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Thomasville > January Honorary Councilmember Recognized By Council for Service to the Community

Thomasville > January Honorary Councilmember Recognized By Council for Service to the Community

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE — During the final City Council meeting of the month, Damion Ross (right) was recognized by Councilmember David Lewis (left) for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of January. “This was a great experience and I wish that everyone would attend at least one meeting,” Ross said. “It was […]

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Lowndes > Community Helps Sheriff’s Office In The Arresting Of Two

Lowndes > Community Helps Sheriff’s Office In The Arresting Of Two

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES — Sheriff Prine expressed his gratitude towards to community in the arresting of Damon McIntyre and Try’von Mathis. McIntyre and Mathis were caught on Thursday around 11:15 a.m. on Radar Site Road, after the sheriff’s office received a phone call from a concerned resident. The two men provided information as to where they stashed stolen electronics, […]

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UPDATE: Tifton > Two Children Confirmed Dead In Tifton House Fire

UPDATE: Tifton > Two Children Confirmed Dead In Tifton House Fire

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

TIFTON — Jeremiah Walker and his twin brother Nehemiah Walker were confirmed dead this morning after a fire broke out in their home on the 600 block of Timmons Drive in Tifton, around 1:30 a.m. The victims were 12-years-old. Four people were in the home at the time of the fire. The twin’s mother, 44-year-old Tangela […]

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Albany > Police Officer Rescues Four From Mobile Home Fire

Albany > Police Officer Rescues Four From Mobile Home Fire

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — On Thursday, around 2:15 a.m. a fire consumed a mobile home on Pine Bluff Road. Dougherty County Police Officer, Byron Hill was patrolling the area when he spotted the fire. Officer Hill reported hearing calls for help while trying to get into the home. He was able to get through a window to rescue […]

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Moultrie > Hwy 133 Widening Progress Continues

Moultrie > Hwy 133 Widening Progress Continues

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

MOULTRIE – Area residents have two opportunities next week to give their opinions on a regionally important transportation project, the proposed widening and reconstruction of state Route 133 between Moultrie and Albany. The Georgia Department of Transportation is holding two public information open houses on the proposed project: Monday, Jan. 26, at Doerun Elementary School, […]

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Valdosta > Scintilla Charter Academy Breaks Ground

Valdosta > Scintilla Charter Academy Breaks Ground

| January 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — Yesterday, Jan. 21, Valdosta’s newest school, Scintilla Charter Academy broke ground. People from all over came to watch the groundbreaking including teachers, chamber of commerce members, builders, city officials, and new students. “Dreams do come true, and God does answer prayers. Valdosta, this is your school, you signed the petition, you wrote the support letters, you […]

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Valdosta > Back To Back Bomb Threats

Valdosta > Back To Back Bomb Threats

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — On Monday, Jan.19, two Valdosta businesses received bomb threats. The Valdosta Police Department received reports that a male caller made terroristic threats towards Rite Aid on N. Oak Street Ext. and Walmart on Norman Drive. The caller stated that he was driving a black vehicle with a bomb inside, and that he was going to drive in […]

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Valdosta > Police Officer Dragged By Moving Vehicle

Valdosta > Police Officer Dragged By Moving Vehicle

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — On Jan. 20, at 4:20 p.m. Valdosta Police Officer Donald Richmond was dragged 750 feet by a vehicle he pulled over. Upon approaching the car, the driver of the vehicle began rolling forward. Richmond grabbed hold of the passengers side door while yelling for the driver to stop. Richmond was able to radio […]

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Valdosta > Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle On West Hill Avenue

Valdosta > Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle On West Hill Avenue

| January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — On Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. bicyclist, 52-year-old Silvery Walker was hit trying to cross West Hill Avenue near Ray Lane. The driver of the vehicle that hit Walker tried to avoid running into him but failed to do so. Walker suffered minor injuries from the accident and was treated at South Georgia Medical Center. However, his […]

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Austin Scott: Tax Hikes “Not the Answer”

Austin Scott: Tax Hikes “Not the Answer”

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott  appeared this morning on The Morning Drive with Chris Beckham on WVGA and shared his thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union address. Among the pressing issues of national defense and the economy, Scott found the President’s speech lacking in real solutions. “I think the results in November […]

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