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University System of Georgia releases guidelines for campus carry

University System of Georgia releases guidelines for campus carry

| May 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

VALDOSTA (WCTV) – The University System of Georgia has released guidelines for the implementation House Bill 280, which allows people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses in the Peach State. Ever since Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law earlier this month, many have expressed concern over how the bill would be implemented […]

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Work requirements drop thousands in Georgia from food stamps

Work requirements drop thousands in Georgia from food stamps

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (WCTV) – More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports state figures released this week reveal that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food […]

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State park to reopen amid Okefenokee wildfire

State park to reopen amid Okefenokee wildfire

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

FARGO, Ga. – Recent rain and decreased fire activity in the Okefenokee Swamp will allow officials to reopen Stephen C. Foster State Park on Friday. The West Mims wildfire is still active, but it is contained in areas around the park. The fire is currently 152,478 acres and 65 percent contained. Stephen C. Foster State […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-25-17

Morning News Briefs for 5-25-17

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

National Public Works Week continues through Friday with an Adopt-a-Street informational event on Thursday, May 25 and the Touch-a-Truck youth event on Friday, May 26. For more information about National Public Works Week in Valdosta, contact the Public Works Department at 229-259-3597. The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, May 29. Citizens […]

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Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate declines to 4.4 percent in April

Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate declines to 4.4 percent in April

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate in April was 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in March. In April 2016, the rate was 4.8 percent. The rate declined as more people became employed and employers created more jobs and reduced the […]

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Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County officials are urging caution around wildlife and stray animals after a Lake Park family was attacked Thursday by a fox with rabies. Officials said to avoid leaving cat or dog food outside. Read more.

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Man charged with arson after house fire

Man charged with arson after house fire

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMAS Co. – A Thomas County man is in jail after allegedly setting fire to his own house. William Stacey Stout has been charged with first degree arson after his home was severely damaged by a fire which reportedly had at least two points of origin: the kitchen stove and another area in which papers […]

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Morning News Briefs for 5-23-17

Morning News Briefs for 5-23-17

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

An eye witness who was to testify against two associates of the Street Gang the Westside Rattlers in Albany has refused to give their testimony. Desmond Warren and Farrell Hicks are charged with 26 counts including gang terrorism, aggravated assault and murder. According to the report the two men are said to have shot up […]

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Bush Wealth Management Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner

Bush Wealth Management Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Bush Wealth Management is proud to announce Sarah Lee, a graduate of Lowndes High School, as the recipient of their 2017 scholarship. Sarah’s essay on financial planning and many high school accomplishments rose to the top out of a pool of 24 applicants. She will be attending the University of Georgia in the […]

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Tips to grill safely this summer

Tips to grill safely this summer

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety.  Agent Melissa Norris of Southern Insurance Agency is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to urge the citizens of Lowndes County to take proper precautions when enjoying outdoor activities such as grilling. […]

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