Local News

City of Valdosta Coordinates 2018 Georgia Homeless Count Locally

City of Valdosta Coordinates 2018 Georgia Homeless Count Locally

City of Valdosta:  The City of Valdosta Neighborhood Development Division is coordinating the 2018 Georgia Homeless Count for Valdosta and Lowndes County, part of a statewide effort through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to determine the number of homeless families and individuals in Georgia. The data for the 2018 Georgia Homeless Count will […]

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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74th Fighter Squadron Returns to Moody Air Force Base

74th Fighter Squadron Returns to Moody Air Force Base

VALDOSTA – “I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve held a baby, so it’s going to take a lot of practice, but it feels great,” said Captain Brett Gudim as he held his son Luke for the first time. Gudim is part of the 74th Fighter Squadron that returned to Moody […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VLMPO Seeks Public’s Input on National Safety Performance Measures

VLMPO Seeks Public’s Input on National Safety Performance Measures

VLMPO:  VALDOSTA – The Valdosta- Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) is amending its Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and its 2040 Transportation Vision Plan (TVP) to include National Safety Performance Measures and state targets. The TIP and the TVP are the short and long range plans for the Valdosta Metropolitan Planning Area; which […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Deal: Atlanta is ‘best location’ for Amazon HQ2

Deal: Atlanta is ‘best location’ for Amazon HQ2

Office of Gov. Nathan Deal:  Gov. Nathan Deal praised Amazon’s decision to include Atlanta on its list of Top 20 finalists for the company’s second headquarters. “We are excited to learn that Atlanta has been included on Amazon’s short list,” said Deal. “This has been a cooperative effort by the entire region, and we truly […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Florida implements multi-state nursing license

Florida implements multi-state nursing license

By: Associated Press  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Licensed Florida nurses may soon be eligible to practice in 27 other states without the red tape of getting additional licenses. A new law that goes into effect Friday allows registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who are licensed in one Compact state to practice in any of […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Woman found dead outside Suwannee County Courthouse

Woman found dead outside Suwannee County Courthouse

WCTV: LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Live Oak Police Department is investigating after a woman was found dead outside of the Suwannee County Courthouse on Thursday morning. Live Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams says the woman has been identified as 61-year-old Pamela Smith. Williams says Smith was found on the porch area of the courthouse […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Sports

LHS Honors Players at Football Award Banquet

LHS Honors Players at Football Award Banquet

VALDOSTA – Lowndes High honored the 2017-2018 football team and the 34 seniors who left an impact on the school. Lowndes went 10-0 in the regular season and won their first region championship since 2010. It was a memorable season for the Vikings. They opened the season with a shutout over their crosstown rival, Valdosta, […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes High Releases 2018 and 2019 Football Schedules

Lowndes High Releases 2018 and 2019 Football Schedules

Valdosta – The Lowndes High Vikings have released the football schedules for 2018 and 2019. The game against crosstown rival, Valdosta, has moved from the first game of the year to the sixth game on September 21st. It will be at Valdosta this fall. The 2018 schedule introduces 4 new teams: Riverdale, Chamblee, East Coweta […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Georgia adds two additional 5-star Prospects

Georgia adds two additional 5-star Prospects

Athens – Georgia adds two 5-star linebackers, Channing Tindall and Adam Anderson. Adam Anderson played at Rome High School and helped them to two straight state championships. Channing Tindall is from Columbia South Carolina. According to 247Sports, Tindall racked up 132 tackles and 9 sacks in 2017. More Info: http://www.12up.com/posts/5951826-breaking-georgia-adds-two-new-5-star-signees-with-final-247-rankings?a_aid=41091

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Business

Cycling The Extra Mile

Cycling The Extra Mile

By Kimesha Bonner When I first stepped into Cycle Studio + Salon, I immediately noticed that there was something intriguingly different about this fitness center. It was unlike any that I have seen in the Lowndes County area. It was more than just a room filled with indoor cycling bikes. There was an urban edge, a […]

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Curt Fowler | How WD-40 Serves

Curt Fowler | How WD-40 Serves

Curt Fowler | Fowler and Company In March of 2009, WD-40’s stock price was less than $23. In September of 2016, the stock hit $120. As the song states, “they must be doing something right…” That something right is being led by the company’s CEO, Garry Ridge. Ridge became WD-40’s CEO in 1997. Ridge transformed […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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ACTO Presents “Elvis is in the Building”

ACTO Presents “Elvis is in the Building”

VALDOSTA – Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time Out (ACTO) will host its “Elvis is in the Building” fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mathis City Auditorium. This event is hosted every February to benefit ACTO and features Austin Irby performing as Elvis Presley. ACTO is a non-profit that provides a “time out” […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Living

LHS to Host VEX Robotics Tournament

LHS to Host VEX Robotics Tournament

Lowndes County Schools:  Lowndes High School will host their annual VEX Robotics tournament Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm in the cafeteria.  We will host 25 teams from all over Georgia as they compete to win a coveted state qualifying spot.  Come and watch as these engineering students put their STEM skills to the test.  The […]

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU Announces Chess Club for Area Middle, High School Students

VSU Announces Chess Club for Area Middle, High School Students

Valdosta State University:  Valdosta State University invites area middle school and high school students to learn more about Chess Club from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Center. This activity is designed for public, private, and homeschooled students in grades fifth through 12th. Students do not […]

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU Opera Presents “The Tender Land” Jan. 20-21

VSU Opera Presents “The Tender Land” Jan. 20-21

Valdosta State University:  VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University Opera will present “The Tender Land” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, on the Whitehead Auditorium stage. Tickets are on sale now. “In the American heartland during the Great Depression, the provincial existence of a rural farming family hinges upon the high school graduation […]

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

President Trump Announced His “Fake News Awards”

President Trump Announced His “Fake News Awards”

Wise Brother Media – President Trump finally announced the winners of his “Fake News Awards”.  There were 11 in all.  Here are the Top 5 . . . 1.  “New York Times” columnist Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover. 2.  ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES […]

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Dad Hired a Helicopter Pilot to Find His Missing Son and Saved His Life

A Dad Hired a Helicopter Pilot to Find His Missing Son and Saved His Life

Wise Brother Media Wise Brother Media – A 17-year-old kid named Samuel Lethbridge left his parents’ house near Sydney, Australia on Sunday to go meet his girlfriend, but never showed.  And when he didn’t answer his phone, his parents got worried and reported him missing. Unfortunately, the cops weren’t very helpful.  They said he probably […]

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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40% of NFL Fans Think Being at a Game in Costumes and Face Paint Can Influence the Outcome of a Game

40% of NFL Fans Think Being at a Game in Costumes and Face Paint Can Influence the Outcome of a Game

Wise Brother Media – No matter what sporting event you’re at, there are always those SUPER hardcore fans . . . and apparently, a LOT of them participated in this latest poll, because the results are wild. Ticketmaster conducted a survey on fan behavior at sporting events, and they asked 1,000 fans how they thought […]

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Ronnie Lancaster Honored as January Employee of the Month

Ronnie Lancaster Honored as January Employee of the Month

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of Valdosta: Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Utilities Director Darryl Muse honored Backflow Prevention Program Coordinator Ronnie Lancaster as the January 2018 Employee of the Month at the Jan. 11 City Council meeting. Lancaster received a framed certificate, a check for $200, and his name appears on a plaque displayed in City Hall. Lancaster […]

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Florida Legislature could declare pornography a health risk

Florida Legislature could declare pornography a health risk

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A resolution moving through the Florida House would declare pornography a health risk. The House Health & Human Services Committee overwhelmingly approved the resolution Thursday. It states the need for education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians from pornography. Republican Rep. Ross Spano is sponsoring the resolution. […]

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Jaguars Face the Patriots In The AFC Championship

Jaguars Face the Patriots In The AFC Championship

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. The winner of this game makes an appearance in Super Bowl 52. It will be the first time ever in the Super Bowl if the Jags can pull off the upset. These two teams […]

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