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Brooks man gets 15 years for cocaine plea

VALDOSTA - A Brooks County man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for cocaine charges. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Burt Denson, 41, of Quitman to 185 months in federal prison Thursday in Valdosta federal court. The sentence stems from two counts of possession with int

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-17 17:00:00

Shooting leads to release revocation

VALDOSTA - A Lanier County man will spend four years in prison after his supervised release was revoked in Valdosta federal court. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson ordered Frederick Tyrone Calhoun, 35, of Lakeland to serve 48 months after revoking his supervised release for a firearms offense,

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-17 18:00:00

Valdosta teens facing battery charges after brutally beating man

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Two Valdosta teens are now facing battery charges after brutally beating a man in his yard less than 24 hours ago. The Valdosta Police Department says, 19-year-old Jamonte Mayo and a 15-year-old attacked the man after he asked them to get off of his property. The incident happ

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-16 21:41:00

Customers unhappy with Winn-Dixie closings

VALDOSTA - Two Valdosta Winn-Dixie stores in Valdosta will close during the course of the next three months, and some customers are not happy about it. The Valdosta stores scheduled for closure are located at 4036 Bemiss Road and 1105 Madison Highway, according to the list released Thursday. Other S

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-16 17:38:57

Dozens of Winn-Dixies to close after bankruptcy filing, including some in Tallahassee

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of several brands including Winn-Dixie grocery stores, confirmed Thursday afternoon it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says it will close 94 "underperforming stores" in the coming days. In addition to Winn-D


Greene Publishing, Inc.

When the Greenville Town Council next meets there will be three new faces on the council. According to unofficial election results provided by the Madison County Supervisor of Elections office, all three candidates who were either incumbents or former council members were defeated. In Group One, Ter


Firearm possession by felon leads to prison

VALDOSTA - A man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for possessing a gun, according to the United States Attorney Middle District of Georgia Office. Senior U.S. District Attorney Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Jahmal Malcolm McGee, 24, of Valdosta to 75 months in prison for possession of a fi

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-17 19:00:00

Students clean up District 1

Submitted PhotoSeveral students from Valdosta State University 's Black Student League partnered with City Councilwoman Vivian Miller-Cody and other volunteers cleaned up areas of District 1, specifically Northside Drive and Forrestwood Drive. The cleanup was designed to 'support and enhance communi

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-16 13:30:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Construction begins on Valdosta airport passenger bridge

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - Construction is underway on a new lobby building at the Valdosta airport. Staff said it will serve a passenger bridge, transporting people from inside the airport right to their plane. Right now, passengers must walk across the concrete grounds in order to reach the plane. Air


Valdosta Police Make Another Arrest for a Vehicle Break-In

On March 13, 2018 at approximately 10pm, a citizen called 911 and requested assistance from the Valdosta Police Department. Valdosta PD officers arrived on scene and made contact with the victim who reported that her purse had been stolen from her car. The victim was working at a local business whil


Tallahassee man cuts Winn-Dixie co-worker's fingers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested for cutting a Winn-Dixie co-worker's fingers with a knife. Tiee Min Shyu, 70, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Tuesday on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He and the victim were working in the meat depa


Man charged in vehicle break-in

VALDOSTA - A 26-year-old man is facing felony charges, accused of breaking into a vehicle Tuesday night. Micah Harris has been charged with felony theft by entering auto. Valdosta Police Department reports that officers responded to a 911 call from a women claiming her purse had been stolen from her


Ninety Works helping South Georgia's veterans

VALDOSTA - A Florida-based organization for aiding veterans has expanded its operations to Valdosta. Ninety Works, headquartered in Pensacola, Fla., opened a Valdosta office at 507 N. Patterson St. in October. The organization helps homeless veterans find housing and helps pay utility bills and past


Taylor County hit-and-run leaves bicyclist in serious condition

A bicyclist is in serious condition after a car struck his bike with its mirror and then drove away Thursday morning in Taylor County. Jim Lundy, 28 of Perry, was riding his bicycle south in the southbound lane at about 7 a.m. on Old Dixie Highway north of East Center Street, according to the Flori


Family upset after 9-year-old taken from school

JASPER, Fla. (WTXL) - A family is furious at school officials after a nine-year-old boy was taken out of school against his will. Ariel Johnson was shocked when she found out her son, Arien Woods, was on his way to a mental facility Monday after a bullying incident at Hamilton County Elementary Scho


Police searching for man suspected in Valdosta homicide

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Police are searching for a man accused of stabbing a 53-year-old Valdosta man to death over the weekend. Around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Valdosta Police Department says they were called to a home in the 2500 block of Forrestwood Drive. When they arrived, they found Emmitt Denn


Walkout: VHS students raise gun-violence awareness

Kimberly Cannon | The Valdosta Daily Times A student holds up a poster Wednesday during the Valdosta High School walkout. Kimberly Cannon | The Valdosta Daily Times Valdosta High School students participated in a walkout Wednesday morning in honor of the victims of the school shooting in Parkland,


Lowndes parents express discipline concerns

VALDOSTA - Parents expressed concerns about how violent incidents were handled at some Lowndes County Schools. Two mothers, each of whom had a child who was a victim of a violent act on LCS property, spoke during the public participation portion of the Lowndes County Board of Education meeting Mond