VALDOSTA — A tractor-trailer transporting automobiles northbound on Interstate 75 Thursday morning caught fire just north of exit 5 in Lake Park. A Georgia State Patrol trooper at the scene reported that the driver continued driving after a tire caught fire. The fire spread to at least three vehicles that were being transported. The driver reportedly had a suspended license, refused a roadside breathalyzer test, and was in possession of an unknown quantity of meth that was found in the crotch of his pants. Specific charges and the suspect’s name were not released Thursday. The incident blocked I-75’s northbound lanes near mile marker 6 for several hours.
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As most families were settling down for the evening Tuesday, Moody Air Force Base families welcomed back loved ones.
LEIF honors Rhett Akins
Country music and laughter filled the Lowndes High School cafetorium Tuesday night in celebration of Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation’s annual banquet and awards ceremony.
Valdosta Harveys converting to Winn-Dixie
Bi-Lo Holdings will begin the process next week of closing three Harveys supermarkets, transforming them into Winn-Dixie stores.
Editor Harris resigns from The Times
Managing Editor Kay Harris has resigned from The Valdosta Daily Times to pursue other interests after a long, distinguished career at the newspaper.
Lanier County Board of Commissioners meeting
The Lanier County Board of Commissioners will have a Called Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2015 at the County’s Annex Building, 162 W. Thigpen St. The meeting is concerning the EMS Agreement.
4-H participates in Random Acts of Kindness Day
It’s long been said that it’s better to give than to receive.
Rabies and Microchip Clinic this weekend
Lowndes County Animal Shelter hosts its Annual Rabies and Microchip Clinic Saturday.
River flooding causes wastewater backup
The Valdosta area and areas to the north of Valdosta received very heavy rains on April 18-19, which caused the Withlacoochee River and Little River to rise above flood stage, according to the City of Valdosta Wednesday.
Valdosta participates in National Community Development Week
The City of Valdosta celebrates Community Development Week this week highlighting the Community Development Block Grant program.
The Art of Determination
Artist Dan Keplinger invests passion into his frenetic pieces. His line work teems with energy. An unexpected trait in the often technically precise medium of printmaking.
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