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Valdosta man dies, three injured in crash involving semi

Valdosta man dies, three injured in crash involving semi

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Georgia State Patrol Post 31 LOWNDES CO. – On February 24 at approximately 11:04 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Henry Batts, was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at State Route 7 and Inner Perimeter Road in Lowndes County. A tractor trailer was traveling east on Inner Perimeter Road.  The driver of the tractor trailer, […]

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GSP investigating fatal Lowndes County wreck

GSP investigating fatal Lowndes County wreck

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Georgia State Patrol Post 31 LOWNDES CO. – On February 24 at approximately 11:04 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Henry Batts, was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at State Route 7 and Inner Perimeter Road in Lowndes County. A tractor trailer was traveling east on Inner Perimeter Road.  The driver of the tractor trailer, […]

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Eleven-year-old arrested with gun, ammunition at a Valdosta elementary school

Eleven-year-old arrested with gun, ammunition at a Valdosta elementary school

| February 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Thursday, February 23 at S.L. Mason Elementary School, an 11 year old male juvenile was arrested for Possession of a Firearm on School Property. A teacher discovered the juvenile had a firearm with ammunition in his possession. Once the school faculty found the firearm, they immediately notified the school resource officer (SRO), […]

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Valdosta High School announces 2017 STAR Student and Teacher

Valdosta High School announces 2017 STAR Student and Teacher

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  By Haley Hogan VALDOSTA – Although it’s another year, with another STAR student named at VHS, this particular pupil is nothing short of a determined genius. Jimmy Loud, a senior at Valdosta High School, an AP Scholar with six passed exams under his belt at the end of his junior year, is also captain […]

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Valdosta child battling rare disease

Valdosta child battling rare disease

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Two Valdosta parents learned just last week that their six-month-old son is battling an extremely rare and life-threatening disease that affects the spine. Oliver Cason has acute flaccid myelitis, a disease which there are only 132 document cases of in the United States, according to the CDC’s website. Read more. A GoFundMe account has […]

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Morning News Briefs for 2-24-17

Morning News Briefs for 2-24-17

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Investigators say they may have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years. On Thursday, the GBI announced the arrest of 33-year-old Ryan Alexander Duke in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Grinstead was 30 when she vanished in 2005 from her home in Ocilla. The GBI recently […]

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Valdosta Police to be Inspected by CALEA

Valdosta Police to be Inspected by CALEA

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will arrive on April 2, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Valdosta Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the Assessment Team that the Valdosta Police Department meets the Commission’s rigid 484 standards […]

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Airman from Valdosta faces murder hearing

Airman from Valdosta faces murder hearing

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

OFFUTT AFB, Neb. — The fate of a Nebraska airman from Valdosta accused of murder, now rests in the hands of his superiors following a hearing last week. Airman First Class Timothy Wilsey, 20, was arrested in August and charged with the death of Airman First Class Rhianda Dillard, said Drew Nystrom with the 55th […]

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Westside Elementary raises over $5,000 for Cook Co. storm victims

Westside Elementary raises over $5,000 for Cook Co. storm victims

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Students at Westside Elementary are learning their biggest lesson yet, and it can’t be found in any book. “I know if that happened to me, I would feel really bad,” says Landon Hart, 4th grade. “I felt really good because I know other people would have done it for me,” adds Rachel Black, […]

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Sallas Mahone’s Student Council Helps the Tornado Victims

Sallas Mahone’s Student Council Helps the Tornado Victims

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Sallas Mahone’s Student Council members joined together to help the victims of the recent tornado in Cook County by collecting money from teachers and students. Student Council members, who are composed of fourth and fifth graders, encouraged their peers to donate towards the worthy cause. Students were extremely generous while sharing their allowances, […]

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