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Suwannee linebacker Blaine Howard is one of the many key players returning defensively.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — For members of Northwest Whitfield High School’s drama department, this year’s one-act play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” has truly been a dream, as the production earned the school its highest-ever finish (runner-up) at the state finals and Northwest’s first region title in more than 50 years. 

DALTON, Ga. — The SPLOST advisory committee delivered recommendations for roughly $44 million in Whitfield County projects Monday night to the county’s Board of Commissioners, who aren’t inclined toward wholesale changes.

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VALDOSTA — Residents lined Patterson Street Saturday evening to watch the beloved annual Valdosta Christmas Parade.

VALDOSTA – When customers now enter a local Publix supermarket, they’re most likely faced with Home Instead Senior Care’s annual Christmas endeavor. 

HAHIRA – With a theme of “Downtown Christmas,” the annual holiday parade is accepting applications. 

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REMERTON — A man is in the hospital with serious injuries following an early morning shooting Sunday in Remerton, according to authorities.

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VALDOSTA – Southland Metal Roofing & Supply broke ground on a new 18,000-square-foot facility Tuesday afternoon.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — While Georgia is embattled in voting rights and voter suppression arguments, the state’s U.S. Representatives stayed with their parties in a crucial vote Friday to restore voter protections.

VALDOSTA – Police say they stopped a man from breaking into cars earlier this week, according to a police report released Thursday.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Georgia’s senior Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives will not be seeking re-election next year.

THOMASVILLE — Pirates get a bad rap, most likely because of their no-good shenanigans at sea.

DOERUN, Ga. — The Annual Doerun Christmas in the Park will be 1-9 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7, in Bicentennial Park, near the Doerun water tower.

DOERUN, Ga. — A Georgia Department of Transportation meeting Tuesday in Doerun brought out dozens of residents but presented little new information about the widening of Highway 133.

CAIRO — The Grady County Sheriff's Office is investigating a mysterious incident where a motorist was found bleeding from a gunshot wound.

CAIRO — Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon on two counts of felony theft by conversion.

HAHIRA – Fresh produce and other goods will be available at the Hahira Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 7, 220 W. Main St.

HAHIRA – Gifts are being collected for the Christmas Mayor's Motorcade to benefit veterans. 

Note: Earlier, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office sent the wrong photo to The Valdosta Daily Times for Bernard Dye Jr. due to two people having the same name in the department's records. The correct photo is now displayed. The Bernard Dye pictured earlier has no connection to the cases refe…

TIFTON — Junebug paced in a circle operating the cane mill at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture (GMA) on Nov. 23. The 20-plus year-old mule didn’t like being the center of attention. When she took a break from the mill, she preferred to stay behind it away from the crowd.

DALTON, Ga. — If Black Friday shopping sprees, holiday tunes on the radio and neighborhood decorations weren't clear enough signals, Saturday night's tree lighting ceremony in Burr Performing Arts Park made it official: it's Christmas season in Dalton.

DALTON, Ga. — Jennifer Nix, a teacher at New Hope Middle School, was named Georgia Civic Engagement Teacher of the Year at this fall's Georgia Council for the Social Studies Conference, an achievement made all the more special by the fact she received the award at her alma mater, the University of Georgia.

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VALDOSTA – When Sam Watts and wife Margo opened a restaurant, they wanted to give back to the community.

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VALDOSTA — About 1,300 South Georgia children are expected to have a brighter Christmas morning this year thanks to the annual Empty Stocking Fund and the continued generosity of The Valdosta Daily Times’ readers.

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VALDOSTA — Churches gathered recently for a good cause during the 2019 Building on Faith week. 

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