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The aftermath of Tuesday’s storm

The aftermath of Tuesday’s storm

| May 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Tuesday’s storm caused damage throughout south Georgia, and several Valdosta Today readers have submitted photos of the damage they experienced. Photos from Sarah Brevig This is over here in Troupeville off Crabtree Lane. My truck got hit with the top of the tree that fell in my yard. – Sarah Brevig A […]

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Hundreds Vote Early in Lowndes County

Hundreds Vote Early in Lowndes County

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Early voters in Lowndes County are making their way to the polls before the Primary on May 24. Over 300 ballots were cast on Monday. Voters are deciding on Federal and County Offices. Lowndes County Supervisor of Elections Deb Cox says it’s better to get in now than to wait until the […]

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Storm wreaks havoc on South Georgia neighborhoods

Storm wreaks havoc on South Georgia neighborhoods

| May 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

(NOTE: Click here to view several photos from Tuesday’s storm.) VALDOSTA –  A Tuesday evening storm wreaked havoc throughout south Georgia, causing power outages, uprooting trees and damaging several homes. Valdosta Today has received reports from residents from several Lowndes County and surrounding neighborhoods who experienced the storm and the resulting damage. A resident of […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-4-16

Morning News Briefs for 5-4-16

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Fort Valley State University student has died as the result of a stabbing incident. The victim identified as Donnell Phelps was a native of Marshallville. The suspect has been arrested and according to the report a campus officer was also stabbed during the arrest. The investigation is led by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. […]

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Strong winds uproot trees, knock out power, damage homes in Stone Creek

Strong winds uproot trees, knock out power, damage homes in Stone Creek

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Strong winds from a Tuesday evening storm that swept through south Georgia down trees and knocked out power to some neighborhoods. Residents of Stone Creek near Interstate 75 Exit 22 reported power outages lasting a few hours and strong winds which down several trees and damaged some homes. Some residents who have posted […]

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 10 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 10 p.m.

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lowndes, Brooks, Berrien, Clinch, Cook, Colguitt, Lanier, Thomas, Echols, Madison and Tift counties. The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. this evening.  

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GSP: 141 crashes, 95 injuries and one fatality in April

GSP: 141 crashes, 95 injuries and one fatality in April

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – According to Sergeant First Class Jeromy Roberts, Georgia State PatrolPost #31 Valdosta Troopers investigated 141 traffic crashes, resulting in 95 injuries and one fatality during the month of April 2016. SFC Roberts also said during the month of April, Post #31 Troopers had the following activity: 555 citations, 27 D.U.I. arrests, 38 Seatbelt […]

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Lowndes County Animal Shelter celebrates empty dog kennels

Lowndes County Animal Shelter celebrates empty dog kennels

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA  – May is National Pet Adoption Month, but the Lowndes County Animal Shelter is currently in the happy position of not having any dogs to adopt. Over the weekend, all dogs available for adoption at the shelter were either rescued or adopted, said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Clerk, on Monday. “Today is a direct […]

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Moody airman pleads guilty to child sex and pornography charges

Moody airman pleads guilty to child sex and pornography charges

| May 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

MOODY AFB – A Moody Air Force Baseman has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse and child pornography. SSgt. Troy Ecklund, 29, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron, was arrested August 1 after the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a child pornography video. The video contained identifying information which prompted investigators to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators […]

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Valdosta police investigate Monday morning shootings

Valdosta police investigate Monday morning shootings

| May 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police are searching for a suspect after two victims were shot early Monday morning. At approximately 2:08 a.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Hill Avenue in reference to a reported shooting, said VPD Capt. Kari Williams. “One victim was found on scene and taken to South […]

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