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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Charter school petition denied
Both the Valdosta City and Lowndes County school boards unanimously denied the joint charter petition from Scintilla Charter Academy during their respective meetings Monday evening.
WWALS gets grant from river network
The Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) received a $500 Alapaha Water Trail Grant from the Georgia River Network
Teacher at home anywhere in the world
Variety is the spice of life. South Georgia is home to a diverse group of people, each with a unique life story. One man with glorious tales of travel and selfless volunteer work is Jim Kokoruda.
Blaze damages North Lowndes home
Lowndes County Fire Rescue responded to a fire call Sunday at 3756 Cross Creek Circle near Bemiss Road.
Kids get a taste of retail operations
Valdosta Mall shoppers may have noticed a few additional shopping options Saturday as they walked through center court.
Children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old set up booths and sold products to consumers.
CrossPointe welcomes ‘Unseen’ travelers home
CrossPointe Church members gathered Saturday to greet their pastor and fellow congregationalists returning from a filmed two-month-long motorcycle trip across the nation and back.
Runoff set for Tuesday
Advanced voting ended Friday for the runoff election from the May 20 primary.
Woodmen welcomed to Valdosta
The The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and its Ambassadors welcomed the Valdosta chapter of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 15.
First-time entrant wins People’s Choice Photo Contest
The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts hosted the 2014 City of Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest, the sixth of its kind, Friday evening. For Megan Knebel, best of show winner, this was her first time entering into a photo contest.
Hotel workers’ tip leads to arrests
A tip from hotel employees about suspicious activity led to the arrest of two Florida women on prostitution and drug charges Thursday.
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