Valdosta Daily Times

Local News

July 4, 2013

Go forth on the Fourth

Independence Day things to do

-- — VALDOSTA — Wild Adventures Theme Park hosts two nights of fireworks, at dark, today and Friday, July 4, 5. Also, later Splash Island hours. Today, live music by The Springs on the amphitheatre stage, 7 p.m.; magician Aaron Radatz; K-9s in Flight; water-balloon toss; watermelon and hot dog eating contests. Free admission for military members with valid IDs, discounts for their families and friends.

More information: Visit www.wildadventures.com

VALDOSTA — Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority will again provide a fireworks display for the community on Independence Day. VLPRA’s annual fireworks display will be held at nightfall, approximately 9:15 p.m., today, July 4. People can view the fireworks on the east side of Interstate 75, in the exit 18 area.

If the event is rained out, VLPRA will reschedule the fireworks for Friday, July 5, at nightfall in the same area.

More information: Contact Jessica Blanton, authority marketing & public relations director, (229) 259-3507.

LAKE PARK — City of Lake Park’s Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. today, July 4, Downtown Lake Park.

Parade begins at 11 a.m. (route from Long Pond Road to South Main Street, and ends on Railroad Avenue).

Vendors and children’s activities later in the day at Tom’s Pond. Fireworks as soon as it gets dark; street dance at the fire station.

More information: Call (229) 559-7470.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 140415-water003.jpg Sewage problems persist

    Early Tuesday morning, Valdosta became saturated when the area received approximately three inches of rain from 4 a.m. to noon. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 11 manholes throughout the City of Valdosta have spilled 286,500 gallons of wastewater into local waterways, and this number will continue to rise.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • vsuopera1dido.jpg Operatic Conclusion

    When the curtain lowers this weekend on Valdosta State University Opera’s performance of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” it will not only mark the end of the music group’s season.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • ‘If I Were Mayor’ contest essays

    If I were mayor, I would do all that I possibly can to make the city of Valdosta marvelous, but I cannot do it on my own. Some things in Valdosta I feel it is necessary to focus on would be our literacy rate, unemployment rate, crime history, and our environment.

    April 16, 2014

  • APTOPIX Boston Marath_Stew.jpg Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140414-valdostaboe001 copy.jpg Valdosta Board of Education reviews finances

    Valdosta City Schools Board of Education celebrated many successes Monday night, discussed budget information and heard an announcement of intent from a hopeful charter school.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • dancing with the stars copy.jpg Dancing with Valdosta Stars raises scholarship money

    Valdosta State University Music and Theatre & Dance’s Third Annual Dancing with the Stars of Valdosta presented a fine dance show this past weekend.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • N0041120.jpg Passover: A nation reborn

    “And you shall tell your children that on that day the Lord has took you out from the house of bondage.” — The Passover Hagadah

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140414-DFCS001.jpg Luncheon recognizes DFACS employees

    Dozens of Lowndes County Division of Family and Children Services employees gathered Monday at Olympic Park for a barbecue lunch in recognition of their hard work.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140414-Sewage002.jpg Fla. calls for Valdosta boycott

    Florida residents are calling for a boycott of Valdosta regarding the sewage spills, with areas affected downstream increasingly distressed over the millions of gallons that have polluted the waters of the Withlacoochee and the Suwannee River Basin during the last several years.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • police-lights-backgrounds-for-powerpoint.jpg ‘Dangerous’ fugitive caught

    A fugitive from Ohio wanted for attempted murder and a number of assault and robbery charges was captured by Valdosta police Saturday.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results