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School Closings for Monday, Jan. 23

School Closings for Monday, Jan. 23

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Due to damage from severe weather and a State of Emergency declared by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the following school systems will be closed Monday, Jan. 23. Berrien County Brooks County Cook County Clinch County Echols County Lanier County Lowndes County Scintilla Charter Academy Valdosta City Schools Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (all campuses) Little Angels […]

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Eleven deaths confirmed following South Georgia storms

Eleven deaths confirmed following South Georgia storms

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The current death toll following severe early morning storms in South Georgia has reached 11, according to reports. Seven deaths have been reported in Cook County, two deaths in Berrien County and two deaths in Brooks County. No fatalities or injuries have been reported in Lowndes County. Read more.

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Look for New Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals in Valdosta

Look for New Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals in Valdosta

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Flashing yellow arrow signals are being activated in Valdosta as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation intersection upgrade project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Activation of the signals is being phased in at 11 intersections along North Ashley and North Patterson streets. Here’s what drivers unfamiliar with the four-section signals […]

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VPD issues Georgia Power phone scam warning

VPD issues Georgia Power phone scam warning

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department has issued a warning about scammers claiming to represent Georgia Power calling residents and demanding money. VPD has reportedly received multiple complaints from residents within the city limits and residents of Lowndes County regarding a current scam, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry. An unknown person or persons have been calling […]

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Christian Youth Event Advocates Sexual Integrity

Christian Youth Event Advocates Sexual Integrity

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Silver Ring Thing VALDOSTA – The risks of sex has increased over the years due to growing STD rates and faulty birth control while unhealthy habits such as pornography are at our children’s fingertips. How can premarital sex, frequent casual sex or even sexting still be considered ‘healthy’ or ‘normal’ sexual behavior? Silver Ring […]

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Valdosta crime rates down, homicides up

Valdosta crime rates down, homicides up

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The crime rate in Valdosta decreased from 2015 to 2016, but homicides are up, according to the Valdosta Police Department. Valdosta experienced four more homicides in 2016 than in 2015, but overall rates for robbery, rape, aggravated assaults and more is down. Burglaries, however, are up. Read more.

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South Ga. parents question safety after another school bus crash in Valdosta

South Ga. parents question safety after another school bus crash in Valdosta

| January 18, 2017 | 5 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA – On Tuesday, sidewalk chalk, bikes, and a concerned mother wait to be reunited once again with her two little girls. “There are many morning I walk down the road after the bus leaves and I get scared,” says Alexis Brady. “I start thinking to myself, I […]

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Arrest made in Valdosta liquor store shooting

Arrest made in Valdosta liquor store shooting

| January 18, 2017 | 9 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a man and then accidentally shooting himself during an altercation at a liquor store Saturday night. At approximately 9:40 p.m., Lowndes County E-911 received a disturbance call for service at a local business. Employees with the “Hill Street Booze” (414 E Hill Avenue) reported that […]

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Valdosta City School bus involved in wreck

Valdosta City School bus involved in wreck

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta City School bus was involved in a crash Tuesday morning, but no one was injured during the incident. At approximately 7:30 a.m., a VCS bus driver failed to yield while turning left and hit a Dodge Durango, according to reports. The incident took place in the 200 block of North Forrest […]

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Valdosta man arrested for arson

Valdosta man arrested for arson

| January 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man was arrested Sunday for allegedly setting fire to the porch of a vacant home, causing a thousand dollars worth of damage. At approximately 6:36 a.m., the Valdosta Fire Department and the Valdosta Police Department responded to 300 Hamilton Street in reference to a residential fire, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry. “Upon […]

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