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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SGMC hires three cardiovascular surgeons
South Georgia Medical Center has hired three cardiovascular surgeons, according to the hospital Wednesday.
Still Riding Through the Country
Country rapper Colt Ford considers playing Valdosta as a welcome return to the place where he realized he would have a performing career.
Moody firefighter feeds burning passion for food
He can bust down a burning door and save lives from a flaming inferno. If the kitchen survives, he might whip up some elegant blackened salmon.
Abandoned Lakeland meth lab discovered
Lanier County authorities discovered an abandoned meth lab Thursday at the former residence of a man charged with methamphetamine manufacturing last spring in Lowndes County.
VPD receives national reaccreditation
The Valdosta Police Department received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and is ready to file for accreditation for the regional crime lab.
Fussell Tire & Service to expand into new facility
An existing business will open a new facility and expand its operations, according to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority Wednesday.
Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Endovascular Surgeons Join South Georgia Medical Center
The three surgeons will operate a full-time medical practice and professional office named the SGMC CardioVascular Institute. The medical office, which is located in Suite 230 of the Professional Building which is adjacent to SGMC, will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
Roadway closed after second gas line break
For a second day in a row, workers from Valdosta’s Utilities Department struck a natural gas service line causing a leak that shut down a portion of Forrest Street, officials said.
Deputies nab stolen dump truck suspects
The search for suspected dump truck thieves ended Tuesday afternoon with the arrest of two men in the same area officials searched extensively Monday.
Bears sighted on Baytree
A pair of bear sightings along Baytree Road this week could indicate a growing black bear population in Lowndes County.
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