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Valdosta Cuts Ribbon on Wastewater Treatment Plant and Force Main

Valdosta Cuts Ribbon on Wastewater Treatment Plant and Force Main

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 12, at 8 a.m., to celebrate the culmination of two significant sewer infrastructure improvement projects. The ribbon cutting will be held on the 75-acre site of the new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), located at 3180 Wetherington Lane. The public […]

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LCSO arrests seven in underage alcohol sales operation

LCSO arrests seven in underage alcohol sales operation

| July 1, 2016 | 3 Comments

LOWNDES CO. – Last week, detectives with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office conducted an underage alcohol sales operation after receiving citizen complaints of high school age children buying alcohol. During this operation, deputies visited forty retail store locations that sell alcohol and in seven of these locations, the detectives observed an employee sell alcohol to an underage person. […]

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Morning News Briefs for 7-1-16

Morning News Briefs for 7-1-16

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The GBI is investigating a structure fire that started around noon Thursday at home on 14th Street in Tifton. John Aiken died in a bedroom where the fire started. Investigators are trying to determine if Aiken died before or after the fire began. Several new Georgia laws go into effect today, including a law […]

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Eric Sheppard pleads guilty, will be sentenced in August

Eric Sheppard pleads guilty, will be sentenced in August

| June 30, 2016 | 19 Comments

VALDOSTA – A former Valdosta State University student charged with bringing a firearm on campus has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in August. Eric Sheppard pleaded guilty on May 31 to one count of carrying a weapon in a school safety zone, reports the Valdosta Daily Times. In April 2015, VSU police discovered a […]

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Remodeled I-75 Lake Park Welcome Center Reopens

Remodeled I-75 Lake Park Welcome Center Reopens

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

LAKE PARK – The remodeled Interstate 75 Lake Park visitor information and welcome center is scheduled to reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday as the busy holiday travel weekend gets under way. The center, located between Exits 2 and 5 on I-75 North, has been closed since Oct. 22, 2015. Access to the property was restricted […]

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Morning News Briefs for 6-30-16

Morning News Briefs for 6-30-16

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath has been removed from office after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of violating the civil rights of two non-resistant arrestees by using excessive force against them. The counts stem from two separate incidents, one in 2012 and another in 2014, in which Heath kicked and punched suspects after […]

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Morning News for Briefs for 6-29-16

Morning News for Briefs for 6-29-16

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new law will bar anyone under the age of 21 from entering a Georgia bar starting Friday. Michael’s law was signed by Governor Nathan Deal last year and, in addition to the age limit, also requires bars to carry liability insurance and requires bouncers, bartenders and servers to be at least 21. Michael’s Law […]

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U.S. Press Celebrates July 4th with Free Patriotic Yard Signs

U.S. Press Celebrates July 4th with Free Patriotic Yard Signs

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – U.S. Press is honoring America’s Independence by offering free patriotic yard signs to all customers and local citizens. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, the signs display an image of the U.S. flag along with the phrase, “God Bless America.” “Our country is tremendously blessed,” CEO Kent Buescher says, “and it’s important for […]

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Lowndes County reminds residents of new fireworks law

Lowndes County reminds residents of new fireworks law

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES CO. – This past session, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 727, which impacts fireworks legislation approved by the state in 2015. The new legislation changes the allowed hours of usage on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., allowing for 9:01 p.m. until 12:00 midnight to […]

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Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

An I-75 high-speed chase out of Cook County ended in Lowndes Friday night when the suspect fleeing in a stolen vehicle crashed near mile marker 19. The driver, James Eldridge Scott out of East Point, Georgia, was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Scott faces several traffic charges, as well as […]

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