VALDOSTA — Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, a man traveling eastbound on the North Valdosta Road lost control of his vehicle and ran into a ditch in front of Riverside Memorial Cemetery, according to authorities. The truck left the ditch, crossed the entrance of the cemetery and entered a second ditch, where it flipped and came to a stop upside down, say authorities. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle before the truck sank farther into mud and water, covering much of the cab, authorities said. The driver suffered minor leg and groin injuries and was able to cross the road to the One Stop convenience store on the corner of North Valdosta Road and Val Del Road, where 911 was notified, according to authorities. A Georgia State Trooper on the scene stated that the cause of the accident was still under investigation.
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Final day of County budget hearings
On Tuesday, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners heard budget proposals for the 2015 fiscal year from five departments: the District Attorney, the Magistrate Court, the Solicitor, the State Court, and the Tax Commissioner.
Lowndes County becomes third purple heart county in the state
Before their Tuesday night meeting, the Lowndes County Commissioners dedicated March 11, 2014 as Purple Heart Proclamation Day.
Qualifying week continues
he qualifying period for state offices is closed, but due to the last-minute decisions of two county commissioners, the local qualifying period has been extended into this week.
City hosts spring E-recycling event
The City of Valdosta Public Works Department, in partnership with Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB) and Atlanta Recycling Solutions, will host a Spring Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Mathis Auditorium parking lot, at 2300 North Ashley Street.
Corbett exhibits champions at local beef Show
Cody Corbett exhibited the top Champion cattle at the recent 73rd Annual Valdosta Beef Show on Monday, March 10. Corbett exhibited both the Grand Supreme Champion Heifer and the Grand Champion Steer.
Take a Bite Out of Crime
A Valdosta man faces multiple charges following a foot chase that began Tuesday when he was bitten by a police dog after allegedly shoving the K-9's handler during a drug investigation.
City school board releases redistricting map
Valdosta City Schools released the proposed plan for redistricting the city’s elementary schools during the board of education meeting Monday night.
Area students participate in FFA Forestry Field Day
For 32 years, the Langdale Company has hosted the annual Langdale FFA Forestry Field Day, and Tuesday, the company was happy to welcome nearly 120 students.
FBI releases more Alapaha bank robbery images
UPDATE: Bank Surveillance photos are now being provided of two armed and dangerous bank robbers re: March 7th robbery of the Bank of Alapaha, Alapaha, GA. For correction/clarification, the one individual clearly is brandishing a long weapon, possibly a shotgun.
More choices, more rides bring transit renaissance
With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.
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