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VALDOSTA – Lowndes County reported 61 new COVID-19 cases and one related death Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee hosts its next monthly meeting, 4:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, re-scheduled from its original date due to Christmas holidays, organizers said in a statement. 

VALDOSTA – The 100 Black Men of Valdosta sponsors the After Thanksgiving Food Fest 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Salvation Army Valdosta, 320 Smithland Place.

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VALDOSTA – "No one in Valdosta-Lowndes County should be hungry," Valdosta Councilwoman Sandra Tooley said. "We don't want it."

NASHVILLE — Free  beginner line dance classes are scheduled 7-7:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday each month at the Navhville VFW, 801 Tifton Highway 125. For more information, call (229) 455-2267. 

Candlelight and communion Christmas Eve service, celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 24, First Baptist Church Valdosta. "In an effort to help with social distancing, this year we are offering two services," church officials said in a statement. Each service is limited to…

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VALDOSTA – President Donald J. Trump is coming to Valdosta this Saturday, Dec. 5, for a "Victory Rally."

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VALDOSTA— The Valdosta Daily Times news team is working to confirm reports from Atlanta media citing unnamed sources that President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Valdosta this Saturday. This is a developing story that will be updated. 

HAHIRA – The Elijah Ride 15 Year Reunion Concert is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the depot, 220 W. Main St.

ADEL – The Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Christmas Parade, "Characters of Christmas," 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, downtown Adel, chamber officials said in a statement. 

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ATLANTA — As President Donald Trump continues painting himself a false victim of a derailed election, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office has likened its war against rampant election disinformation to an unrelenting game of “Whac-a-Mole."

The Empty Stocking Fund has collected $716 so far this holiday season. Recent donors include:

VALDOSTA — Six new student COVID-19 cases and one new staff case has been reported at Valdosta City Schools as of Nov. 27.

ATLANTA — Gabriel Sterling, statewide voting implementation manager, had had enough and called out President Donald Trump and Georgia's Republican Senators Tuesday for being "complicit" about the anger and potential violence that Georgia's election saga has stirred.

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Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.

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VALDOSTA – Lowndes County reported 26 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

VALDOSTA – Southern Georgia Regional Commission Executive Director Lisa Cribb has been reelected to her second two-year term as president of the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions. 

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VALDOSTA — Metro Valdosta’s jobless rate fell by a wide margin in October, according to information released near the end of November.

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VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta Neighborhood Development and Lowe's Home Improvement store distributed Thanksgiving meals to families in need. 

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VALDOSTA — Newly elected Bishop Stephen D. Parkes recently visited St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and School to preside over the weekly student mass. 

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ATLANTA — Even with a massive undertaking led by the Georgia National Guard to disinfect nursing homes across the state, one-third of COVID-19 deaths in Georgia have been at long-term care facilities.

VALDOSTA – The  Lowndes County Board of Assessors meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, first floor of the  Lowndes County Governmental Building, 902 N. Patterson St., board officials said in a statement. 

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CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary.

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ATLANTA — Rep. Austin Scott, who represents Georgia's 8th Congressional District, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office.

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VALDOSTA – A man is in custody on multiple charges following a high-speed chase through Valdosta and leading toward New Statenville Highway late Monday morning, according to authorities.  

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ATLANTA – Georgia's COVID-19 case count rose by more than 1,500 overnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta and the Ossipe Temple are gearing up for the Greater Valdosta Annual Christmas parade scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, city officials said in a statement. 

VALDOSTA – COVID-19 didn't stop the Georgia Lottery Corporation from having a record year, benefiting education in the state.

VALDOSTA – Mikki Osha, owner of Mikki's Bar and USA Rescue volunteer, is fundraising for the organization.  

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Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin was certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results.

The tornado warning for northeastern Madison, Lanier, Lowndes, Brooks and surrounding counties has expired, according to the National Weather Service. The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area, the National Weather Service said.

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