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Valdosta Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

Valdosta Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, May 30. Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their recyclables, special pickup (junk piles) and yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m. on […]

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Polls open until 7 p.m. today in state and local primaries and elections

Polls open until 7 p.m. today in state and local primaries and elections

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Polls are open until 7 p.m. today for state and local races in the primary/nonpartisan election. Lowndes County Sheriff Democratic Primary Ashley Paulk Calvin Troy Republican Primary (unopposed) Chris Prine Lowndes County District 1 Commissioner Democratic Primary Joyce Evans Jerrell Anderson (There is no Republican challenger in this race.) Lowndes County Coroner Democratic […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-24-16

Morning News Briefs for 5-24-16

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

42 year old Richard Palmer has been taken into custody by law enforcement officers in Adel. Information recieved from a concerned citizen led to a search of his James Street residence where officers found an active meth lab; sales of the highly addictive and sometimes deadly drug were taking place at the home as well. […]

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Deputies find wanted man hiding in closet

Deputies find wanted man hiding in closet

| May 23, 2016 | 7 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – On Sunday, investigators with the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office culminated a lengthy effort to locate Rickey Barron, 38, for a number of arrest warrants including probation violation, family violence and cruelty to children related offenses. Some of these warrants had been outstanding since 2014. Sunday morning investigators learned that Barron was at […]

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Kelli Brown Named Interim President of Valdosta State University

Kelli Brown Named Interim President of Valdosta State University

| May 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

    ATLANTA — University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Kelli Brown interim president of Valdosta State University (VSU) in Georgia. Brown currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville. She will assume her position at Valdosta State on June […]

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VMS’s Cody Moncrief named 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year Runner-up

VMS’s Cody Moncrief named 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year Runner-up

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – Joseph “Cody” Moncrief, a mathematics teacher from Valdosta Middle School, is the runner-up for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Moncrief was recognized in April as one of ten finalists for the award, and was named runner-up by State School Superintendent Woods. “Cody Moncrief is a wonderful representation of the […]

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Citizens Graduate from Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation

Citizens Graduate from Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Twenty local citizens graduated from the 7th annual Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation at a ceremony on May 9. The seven-week program, an initiative of the Valdosta Mayor and City Council, attracted citizens from all walks of life—from student to educator, professional to retired, and everything in between—with the common goal of learning about […]

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Hospital staff member arrested for sexual battery of patient

Hospital staff member arrested for sexual battery of patient

| May 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA – On April 28, an incident of inappropriate contact was reported to the Valdosta Police Department. The victim reported that on April 28, at approximately 2 p.m., she went to the South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Emergency Room seeking treatment for a medical condition. The victim reported that while being examined by a staff member, she was touched […]

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LHS graduation relocated due to weather concerns

LHS graduation relocated due to weather concerns

| May 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

From Lowndes County Schools: We are looking forward to our Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2016 on May 21, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. at Lowndes High School.  Certainly, our first concern is the safety of our graduates and attendees.  After consulting with several weather sources as well as Emergency Management personnel numerous times throughout […]

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Three teens, two juveniles arrested in home break-in

Three teens, two juveniles arrested in home break-in

| May 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

Release from the Valdosta Police Department VALDOSTA – On May 19, 2016 at approximately 11:41 am, a concerned citizen observed several subjects, both adults and juveniles, forcibly enter a residence where the homeowner was known to not be present. The citizen immediately called E-911 to report the incident. Valdosta Police Department patrol officers and on duty K-9 […]

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