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Moody’s new mission
Congressman Austin Scott’s Wednesday announcement regarding Moody Air Force Base’s “preferred location” status for the A-29 Light Air Support training mission is good news for South Georgia.
Keep kids school-ready
Don’t tell your kids this, but we’re about halfway through the summer break.
Salvation through the year
New Salvation Army leadership arrived earlier this month in Valdosta.
When lightning strikes
For the past several days, lightning has flashed through skies and wreaked havoc on a few occasions. Authorities investigated the report of lightning striking a residence Sunday in the Clyattville area.
Help prevent burglaries
A mother and teenage son were injured last week during the break-in of their Valdosta residence. The husband-father responded by shooting two of the intruders, sending them fleeing into the night.
Making a House of Heroes
Facing World War II veterans and the dozens of South Georgia teenagers gathered to help them last year, Pastor Wayne Anthony challenged the young volunteers to imagine the aging men 70 years earlier when they were as young as many of the teens sitting in the Lake Park United Methodist Church.
THUMBS UP: To Moody Air Force Base for its week of training ROTC cadets. The training has been part of Combat Rescue Officer Shadow and Orientation Week, or CROSHOW. The exercise gives ROTC cadets with an interest in combat rescue a hands-on feel for the work of a combat rescue officer: going up in HH-60 helicopters, taking part in a combat search-and-rescue scenario and observing parachute jumps, with four cadets doing tandem jumps with experienced jumpers.
Escape: Public should know
Shortly after midnight on June 12, inmate Marvin Smith reportedly walked away from the Valdosta Transitional Center and failed to return. A 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen at approximately the same time, near the transition center.
Welcoming Governor’s Honors students
Hundreds of students will arrive Saturday in Valdosta for the annual Governor’s Honors Program.
PSST! ready for second show
Following strong ticket sales for the opening weekends of the stage adaptation of the Disney classic “Mary Poppins,” Peach State Summer Theatre opens its second show this weekend — the lesser-known “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.”
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