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Valdosta State Prison Inmate Death Under Investigation

Valdosta State Prison Inmate Death Under Investigation

Georgia Department of Corrections Press Release: Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation on the death of inmate Joseph Pagen (GDC #1001121716), as a suspected homicide. Agents  have reason to believe inmate Pagen died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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National Infant Immunization Week is April 21 – April 28, 2018

National Infant Immunization Week is April 21 – April 28, 2018

South Health District Press Release: Valdosta – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines not only help protect our children but can also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. National Infant Immunization Week […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU’s Department Of History Explores Poland With New Study Abroad Program

VSU’s Department Of History Explores Poland With New Study Abroad Program

Gdansk, Poland Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Department of History is launching its first ever study abroad program with a trip to Poland July 8-28. The tour will be centered in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, and a major Baltic port, Gdansk (once called Danzig). Produced in partnership with the University of Gdansk, […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Georgia agency reports progress in state’s rape kit backlog

Georgia agency reports progress in state’s rape kit backlog

By: Associated Press  ATLANTA (AP) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says its crime lab is making progress in a years-long effort to test thousands of backlogged sexual assault evidence packages. The agency’s goal is to clear out the old rape kits by the first of next year, freeing it to then concentrate on new […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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New striping, RPMs coming to several state routes next week

New striping, RPMs coming to several state routes next week

GDOT Press Release: Prepare for a slow moving road operation next week as a Georgia Department of Transportation contractor puts down new striping and/or raised pavement markers on several state routes. New striping and RPMs are a safety feature for motorists. They help delineate lanes and can signal drivers that they have strayed out of […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Deal: Manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer to invest $15 million in Walton County

Deal: Manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer to invest $15 million in Walton County

From the Office of Governor Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Top Polymer Enterprise, a Chinese manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), will create 70 jobs and invest $15 million in a facility in Social Circle. New jobs will include positions in manufacturing and production. “Georgia’s manufacturing sector continues to drive statewide investment by attracting industry […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Valdosta Girls And Boys Soccer To Host Playoffs

Valdosta Girls And Boys Soccer To Host Playoffs

VALDOSTA – Valdosta High girls and boys soccer teams will host the first round of the playoffs this year after winning region for the first time in school history. The boys soccer team won an outstanding 14 games this year and went undefeated in the region. The girls team won 15 games this season and […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes Plays Campbell In First Round

Lowndes Plays Campbell In First Round

VALDOSTA – After winning the region championship Friday, Lowndes baseball will play Campbell High School this Thursday. Lowndes had a tremendous regular season, racking up 20 wins and winning the region championship for the first time since 2013. The Vikings are gunning for their first state state title since the 1999-2000 season. Lowndes football and […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Georgia Fans Show Up At Spring Game

Georgia Fans Show Up At Spring Game

The Georgia spring game had the most attendees in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for the third straight year. In Georgia, 82, 184 fans showed up to the spring game. The next closest was Alabama with 72, 432. On the other end of the spectrum, Arkansas had just 7,000 fans show up. Tennessee, Florida and Texas […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Business

PCOM South Georgia Takes Shape

PCOM South Georgia Takes Shape

Press Release: (MOULTRIE, GA) Architectural renderings of PCOM South Georgia, an additional location of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) which will house a four-year osteopathic medicine program, have been released by Sasaki, Inc., the principal architectural firm for the 75,000 square foot building planned for Moultrie, Georgia. Bryan Irwin, an architect with Sasaki, Inc., […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Local Neurology Clinic Expands Access to Care

Local Neurology Clinic Expands Access to Care

Press Release: Southern Healthcare Alilance Neurology (SHA), has recently expanded its services and added a new neurologist, making it the premier practice in the area.  SHA wants to make it easier for the community suffering from neurological disorders to access care.  “We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Sherri Swader. She brings over […]

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Tax Break Means More Cash for Wild Adventures Team Members

Tax Break Means More Cash for Wild Adventures Team Members

Wild Adventures Press Release: VALDOSTA, Ga. – As South Georgia residents find themselves on the other side of Tax Day, some Wild Adventures Theme Park team members are receiving a $500 bonus thanks to the recent federal corporate tax cuts. “We work hard at Wild Adventures to ensure our park is a great place to play […]

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Living

Wiregrass Hosting Dell Technologies Tech Roadshow

Wiregrass Hosting Dell Technologies Tech Roadshow

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Press Release: Valdosta, Ga. – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and DellEMC are partnering to present the Dell Technologies Tech Roadshow.  This is a unique opportunity in our area to see the newest and future technologies from DellEMC.  The event is happening Thursday, April 26 from noon till 3:00 p.m. in Brooks Hall on […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Moody Club ‘roars’ at Tiger Con

Moody Club ‘roars’ at Tiger Con

Jeffrey Goodall, cosplayer, poses for a photo while at Tiger Con, April 14, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. Tiger Con was a convention, open to Moody residents and the local community, geared toward giving pop culture enthusiasts a chance to dress and role play as their favorite movie, TV show or comic characters. The event included […]

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU Concert Band, LHS Wind Symphony Perform April 25

VSU Concert Band, LHS Wind Symphony Perform April 25

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s 63-member Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in Whitehead Auditorium. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. “This concert features lesser known gems and more recent works added to the band canon,” said Dr. Benjamin Harper, director of athletic bands […]

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

Four Ways Fast Food Joints Trick You Into Eating More

Four Ways Fast Food Joints Trick You Into Eating More

Wise Brother Media – Think about this the next time you’re about to order six things for YOURSELF at Taco Bell.  It’s four ways fast food joints trick us into eating more . . . 1.  Decision anchoring.  The first option we see tends to stick in our mind, and there’s a good chance we’ll order […]

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Guy Donated a Kidney to His High School Classmate from 50 Years Ago

A Guy Donated a Kidney to His High School Classmate from 50 Years Ago

Wise Brother Media – A guy in D.C. named Ken Walker recently found out he had kidney disease and needed a transplant.  We don’t know his age, but he graduated from high school in 1969.  So he’s in his late 60s. Back in November, he was getting desperate.  So he decided to email a bunch […]

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Kid Kept Playing “Fortnite” While a Tornado Destroyed His Neighbor’s House

A Kid Kept Playing “Fortnite” While a Tornado Destroyed His Neighbor’s House

Image from Wise Brother Media Wise Brother Media – The video game “Fortnite” has gotten huge over the last few months.  Try to get your kid to come down for dinner in the middle of a game.  It won’t happen.  And this might be the most extreme example of “Fortnite” lunacy so far . A kid in Greensboro, North Carolina […]

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Walmart Presents Check to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

Walmart Presents Check to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Accepting the check for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is Rodney Baggett, Commercial Truck Driving Instructor for Wiregrass and Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Wiregrass Tech President. Wiregrass Press Release: Douglas, GA – The Wiregrass Foundation North was the recipient of a $5,000 check from Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grant Program. Dr. Tina K. Anderson, President of Wiregrass […]

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GAGP Adds Additional Events

GAGP Adds Additional Events

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

GAGP Press Release: The Georgia Amateur Golf Promotions has announced the addition of events for summer and fall. May Modified Match Play Friday May 18 Country Club Mondays. Third Monday of each month. Chance to play South Georgia and North Florida Country Clubs. June 2-3 Georgia Amateur Golf Promotions Players Championship, Georgia Veterans GC at […]

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VSU Debate Sets New Records At National Competition

VSU Debate Sets New Records At National Competition

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured (left to right) are Travis Edwards, Shanta Johnson, Nathalie Jaimes-Arias, and Kelsey Townsend. Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team recently set new records at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Competition at Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Oregon. As a team, Shanta Johnson […]

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