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Valdosta juvenile shot at, bullet strikes car

Valdosta juvenile shot at, bullet strikes car

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department is investigating a Monday night incident in which a juvenile victim reported he was shot at by an unknown individual. At approximately 8:30 p.m., VPD officers responded to the 900 block of West Street after receiving a 911 call from an individual who refused to be identified, according to VPD […]

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Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

| April 25, 2017 | 1 Comments

  VALDOSTA – A Valdosta comics shop was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, and police have the suspect in custody. At approximately 1:11 p.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to Kool Comics at 1515 North Ashley Street in reference to a reported armed robbery. The 44-year-old shop owner reported a “known person” held him at gun […]

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Lowndes County cracks down on illegal dumping

Lowndes County cracks down on illegal dumping

| April 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County code enforcement is combating illegal dumping and littering.Officials are monitoring roughly 30 sites where residents have been illegally dumping bulk trash like full bags of household garbage and even old mattresses. (file photo) Members of Code Enforcement put cameras up in some dumping sites to catch offenders in action. Roughly 30 citations […]

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Lowndes hosts 16th Annual LEIF Banquet

Lowndes hosts 16th Annual LEIF Banquet

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation Honors Outstanding Alumni, Students, Parents, and Teachers LOWNDES CO. – The sixteenth annual Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation (LEIF) Distinguished Alumnus Celebration and Awards Banquet was held on April 20 at Lowndes High School.  Chick-fil-a of Saint Augustine Road and Lake Park, Cheddar’s, KFC, and Olive Garden were the presenting sponsors, providing dinner […]

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VPD to hold open police officer testing April 29

VPD to hold open police officer testing April 29

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 08:30 a.m. the Valdosta Police Department will be hosting the entrance examination for the position of Police Officer at the City Hall Annex. This the first stage of the hiring process. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and will be locked at 9 a.m. with no further […]

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Valdosta fire officials warn residents of unattended cooking fires

Valdosta fire officials warn residents of unattended cooking fires

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Fire Department responded to two structure fires only hours apart. The first fire was at a home on Ponderosa Drive, and the later was at a home on Cypress Street. Fire officials say both were a result of unattended cooking. Firefighters rescued an eight-year-old from one of the bedrooms at the Ponderosa […]

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VPD to hold open police officer testing Saturday

VPD to hold open police officer testing Saturday

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 08:30 a.m. the Valdosta Police Department will be hosting the entrance examination for the position of Police Officer at the City Hall Annex. This the first stage of the hiring process. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and will be locked at 9 a.m. with no further […]

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Valdosta firefighters rescue dog from house fire

Valdosta firefighters rescue dog from house fire

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta firefighters rescued a dog while responding to a house fire Thursday afternoon. At approximately 1:31 p.m., the Valdosta Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a residence at 126 Lausanne Drive to find smoke and flames visible, said Chief Freddie Broome. Firefighter’s searched the home and found a dog who was […]

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Morning News Briefs for 4-21-17

Morning News Briefs for 4-21-17

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Valdosta Police Department is hosting the first Community Forum of 2017 on Thursday, May 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene located at 4434 North Forrest Street Extension in Valdosta. All community members and leaders in South Georgia are invited.  The department started the quarterly forums in 2013 […]

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Hahira’s Springfest kicks off today

Hahira’s Springfest kicks off today

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

HAHIRA – Hahira’s 3rd Annual Springfest begins Thursday night with a “Girls Night Out Paint Party” at Frogtown South Winery and continues with a ground breaking for a new depot, Earth Day celebrations, artists exhibitions, a 5k run and a merchant open house. See below for a full list of activities and times.  

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