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LMIG Program provides funding for N. Lee Street Sidewalk

LMIG Program provides funding for N. Lee Street Sidewalk

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta Press Release: Beginning Monday April 23, weather permitting, the City of Valdosta will construct 1,200 feet of new sidewalk on the east side of N. Lee Street.  The limits are E. Gordon Street and the Ora Lee West Homes. Funds are provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Local Maintenance and Improvement […]

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Nominations Accepted for Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations Accepted for Historic Preservation Awards

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta Press Release: Nominations are being accepted now through April 24 for the 9th Annual Valdosta Historic Preservation Awards (HPAs), held each May in observance of National Historic Preservation Month. This year’s theme for National Historic Preservation Month is “This. Place. Matters.” which encourages people across the country to celebrate the places that are meaningful to […]

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VSU Establishes Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program for Future Teachers

VSU Establishes Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program for Future Teachers

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — In an effort to recruit and educate high-quality teachers for rural schools in Georgia, Valdosta State University has established the Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program. The Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program awards college scholarships to high school juniors and seniors from high-poverty schools in rural Georgia who want to attend […]

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LMIG Program Provides Funding to Repave City Streets

LMIG Program Provides Funding to Repave City Streets

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta Press Release: The City of Valdosta will resurface 5.44 miles of city streets using funds provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) and SPLOST VII, beginning Monday April 30, weather permitting. The LMIG transportation funding is allocated from the state based on a formula that includes […]

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RaeLynn to Perform at Wild Adventures Theme Park

RaeLynn to Perform at Wild Adventures Theme Park

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wild Adventures Press Release: VALDOSTA, Ga. – Rising country star RaeLynn takes the stage this Saturday at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. “RaeLynn is our third performance in the 2018 Flash Foods and Circle K Summer Concert Series,” said Adam Floyd, public relations manager. “From her time on ‘The Voice’ to her songs on the radio, […]

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Wiregrass Tech’s RN Program Receives Accreditation

Wiregrass Tech’s RN Program Receives Accreditation

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Image: Wiregrass Georgia Technical College RN Seniors are pictured in the lobby of Dasher Memorial Heart Center at South Georgia Medical Center. The ASN (RN) program at Wiregrass was recently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Wiregrass Press Release: Valdosta, GA– Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is […]

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LCS Names L. Al Swilley as Principal of PGE for 2018-2019

LCS Names L. Al Swilley as Principal of PGE for 2018-2019

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County Schools Press Release: Al Swilley was recently named Principal of Pine Grove Elementary School, beginning in July. He is a life-long resident of Valdosta – Lowndes County.Al is married to Lori (McCorkle) Swilley and they have beautiful and brilliant twin daughters, Serena and Kathryn. Al currently serves as Assistant Principal at Sallas Mahone […]

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One Killed in Brooks County Crash

One Killed in Brooks County Crash

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia State Patrol Report: On 4/15/2018, at approximately 6:05 pm, TFC Jeremy Swain # 349 was dispatched to a fatal crash on Cooper Road, .7 miles east of Robinson Road in Brooks County. A 2006 Toyota Corolla, driven by 60 year old Deborah Godfrey Simpson of Barney, GA was traveling east on Cooper Road negotiating […]

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The Celebration of the New Valdosta High School

The Celebration of the New Valdosta High School

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Bryan Tillman ValdostaToday VALDOSTA – Hundreds gathered to witness the dedication and grand opening of the new Valdosta High School on Saturday, April 14. An excited crowd of wildcat students, parents, school board members and community leaders assembled at the front steps of the new Valdosta High School to watch the ribbon-cutting and to […]

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Public hearing to be held for Community Development Block Grant

Public hearing to be held for Community Development Block Grant

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News  VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — Planning is underway for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant, and city officials are looking for public input. The grant is funded federally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Over the last 12 years, the City of Valdosta has used the […]

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