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Woman's march unites men, women, all ages in Melbourne

For Dax and Kathleen White of Vero Beach, the Women's March in Melbourne Saturday was a family affair. They joined hundreds of women and men who walked along the eastbound side of the Eau Gallie Causeway in solidarity with events happening across the country. The Whites brought their 7-year-old son,

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-20 19:35:23

Future of three Brevard County-owned golf courses in question

The future of the three Brevard County-run golf courses is in the hands of the County Commission, whose members are considering whether to turn over their operation for two private entities. Commissioners generally aren't happy about the county being in the golf business. But they're not quite sure

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-20 14:31:15

Traffic Alert: Car fire reported on I95 in Rockledge blocks all lanes

A vehicle fire has shut down all lanes on a portion of Interstate 95 northbound in Rockledge, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to the crash about 1 p.m. at milemarker 200, just south of State Road 520. Traffic is backed up to Tucker Lane, according to Florida 511. No informat

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-19 18:30:09

4-year-old girl mauled by neighbor's dog in Melbourne

A 4-year-old girl mauled by a dog Thursday in Melbourne was initially thought to have died but was airlifted to Orlando for treatment.4-year-old girl airlifted after being mauled by dogShe was being watched by neighbor at time of attackGirl was airlifted from Melbourne to Orlando hospital The girl w


Nationwide data breach hits Jason's Deli in Melbourne

Subscribed, but don't have a login? If you ate at Jason's Deli in Melbourne in the latter half of last year and used a credit card, you'll want to check your bank records. The sandwich and salad chain announced Friday it had a breach of its credit card system, leading to up to two million credit car

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-19 19:16:49

Melbourne roads closed Saturday for Harris 5K

Portions of NASA Blvd., Hibiscus Blvd., and Gateway Dr. in Melbourne will be closed tomorrow for the Harris Family Medical Center 5K. From 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Penn St. off of Gateway Dr. and Broadband Dr. from Hibiscus Blvd. to Synergon Solutions will be closed off. The right eastbound l

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-19 23:44:17

Caroline Marks returns home to Sebastian Inlet to surf Florida Pro, prepare for world tour

Though she just got her Florida learner's permit in August, Caroline Marks has already collected 17 national titles during her legendary youth surfing career. Now, the 15-year-old phenom who grew up just north of Floridana Beach has returned home to surf the Florida Pro this weekend at Sebastian Inl

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-19 23:21:06

Police identify 'Sand Flea Jesus' pet thief suspect

Subscribed, but don't have a login? "Sand Flea Jesus" stands accused of stealing a snake, a cat, an identity and being an all-around animal-freeing vigilante in the Indian Harbour Beach area. Melbourne police believe they have now identified the scruffy homeless man they say has tasked himself wit

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-19 15:53:45

'Chat N' Chew' Listening Session Set For January 29

City of Douglas elected officials announced earlier this week that the first of 2018's listening sessions with constituents will be held later this month on Monday, January 29, 2018. Community members of the City of Douglas Ward 1 are invited to attend a "Chat N' Chew" Listening Session with electe

DOUGLASENTERPRISE.NET - 2018-01-19 17:31:08

Murder charge filed in shooting death of Hawkinsville man

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the GBI have filed a murder charge in the weekend death of a Hawkinsville man. Dolton Harper, 36, was formally charged after he had been in custody since the shooting as the prime suspect in the killing of Vernard Porter, 28, Saturday afternoon. Porter was pro


Judge Robert W. Chasteen Jr. to receive award

ATLANTA - Cordele Judicial District Superior Court Chief Judge Robert W. Chasteen Jr. of Fitzgerald has been selected as a recipient of the 19th annual Justice Robert Benham Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service, presented by the State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice's Commission on


Tift County celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

After starting from the corner of 17th Street and Central Ave and marching to the downtown courthouse in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, marchers broke out in song. "Oh freedom, Oh freedom, Oh freedom over me; Before I'll be a slave, I'll be buried in my grave; And go home to the Lord a


Padgett places 3rd in National 4-H fashion revue competition

Savannah Padgett recently represented Georgia 4-H in the fashion revue competition at the Western National Roundup January 4-7 in Denver, Colorado, where she placed 3rd. Padgett is currently enrolled at ABAC in Tifton, where is she working on completing her core studies before transferring to UGA to


Buddy Pittman is elected Eastman council chairman

The Eastman City Council held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 9 at the Eastman City Hall Council Chambers and elected officers for the new year. The council elected Buddy Pittman as the new city council chairperson. Previously, Raymond Mullis had held that position for many years.


Prince Automotive Makes $200K+ Donation To Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Prince Automotive Group has made a donation of $214,248.66 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College's automotive program. The group donated parts and equipment from all dealerships including Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, and Douglas to the college. The donated parts and equipment are for Honda, Mazda, For


Dr. Angela Battle's MLK Day Celebration Speech

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Angela Battle of Hazlehurst Pediatrics was the featured speaker Saturday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She gave a stirring presentation, the text of which follows.] Good Morning everyone! I am so thrilled that you could come to t


Restaurant hosts Public Service Day

MOULTRIE, Ga - Cam Ford of the Moultrie Fire Department shows children and their parents the equipment carried on a fire truck Saturday at the Public Service Day sponsored by Sho'Boat's restaurant. Toby Wilkes - who, along with his wife, owns the restaurant - said they held the event to show 'gratit

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-01-21 00:21:00

Elton Baldy honored at Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Attendees were able to visit with a variety of vendors at the farm show. TIFTON, Ga. - A Norman Park grower was named the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer at last week's Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Tifton. Elton Baldy received the annual award, which is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commiss

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-01-20 21:18:00

'American Pickers' coming through Ga.

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia. They plan to film episodes of the hit series "American Pickers" throughout the region this winter. "American Pickers" is a documentary series on History that explores the fascinating world of antique "picking."


City of Valdosta Coordinates 2018 Georgia Homeless Count Locally

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 da

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-01-20 08:00:00