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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.

WALB 10 - 2018-12-12 04:52:00

‘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.

WALB 10 - 2018-12-12 05:41:00

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.

WALB 10 - 2018-12-10 16:12:00

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

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-11 23:38:20

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

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-12 17:00:00

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.

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-12-11 19:01:00

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.

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

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.

WFXL.COM - 2018-12-10 11:57:38

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.

WALB 10 - 2018-12-11 02:15:00

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

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-10 18:14:38

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.

WFXL.COM - 2018-12-10 17:35:09

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.

WALB 10 - 2018-12-10 18:29:00

‘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.

WMAZ - 2018-12-10 22:36:00

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.

WTXL.COM - 2018-12-10 17:10:00

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.

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

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

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-10 02:02:44

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.

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-09 19:00:00

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.

ALLONGEORGIA.COM - 2018-12-08 06:00:43

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 DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-08 20:00:00

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.

WTXL.COM - 2018-12-08 21:00:00