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Woman falls to death from Lowndes billboard

Woman falls to death from Lowndes billboard

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A woman fell to her death Thursday from an Interstate 75 billboard, according to the Lowndes County Coroner. Amber Hope Hale, 28, of Tifton was performing routine maintenance when the incident occurred on a billboard near Loch Laurel Road, said Coroner Austin Fiveash. An investigation into the death is ongoing, and few details have […]

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Valdosta FedEx driver wins state title, will compete at nationals

Valdosta FedEx driver wins state title, will compete at nationals

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta FedEx driver has won a state driving championship and will compete on the national stage this summer in Orlando. Glenn Morris, representing FedEx Freight, won a state title at the 2017 Georgia Truck Driving Championship held on May 13. As a state champion, Glenn earned an opportunity to compete in the National Truck […]

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Valdosta man sentenced 10 years for ambushing police officer

Valdosta man sentenced 10 years for ambushing police officer

| May 22, 2017 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Monday morning, a superior court judge sentenced Stephen Beck for his actions that shook the Valdosta community nearly a year ago. Last July, Beck confessed to a fake 911 call at Three Oaks Apartments. When Valdosta officer Randall Hancock responded, Beck shot him three times. One shot missed Hancock’s vest, and lunged into […]

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City of Valdosta and its community celebrates Public Works Week

City of Valdosta and its community celebrates Public Works Week

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – You may know them as your local sanitation crews, but to some people, they’re much more. “They’re friendly. They’re polite. They’re very efficient,” says Karen Wilson. “I’m from the Philadelphia area, so they just throw your stuff around.” Wilson has lived on Diana Drive in Valdosta for two years. Every Tuesday morning, sanitation […]

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Moody Airmen compete for spot in air assault unit

Moody Airmen compete for spot in air assault unit

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

CAMP BLANDING, Fla. – Over two dozen Moody Airmen are at a training camp in North Florida this week vying for a spot at a competitive school. If they pass the four-day assessment, they will be qualified for special air assault training. Strength, perseverance, and grit are the only things getting 27 Moody Airmen to […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-19-17

Morning News Briefs for 5-19-17

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

American Legion Post 13 was the site of a meeting of various organizations that advocate for veterans. The discussion centered around the development of a community board and associated committees to provide centralized assistance and help with veterans benefits. Lowndes County would become the central site for the board that would be charged to serve […]

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Lowndes High Graduation Details, Live Stream Link

Lowndes High Graduation Details, Live Stream Link

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES C0. – Lowndes High School Class of 2017 Graduation will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Martin Stadium. If you are unable to attend, the ceremony will be live streamed.  Live streaming may be accessed on LHS’ homepage or by clicking on the link below. http://esenetworks.com/live-event.aspx?id=4591&live-event-id=52110

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Valdosta High School Graduation Details, Live Stream Link

Valdosta High School Graduation Details, Live Stream Link

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta High School will hold the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Valdosta State University PE Complex. Graduation will be live streamed at this link.

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Online education proves to be best option for Valdosta student​

Online education proves to be best option for Valdosta student​

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Caisen-Lynn McClendon, of Valdosta, is a seven-year-old 1st grader at Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA). Caisen-Lynn also has autism, but that doesn’t stop her from doing well in school and competing in sports. Caisen-Lynn recently competed in the Special Olympics, where she participated in the 50-meter run, standing-still long jump, softball throw, and baseball […]

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Man struck by school bus

Man struck by school bus

| May 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Lowndes County school bus reportedly struck a man with a bicycle in front of the entrance to Lowndes High School on Norman Drive Wednesday afternoon, according to the Valdosta Police Department. The victim, a man in his forties, sustained a leg injury and was flown by helicopter for medical treatment. At last […]

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