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St. John hosts reverse draw

VALDOSTA – Close to 400 guests attended dinner, dancing, auctions and a drawing for $10,000 at St. John Catholic School’s 21st Annual Reverse Draw, Mardi Gras Gala at the Rainwater Conference Center.


TCMS track teams race to first place

The Thomas County Middle School track team, coached by Deborah Miles-Anderson, Gavin Wilson, and Frankie Ponder, recently competed in a home meet at the Jackets' Nest against five other schools, including MacIntyre Park, Brooks County, Early County, Cook County, and Washington in Grady County.


UPDATE: LifeWay expected to close in June

VALDOSTA — LifeWay Christian Resources has announced it will close all of its brick-and-mortar stores by the end of the year to focus on digital content. The Valdosta LifeWay Christian Store, 1747 Gornto Road, is expected to close in June, according to company officials.


Hahira Youth Helps Turner Center Spring Into Art

HAHIRA – Ella Warren, fifth grade student at Hahira Elementary School, won the 2019 Spring Into Art Invitation Contest at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. Warren’s work is featured on the front cover of the Turner Center’s Spring Into Art Invitation, and she will be specially recognize


Tara Grinstead trial: Army friend says Dukes confessed to burning beauty queen’s body

During a holiday break from the Army in 2006, John McCullough visited his friend, Bo Dukes, in South Georgia. While he was there, Dukes allegedly told his military friend he had a dark secret.


New Benches in Downtown Valdosta

VALDOSTA – In the coming weeks, Downtown Valdosta will have brand new sidewalk benches. Valdosta Main Street is replacing all of the old sidewalk benches throughout downtown with brand new, American-made benches. This is another beautification effort done by the Valdosta Main Street office. Earlier


Wild Adventures Ready for the 2019 Season

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. opened Saturday, March 9 with the debut of a new 3-acre adventure area, the return of prehistoric giants, the addition of hypnotic shows and a 2019 season full of concerts and special events.


Moultrie couple witnesses barn fire that killed over 20,000 chickens

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - A massive weekend fire in Colquitt County is under investigation. The fire, which happened about a mile west of Berlin, killed over 20,000 chickens and destroyed two chicken houses on Chapman Road, according to officials.


Bank donates funds to help Lanier, Berrien hospitals

VALDOSTA — A Moultrie-based bank is lending a helping hand to rural hospitals across South Central Georgia, including those in Lanier and Berrien counties. Ameris Bank has donated $1.65 million through the Georgia HEART Program to 16 hospitals in rural communities. South Georgia Medical Center's Ber


Valdosta Lowndes NCNW Section to Host Interest Meeting

VALDOSTA– The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Section of NCNW, Inc. is hosting its annual Membership Interest meeting on Thursday, April 11th from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Willis L Miller Library.


Charges filed against fugitive caught in Lowndes

VALDOSTA — A Florida man caught in Lowndes County March 12 faces armed robbery charges when he is returned to Turner County for trial, according to an investigator. James Clemente Holloway, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested in Lowndes on charges of flee/attempt to elude (felony), suspended lic


Mike Trout Signs Record Deal with Angels

VALDOSTA – Mike Trout, outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, signed a massive deal for 12 years for $430 million. This deal with the Angels is the largest deal in North American sports history and 30 percent larger than Bryce Harper’s deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.


VSU groups host LGBTQ prom

VALDOSTA — Tiffany Padgett, a Valdosta State University student, believes the LGBTQ community is becoming more prevalent on campus. Padgett is vice president of VSU’s Genders and Sexualities Alliance and co-coordinator of the Night of Pride prom.


Omega students camp out for literacy

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students and parents in Tift County camped out under the stars Thursday night to read books and play games for Omega Elementary School’s literacy night. This is the school’s fifth literacy night but teachers said it’s the first time they’ve hosted “Reading Under the Stars, Camp O


Lowndes High School – AFJROTC Exceeds Standards

VALDOSTA – Lowndes High School’s AFJROTC program has rated EXCEEDS STANDARDS, the highest level of recognition attainable. Every 3 years AFJROTC programs are required to undergo a rigorous inspection process. I am pleased to share that the Lowndes High School’s AFJROTC program has rated EXCEEDS STAN


Lowndes County students celebrate agriculture

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Hahira Middle School students celebrated Georgia Agriculture Week Wednesday. Lowndes County officials paid a visit to the students in honor of Georgia Ag Week. Chairman Bill Slaughter read 'Who Grew My Soup' to students. The book highlights the importance of agriculture


Central gets a walk-off for win No.13

On Tuesday night, the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets got a walk-off 6-5 win against the Vikings of Lowndes County to push their record to 13-1. As the number one team in Region 1-7A, the Vikings were riding a six-game win streak coming into the matchup.


Gee Haw Whoa Back Rodeo part of ABAC celebration

TIFTON — From bull riding to bronco busting, rodeo fans will watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls in action at the annual Gee Haw Whoa Back Rodeo April 5-6 at 7 p.m. at the rodeo arena at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.


LifeWay to close all brick-and-mortar stores

VALDOSTA — LifeWay Christian Resources has announced it will close all of its brick-and-mortar stores by the end of the year. The closure includes the LifeWay Christian Store located at 1747 Gornto Road.


'It's stuff you can't even tell a therapist:' GBI interview footage of Bo Dukes shown at trial

ABBEVILLE, Ga. — Final Update: 6:40 p.m. Day three of trial proceedings for Bo Dukes, the man accused of concealing Tara Grinstead's death, brought forth six new witnesses, video footage of a GBI interview with Dukes and pictures of human bone fragments.