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Valdosta 101 Provides Behind-the-Scenes View of Local Government

Valdosta 101 Provides Behind-the-Scenes View of Local Government

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta: Valdostans and other local citizens who want an inside look at their city government are urged to sign up for the 9th annual Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation, which takes place from April 2 – May 14, 2018. The program, an initiative of the Valdosta Mayor and City Council, also includes the […]

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Lowndes County Preps for Cold Weather

Lowndes County Preps for Cold Weather

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County: Emergency Management is monitoring temperatures. The following shelters are open 12/8 to those seeking shelter from cold temperatures: Grace Fellowship Church 1304 West Hill Ave. Salvation Army on Virginia Avenue New Horizons 714 Charlton StreetAlso, freezing temperatures are expected the next few nights. Citizens should take precautions to protect plants, pipes, and pets. Dripping faucets […]

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Lowndes County and Valdosta City Schools to Release Early Dec. 20

Lowndes County and Valdosta City Schools to Release Early Dec. 20

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta City Schools: Valdosta City Schools will have an early release on Wednesday, December 20. The following dismissal schedule is planned: Valdosta High School – 12:00 pm Elementary Schools – 12:30 pm Middle Schools – 1:00 pm VECA – 12:00 pm Horne Learning Center – 12:00 pm Valdosta City Schools will be closed December 21 through January 4 for students.  Teachers report back to work […]

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Officials investigating death of Valdosta State Prison inmate

Officials investigating death of Valdosta State Prison inmate

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — Officials are investigating the death of a Valdosta State Prison inmate. Lowndes County Coroner Austin Fiveash has identified the inmate as Caleb Mitchell. We’re told Mitchell was brought into the Intensive Care Unit at South Georgia Medical Center earlier this week. He was pronounced dead on Wednesday […]

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Valdosta Fire Department Helping Coworker in Need

Valdosta Fire Department Helping Coworker in Need

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta – The Valdosta Fire Department and Sam’s Barbecue is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to help out a fellow firefighter in need. Valdosta Fire Department Facebook Post:  Valdosta Fire Department Firefighter Devasio Johnson’s apartment caught fire and suffered damage earlier November 29th, 2017. Firefighter Johnson explained that he was doing fine and that his hand […]

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VSU Alumna Becomes Youngest Female Ever Elected to City Council of Lithonia, Georgia

VSU Alumna Becomes Youngest Female Ever Elected to City Council of Lithonia, Georgia

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta State University: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University alumna Amelia Inman was recently elected to the city council of Lithonia, Georgia. She is the youngest female ever elected to the city council and is believed to be the youngest person elected to office in the city’s history. Inman, 26, and three other candidates competed for […]

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Buying, Caring and Reusing Christmas Trees

Buying, Caring and Reusing Christmas Trees

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta: It’s December and many will be on the lookout for the perfect tree!  They come in so many shapes, sizes, and types, so keep in mind what’s the best option for you, how to care for it, as well as what to do with it afterward.  Artificial trees are pretty easy, but if […]

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Valdosta Mayor, firefighters bring Christmas gifts to Parkwood Development Center

Valdosta Mayor, firefighters bring Christmas gifts to Parkwood Development Center

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — It’s the gift that keeps giving. “It doesn’t matter what you give them. They appreciate it so much and they get excited over anything,” says Valdosta Mayor John Gayle. Wednesday, his annual Mayor’s Motorcade brought Christmas early for residents at Parkwood Development Center. “So […]

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Wiregrass Student Success in Lowndes

Wiregrass Student Success in Lowndes

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College: Valdosta – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is celebrating student success in its 11-county service area.  Wiregrass Tech is committed to changing lives through providing students with hands-on educational experiences designed to prepare them to successfully enter the career field of their choice and providing our local business and industry with a […]

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“The Magic of Christmas” Arrives at the Crescent

“The Magic of Christmas” Arrives at the Crescent

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta – The Crescent’s annual Christmas open house has returned for the month of December. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Christmas.” Open house hours are Monday-Friday in December 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and will be closed Dec. 25-26. Christmas special weekend hours will be Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 10 1 […]

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