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JL Lomax Elementary named a 2014 Highest-Progress Reward School

JL Lomax Elementary named a 2014 Highest-Progress Reward School

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Education today released its 2014 list of Reward Schools, designated as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two categories: A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the […]

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THOMASVILLE TO BEGIN SPLOST STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS ON MLK DRIVE

THOMASVILLE TO BEGIN SPLOST STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS ON MLK DRIVE

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE -– City of Thomasville utility crews will begin work on existing utilities infrastructure at the intersection of Alexander Street and Martin Luther King Drive as part of a large stormwater improvement project. The project, awarded to Scruggs in the amount of $725,284.88, includes stormwater improvements to Both MLK and Mitchell Street and is expected […]

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Murder Suspect Arrested in Willacoochee

Murder Suspect Arrested in Willacoochee

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WILLACOOCHEE — The Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office has gotten their man, over 4 years later. Sheriff’s Office reports confirmed that they have arrested Clarence Bennett Gaskins of Willacoochee for the murder of Rosie Courdle Gaskins. Rosie Courdle Gaskins was found murdered in her car on March 7, 2010, in Willacoochee. Authorities arrested Clarence Gaskins tonight […]

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Armed Robbery in Tifton

Armed Robbery in Tifton

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON — An armed robbery suspect is in custody in Tifton. Tift County Sheriff’s Office have charged Wayne Bernard Richardson with the armed robbery at Loves’ truck stop on Southwell Boulevard. Deputies say around 4 a.m. Richardson robbed a man and forced him to drive him to Loves’. Richardson also robbed the travel center, taking […]

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Guilty!  Verdicts Handed Down in Salmonella Case

Guilty! Verdicts Handed Down in Salmonella Case

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Former Peanut Corporation of America officers have been found guilty of conspiracy in the trial of a deadly salmonella outbreak at a peanut plant in Georgia. Bond has been granted for two brothers found guilty in the trial of a deadly salmonella outbreak five years ago linked to a peanut plant in Georgia. Former […]

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Arrest made in Valdosta Apartment Shooting

Arrest made in Valdosta Apartment Shooting

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — A man police say fired shots into an apartment building in Valdosta has turned himself in to authorities in Alabama. Jabe Hepburn, 23, was taken into custody in Evergreen, AL, and will be extradited to Valdosta. Investigators said arrest warrants have been signed in Lowndes County on Hepburn for three counts of aggravated assault, […]

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Dollar General Burglary Arrests Made

Dollar General Burglary Arrests Made

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Dollar General on Old Highway 41 North was hit with a burglary Thursday morning.  Suspects are in custody of the Lowndes Sheriff’s Office. Around 2:30 am a Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputy discovered the front glass of the Dollar General busted and the business burglarized. Deputies and detectives began investigating with the […]

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Moultrie Millage Increase; Commodity Prices Dropping; Cook Student still in Jail

Moultrie Millage Increase; Commodity Prices Dropping; Cook Student still in Jail

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lee Henderson, WVGA Newstalk 105.9/Valdosta Today: MILLAGE INCREASE COMING FOR MOULTRIE Members of the Moultrie City Council voted to increase the millage rate by 1.85 mills along with a 58.9 million dollar budget. Many residents of the area had spoken out against the millage rate increase but city leaders stated that their intent was to […]

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Thomasville Burglary Suspect in Custody

Thomasville Burglary Suspect in Custody

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Police have not released the name of a burglary suspect arrested in connection with a Wednesday breakin. The burglary of Young Communications involved thousands of dollars in phones.  Alan Young, the business owner, discovered broken glass when he arrived Wednesday morning to open for business.

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Valdosta Police make Marijuana Arrest

Valdosta Police make Marijuana Arrest

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA —  The Amelia Apartments in Valdosta was the site of a Valdosta Police drug bust on Wednesday.  One suspect was arrested and more arrests are expected.  Charges are related to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. A warrant to search apartment B10 of […]

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