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Metro Valdosta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.4 Percent in July

Metro Valdosta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.4 Percent in July

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate for July was 8.4 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent. The July rate increase is primarily due to seasonal factors, such as temporary layoffs […]

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One Suspect Arrested in Enigma Home Invasion

One Suspect Arrested in Enigma Home Invasion

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ENIGMA, GA – Berrien County authorities have arrested one suspect involved in a home invasion in Enigma. Svante Arrihenius Williams, 17, of Alapaha, was arrested August 15th for his connection to the home invasion in Enigma. 19 year-old Kayla Walker and her 10 month old son were at their home in Enigma when she heard […]

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Speed Limit Increase to be Considered For I-75 in Valdosta

Speed Limit Increase to be Considered For I-75 in Valdosta

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The Valdosta City Council will be considering to raise the speed limit on I-75 in the city limits Thursday afternoon. According to data found by the GDOT, drivers are going faster than the posted 65 miles per hour on the interstate. The speed limit was lowered due to construction last year, and […]

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Rural Health Care Tour Makes Stop at Peach City Walk-In Clinic

Rural Health Care Tour Makes Stop at Peach City Walk-In Clinic

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA — U.S. Rep. Austin Scott visited Dr. J. Myron Faircloth’s Peach City Walk-In Clinic LLC during his recent weeklong Rural Health Care Tour across Georgia’s 8th District. The listening tour afforded the Tifton-based congressman an opportunity to meet and talk with health care providers and patients, collecting their thoughts and experiences to share with […]

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Georgia DOT Seeks Public Review and Comment on Federally-Funded Projects

Georgia DOT Seeks Public Review and Comment on Federally-Funded Projects

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making available the draft FY 2015 – 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Southwest Georgia for public review and comment. The STIP is a four-year program that is designed to achieve Georgia’s transportation goals as envisioned by the Governor and State Transportation Board for improving […]

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Tifton Police Search for Murder Suspect

Tifton Police Search for Murder Suspect

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

TIFTON, GA – The Tifton Police Department is asking the public to help solve a murder that took place on Monday night. According to the Tifton Police Department, 22 year old Jessie James Harris II was shot and killed in his Timmons Drive home around 11pm Monday night. When police arrived, Harris was found laying […]

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Leadership Lowndes’ Sensory Project to Raise Funds for Pediatric Therapy Clinic

Leadership Lowndes’ Sensory Project to Raise Funds for Pediatric Therapy Clinic

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – The Leadership Lowndes Class of 2014 has partnered with ‘more than words’ Pediatric Therapy Associates and RiteCare Clinic to hold The Sensory Project, a fundraiser to construct a sensory integration room for children in need of speech therapy. Members of Leadership Lowndes Class of 2014 are selling The Sensory Project t-shirts for […]

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Southeastern FCU Makes $500 Donation to Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful

Southeastern FCU Makes $500 Donation to Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Southeastern Federal Credit Union presented Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful with a $500 donation last week. The donation is slated to be used for much-needed office supplies and expenses. “KLVB greatly appreciates this donation from Southeastern Federal Credit Union,” says KLVB Director, Aaron Strickland. “With resources limited, non-profits rely on donations and grants to help fill […]

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Business of the Week: America’s Home Place

Business of the Week: America’s Home Place

| August 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Congratulations to America’s Home Place, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce’s Leading Business of the Week. America’s Home Place is the nation’s largest family-owned residential home builder. Beginning in Gainesville, Georgia in 1972, the company has grown to include more than 40 Building and Model Centers across the South and operates on the […]

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GDOT Seeks Public Comment on East Hill Avenue Intersection Safety Improvement and Clay Road Detour

GDOT Seeks Public Comment on East Hill Avenue Intersection Safety Improvement and Clay Road Detour

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation representatives will hold an informal public information open house Thursday on safety improvements at an East Hill Avenue intersection that will require temporarily closing Clay Road. The open house will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Lowndes County Civic Center at 2102 E. Hill Ave. in Valdosta. […]

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