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Board of Assessors appeals to state supreme court
During Monday’s work session, the Lowndes County Commissioners heard an appeal request from the county’s Board of Assessors Office. Recently, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) in Clyattville was appraised by the Board of Equalization, and this board decreased the company’s property value by 15 percent, which equates to approximately $3.4 million, county officials state.
Akins named Distinguished Alumnus
Country music singer and songwriter Rhett Akins will be honored as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus by the Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation (LEIF) at a banquet in the Lowndes High cafeteria at 6 p.m. on April 22.
Spring Into Art
Hundreds of artists and guests attend the 2014 Spring into Art opening gala Monday evening at the Annette
Howell Turner Center for the Arts.
Salvation Army store suffers storm damage
Monday’s storm damaged the North Ashley Street location of the thrift store operated by the Salvation Army since last summer, partially collapsing the store’s backroom ceiling.
Officials prep for heavy rain
Springtime in Valdosta means heavy rains, and the National Weather Service expects Lowndes County to get between two and two and a half inches of rain from Monday afternoon to Tuesday evening. City of Valdosta and Lowndes County officials are preparing for the inclement weather.
Nolan gives top effort for Elks and community
The Valdosta Elks Lodge has long been a pillar of giving in the community. It is through the hard work and dedication of their members that they are able give as much as they do. In a club full of charitable and selfless members, it is a true honor to be selected as Member of the Year. This year’s Member of the Year is Calvin Nolan, a man who loves to give and has dedicated much of his life to giving back.
University honors employees
Valdosta State University honored 162 faculty and staff during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on March 3.
Valdosta State celebrates International Tabletop Day
Valdosta State University’s campus was packed to the brim Saturday. Not only was Saturday visitation day for hopeful future students, it was also VSU’s second annual International Tabletop Day.
Spring Into Art breaks another record
Even before the works for Spring Into Art arrive at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, curator Bill Shenton knows what to expect.
Lowndes County Animal Shelter holds open house
Barks and meows could be heard all around during the Lowndes County Animal Shelter’s open house Saturday. Dozens of interested adopters turned out to try to offer these pets a forever home.
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