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VALDOSTA — The Sons of Solomon Lodge No. 151 and Electa Chapter No. 323 were serving the community during their Thanksgiving. 

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QUITMAN — Teachers from Quitman Elementary, North Brooks Elementary, Brooks County Middle and Brooks County High schools were introduced to DeWayne Johnson of BridgeBuilder Education & Investments, who spoke to the group of educators about improving student behavior by increasing cultura…

VALDOSTA— Georgia Gives, a collaboration of Georgia Center for Nonprofits and #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement, will both be observed Nov. 28. 

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VALDOSTA — The Christmas season is here, and while some people go all out for the winter holiday season, others are reserved in their spending habits and traditions. 

John-Alan Gourdine, Trinity Presbyterian director of music, is directing the multi-church production of "Messiah," playing this weekend.

VALDOSTA — Journey Toward Hope is a new peer-support and recovery group for residents with depression that will have its first meeting Nov. 28.

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VALDOSTA — Recently hired Crime Scene Technician Jordan Greene traveled to Tennessee and began the National Forensic Academy in September and graduated Nov. 17.

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VALDOSTA — Every year the Outback Riders of Valdosta build a float to run in the Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade. 

VALDOSTA — Cottonwood Market and Boutique opened its doors Aug. 29, and has discovered expressive ways to link with the community. 

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VALDOSTA — Gov. Nathan Deal will be making his way to town Dec. 6 for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon.

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VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University has developed an antibiotic that effectively treats some drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis in living cells.

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VALDOSTA – Georgia’s departments of agriculture, education and public health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to observe more than 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm-to-sch…

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VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Office of Extended Learning recently hosted the Artificial Intelligence Symposium to explore how emerging technology is transforming higher education. 

VALDOSTA — Ashley Street Station will be offering a free dinner from 5-9 p.m. Thursday during the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Show, that will feature local band Lazy Lightening. 

VALDOSTA — Black Friday is a dominant force in holiday shopping, and Cyber Monday isn’t far behind, but Small Business Saturday is a way to support local businesses and still get early shopping done.

VALDOSTA — The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission reviewed several zoning requests and a possible text amendment for the Land Development Regulations at its work session Monday.

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VALDOSTA — Santa Claus is being redeployed to Moody Air Force Base Dec. 1 when the base holds its annual Christmas tree lighting event.

VALDOSTA — More than 1,000 South Georgia children will have a brighter Christmas morning this year thanks to the annual Empty Stocking Fund and the continued generosity of The Valdosta Daily Times’ readers.

VALDOSTA — Several South Georgia churches have teamed up to present the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s classic “Messiah” this weekend.

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CLYATTVILLE — Debra Dart's Clyattville Elementary School first- and second-grade Discovery and Acceleration students created a new flavor of donuts. 

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VALDOSTA – Highland Christian Academy holds Spirit Week each year to kick-off the basketball season for the Eagles. 

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ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol is urging motorists to drive safely during the Thanksgiving travel period. This year’s travel period is 102-hours long and began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.

VALDOSTA — From 20-pound Thanksgiving turkeys to Christmas morning baked hams, tis the season for greasy cooking, but city residents should be mindful about what they do with their grease.

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VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Daily Times office close early Wednesday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Rotary Club presented the Valdosta Police Department with a grant worth $2,408 Thursday.

VALDOSTA – Valdosta Police Department charged Elishua Foster, 17, early Monday morning with entering an automobile with intent to commit theft and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

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ATLANTA – Georgians won’t have to travel to Atlanta to drop in on Senate committee meetings next legislative session. 

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VALDOSTA — Dr. Myron Faircloth, a Valdosta State University assistant professor of nursing, has resigned from VSU effective December 15, according to Jessica Pope, VSU’s communications and media relations coordinator.

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Police Department has established a dialogue with American Civil Liberties Union.

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VALDOSTA — Thanksgiving turkeys were cooked early at the Salvation Army, 320 Smithland Plane, Saturday morning. 

VALDOSTA — After state Rep. Amy Carter announced her resignation from office to take a position with the Technical College System of Georgia, a special election must be held to select her replacement.

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VALDOSTA — The Sons of Solomon Lodge No. 151 and Electa Chapter No. 323 will hold a Day of Caring, Sharing, and Giving event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at St. John AME Church, 800 W. Magnolia St.

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VALDOSTA — The 10th Annual Books 4 Vets Ride was held Saturday by American Legion Riders Post 13, a veterans service organization. 

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VALDOSTA — International students at Valdosta State University are bringing global culture to South Georgia by introducing the traditions, language, food and interests of their homeland to area children and teens.