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UPDATE: Hahira man killed in train accident

CECIL - A Lowndes County man was killed early Wednesday when he was hit by a train in Cook County, according to authorities The crash happened around 1:25 a.m. near Cecil, according to a statement from the Georgia State Patrol. A Norfolk Southern freight train with four locomotives and 35 rail cars

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 15:12:00

Three Arrested, One Wanted

Ashley Hunter, ECB Publishing, Inc. Three Jefferson County teens have been arrested, and one suspect remains at large following a Tallahassee home invasion which ended in two victims being shot. Angelica Colson, 19, De'Aundre Parker, 19, and an unnamed juvenile were arrested on Saturday, March 10,

ECBPUBLISHING.COM - 2018-03-20 20:44:54

Valdosta to join march on Washington

VALDOSTA - "Everybody knows that there's a gun problem, and I'm hoping that somebody says 'enough, let's do something,'" said 84-year-old Paul Ransom. Ransom will speak out against gun violence at a rally hosted by the People's Tribunal at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Serenity Christian Church alon

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 13:30:00

Valdosta State Prison death investigated

VALDOSTA - The state's prisons department is investigating the Friday death of a Valdosta State Prison inmate. Guards found an inmate unresponsive in his cell at 11:52 a.m., according to a Georgia Department of Corrections statement. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and he was pronounced

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-20 16:26:36

Suspects charged in 2 shoplifting incidents

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Two shoplifting cases were among the investigations that led to arrests for law enforcement officers on Monday. At about 2:12 p.m. Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway, reported having a shoplifter in custody who had no identification on him. When police arrived they learned that the suspe

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-21 03:00:00

Police investigating dispute at Jungle Jym's Family Fun Center

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Valdosta Police Department is investigating after receiving reports that the owner of a family entertainment center pulled a gun on a citizen and her 13-year-old son during a dispute. VPD says that on Saturday around 4:46 p.m., they were called to Jungle Jym's Family Fun C


Valdosta Regional Crime Lab Technician Tracy Haddix Graduates from the National Training Academy for Latent Print Examiner

Crime Scene Technician Tracy Haddix traveled to Meridian Mississippi and began an intense training program for latent print examination in October of 2017 and graduated March 2, 2018. The Valdosta Regional Crime Laboratory sent Haddix to obtain her certification as a latent print examiner with the r

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

One dead after wreck at Exit 22

VALDOSTA - One person is dead following a wreck on I-75 Monday morning, authorities said. At approximately 7:30 a.m. a car and a semi-truck collided off Exit 22 on I-75, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk. One female from Indiana died in the wreck, Paulk said. Another individual h


TPD arrests three after finding cocaine inside car

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three people were arrested after the Tallahassee Police Department found cocaine and drug paraphernalia inside their car. Daniel Nealy, 38, was also arrested for driving with a suspended license. Kayla Davis, 29, and Rossa McBride, 37, were both found with cocaine and dr


S. Ga. may see severe weather

VALDOSTA - South Georgia is in for rain and thunderstorms in the early part of the week, and forecasters say some of the weather could be severe. Storms are expected to start moving into the Valdosta area Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service's forecast. A warm front over the easte


Valdosta teens facing battery charges after brutally beating man

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Two Valdosta teens are now facing battery charges after brutally beating a man in his yard less than 24 hours ago. The Valdosta Police Department says, 19-year-old Jamonte Mayo and a 15-year-old attacked the man after he asked them to get off of his property. The incident happ


Brooks man gets 15 years for cocaine plea

VALDOSTA - A Brooks County man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for cocaine charges. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Burt Denson, 41, of Quitman to 185 months in federal prison Thursday in Valdosta federal court. The sentence stems from two counts of possession with int


Valdosta Man Sentenced To 75 Months In Prison

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Jahmal Malcom McGee, age 24, of Valdosta, GA, to 75 months of imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was h


Shooting leads to release revocation

VALDOSTA - A Lanier County man will spend four years in prison after his supervised release was revoked in Valdosta federal court. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson ordered Frederick Tyrone Calhoun, 35, of Lakeland to serve 48 months after revoking his supervised release for a firearms offense,


College student opens new business

VALDOSTA - When Dagen Anderson wanted a way to make more money than he was making at his job, he opened his business. D&D Deluxe Cleaning Service opened in December 2017. Anderson graduated from Lowndes High School in May 2017, and bought a duplex on his 19th birthday, he said. At the time, he was w


Valdosta Police Arrest two after Assault on Homeowner

On 03-15-2018 at approximately 11:06 pm, Valdosta Police officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Remington Avenue in reference to an assault. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with a homeowner who advised that he was attacked by two subjects. The homeowner advised while he was standin


Construction begins on Valdosta airport passenger bridge

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - Construction is underway on a new lobby building at the Valdosta airport. Staff said it will serve a passenger bridge, transporting people from inside the airport right to their plane. Right now, passengers must walk across the concrete grounds in order to reach the plane. Air


Valdosta City Schools Celebrates School Board Appreciation Week

Valdosta City Schools is joining in a statewide celebration to acknowledge the work and dedication of local school board members. The week of March 12-16, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. This week-long observance calls attention to the positive contributions made by lo


Customers unhappy with Winn-Dixie closings

VALDOSTA - Two Valdosta Winn-Dixie stores in Valdosta will close during the course of the next three months, and some customers are not happy about it. The Valdosta stores scheduled for closure are located at 4036 Bemiss Road and 1105 Madison Highway, according to the list released Thursday. Other S


Dozens of Winn-Dixies to close after bankruptcy filing, including some in Tallahassee

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of several brands including Winn-Dixie grocery stores, confirmed Thursday afternoon it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says it will close 94 "underperforming stores" in the coming days. In addition to Winn-D