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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

Valdosta Man Sentenced To 75 Months In Prison

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Jahmal Malcom McGee, age 24, of Valdosta, GA, to 75 months of imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was h


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

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VALDOSTA - A Lanier County man will spend four years in prison after his supervised release was revoked in Valdosta federal court.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 Police Arrest two after Assault on Homeowner

On 03-15-2018 at approximately 11:06 pm, Valdosta Police officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Remington Avenue in reference to an assault. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with a homeowner who advised that he was attacked by two subjects. The homeowner advised while he was standin


Marchin' Cats audition color guard, dance line

Submitted PhotoMembers of the 2017 Marchin' Cats Color Guard pose in this photo from last fall. VALDOSTA - The Valdosta High School Marchin' Cats will hold its week-long color guard and dance line audition camp for the 2018 marching season Monday through Friday, March 19-23, according to school off

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-16 15:30:00

Wiregrass' RN Program Named One of the Top in State

Valdosta, Ga-According to the Registered Nursing.org the Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been named one of the top in the state of Georgia. The RN program is ranked #4 in the state among colleges. The ranking was based on the students' National

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

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

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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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