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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Little Actors Theatre ready for summer show
Since 2004, the Little Actors Theatre has provided a place for children ages 6 to 19 to express themselves through acting.
Michelle Nunn visits Valdosta
The day after learning that her Republican challenger would be David Perdue, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn kicked off her Common Sense and Collaboration Tour Wednesday by meeting with business owners in Atlanta, Athens and Macon and continued her tour Thursday morning by visiting the David S. Waller Unit facility of the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta.
Valdosta One Lunch feeds summer-hungry kids
Hunger is a concept that many people associate with third-world countries, not their hometown. However, in Valdosta, hunger is real. To combat this hunger, a group of Valdostans have created Valdosta One Lunch, a program that distributes bagged meals to children in need.
Moody squadron commander reaches milestone
The 75th Fighter Squadron commander hit a career milestone July 17, by surpassing 3,000 flight hours in an A-10C Thunderbolt II.
New equipment expected to deal with Lowndes water violations
The Lowndes County Commission’s recent approval of $1.6 million for water-treatment equipment is expected to counter a past series of water-quality violations within the county.
Goodwill hosts the Mexican Consulate
Mexican citizens living in South Georgia have spent this week lining up at the Valdosta Goodwill to meet with the Mexican Consulate to obtain Mexican government issued identification.
Chamber plants 100th centennial tree
Founded in September 1912, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in the state.
With Moody Air Force Base expecting to lose 300 to 400 personnel due to government cutbacks, area organizations are working with military personnel about to enter the civilian work force.
Lowndes increases millage rate
For the first time since 1999, the Lowndes County Commission voted Wednesday to increase the millage rate.
Memorial honors woman killed in DUI case
More than a week after the man responsible for her death was sentenced to five years in jail, a memorial sign has been placed at the site where Sheila Foster-Lamb was hit and killed by an impaired driver while she was on her way to work.
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