limit on I-75 in the city limits Thursday afternoon. According to data found by the GDOT, drivers are going faster than the posted 65 miles per hour on the interstate. The speed limit was lowered due to construction last year, and […]

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2014 ACT Results: Georgia a Leading State in Southeast

2014 ACT Results: Georgia a Leading State in Southeast

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA, GA – 2014 ACT results show Georgia at the top of the pack among Southeastern states, outperforming Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, and South Carolina. Georgia students also scored higher than those in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Arkansas, Hawaii, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. “Our students’ […]

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Rural Health Care Tour Makes Stop at Peach City Walk-In Clinic

Rural Health Care Tour Makes Stop at Peach City Walk-In Clinic

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA — U.S. Rep. Austin Scott visited Dr. J. Myron Faircloth’s Peach City Walk-In Clinic LLC during his recent weeklong Rural Health Care Tour across Georgia’s 8th District. The listening tour afforded the Tifton-based congressman an opportunity to meet and talk with health care providers and patients, collecting their thoughts and experiences to share with […]

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Georgia DOT Seeks Public Review and Comment on Federally-Funded Projects

Georgia DOT Seeks Public Review and Comment on Federally-Funded Projects

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making available the draft FY 2015 – 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Southwest Georgia for public review and comment. The STIP is a four-year program that is designed to achieve Georgia’s transportation goals as envisioned by the Governor and State Transportation Board for improving […]

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Georgia Southwestern President Announces Retirement

Georgia Southwestern President Announces Retirement

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Southwestern State University President Kendall A. Blanchard has announced his plans to retire, effective Dec. 31, 2014. “I have enjoyed my tenure at Georgia Southwestern and will miss the University and my many friends and colleagues who have made this job so pleasant,” Blanchard said. “While I have no crystal ball […]

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Deal Announces $39.7 Million in Community Development Awards

Deal Announces $39.7 Million in Community Development Awards

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA, GA – Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that 82 Georgia communities will receive a total of $39.7 million in assistance to grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Department of Community Affairs […]

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Tifton Police Search for Murder Suspect

Tifton Police Search for Murder Suspect

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON, GA – The Tifton Police Department is asking the public to help solve a murder that took place on Monday night. According to the Tifton Police Department, 22 year old Jessie James Harris II was shot and killed in his Timmons Drive home around 11pm Monday night. When police arrived, Harris was found laying […]

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