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Man charged with selling drugs to Moody personnel
According to the Valdosta Police Department, Devin Mitchell is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Inmate dies in Valdosta State Prison
Prison medical staff, as well as Emergency Medical Technicians, attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful, GDC said. Cordova was later pronounced dead at 7 p.m. by the Lowndes County Coroner.
Lowndes Co. mosquitoes test positive for West Nile
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -Public Health Officials have been notified numerous mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Lowndes County.Officials say that South Georgians need to guard against exposure to mosquitoes."Mosquito-borne illnesses are spread through the bite of an infected mosquit
Man pleads guilty to three South Georgia murders
In a statement, Shealy said Ceasar was staying with Johnson for a period of time. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence, leading to the discovery of a quantity of drugs. Both Johnson and Ceasar were charged in federal court for the drugs, Shealy said.
Officials say inmate appears to have killed himself
By: Associated PressJune 21, 2018VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Officials say an inmate at Valdosta State Prison appears to have killed himself.The Department of Corrections said in a news release Wednesday that prison officers found David Cordova unresponsive in his cell around 4:55 p.m. Tuesday.The release
South Georgians face federal drug charges
• Cindy Ann Bledsoe, 30, of Daytona, Fla., is charged with one one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the statement. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine or both.
Panera Bread opening in Valdosta
"There's a lot of young talent in the area, I'm a teacher in the area, so I see a lot of the talent leave, but I think the new businesses further prepares them and exposes them to different communities, but it kinda helps them see that there's a lot of opportunity for growth here in town," said Ade
Valdosta travels to Waycross for OTA
The rushing attack, led by Rajae’z Mosley and Blazlais Saintvil looks as if it could be potentially devastating, but on the other side, it was clear the Wildcats have some work to do in developing a front seven that returns just two starters from a year ago.
City of Valdosta testing new phone system
VALDOSTA – Starting Wednesday, June 20, and continuing Thursday, June 21, several City of Valdosta departments will begin testing a new phone system.
Valdosta State Prison gets new warden, fourth in four years
Shawn Emmons will take over as warden July 1, replacing Don Blakey, who took the position in August 2017, according to a statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections.
3rd autopsy scheduled for Kendrick Johnson's body
His mother made that announcement on social media Tuesday evening, writing that having to disturb his resting place breaks her heart, but "it has to be done."
Lane Shift at St. Augustine Rd Scheduled for Wednesday
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, AT&T will be closing part of the outside lane on St. Augustine Road in front of the new Panera Bread. The closure will allow for work to be done to install new services to the business. The work is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and last approximately 6 hours.
Main Street to showcase restaurants
Submitted PhotoNoe Fender and Micah Mathews visit a previous Taste of Downtown Valdosta event hosted by Valdosta Main Street. The 2018 Taste of Downtown Valdosta will be held 5-8 p.m., July 16, at The Patterson.
Valdosta Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire on Baytree Rd.
City of Valdosta Press Release:The Valdosta Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1309 Baytree Road early Sunday Morning. The call came in around 12:24 a.m. The first fire unit arrived and reported heavy smoke and flames visible from the rear of the building and the roof area.Fire units o
Shoplifting turns to meth arrest
An employee observed the suspect attempting to conceal items, along with “multiple unusual actions,” the TPD report stated.
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Valdosta State students looking through the microscope in hopes of finding prevention for mosquito disease
By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness NewsJune 19, 2018VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Students at Valdosta State University are dedicating their time to make sure a new found virus found in mosquitoes doesn't reach South Georgia.According to researches from the University of Florida, the virus was first found
Colquitt County drug team makes 4 arrests
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday officers with the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team went to 808 Causey Road looking for Ronald Cory Casteel, Sgt. Justin Lindsay said. At the time, there was an outstanding arrest warrant for Casteel on a probation violation charge.
GMA to host Wiregrass Freedom Festival June 30
TIFTON — Break out the red, white, and blue on June 30 when visitors will celebrate their patriotic pride at the Wiregrass Freedom Festival at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.
EDITORIAL: Slowing down for summer
Everyone seems to be on the go, sweating in the heat as they go, go, go.