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Lowndes paraprofessional charged in 'sexting' student
VALDOSTA — A Lowndes Middle School paraprofessional was arrested this month after a 15-year-old female student received sexually explicit text messages and pictures. Terrance Antwan Howard, 43, is charged with obscene internet contact with a child, sexual exploitation of a child, furnishing obscene
Valdosta house fire sends 4 children to the hospital
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Fire Department (VFD) is investigating what caused an apartment fire that left four children hospitalized over the weekend. Imagine waking up to the smell of smoke. Well, one woman came out of her house to find her neighbors home on fire, and four children inside.
McDonald’s Happier Holidays Dec. 19 Only
VALDOSTA – McDonald’s® restaurants throughout North Florida and parts of Georgia are getting into the holiday spirit with a special offer. Holiday season means holiday savings and McDonald’s is inviting customers to the restaurants and take advantage of their special Happier Holidays offer. On Decem
Withlacoochee may be contaminated after another Valdosta sewage spill
JASPER — Florida Department of Health in Hamilton and Madison counties issued a joint health advisory Monday to residents and visitors near the Withlacoochee River in north Florida.
Great to be a Blazer
The Valdosta State University Blazers are the best. That is not even open for debate. Our Blazers are national champions. An unblemished season capped off by the title game leaves no questions.
SGMC looks to negotiate contracts
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC), in Valdosta, may be looking to keep two doctors that have been at the center of a great deal of controversy for the hospital.
Weekend Storms Result in Sewage Overflow
VALDOSTA – During the past two weeks, The City of Valdosta and surrounding areas have received a combined total of 15 inches of rain during several storm events. Included in that total is the 3- to 4-inches of rain that Valdosta received over the weekend. During the most recent weekend rain event, c
Georgia medical-examiner employees resign after posing with man's dismembered head: report
Two employees with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) reportedly resigned after one worker took a photo of the other posing with a homicide victim's dismembered head. The tasteless photo-op involved Robert Page, an elderly man who was dismembered in November, WSB-TV reported. Christian Ponce-
Heavy weekend rains cause sewage overflows in Valdosta
Over the weekend, the city of Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant was over capacity due to heavy rains, resulting in intermittent sewage spills. According to city officials, the spill was caused by large amounts of rainfall received within a 24-hour period in addition to heavy rainfa
Lowndes County seeks man for burglary of storage container
LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected in the burglary of a storage container where packages are held before delivery.
Riding for Santa: Thousands raised by 26th Annual Toy Ride
VALDOSTA — Thousands of bikers from across the region packed the parking lot at the Lake Park Plaza Saturday for the 26th Annual Toy Ride. Santa’s sleigh, pulled by a dirt bike, led a parade of nearly 2,000 motorcycles on Highway 41 from Lake Park to Valdosta. All along the way, spectators gathered
Marietta Student Completes Internship at Valdosta State Univ
From Valdosta State:Rebecca Shook of Marietta, Georgia, recently completed an internship at Miss Kate's Tours, which is located in Valdosta, Georgia. Shook is one of 50 students from Valdosta State University's Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration who completed internships during t
Training stalls passenger bridge use
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority hopes practice makes perfect. Jim Galloway, airport manager, said the airline continues to practice using the new passenger bridge which is why it is not being fully utilized.
Lowndes sweeps Thomas Co. Central
On Friday, December 14, the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets played against the Class 7A Lowndes County Vikings teams at “The Nest” at Central. The Vikettes and Lady Jackets began the night with the visiting team opening with a boom, utilizing a high-pressure defense that prevented the Lady Jack
Valdosta firefighters, police rescue four children from fire
VALDOSTA – Four children were rescued Saturday morning from an apartment fire. Capt. James Clinkscales, Valdosta Fire Department fire marshal, estimated the children's ages ranged from infancy to about 12 years old.
Spirit of the Entrepreneur: Domino's
VALDOSTA — Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, and everyone does it a little differently. Some open online stores, while others open brick-and-mortar storefronts. Some go all in and invest their lives into a new venture, while others start a new business as something to do on the side. Regardle
Valdosta State Downs Ferris State for 4th National Championship in Program History
For just the fourth time in program history, the Valdosta State football team has captured a National Championship. In a shootout in McKinney, the Blazers offense outlasted Ferris State 49-47.
Oregon lands commitment from nation’s No. 2 player
Mario Cristobal got the biggest win of his Oregon head coaching tenure on Saturday, the Ducks don’t play again until New Year’s Eve. Oregon landed the commitment of 5-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux on Saturday, a 6-foot-4, 239-pound defensive end out of Oaks Christian in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Valdosta Police Department facing recruitment issues
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Police Department is speaking out about how recruiting police officers in today’s climate has become increasingly difficult. Officials said that this is not just a local trend, but one seen nationally.
SGMC negotiates heart doctor contracts
VALDOSTA — The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County voted Friday to negotiate new contracts with two cardiothoracic surgeons. Negotiations come after Dr. Randall Brown said last month that South Georgia Medical Center told him and Dr. Joe Johnson their contracts would not be renewed.