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U.S. Rep. Austin Scott Announces New Possibility for Moody

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott Announces New Possibility for Moody

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The South Georgia Military Affairs Council (SGMAC) hosted U.S. Representative Austin Scott for a press conference at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber on Thursday. The South Georgia Military Affairs Council is comprised of four area chambers of commerce, including Adel-Cook, Lakeland-Lanier, Nashville-Berrien, and Valdosta-Lowndes. The primary focus of the group is the protection of […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate, Michelle Nunn Visits Second Harvest of South Georgia

U.S. Senate Candidate, Michelle Nunn Visits Second Harvest of South Georgia

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Michelle Nunn, former CEO of the Points of Light Foundation and candidate for U.S. Senate, traveled to Valdosta and Columbus to discuss how public-private partnerships that bring private organizations, businesses, community stakeholders and government together can increase accountability and get better results than top-down government programs alone. Wednesday in Columbus, Nunn toured […]

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Valdosta Celebrates National Community Development Week

Valdosta Celebrates National Community Development Week

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The 2014 observance of National Community Development Week, April 21 – 25, will focus on highlighting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The celebration in Valdosta will kick off with Mayor John Gayle issuing a proclamation supporting the CDBG and in recognition of the program’s 40th anniversary. The CDBG program is […]

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Spring VSU Senior Art Exhibition Runs April 19-May 5

Spring VSU Senior Art Exhibition Runs April 19-May 5

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA — The Valdosta State University Department of Art will kick off its 2014 Spring Senior Art Exhibition with an opening reception in the Fine Arts Gallery from >1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. A student jazz combo will perform. Admission to the annual Spring Senior Art Exhibition is free of charge; […]

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Purple Up For Military Kids

Purple Up For Military Kids

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA – April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. On April 16, Lowndes County Schools’ joined others across the state and nation observing  Purple Up for Military Kids Day recognizing students whose parents are actively serving in the armed services.Student and staff were asked […]

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VSU Holds Commencement May 10

VSU Holds Commencement May 10

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA , GA -Valdosta State University will host three commencement ceremonies May 10, 2014, in theP.E. Complex located on Baytree Road. The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the Dewar College of Education and Human Services and Air Force ROTC. At 1 p.m. graduates from the College of the Arts, Langdale College of Business Administration, and College of Nursing and Health […]

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Betty Smith Awarded Service Award by Rotary

Betty Smith Awarded Service Award by Rotary

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA—Betty Smith, Director of Adult Education Services at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, was awarded the “Service Above Self” Award by the Rotary Club of Valdosta.  The service award is given to individuals in Valdosta-Lowndes County community who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service towards others around them.  The award is present to someone who uses […]

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Becky Shell: Gaining Confidence In Nursing While Giving Back To The Community

Becky Shell: Gaining Confidence In Nursing While Giving Back To The Community

| April 16, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA — Becky M. Shell was a sophomore at Lowndes High School when she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Just days after graduation, the 21-year-old Valdosta resident began taking classes at Valdosta State University. “I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to do something in […]

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GDOL to Co-Sponsor Career Expo Next Week in Valdosta

GDOL to Co-Sponsor Career Expo Next Week in Valdosta

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Valdosta Career Center and several other local organizations will co-sponsor a career expo next week in Valdosta. The expo will be held Tuesday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m. in Brooks Hall, Building 500, at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, 4089 Val Tech Rd. Other expo sponsors include […]

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Trash Pile Grew During 2014 Litter Pick Up Week

Trash Pile Grew During 2014 Litter Pick Up Week

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON, GA. – The amount of garbage collected in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Southwest District during this year’s Litter Pick Up Week exceeded last year’s total despite heavy rainfall on the first day that prevented some areas from participating. Litter Pick Up Week was April 7-11. The statewide initiative is traditionally recognized during the […]

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