VALDOSTA — News reporter Caitlin Barker explores the history behind the First Presbytarian 17th Annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance. The dance is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. or 9-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, James H. Rainwater Conference Center. Tickets are $10 each, and should be purchased online at www.fatherdaughterdance.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
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Griner wins Lowndes commission runoff
State Senate District 8 too close to call
The race for State Senate District 8 appeared too close to call as of The Times print deadline late Tuesday night.
Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
County OKs $1.6 million for water-treatment equipment
By a divided vote, the Lowndes County Commission approved spending $1,638,000 to purchase two pieces of equipment to improve the county’s water quality as per an agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Animal hospital named Business of the Week
Baytree Animal Hospital was named Leading Business of the Week by the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce for July 14.
Water treatment plant discussed
The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners discussed purchasing two pieces of equipment for the Alapaha Water Treatment Plant and the Spring Creek System for a total of $1,638,000 during its Monday work session and is expected to vote on the issue tonight.
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.
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