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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Labor of love: Children build house for mother
Freeman, Gwyn, Mary, Georgia, James, Yvonne, LaVerne, Curtis and Tyrone.
In pursuit of the trivial
“When ‘Jeopardy!’ is on, you can’t talk to me. I’ll just ignore you,” said John Gay, trivia host and self-proclaimed useless knowledge guru.
Rain doesn’t stop Valdosta’s Christmas parade
Despite ominous rain clouds rolling in from the west, Valdostans lined North Patterson Street Saturday evening to receive a bit of Christmas cheer.
Marker honors renovated Barney school
Preservationists and alumni unveiled a new historical marker Saturday at a newly restored elementary school built in 1933.
Driver killed in wreck
The Georgia State Patrol released the names Friday of motorists involved in the a deadly three-car wreck Thursday night near the intersection of Lakeland Highway and Old State Road.
Pearl Harbor remembered
At five minutes to eight o’clock, on a Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii, Japanese planes attacked the United States military base at Pearl Harbor.
Tooley wins District 2 race
It’s official. Sandra J. Tooley will be the new Valdosta City Council District 2 representative come the new year, according to certified voting numbers released Friday by the Lowndes County Board of Elections.
One killed in wreck
A three-car wreck late Thursday resulted in one death and three injuries, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Employee of the Month donates check to accident victim
Lieutenant Earl Durrance has served the Valdosta Police Department for over 25 years, and was among the first responders to a train accident that happened on Oct. 10 of this year. For his actions, the City of Valdosta, recognized Lt. Durrance as Employee of the Month at the council meeting Thursday night.
Council raises accommodations tax
The city council's meeting Thurs. night began with business as usual, but ended with two emotional farewells.
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