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Dr. Richard Carvajal Named President of Valdosta State University

Dr. Richard Carvajal Named President of Valdosta State University

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Richard A. Carvajal, interim president of Darton State College in Albany, Ga., president of Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Carvajal will assume his post on January 1, 2017, according to USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “Dr. Carvajal is a proven leader in […]

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Valdosta residents urged to prepare for drop in temperatures

Valdosta residents urged to prepare for drop in temperatures

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Although South Georgia doesn’t maintain freezing temperatures throughout the winter season, there are spikes of low to freezing temperatures in the forecast that cause some concern for city streets and residential/commercial water systems. The City of Valdosta Engineering Department is requesting that city residents turn off their irrigation sprinklers in preparation for the low […]

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Morning News Briefs for 12-9-16

Morning News Briefs for 12-9-16

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Tift County jury has convicted Timmy Thompson on the charge of felony murder in connection with the killing of his wife Peggy Thompson two years ago. His sentencing is likely to take place next week. Testimony was given by the couples adult children and a younger child regarding the father’s abuse of his wife. […]

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Valdosta shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

Valdosta shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man who was wanted in connection with a Friday shooting turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning. Antwain Devonta Williams, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Valdosta Police Department reports. Williams turned himself in the Lowndes County […]

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Fund established to help child injured during Valdosta Christmas parade

Fund established to help child injured during Valdosta Christmas parade

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A fund has been established to help the family of a three-year-old boy cope with medical expenses after he was injured during Valdosta annual Christmas parade. London Herring fell out of a parade float on December 3. School officials say his jacket got caught, causing him to fall off and be run over. […]

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People with special needs to hit the runway at VLPRA fashion show

People with special needs to hit the runway at VLPRA fashion show

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – Yuko Hadley strikes a pose as she practices her catwalk for her big debut modeling for a very special Christmas fashion show. “I feel good,” says Hadley. “I feel pretty.” She says everyone should feel pretty and confident, even people like her with special needs. “Because we’re […]

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Valdosta police arrest alleged sex traffickers

Valdosta police arrest alleged sex traffickers

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On December 6, 2016, the Valdosta Police Department’s Narcotics unit set up a prostitution sting at local motel in the 1200 Block of North St Augustine Road using a social media website. A 37-year-old female met with the undercover agents, and after she discovered the agents were Police Officers, she advised that she […]

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Wildcats state championship sendoff set for Thursday morning

Wildcats state championship sendoff set for Thursday morning

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Wildcats will get a proper sendoff Thursday morning as they head to Atlanta for the state championship. The “TitleTown to the Dome State Championship Sendoff” starts with the team line up at 9:30 a.m. in the front campus driveway of Valdosta High School on Forrest Street. The event will consist of […]

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Transgender veteran lives inner truth

Transgender veteran lives inner truth

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson, 23d Wing Public Affairs MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A 9-year-old boy stands in front of the mirror looking at his outfit for the day. His mom comes behind him smiling and comments on what a handsome young man he is becoming. He looks at his mom […]

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Morning News Briefs for 12-7-16

Morning News Briefs for 12-7-16

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The pilot of the plane that crashed near Camilla Monday night has now been identified as captain Lance McCaw. Officials with Key Lime Air issued a statement reporting that McCaw was flying UPS cargo from Panama City to Albany when the plane went down. The former Police Chief in Meigs, Gary Price, is now the […]

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