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VALDOSTA — A Lake Park woman died in a Valdosta traffic accident Tuesday.

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LAKE PARK — Lake Park's city council meeting was postponed Tuesday evening just as it was about to start.

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VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President DeAnnia Clements has announced that Darron Lanier, precision machining program coordinator, is the 2022 Rick Perkins Award winner. 

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VALDOSTA – Wild Adventures Theme Park has kicked off Christmas celebrations with more than one million lights, a five-story animated Christmas tree, festive food, Santa visits and new light displays, including the Glimmering Light Trail.

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta High School Fine Arts Department presents its annual "Christmas Spectacular" 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, Valdosta City Schools Performing Arts Center, 3101 Barack Obama Boulevard, school officials said in a statement.

VALDOSTA — A group is offered active-duty, honorably discharged or retired military help in adopting a dog, puppy, cat or kitten from the Lowndes County Animal Shelter or other animal welfare organizations in Lowndes County.

The Empty Stocking Fund has collected $2,150 so far this holiday season. Recent donors include:

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VALDOSTA — A traffic accident Tuesday resulted in a fatality in Valdosta.

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VALDOSTA — “Unsettled” is the word forecasters used to describe South Georgia’s weather for the next week.

PEARSON – Officials have changed the site of a meeting of the Southern Georgia Regional Commission Council scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. 

The Empty Stocking Fund has collected $1,625 so far this holiday season. Recent donors include:

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VALDOSTA — Prices at the pump continued slipping in the Azalea City last week, following state and national trends.

VALDOSTA – Less than 5 students are now identified as "close contacts" in connection with the coronavirus in the Lowndes County School System, according to the system's weekly COVID-19 update.

VALDOSTA – It doesn’t feel right to say “things are going good” at South Georgia Medical Center in the middle of a pandemic but a hospital representative said that's the current status.

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VALDOSTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to overhaul yet another interstate exchange in Lowndes County.

HAHIRA – The holiday spirit will be alive in downtown during the Merry Main Street Christmas Festival, happening 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 11, 220 W. Main St.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless champion of his party.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who drew Donald Trump's wrath for refusing to act on his false allegations of a stolen election, is likely to face a prominent challenger for the 2022 Republican primary for governor, former Sen. David Perdue.

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Sunday former U.S. Sen. David Perdue plans to challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary next year, citing multiple people with knowledge of his decision, setting up a divisive contest between two of the state’s leading GOP…

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– A new spot for a cuppa joe is in the works for Valdosta. Hug in a Mug Coffee is opening a location in the 1200 block of Baytree Road, across the street from the Ticket Clinic. Hug in a Mug already has another local store at 4165 Bemiss Road.

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VALDOSTA – The "Southside Project Documentary" highlights a once vibrant center of commerce in the Black business community.

Kraven the Man-Hunter seated, weary and troubled, on a throne of antlers and animal pelts. The heads of Spider-Man, the Vulture, Black Cat and others mounted like trophies on the wall behind him.

For regular readers, opening Thomas Fellows' latest book is like running into an old acquaintance ready to share what's been happening in his life.

Thanksgiving means family, turkey and ushering in the holidays for most people but for some it is also the time of year when author James Patterson releases his annual Alex Cross thriller.

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VALDOSTA — A 75-year-old bicyclist was killed in an accident Tuesday, police said.

Christmas Musical Extravaganza: "A Night With The King," 5 p.m. Dec. 11, Bethel AME Church, 1203 S. Court St., Quitman. Special guests will include Bethel AME Music Ministry, Apostle Nishikki Green, Pastor Harry Mitchell Jr., the Walden Family, NOW Choir, etc. 

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VALDOSTA – Visit Valdosta has appointed Charlie James Jr. as the new executive chef of the James H. Rainwater Conference Center.

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LAKE PARK – Demolition of the old Interstate 75 bridge at the Exit 2/Lake Park/Bellville Road interchange is scheduled to begin next week, weather permitting.

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VALDOSTA — The Christmas season is about to kick off big-time in Lowndes County with a pair of tree lightings and a holiday parade.

VALDOSTA – Flu cases across the region are beginning to rise, according to a statement from South Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

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VALDOSTA – When Sierra Dickinson saw photos of prison dog Mars and learned of his story, she knew she wanted him. 

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