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Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Office hosts Toys for Tots drive
BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) - The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is working to ensure that children in the community do not go without this holiday season. The department is currently accepting donations for its Toys for Tots drive to support the less fortunate.
‘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.
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.
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
Ashburn freshman earns ABAC Foundation scholarship
TIFTON — Mary Grace Lavender from Ashburn has been awarded the Captain D’s scholarship from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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.
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.
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
Ruth's Cottage breaks ground on new facility
After months of fundraising, Ruth's Cottage in Tifton broke ground for a new facility on Monday. Ruth's Cottage is a non-profit that fights domestic abuse. The new facility will allow them to house more victims of domestic abuse and house some of the organizations operations.
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.
‘I was a coward:’ Accused Grinstead killer’s alleged confession describes what happened
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says its aware of a report detailing an alleged confession by Ryan Duke that's circulating the internet. Duke is the man charged with murdering Irwin County teacher and beauty queen, Tara Grinstead, in 2005.
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.
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.
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
Ponsell named Wiregrass Instructor of the Year
VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College named its Instructor of the Year. Tommy Ponsell, commercial truck driving instructor, received the 2019 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction, also known as Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award, college officials said.
Sentences given for illegal pill mills operating In Valdosta and Columbus
Seven defendants involved in two clinics which operated “pill mills”, where tens of thousands of prescriptions for highly addictive opioids were dispensed, were sentenced this week in federal court, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
Scintilla improves in all subject areas
VALDOSTA — Scintilla Charter Academy reported a College and Career Ready Performance Index score of 66.8, falling between the elementary averages for Lowndes County and Valdosta City Schools.
Valdosta State Downs Notre Dame, Will Play for National Championship
On Saturday afternoon, the Valdosta State Blazers secured their place in the Division II National Championship game after defeating Notre Dame (OH) 30-24. The Blazers offense totaled 329 yards with redshirt-freshman Jamar Thompkins totaling 145 of that on the ground.