Local News

Valdosta firefighter Honored for Act of Bravery

Valdosta firefighter Honored for Act of Bravery

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta City Council recognized Lt. John Herpin of the Valdosta Fire Department for being selected as a recipient of the 2017 Life Saving Valor Award. The award, presented annually by the Georgia State Firefighters Association, is given to fire personnel who perform meritorious acts that result in life-saving events. Lt. Herpin was […]

×
Wes Taylor state finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Wes Taylor state finalist for Superintendent of the Year

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools, has been named a state finalist for the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for the state of Georgia. Each year the Georgia’s superintendent professional organization (GSSA) calls for and accepts Superintendent of the Year (SOY) nominations from local school boards, Regional Education Service Agencies, business organizations […]

×
USAF May Ground Portion of A-10 Squadrons

USAF May Ground Portion of A-10 Squadrons

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — A report in Defense News states the Air Force may be forced to ground a portion of its A-10 Warthog squadrons as early as Fiscal Year 2018 due to wing age concerns.  This would possibly affect planes now stationed at Moody AFB in Valdosta. The report notes that the wings on the planes […]

×
Valdosta Police officer involved in crash while responding to call

Valdosta Police officer involved in crash while responding to call

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta Police officer was involved in a crash while responding to a call early Tuesday morning. VPD says at 4:45 a.m., Valdosta Police Officer David Fawcett received a burglary in-progress call and responded from East Park Avenue. The officer pulled out quickly and did not notice his patrol vehicle’s headlights were not […]

×
LHS To Host Military Salute

LHS To Host Military Salute

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES CO. – Lowndes High will host a salute to the military during their home football game versus Mt. Zion. Release from Laverne Rome, Director of Public Relations of Lowndes Co. Schools: Lowndes High School will host its annual Salute to the Military Event on Friday, October 6, at Martin Stadium on the campus of Lowndes […]

×
Valdosta man arrested for DUI, one woman injured in accident

Valdosta man arrested for DUI, one woman injured in accident

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man has been arrested for driving under the influence after striking a woman on a moped. On September 15, 2017 at approximately 1:40 p.m., a 21-year-old woman was riding a moped northbound on Bemiss Road. Near the intersection of Heirs Road, she was stopped in traffic behind a sport utility vehicle. […]

×
Neighbors shocked after alleged murder suspect found hiding in vacant Valdosta home

Neighbors shocked after alleged murder suspect found hiding in vacant Valdosta home

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES CO. – Lowndes County deputies are one step closer to answers in a brutal cold case. They believe Calvin Davis, 49, murdered Grant Green 24 years ago. Davis is now behind bars, after captured last week. Deputies found him hiding in a vacant house on Giddens Drive. “That’s very crazy. I’m glad they got […]

×
Two Arrested In Undercover Operations

Two Arrested In Undercover Operations

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department says two suspects have been arrested for drug charges in separate operations. After receiving multiple complaints from citizens about illegal narcotics activity over the last month, on Wednesday, the VPD conducted undercover operations on North Lee St. and North Ashley Street.  Both operations would result in arrests. In the […]

×
USAF 70th Birthday Celebration on Schedule for Sept. 16

USAF 70th Birthday Celebration on Schedule for Sept. 16

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Moody honored with Freedom 5K and Family Fun Day at Park VALDOSTA – Irma has caused a lot of wreck across Florida and Georgia but she hasn’t wrecked the plans for the USAF 70thBirthday Community Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at Freedom Park. The community is invited to show their patriotism at this event that […]

×
Tree crashes through bedroom ceiling above Valdosta couple laying in bed

Tree crashes through bedroom ceiling above Valdosta couple laying in bed

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Tuesday, many in South Georgia are surveying the damage to their homes after Irma. One couple in Valdosta spent all day cleaning up after the storm. Mary and James Lewis say they were laying in bed when a tree came crashing down, tearing through power lines, and their roof. “We just heard a […]

×