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Superintendent Wes Taylor Receives Recognition

Superintendent Wes Taylor Receives Recognition

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County Schools Press Release: The Lowndes County School Board surprised Superintendent Wes Taylor by recognizing him for his work. Recently, Mr. Taylor was named one of four state finalists for the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for the state of Georgia. Each year the Georgia’s Superintendent Professional Organization (GSSA) calls for and accepts Superintendent of […]

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Valdosta Police to Provide Presentation to Valdosta High Students

Valdosta Police to Provide Presentation to Valdosta High Students

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: Following the recommendations of the Valdosta Police Youth Advisory Board, Valdosta High School Principal Janice Richardson and Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress are hosting a course titled “How to Interact with Police – What to Do If Stopped by the Police”. The course will be provided to all Valdosta High […]

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Two Shot on Hudson Street

Two Shot on Hudson Street

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: On November 17, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., uniformed Valdosta Police Officers responded to the area in reference to an emergency call for service. Dispatch advised officers while enroute that a 911 call had been received reporting multiple gunshots in the area of the 500 block of Hudson Street. When […]

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Valdosta Rotary Club Gives Valdosta Police Grant

Valdosta Rotary Club Gives Valdosta Police Grant

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: The Valdosta Rotary Club has provided the Valdosta Police Department a grant for $2,408 to assist the department in purchasing a video enhancement software system to aid in criminal investigations to include but not limited to human trafficking cases, homicides, and shootings. The software system will help the department enhance […]

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Volunteers ‘Building on Faith’ for local family’s new habitat home in Valdosta

Volunteers ‘Building on Faith’ for local family’s new habitat home in Valdosta

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — A single mother and her three kids are becoming homeowners in Valdosta, thanks to a Habitat for Humanity ‘Building on Faith’ event. All week, local volunteers have been helping at the work site, whether it’s driving a nail or cleaning the yard. “Everyday you […]

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VSU Explores Future of Higher Education with Artificial Intelligence Symposium

VSU Explores Future of Higher Education with Artificial Intelligence Symposium

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Office of Extended Learning recently hosted the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium to explore how emerging technology is transforming higher education. The event examined what colleges and universities should expect in the future in regards to AI, which is the capability of machines to imitate […]

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Valdosta Kicks Off Holiday Season, Dec. 1

Valdosta Kicks Off Holiday Season, Dec. 1

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta Press Release: The public is invited as Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta First Lady Peggy Gayle officially kick off the holiday season in Valdosta at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Attendees of all ages will enjoy a special visit from Santa Claus, as he assists […]

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VPD to Hold Testing for 2018 Police Academy

VPD to Hold Testing for 2018 Police Academy

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta – The Valdosta Police Department is hiring for the July 2018 Police Academy. An open testing session for anyone interested will be held Dec. 2 at the City Hall Annex. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and doors will close at 9 a.m. Must bring ID and $15 for testing fee. Visit www.valdostacity.com for […]

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Facebook Post Alleging Kidnapping Children NOT ACCURATE

Facebook Post Alleging Kidnapping Children NOT ACCURATE

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta – A Facebook post has been circulating with a photo of a white van stating “Watch out for this van. This is the van that is taking children. Please be on the look out and call the police if you see them.” Police Chief Brian Childress said that this post is absolutely false. Statement […]

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Valdosta Police charge two juveniles with Aggravated Assault and Elder Abuse

Valdosta Police charge two juveniles with Aggravated Assault and Elder Abuse

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: On November 14, 2017 at approximately 3pm, uniformed Valdosta Police Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of University Drive in reference to an elderly person who had been assaulted. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with a resident who reported being attacked while on his own property. […]

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