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Never say never: Shania Twain finds new voice after illness

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2017 file photo shows Shania Twain performing at the opening night ceremony of the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York. When the queen of country pop contracted Lyme's disease, she thought her singing career was over. Twain says the process of finding her voice again

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-21 11:10:42

AAUW to host candidate forum

VALDOSTA - The Valdosta branch of the American Association of University Women will host a moderated candidate forum 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Valdosta State University's Powell Hall Auditorium. The event is open to the public and designed to encourage voters to learn more about the candidates

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

Theft investigation finds meth, guns; Tifton man charged

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Police seized weapons, ammunition a half-ounce of suspected crystal meth and ingredients for cooking the drug in a recent operation that resulted in the arrest of a Tifton man. The officers arrested Randall Casey Coots on Son Norman Road, said Sgt. Justin Searcy, an investigator with

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

ABAC economic impact nearly $370 million

A study by the University System of Georgia finds that Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton has an annual economic impact of nearly $370 million. (Photo: ABAC) TIFTON - A study conducted by the University of Georgia has found that Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College had an economic impact

ALBANY HERALD - 2017-09-21 18:33:00

Former firefighter running for city council seat

TIFTON - Paul Boyd has entered the November race for the city council seat for District 1. Boyd will be challenging incumbent Wes Ehlers, who is running for his second term. Boyd, who recently retired from the Tifton Fire Department after 25 years of service, said that he has been interested in publ

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 16:58:00

Teacher Spotlight: Dela Carroll

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Dela Carroll has been teaching for more than 30 years, but recently her teaching has been benefiting James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS). At JMPHS, she teaches high school Hope/Physical Education and Critical Thinking. Carroll received her teaching deg

GREENEPUBLISHING.COM - 2017-09-21 15:22:52

Development Authority working to create strategic plan

VALDOSTA - The Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority wants the community to come together. The authority and several local entities have been discussing joint efforts to create a community strategic plan. Development Authority Executive Director Andrea Schruijer said her staff attended community st

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-21 19:00:00

Political science professor speaks to Kiwanis Club

TIFTON - Political science professor Hans Schmeisser recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Tifton. A professor at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Schmeisser talked about community involvement and an upcoming ABAC sponsored study abroad trip for students to Rome, Italy. Kiwanis meets every Thur

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Rhino Virtuoso: Wild Adventures to auction rhino paintings

Derrek Vaughn | The Valdosta Daily TimesLisa Henderson wipes paint off of Graham's lip after the rhino painted a canvas at Wild Adventures Theme Park. Graham, the 18-year-old Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, is quite an artist, painting a set of canvases that will be raffled off Saturday. "World Rhino

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:00:00

EDITORIAL: Police held to same standard

Once again Valdosta Chief of Police Brian Childress has shown he is a man of integrity and that his department will be held to the highest standards. When an officer was involved in a traffic accident, driving without his lights on, he was ticketed. It was the right thing to do. Police must never

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Symphonic Fire: Orchestra opens new season

VALDOSTA - Valdosta Symphony Orchestra opens its new season Saturday with "Symphonic Fire." "Our 'Symphonic Fire' concert consists of exhilarating masterpieces that will get your heart pumping," said Howard Hsu, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor. "There's nothing like experien

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

Comment time on I-75 plans extended

LAKE PARK - Due to Tropical Storm Irma, the deadline has been extended to submit comments on the reconstruction of Interstate 75 interchanges at Exits 2 and 11 in Lowndes County, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Comments originally were due by Sept. 21 following a GDOT open hou

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 18:00:00

VSU works to make up storm-closure time

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University is working on several options on how to make up classroom time lost to Hurricane Irma. Irma, at tropical storm strength, pushed through Lowndes County late Sunday, Sept. 10, and early Monday, Sept. 11. All schools in the area, including VSU, closed. The universit

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

Church builds a place for cremated remains

VALDOSTA - As more people consider cremation as an alternative to burial, Trinity Presbyterian Church wants its congregation to feel at home with the choice. The church will dedicate its new prayer garden with columbaria this weekend. A columbaria is a vault with niches for containing the ashes of t

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

VFD Fill the Boot raises $8K

VALDOSTA - During the 2017 year's Fill the Boot campaign, Valdosta Fire Department raised $8,033 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More than 60 Valdosta firefighters took to the streets with boots in hand at local Winn Dixie and Walmart storefronts to help kids and adults with muscular

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 13:30:00

New pastor at New Bethel Church

VALDOSTA - Pastor Clyde Stokes is the new pastor for New Bethel Church, 5206 New Bethel Road. He entered the ministry in 1966 and has lived in Valdosta his entire adult life, he said. After decades of serving in ministries, Stokes considered retiring after his first wife died. However, retirement di

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

VSU volleyball tops West Georgia

Four Valdosta State volleyball players registered double-digit kills, Sara Dandridge finished with 40 assists and Sydney Chick had 24 digs as the Blazers downed the West Georgia Wolves 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 25-14, 25-11) at The Complex on Saturday afternoon. Tristyn Sells, Katie McInnis and Lindsey Rob

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 13:00:00

Toolkit helps officer, student interaction

VALDOSTA - Mutual trust most effectively leads to a safe school environment, according to "Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color." Earlier this month, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women's Justice Institute released find

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 10:00:00

Irma's Georgia damage assessments underway

ATLANTA - Astrid Palomares boarded up her Colquitt County home, stocked up on bottled water and food, and awaited Irma's fury. So when Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm before thrashing its way through southwest Georgia, the Norman Park woman was relieved. But that relief soon morphed into

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 22:20:00

'A is for Azure': Tifton artist works on children's book

TIFTON - The new children's book, "A is for Azure: the alphabet in colors" takes young readers through the 26 letters of the alphabet while introducing them to a color for each letter. It's the first book for Tifton artist Donna Falcone, and while it's not a story book, it still has a story behind i

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:26:00