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Valdosta Resident Opens Children’s Salon

VALDOSTA- For Johneine Grate, beauty and confidence was always something she prided herself in doing for others. Grate worked at a local hair salon franchise for a few years and realized that many of her clients were children however, the salon was not necessarily tailored to children clients needs.


Valdosta reacts to Mueller report

VALDOSTA — With special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report being released Thursday, some Valdosta residents said they are eager to move forward. The Valdosta Daily Times welcomed feedback from readers about the report's release. Some responded that the report was a waste of time and taxpay


Council member wants south side business options

VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Council member Vivian Miller-Cody told the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority she wants to see a new grocery store open in the city. During the public participation portion of the authority meeting, Miller-Cody asked authority members to help attract a new grocery


High winds rip through Lowndes County

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lowndes County residents buckled down Friday as high winds blew through the region. On Friday morning, Lowndes County residents were notified through the CodeRED alert system of severe thunderstorms rolling through the area. Lowndes County officials said about 2,000 res


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Cooling assistance offered in May

VALDOSTA – Coastal Plain Area EOA will accept appointment calls for cooling assistance for residents aged 65 or older and people who are medically homebound in the month of May.


Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages and the number con


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


Valdosta City, Lowndes County Schools closed Friday

As communities prepare for the reported severe weather Friday, April 18, schools across South Georgia are announcing closures. Here are the current school systems that have announced there will be no school April 18:


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


Valdosta Native Forms Dance Group for Empowerment

VALDOSTA- Valdosta Native, April Denson has a heart for people and through her dancing, it is no different. VTown SoulSteppers is her vision that has quickly come to life and continues to grow.


Tree crashes through home in Brooks County

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) -- A tree has fallen on a house in Brooks County as severe weather swept through the area on Friday. The home is near the corner of Troupeville and Hines.


Tornado Watches, Warnings Issues for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning

Friday morning's commute was complicated for those who had to worry about tornadoes slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, tornado watches or tornado warnings had been issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter


VHS Alumni to Host Wildcat Roundup

VALDOSTA- The Valdosta High School Alumni are hosting the, VHS Wildcat Alumni Round-Up. This reunion is for all wildcat alumni to network and reunite for a great time. On Friday, April 26th through Saturday, April 27th. Alumni will have the opportunity to order t-shirts (pre-order only) no later tha


Storm causes Brooks Co. veteran to lose his home

BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) - A 79-year-old Vietnam Veteran and his daughter in Brooks County must now pick up and move after a tree fell on their home early Friday morning. Richard Conklin and his daughter packed up what’s left of their belongings in the wake of losing their home. He walked us through wh


Georgia Power reports about 33,000 customers without power across state due to storms

As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power reports 31,115 customers are without power after storms swept across the state. About half of those customers are located in the Coastal Empire.


High Speed Pursuit That Began In Summerville, Georgia Ends In A Crash In Gaylesville, Four Suspects Arrested

A high speed chase that began in neighboring Summerville, Georgia ended at the Gaylesville four-way stop after the suspects vehicle crashed into a wooded area behind the old Gaylesville Store.


Students ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ at Valdosta State University

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta college students hosted their annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, walking in high heels to raise awareness for sexual assault and gender violence on their campus.


Valdosta State Prison inmate dies

VALDOSTA — A Valdosta State Prison inmate died in the hospital Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. The prison's medical staff administered lifesaving measures to inmate Simon Warren after he attempted suicide April 6; however, he died April 14, the statement said.