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South Georgia Coalition for Employment to Host Job Fair

South Georgia Coalition for Employment to Host Job Fair

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: VALDOSTA – The South Georgia Coalition for Employment, a coalition consisting of the Valdosta Police Department, City of Valdosta, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, the Valdosta/Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, “Never Too Late Program” of Lowndes/Valdosta Commission for Children and Youth , Paxen Learning Services, LLC, Telamon Corporation, Wiregrass Technical College, Georgia Department […]

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Eleven Indicted And Arrested In Sweep

Eleven Indicted And Arrested In Sweep

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Arthur D. Peralta announce that the eleven defendants listed below have been indicted by a Federal Grand […]

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Local Partnerships Encourage Youth to be Heart Healthy

Local Partnerships Encourage Youth to be Heart Healthy

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

SGMC Press Release:  South Georgia Medical Center and the American Heart Association held a recognition lunch for local elementary school physical education teachers to thank them for their efforts in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign. According to AHA Vice President of the Youth Market Kimberly Dixon, the combined Lowndes County and Valdosta City […]

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VSU Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Blazer Build Month

VSU Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Blazer Build Month

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta State University Press Release: Sidney Steel, a Valdosta State University healthcare administration major from Duluth, did a little roofing Wednesday at a Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity home under construction on Donald Avenue. April is Blazer Build Month, and VSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and friends have volunteered their time to help local […]

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VSU Surpasses Campaign Goal Ahead of Schedule, Continues Fundraising Efforts

VSU Surpasses Campaign Goal Ahead of Schedule, Continues Fundraising Efforts

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University President Richard A. Carvajal announced today that VSU’s first comprehensive capital campaign, Invest. Ignite. Inspire: The Campaign for Valdosta State University, has surpassed its goal of $53,250,000 more than 14 months ahead of schedule. Gifts and pledges to the campaign, which started on July 1, 2014, currently […]

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FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors

FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla.– Federal assistance to help individuals and families recover from Hurricane Irma now tops $1 billion, seven months after the Sept. 10, 2017 disaster declaration. The $1 billion, approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program includes $693.4 million in Housing Assistance—$503.8 million to help pay rent for those whose homes were not habitable after the storm and another $180.8 million for home […]

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Rep. Austin Scott Broadband Proposals Included in Major Legislation, Head to the House Floor

Rep. Austin Scott Broadband Proposals Included in Major Legislation, Head to the House Floor

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Austin Scott: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), a Member of the House Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, released the following statement upon the Committee passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the “farm bill.” Through negotiations, Rep. Scott was […]

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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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Isakson Supports Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis

Isakson Supports Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Senator Johnny Isakson: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today cosponsored legislation to help fight the opioid crisis and improve the federal government’s response to this epidemic that is devastating communities across Georgia and the nation. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, S.2680, would facilitate greater communication and improve data sharing […]

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Senator David Perdue Comments On Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Senator David Perdue Comments On Former First Lady Barbara Bush

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Senator David Perdue: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Bonnie and I join the nation in mourning the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Barbara’s faith, her love for her family, and commitment to our nation inspired us all. […]

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