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Lowndes commissioners consider pet chaining ordinance

Lowndes commissioners consider pet chaining ordinance

| February 9, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners considered stricter guidelines for chaining pets during a planning meeting last week. Valdosta veterinarian Dr. Amanda Hall proposed the board adopt an anti-chaining ordinance in 2015. She told WALB chronically chained dogs are more aggressive, territorial and more likely to bite. Commissioners said they plan to vote […]

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Withlacoochee River flood warning in effect for Lowndes, Brooks

Withlacoochee River flood warning in effect for Lowndes, Brooks

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a flood warning for the Withlacoochee River above Skipper Bridge Road. The flood warning is in effect until late Tuesday night and affects Brooks and Lowndes Counties. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the river stage was 136.4 ft. Flood stage is 135 ft. Minor flooding is […]

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Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Early voting begins today from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Lowndes County Board of Elections at 2808 North Oak Street. Balloting opportunities continue for the next three weeks. Saturday early voting begins at 9 a.m. continuing until 4 p.m. Feb. 13 and Feb. 20. Polls will also be open from noon until […]

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Judges announce creation of Accountability Court

Judges announce creation of Accountability Court

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

  VALDOSTA – In an effort to stem the rising tide of incarcerations and the high rate of recidivism for persons with drug abuse problems and those with mental health issues Superior Court Judges of Lowndes County announced a new initiative for the area called  “Accountability Court.” Judges Richard Cowart and James Tunison presented the project […]

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FBI warns of phone scams in Valdosta targeting college students

FBI warns of phone scams in Valdosta targeting college students

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The FBI Atlanta Division continues to warn the public of an ongoing and prolific series of phone scams that target public FBI telephone numbers as part of their ruse. The latest emerging scams have targeted the FBI Atlanta’s Columbus, Georgia office as well as its Valdosta, Georgia office. While the initial calls may […]

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GED scoring changes may mean more passing grades at Wiregrass

GED scoring changes may mean more passing grades at Wiregrass

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Approximately 58 Wiregrass students may achieve a passing grade on their GED® Test due in part to new scoring enhancements by the National GED Testing Service. The passing score for high school equivalency has been recalibrated from 150 to 145, which means students since January 1, 2014 who had scores between 145 -149 may […]

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Man arrested for armed home invasion at Valdosta hotel

Man arrested for armed home invasion at Valdosta hotel

| February 5, 2016 | 1 Comments

  CORRECTION: Original reports from VPD incorrectly stated Hallman’s age. This article has been edited with the correct information. VALDOSTA – Police arrested a man who allegedly entered a hotel room Wednesday armed with a knife and demanded money At approximately 5:53 a.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Del-Mar hotel at 1510 North Ashley St. in […]

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Truck backs into Valdosta business, injures three

Truck backs into Valdosta business, injures three

| February 5, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – At approximately 9:44 a.m. Friday, officers with the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Inner Perimeter Road in reference to an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers observed that a white 2009 F-250 had crashed into the wall of Cura Care. The investigation revealed that the driver, an elderly male, had just frequented another […]

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LCSO arrests two men with prescription pills, pound of marijuana

LCSO arrests two men with prescription pills, pound of marijuana

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men during an Interstate 75 traffic stop Thursday night, and one of the men is being charged with possession of prescription drugs and a pound of marijuana. At approximately 10 p.m., LCSO deputies assigned to the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit stopped a Toyota Camry reportedly traveling […]

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Moody A-10 Warthogs to stay until 2022

Moody A-10 Warthogs to stay until 2022

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday what has been anticipated for months: the A-10 will not be retired. In a speech previewing next week’s budget release, Carter also highlighted new technologies his department is developing in order to meet what he called a “major inflection point” that takes “the long view” for the department. “We’re […]

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