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Valdosta Main Street Holiday Open House

Valdosta Main Street Holiday Open House

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Main Street’s Holiday Open House on Dec. 6 will showcase the unique and magical fun and flare of Downtown Valdosta. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the first of three breakfast events with Santa, and ending with the traditional Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade, the Holiday Open House will once again have something for […]

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Rain Creates Issues with Valdosta Sewers

Rain Creates Issues with Valdosta Sewers

| November 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta area has received over five inches of rain this week. Soils have become saturated, and inflow and infiltration stormwater from these ongoing heavy rains has caused some parts of the wastewater collection system to be filled to capacity. No manhole overflows have been discovered or reported. However, during routine wet weather […]

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Second Harvest Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Second Harvest Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — Today, Nov. 25, Second Harvest hosted their annual Thanksgiving food distribution at Valdosta High School. Second Harvest employees and volunteers handed out a total of 1,500 pantry boxes of food, each weighing around 20 pounds to local families in need. “I think the event was a great success, […]

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Efforts Continue toward Inland Port Designation for Lowndes

Efforts Continue toward Inland Port Designation for Lowndes

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Commissioners and state lawmakers are continuing efforts to have Lowndes County/Valdosta designated as an Inland Port. Other communities in Georgia are working to earn this designation.  Cordele is one of 5 inland ports the state plans to designate as Inland Port Districts and the only one named to date. The designation would […]

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Cordele Gang Activity brings Indictments, Arrests

Cordele Gang Activity brings Indictments, Arrests

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comments

CORDELE — No community is immune to gang-related activity, as Cordele learned recently.  Officers and investigators, however, have taken action resulting in indictments and arrests. Shaquille Jackson, 21 of Cordele, was arrested Friday night in connection with the September murder of Jasperian Armstrong. He was taken into custody by the Tri-County Special Response Team, Crisp Co. Sheriff’s […]

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Siblings Injured in Worth County Auto Accident

Siblings Injured in Worth County Auto Accident

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comments

WORTH COUNTY — A single vehicle accident Monday morning near Sylvester injured 3 Worth County sisters. The Georgia State Patrol reported that three sisters, all from Worth County, were driving toward Albany on Jewel Crowe Road when the driver, Mikaela Hope, 17, lost control of her 2002 Ford pickup. Hope overcorrected after she ran off the […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Rises For Valdosta Residents

Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Rises For Valdosta Residents

| November 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — The American Farm Bureau Federation announced their 29th annual informal price survey for Thanksgiving dinner food items. The AFBF reported that this year the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37 cent increase from last year’s cost of $49.04. Unfortunately, Valdosta is ranked as the 20th most expensive place […]

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FSU Shooter Brought Extra Ammo to Strozier; Had Mental Issues

FSU Shooter Brought Extra Ammo to Strozier; Had Mental Issues

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comments

TALLAHASSEE — FSU Police report Myron May, the Florida State University shooter, brought extra ammunition to the Strozier Library when he began his attack Thursday morning. May, 31, according to reports, had no previous encounters at the school.  However, police say he had past mental issues. They said he had a journal that described fears of […]

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Wisenbaker Shares His Plans As Commissioner

Wisenbaker Shares His Plans As Commissioner

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comments

Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — Yesterday, Nov.19, Mark Wisenbaker shared his plans as a newly elected, Lowndes county commissioner. Wisenbaker hopes to improve Valdosta’s industrial growth by bringing local industries from Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee here. “We will have paying jobs, our college graduates, our children, and grand children, when they finish their education they […]

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Valdosta Man Attends MADD Meeting Drunk

Valdosta Man Attends MADD Meeting Drunk

| November 19, 2014 | 1 Comments

ADEL – As part of his sentence for an alcohol-related event in Cook County, Jonathan Daniel Wilcox was ordered, among other things, to attend Mothers Against Drunk Drivers meetings.  He did, only he did so while intoxicated. The Cook County Probate Court reports that last Saturday, November 15, Jonathan Daniel Wilcox of Valdosta attended a […]

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