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Patten seeks Shaw's House seat
LAKELAND — A Lanier County businessman has thrown his hat into the ring to fill a Georgia House of Representatives seat.
‘ll I could do was look around and cry.’ Valdosta home makeover moves woman to tears
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - One woman in Valdosta said she was brought to tears when she got the gift of a lifetime. On Tuesday, Valdosta hosted a ribbon cutting for the woman’s newly reconstructed home.
Four County High Speed Chase Ends in Crash
LOWNDES – On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Lowndes County dispatch sent out a be on the lookout – or “BOLO” – for a stolen vehicle out of Valdosta, Georgia.
Chase stretches across South Georgia
STATENVILLE — A South Georgia man is in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase while damaging police cars along a 47-mile route. Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson said no officers or deputies were injured in the Tuesday pursuit that ran through multiple counties and reached speeds
Ugly Sweater 5K ready to run
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is taking tacky on the road with its annual “Ugly Sweater 5K.” Participants are encouraged to wear their ugliest holiday outfit in the fun and competitive event that starts and finishes at VLPRA’s Freedom Park, parks and rec officia
Cook Co. man sentenced for molestation
ADEL, GA (WALB) - Steven Edward Sutton, 46, pled guilty to Aggravated Child Molestation in Cook County. Superior Court Judge Clayton Tomlinson sentenced Sutton to 25 years in prison for the crime, according to Alapaha Circuit District Attorney Dick Perryman.
Clinch breaks Irwin's hearts again
ATLANTA — Irwin County head coach Buddy Nobles wasn't quite ready to talk Tuesday afternoon. Irwin dropped its fourth Class A public state final in five years to the Clinch County Panthers 27-20 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Nobles was misty-eyed.
Indians beat Atco, fall to Pierce, Wilcox, Maidens swept
The Charlton County Indians and Maidens played three games each last week with the Tribe defeating Atkinson County for the only win of the week. The young Maiden squad continues to gain valuable experience despite their shortcomings.
Building a Home: Grant builds new house for resident
VALDOSTA — Carrie Kelley recently had her home of 36 years demolished so a new house could be put in its place. The previous home was a two-bed, one-bath, 825-square-foot house, and the new house is a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,235-square-foot house.
Valdosta man charged in car thefts
VALDOSTA — A Valdosta man is facing multiple felony charges after police said he stole two cars and crashed into a tree early Saturday morning. Joshua Washington, 30, is charged with hijacking a motor vehicle, robbery by sudden snatching, burglary, kidnapping, fleeing and attempting to elude officer
Justice’s Career Night Lifts No. 6 Blazers to Historic 111-98 Victory
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Behind a school-record 47 points and a Gulf South Conference record 12 made 3-pointers from Valdosta State senior Beau Justice, the Blazers pulled away from a pesky Fort Valley State squad for a 111-98 victory Monday evening for the ninth-straight win to begin the season.
Get Your Reindeer Running: Motorcycle toy run this weekend
VALDOSTA — Christmas Eve may belong to Santa Claus but, for a quarter of a century, the third Saturday of December has belonged to the Outback Riders. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Outback Riders plan to lead an estimated 2,000-2,500 motorcycles from Lake Park to Valdosta, carrying thousands of Christma
Dinosaurs return to Wild Adventures
VALDOSTA – Prehistoric creatures are making their way back to South Georgia as Dinosaurs Explore returns to Wild Adventures Theme Park in 2019. The collection features 15 species and more than 20 “larger-than-life” dinosaurs that move and roar just like they did when roaming the earth, park represen
Valdosta man arrested for kidnapping, robbery and more
A Valdosta man is facing numerous charges after Valdosta police say he hijacked and wreck multiple cars Saturday morning. Valdosta police say that 30-year-old Joshua Washington allegedly stole a cell phone from a North Carolina family staying in the area at a motel on West Hill Avenue.
Lowndes Co. deal with the aftermath of flooding
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - In Lowndes County, residents attempted to get back to their everyday lives after the severe storms that caused major flooding in the area. There is still a huge washout separating the two sides of Carter Way, located off Old Quitman Road.
Two Convicted of Trafficking Marijuana
ATKINSON CO, Ga – Lynnette Murillo, age 19, and Brian Sandoval, age 20, were tried and convicted of trafficking marijuana in the Atkinson County Courthouse last week. The trial ended in a verdict of guilty against the pair. A third co-defendant, Kim Hughes, pled guilty and testified against the othe
Man charged with hijacking vehicles, burglary
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Department has arrested a man in connection with multiple car hijackings, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, and numerous traffic violations that happened Saturday morning around 7: 40.
Man Convicted of Aggravated Child Molestation
ADEL, GA – Superior Court Judge Clayton Tomlinson sentenced Steven Edward Sutton, 46, to 25 years in prison for the crime of Aggravated Child Molestation, according to Alapaha Circuit District Attorney Dick Perryman.
Police: Armed carjacker stole two vehicles back-to-back, crashed both
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A man is behind bars after he carjacked a family's vehicle from a local motel and got into a head-on crash before carjacking another victim, later crashing that car into a tree.
Vehicle theft leads to accident, arrest
VALDOSTA — A Valdosta man was arrested Saturday after a vehicle theft led to an accident, according to police. At 7:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft by force in the 1800 block of West Hill Avenue, according to a Valdosta Police Department report, which refers to the i