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Valdosta man killed in collision after trailer disconnects from truck

Valdosta man killed in collision after trailer disconnects from truck

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – A Valdosta man was killed in a collision on Cat Creek Road Thursday afternoon. At approximately 5:25 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol was dispatched to a crash on Cat Creek Road approximately 0.1 miles south of New Bethel Road, according to GSP Lt. Chris Kelch. “A white 1990 Ford pick-up, towing a grain […]

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Valdosta 4-year-old honored after saving father’s life

Valdosta 4-year-old honored after saving father’s life

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — On Thursday, Elaina Fryslie received a special award at the Valdosta Police Department. At age four, she’s already saving lives. One that’s very important to her. “She brought help to me when I was in an insulin reaction,” says Jim Fryslie, her dad. Last […]

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City of Valdosta calls for hospital authority resignations

City of Valdosta calls for hospital authority resignations

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta City Council passed a vote of no confidence Thursday night, voting in favor of a request for the resignations of the city’s appointed members of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, which governs South Georgia Medical Center. Councilman Robert Yost called for the vote, pointing to issues of transparency, complaints from […]

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Police arrest Valdosta snatching suspect

Police arrest Valdosta snatching suspect

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man has been arrested and charged in connection with taking money from a store cash register early Wednesday morning. Theodore Reid, 51, was taken into custody on his outstanding arrest warrant for robbery by sudden snatching by members of the Valdosta Police Department. He is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail. […]

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Lowndes County sends out absentee ballots for upcoming election

Lowndes County sends out absentee ballots for upcoming election

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Tuesday, the first push of absentee ballots were mailed out to Georgia voters for the upcoming election. The Lowndes County Board of Elections says that was to local military, and has another load ready to send out before the end of the day. They say, as of now, they have 1,200 ballots […]

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A deadly epidemic: Valdosta resident speaks about battling addiction

A deadly epidemic: Valdosta resident speaks about battling addiction

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – In the midst of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week, a Valdosta resident speaks out about battling addiction. It’s been one year and twelve days since Jamie Meeker walked through the doors of Behavioral Health Services in search of help. “My total experience with substance illegally […]

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Police searching for Valdosta sudden snatching suspect

Police searching for Valdosta sudden snatching suspect

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man has been arrested and charged in connection with taking money from a store cash register early Wednesday morning. Theodore Reid, 51, was taken into custody on his outstanding arrest warrant for robbery by sudden snatching by members of the Valdosta Police Department. He is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail. […]

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Two teens arrested for home burglaries

Two teens arrested for home burglaries

| September 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Two teens were arrested Friday night in connection with a pair of home burglaries after they were found walking around the neighborhood after the incidents. At approximately 9 p.m., Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Honeysuckle Drive in reference to an alarm, according to LCSO Capt. Stryde Jones. […]

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Florida man busted with heroin, cocaine, crack, other drugs in Lowndes County

Florida man busted with heroin, cocaine, crack, other drugs in Lowndes County

| September 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – A Florida man released from prison in April after serving 10 years for his part in a deadly home invasion was arrested Thursday during an Interstate 75 traffic stop in Lowndes County for alleged possession of heroin, crack and powder cocaine and other drugs. At approximately 10:20 a.m., a Lowndes County Sheriff’s […]

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No gas shortage in South Ga., Lowndes Co. officials caution people at pumps

No gas shortage in South Ga., Lowndes Co. officials caution people at pumps

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News LOWNDES Co. – Gas prices hike and pumps go dry in Georgia, after an Alabama pipeline spill. Lowndes County officials say there’s no shortage as of now, but it’s not permanent and can change in a matter of hours. “If our people in Lowndes County will just continue […]

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