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Americus > Police Search for Americus Man

Americus > Police Search for Americus Man

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

AMERICUS – Americus Police officials are searching for a man after he ran a stop sign and fled the scene. The man, 27-year-old Travis Cook fled the scene by foot and ran into the woods. Police recovered large quantities of marijuana in Cook’s car. Cook has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to […]

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Brooks Co. > Bicyclist Killed on Highway 84 Identified

Brooks Co. > Bicyclist Killed on Highway 84 Identified

| March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

BROOKS CO. – Police identified the bicyclist killed on Highway 84 as 27-year-old Karl Mitchell Thompson. On Thursday, Thompson was hit by a semi truck while riding his bike on the edge of Highway 84. The driver of the semi-truck has not been charged and the case is still under investigation. According to a WALB […]

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Valdosta > Two Men Arrested For Trading Stolen Firearms With An Investigator

Valdosta > Two Men Arrested For Trading Stolen Firearms With An Investigator

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for trading stolen firearms with an undercover agent. The two men, 21-year-old, Dexter Antonio Swift and 26-year-old Thomas Sheppard Jr. approached an undercover investigator about trading firearms for an assault rifle. The investigator then agreed to the trade but informed the men that the firearms he had […]

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Brooks Co. > Man Killed Riding Bicycle on Highway 84

Brooks Co. > Man Killed Riding Bicycle on Highway 84

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

BROOKS CO. — A man was hit and killed yesterday by a semi-truck while riding his bicycle. The man was riding his bicycle on Highway 84 when he was struck by the truck. Brooks County Sherriff’s office reported that the man was traveling east and that he was killed instantly. The case is being investigated […]

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Valdosta > Police Make Second Arrest In Car Wreck

Valdosta > Police Make Second Arrest In Car Wreck

| March 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police arrested another man for driving into the home at 920 E. Brookwood Place. On Thursday, 33-year-old Hayward Nash was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, reckless conduct, and criminal damage to property. In the original police report, the VPD had claimed 20-year-old Jonathan Gilbert was driving the car that wrecked […]

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Albany > Albany Man Arrested For Kidnapping

Albany > Albany Man Arrested For Kidnapping

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — An Albany man was caught kidnapping two children on Tuesday. Horrell H. White was arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexual battery. A concerned neighbor reported the kidnapping to the Albany police. The neighbor reported that around 7 p.m. the two boys were playing outside in their yard on the 200 block of Telfair […]

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UPDATE: Valdosta > 14-Year-Old VHS Baseball Player Dies

UPDATE: Valdosta > 14-Year-Old VHS Baseball Player Dies

| March 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

UPDATE: VALDOSTA — Valdosta High School junior varsity baseball player, Colton Shaw passed away around 11:30 a.m., on Thursday after being taken off of life support. Valdosta City School’s Superintendent E. Martin Roesch and baseball coach, Bart Shuman arrived at the hospital this morning to be with Colton and the Shaw family. The Valdosta community is deeply […]

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Valdosta > Lowndes County Commission Approves New Speed Zone Ordinance and More

Valdosta > Lowndes County Commission Approves New Speed Zone Ordinance and More

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Commission approved a new speed zone ordinance at the city council meeting last night. The ordinance will be applied to State Route 38 near Old Quitman Highway, and the original speed limit of 65 will be changed to 60 miles per hour. During the meeting, the commission also approved a liquor license for Mitt’s […]

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Valdosta > Valdosta City Schools Switch To Propane Buses

Valdosta > Valdosta City Schools Switch To Propane Buses

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta City Schools’ transportation department took a big step towards helping the environment by receiving their first propane bus. A total of ten more buses were presented to the Valdosta Board of Education in March, and their decision to purchase them will be made on April 13, during the next board meeting. In addition […]

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Valdosta > VSU Chief of Staff Resigns after Police Incident

Valdosta > VSU Chief of Staff Resigns after Police Incident

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — More controversy for Valdosta State University’s management team and President as the school’s Chief of Staff resigned after a run-in with campus police. Kimberly Luse, hired in July of 2014 by school President William McKinney as the schools Chief of Staff, was walking by the Palms Dining Hall after the President’s Scholarship Gala […]

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