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Lowndes Co. Schools Open Friday

Lowndes Co. Schools Open Friday

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – Lowndes County Schools have just announced: In consideration of 8000 without power Lowndes county will close on Thursday and open on Friday. Valdosta Today will update this post with the official release as soon as it’s available.

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Valdosta Schools To Remain Closed This Week

Valdosta Schools To Remain Closed This Week

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA, GA – According to a new release from Jennifer Steedley, Valdosta City Schools will remained closed for the rest of this week.  Additionally, the Valdosta Wildcats have postponed this Friday’s football game and rescheduled it for September 29. Official Release: Valdosta City Schools will remain closed through the end of this week.  We will reopen […]

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Valdosta & Lowndes Schools To Remain Closed Wednesday

Valdosta & Lowndes Schools To Remain Closed Wednesday

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

UPDATED VALDOSTA, GA – Both Valdosta City Schools and Lowndes County Schools will remain closed on Wednesday, Sept. 13th. Jennifer Steedley of Valdosta City Schools released the following statement: After accessing power outages around our area, we have determined that schools will remain closed on Wednesday, September 13. We will issue more information as it becomes […]

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Valdosta’s Post-Storm Sanitation Schedule Announced

Valdosta’s Post-Storm Sanitation Schedule Announced

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta Public Works Department will resume sanitation services on Tuesday, Sept. 12.  The Sanitation Division will collect garbage and recyclables ONLY from Monday’s route first, followed by Tuesday’s route, until back on normal schedule. Sanitation customers who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays and Tuesdays should place their household garbage and recyclables at […]

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Irma responders in Lowndes pause for 9/11 Observance

Irma responders in Lowndes pause for 9/11 Observance

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – On Monday morning, while Lowndes County emergency services continued to respond to Hurricane Irma, those at the emergency services operations center that could took a moment in recognition of those called to respond on September 11, 2001. Emergency Management Director & interim Lowndes County Fire Chief, Ashley Tye, spoke over the sound of […]

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Irma impacts North Florida, South Georgia (Photo Gallery)

Irma impacts North Florida, South Georgia (Photo Gallery)

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – WCTV Eyewitness News in Tallahassee has been collecting submitted photos to document the damage brought by Hurricane Irma. Click through the album below to check out pictures and videos from local viewers of Irma’s impact on areas in North Florida and South Georgia. To submit a photo for our album, click here: www.wctv.tv/mycapture/submit.

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Lowndes Officials: No Significant Change to Hurricane Forecast

Lowndes Officials: No Significant Change to Hurricane Forecast

| September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County, Georgia – Lowndes County remains under a Hurricane Watch, this morning’s briefing from the National Weather Service did not indicate an improvement in forecast conditions.  The current forecast from the National Weather Service indicates extremely dangerous conditions to include: – Peak Wind Forecast: up to 80 mph sustained with gusts in excess of […]

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Voluntary Evacuation in Place for Lowndes County

Voluntary Evacuation in Place for Lowndes County

| September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lowndes County is officially under a Hurricane Watch. The current forecast from the National Weather Service indicates extremely dangerous conditions to include: – Peak Wind Forecast: up to 80 mph sustained with gusts in excess of 100 mph – Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Monday morning until early Tuesday morning The current threat to life and property […]

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Lowndes Officials: Current Forecast Indicates Extremely Dangerous Conditions

Lowndes Officials: Current Forecast Indicates Extremely Dangerous Conditions

| September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Lowndes County, Georgia – Lowndes County is officially under a Hurricane Watch.  The current forecast from the National Weather Service indicates extremely dangerous conditions.   WIND – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Strong Tropical Storm force wind – Peak Wind Forecast: up to 80 mph sustained with gusts in excess of 100 mph – Window for […]

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Lowndes County Hurricane Irma Update

Lowndes County Hurricane Irma Update

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Emergency Shelters Open in Lowndes County Ahead of Hurricane Irma LOWNDES Co.– In response to the current forecast provided by the National Weather Service indicating Lowndes County remains in the direct path of Hurricane Irma, emergency shelters are opening.  Officials are encouraging a voluntary evacuation of those living in mobile homes or attempting to shelter in […]

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