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Valdosta Police searching for burglary suspect

The incident occurred on the 4000 block of Brightwell Drive. The suspect stole lottery tickets, cigarettes, money and headphones, according to incident reports.

WTXL.COM - 2018-08-18 20:05:00

Valdosta wakes up, rolls Maynard Jackson

“If we go out there and take care of business in the first quarter, it ain’t a football game,” said Valdosta head coach Alan Rodemaker. “We let them go out there and score and stop us on ‘D,’ turn the ball over, and all of a sudden, what should be a nice win for us, turns into a war.

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-18 06:04:50

BREAKING: Downtown Homerville Explosion at Coffee Corner | Valdosta Today

Around 1 p.m. in downtown Homerville at the Coffee Corner an explosion left a huge hole. The story is developing but it is possibly a gas leak. Three people have reportedly been injured.

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

VSU Students Win at American Youth Film Festival | Valdosta Today

Nathan Ragland’s mini-documentary “Caiden’s Photos” won for Best Photography, Ryan Bryant’s film “Shut In” won Best Movie Poster, and Matt Snow and Taren Pineset’s advertisement for Hollywood’s Twisted Needle Tattoo in Valdosta won Best Commercial.

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

North Ashley Street Family Dollar robbed

VALDOSTA — In less than a minute, a masked man robbed the Family Dollar on Ashley Street, according to security camera footage.

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-17 16:45:00

Young Georgians On the Run: GBI Issues Warrants for Murder, Armed Robbery | Valdosta Today

ELDORADO, GA — On Thursday, August 16, the GBI issued warrants for two men and a woman, all 21 years of age, suspected in the armed robbery and murder of a Tift County convenience store owner, 55-year-old Ahktar Perveez.

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

VSU Invites Community to Screen on the Green Aug. 18 | Valdosta Today

Valdosta State University will present “Avengers: Infinity War” at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, on the front lawn. This Screen on the Green event is free of charge and open to the public, courtesy of the Office of Student Life at VSU. Guests are welcome to bring their blankets, pillows, chairs, snac

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Millage rate increase proposed in Valdosta | Valdosta Today

Courtesy of WCTV:By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness NewsVALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — Property taxes in the City of Valdosta could be going up.The city is proposing a millage rate hike of about .08 mills, meaning that homes assessed at $100,000 would see an increase of $2.89 on their property taxes.The new

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Valdosta Police investigating armed robbery

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)- The Valdosta Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place Tuesday night in Valdosta.On Tuesday, at about 10:00 p.m., VPD responded to an apartment in the 1400 block of Baytree Drive in response to an armed robbery.


Valdosta firefighters wake sleeping residents in burning home

By: WCTV Eyewitness NewsAugust 15, 2018VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Valdosta Fire Department says when a fire broke out at a residence late last night, firefighters had to wake up the sleeping residents inside because the home's smoke alarms were not working.The scene unfolded around 10:36 p.m. Tuesd


Death of woman found in storage room ruled accidental

Fiveash said in an email that after reviewing the findings at the scene and consultation with the detectives at the Valdosta Police Department, the manner of death has been ruled accidental. The cause of death has been ruled mixed drug toxicity, he said.


Brooks city sued for race discrimination

William Felts, city manager from May 2016 to January 2018, claims in a federal lawsuit that he was unlawfully fired from his job for racial reasons.


City of Valdosta reports spill of 135,000 gallons of sewage from Mud Creek plant

The city says around 10:45 p.m. on Monday, the plant had a clarifier malfunction due to a storm that saw around 1.5 inches of rain within ours, causing the clarifier to become clogged with debris from the large amounts of flow entering the plant.


High School No Huddle: Valdosta

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- There wasn't a lot of winning on the Wildcat side of Winnersville in 2017, as Valdosta went 4-7 and post its first losing season of the decade.


Millage rate increase proposed in Valdosta

The city is proposing a millage rate hike of about .08 mills, meaning that homes assessed at $100,000 would see an increase of $2.89 on their property taxes.


Middle School Student Struck by Car | Valdosta Today

At the beginning of the school year, we encourage drivers to be extra careful as they approach bus stops, students getting on and off of buses, students walking to school, and school buses preparing to stop. Student safety is our top priority!


Preseason Maxwell Ratings predict tough road ahead for Valdosta

“It’s always going to be like that,” Rodemaker said. “Ever since we began playing in 6A, and I don’t know how Valdosta’s schedule has been the last 100 years, but I’d put this one the last two years up against any of them schedule wise.”


Lanier man sentenced on meth charge

Wallace H. "Wally" Hendley, 55, of Lakeland was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison by senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, according to a justice department statement.


Loadbarn keeps weapons Airmen trained, A-10s armed | Valdosta Today

A bomb rests on a stand at the weapons standardization section, Aug. 7, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The weapons standardization section ensures weapons load crews are combat ready through evaluations consisting of MPRLs, semi-annual evaluations and flightline inspections. (U.S. Air Force phot


Firefighters extinguish blaze at vacant Valdosta house

By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness NewsAugust 14, 2018VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Crews with the Valdosta Fire Department put out a fire at a house on South Lee Street late Saturday night.Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 800 block of South Lee Street just before 11:30 p.m.VFD says