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Valdosta increases property tax

Valdosta increases property tax

| August 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Vadosta City Council voted unanimously Thursday to increase property taxes by 27 percent. The increase is just the second increase for the city in 22 years. Officials say the increase will go toward raises for police officers, fire fighters and other public service employees. The City of Valdosta issued the following release […]

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Lowndes County approves property tax increase

Lowndes County approves property tax increase

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners approved an increase in the county millage rate this week. The Lowndes County millage rate now stands at 11.224 mills. The 11.37 increase will mean owners of a $100,000 will pay an additional $40 a year, 0wners of a $200,000 home will pay an additional $40 and […]

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VSU Awarded $2.1 Million to Help Identify, Recruit, Retain Migrant Students

VSU Awarded $2.1 Million to Help Identify, Recruit, Retain Migrant Students

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University is the proud recipient of a $2.1 million competitive grant from the United States Department of Education Office of Migrant Education. These funds will be used to help identify, recruit, and retain students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers — or the children of these migrant workers — and build […]

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Valdosta State Prison employee arrested

Valdosta State Prison employee arrested

| August 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta State Prison employee was arrested Sunday for allegedly attempting to supply inmates with prohibited items. Gale Gillard was arrested and accused of attempting to bring tobacco into the prison. Gillard was reportedly asked to remove her socks after failing a metal detector check at a security checkpoint. Guards then found loose […]

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Miller Hardware in Valdosta helps local youth programs

Miller Hardware in Valdosta helps local youth programs

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – Wednesday morning, Miller Hardware in Valdosta wrote a check for $650 to support youth programs at the local Boys and Girls Club. The South Georgia business says it was their first time raising money by selling 5-gallon buckets in their store. For six days, customers that […]

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U.S. Sen. Perdue speaks at legislative lunch in Valdosta

U.S. Sen. Perdue speaks at legislative lunch in Valdosta

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA (WCTV Eyewitness News) – U.S. Senator David Perdue stopped at a legislative lunch in Valdosta. Wednesday afternoon, he spoke to dozens of community leaders across South Georgia. file photo Perdue says he’s trying to break the gridlock in Washington. He stressed to voters about the importance of the upcoming election. “People in Valdosta and […]

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Two Valdosta murder trials scheduled for September

Two Valdosta murder trials scheduled for September

| August 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Three Valdosta murder suspects are scheduled to face trial in two separate cases in September. Ricky Barron III and Andreah Mitchell were indicted for the October 2014 shooting death of Timothy Linder, 40. Linder was shot in what Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress described as a “robbery gone bad.” He was at his home […]

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Lowndes Co. officials remind residents to be prepared for hurricane season

Lowndes Co. officials remind residents to be prepared for hurricane season

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County officials are asking residents to the possibility of severe weather. They are urging residents to be ready with NOAA weather radios and to sign up for county Code Red Alerts. Hurricane season continues until the end of November. Read more.

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Local shelter gives hope to homeless in South Georgia

Local shelter gives hope to homeless in South Georgia

| August 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

LOWNDES Co. (WCTV Eyewitness) – Within the walls of a Lowndes County shelter, the homeless are given hope. “I would see people in the shadows and I would basically ignore them”, says Jeff Kasko. He says he doesn’t ignore them anymore. Not since last year, when he lost his job. He says after running out […]

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KJ family files federal suit claiming sheriff, superintendent and FBI agent staged their son’s body

KJ family files federal suit claiming sheriff, superintendent and FBI agent staged their son’s body

| August 23, 2016 | 66 Comments

VALDOSTA – While the parents of Kendrick Johnson await hearings to determine the amount of lawyers’ fees they will be required to pay in connection with civil suits they filed then later dropped, they have filed a new federal action which repeats many of the same claims in the dismissed suits, including alleging Sheriff Chris […]

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