VALDOSTA — Valdosta police responded to the scene of a reported shooting Sunday night at 610 Old Statenville Road. Thomas Grady, 36, was pronounced dead on the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, said Cmdr. Brian Childress of the police department. Childress said one man is in custody. The name of the man in custody is not being released immediately due to the investigation, Childress said. ‘It is a homicide, definitely,’ he said. See the Times’ website today and Tuesday’s edition for more information.
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With Christmas right around the corner, the Valdosta Garden Clubs are preparing the Crescent for their annual Christmas Open House.
Hotel/Motel tax increase discussed at city council work session
The Valdosta City Council discussed a tax increase in the Accommodations (Hotel/Motel) Tax at their work session on Tuesday, along with other items that will be voted on in their regular session Thursday night.
Suspect jailed in wrecked ambulance case
A man charged with stealing an ambulance and leading law enforcement on a chase that resulted in a wreck has been arrested and faces multiple charges.
Wiregrass Optical Student Awarded Grant to Attend Leadership Conference
Wiregrass Opticianry student Matthew Priest will get to attend a leadership conference in his field of study as the only student representative from the state of Georgia.
Area Christmas events
The turkey has been eaten and holiday tunes are being played on the radio, which can only mean one thing — Christmas is in the air. To celebrate the holiday season, South Georgia will host a variety of Christmas-themed events.
Below is a list, by date, of the events being held this month:
3-car wreck on Gornto
A three car collision on Gornto Road resulted in the possible injury of at least one individual and brought traffic to a halt on the busy road for more than an hour.
Boys and Girls Club
For almost 70 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta has been proactively changing the lives of local children ranging from 6 up to 18 years old.
Company wins fight to stay in business
In what has been portrayed as a classic David vs. Goliath case, or small business vs. big government, Deep South Sanitation prevailed over Lowndes County this week and won the right to stay in business.
Too close to call
After 28 days of anxiously awaiting the runoff elections, the results for the City of Valdosta and Lakeland are in, but the elections cannot be called until Friday.
VSU health & business building nears completion
One year and two months after the official groundbreaking ceremony, construction will soon be complete on Valdosta State University's new Health Sciences and Business Administration building.
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