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Thomasville Planning Amphitheater

Thomasville Planning Amphitheater

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE — The City of Thomasville has plans for a new amphitheater on the west end of the Downtown District. The amphitheater will sit on an acre of land. The city says it’s an area that wasn’t getting a lot of attention in years past, but with nearly a dozen new business openings, things have changed. […]

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State Charter gives New Life to Old School in Rural Randolph County

State Charter gives New Life to Old School in Rural Randolph County

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

SHELLMAN – Valdosta isn’t the only community to benefit from the Charter School movement in South Georgia.  An abandoned school in Shellman, near Albany, will soon have new life by providing educational opportunities for rural students. The state just approved a new public charter school in Shellman, a rural, sleepy little town in the heart […]

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Police thwart Counterfeit Ring

Police thwart Counterfeit Ring

| August 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police have made arrests related to a counterfeit check ring with several arrests reported. Sunday, August 16, Valdosta Detectives Derrick Keene and Kari Bennett received a tip that subjects were traveling around Valdosta attempting to pass counterfeit checks at local businesses. Detectives Keene and Bennett located three individuals: Christopher Crumpton, 44, Malinda […]

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Victim Identified in Wednesday Shooting

Victim Identified in Wednesday Shooting

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — The Dougherty County Corner has identified the victim of a Wednesday morning shooting in Albany. The incident resulted in the death of one person after a shooting in the 1100 block of Newton Road, Albany, in the parking lot of Brothers Corner store. Coroner Michael Fowler identified the person killed in this morning’s […]

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Governor Deal to attend Scintilla Charter Ribbon Cutting

Governor Deal to attend Scintilla Charter Ribbon Cutting

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Scintilla Charter Academy will celebrate the opening of the first charter school in the Valdosta/Lowndes County area with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. on the school’s campus. The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, will be the keynote speaker and will be introduced by Georgia’s State School […]

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Robbery reported on Jones Street

Robbery reported on Jones Street

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police are asking for information related to a robbery which occurred Wednesday. Wednesday evening, Valdosta Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Jones Street in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with several victims who reported they were gathered outside when an unknown suspect, wearing some sort of […]

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Trio Convicted on Federal Drug Charges

Trio Convicted on Federal Drug Charges

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Eddie Lee Perry of Cairo, Joseph Davenport of Thomasville, and Chad Ragin of Opalocka, Florida were convicted Monday in Albany Federal Court, on all counts of numerous cocaine charges. They were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, possession of cocaine and crack cocaine with intent to […]

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Marine charged for Child Exploitation granted Bond

Marine charged for Child Exploitation granted Bond

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — A high-ranking officer from the Marine Corps Logistics Base was granted a $50,000 bond by a judge Tuesday, after he was denied bond 10 days ago. 48-year-old Colonel Kyle Nickel is charged with 25 counts of sexual exploitation of children. Investigators said he had at least 25 images or videos of child pornography. […]

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Police Advise on “Flakka” or Alpha PVP

Police Advise on “Flakka” or Alpha PVP

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Alpha PVP, or “Flakka” at it is commonly referred to, is a synthetic drug which is very dangerous. It can lead to heart attack, and raise the temperature of the body to dangerous levels resulting in kidney damage and even death. Symptoms include hallucinations, paranoia, bizarre/erratic behavior, stripping of clothes (because of high […]

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Tifton to change Direction on Brumby Way

Tifton to change Direction on Brumby Way

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

TIFTON — A road project in downtown Tifton will bring traffic changes while beautifying the area. The city is flipping the direction of travel on Brumby Way, which is a one-way street. Traffic will now enter Brumby from Main Street and exit at Tift Avenue. The mayor says it will improve traffic flow. They also […]

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