VALDOSTA – New moms and expected moms get assistance this week. 


VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s new school year started off with a bang, or rather, a ribbon cutting.


VALDOSTA – Rain or shine, the monthly food truck event will be held as planned 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, downtown, according to Valdosta Main Street. 

VALDOSTA — What more could the new, state-of-the-art Valdosta High School need in terms of security?

ATLANTA – With Georgia experiencing its 57th day of temperatures above 90 degrees this year, Georgia Power urges customers to take action to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. 

VALDOSTA – Georgia Department of Driver Services had three teams participate in the 2019 Law Enforcement National Night Out earlier this month. 


VALDOSTA — The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta has awarded the annual Kevin Thompson Memorial Scholarship to Brandace Jones, a graduate from the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta and upcoming freshman at Columbus State University.

VALDOSTA — Qualifying begins Monday, Aug. 19, and ends Friday, Aug. 23, for candidates looking to throw their hat in the ring for the 2019 municipal elections.

Business Roundup is planned to be an occasional listing of business happenings.

There you are on the front row, the syllabus in front of you. It is short, simple, with the heading at the top reading "Finance 101: An Introduction to Personal Finance." 

MOULTRIE – Sam Watson will likely have fewer eggplants, cucumbers, squash and bell peppers growing on his South Georgia farm next spring after struggling through the last three seasons.

VALDOSTA – The local art scene consists of theatre, painters, photographers and musicians – all of whom may be considered typical mediums to most people.

If you have purchased a citrus tree from or originating from Florida or coastal Georgia in the past few years and they are in poor health, yellowing or dying, there is a chance your tree has citrus greening. 

Jonathan Pine, a night manager for a luxury hotel, receives sensitive documents from a woman. He promises to handle her documents discreetly, but instead, the former soldier turns the papers on arms trade over to British intelligence. 

First United Methodist Church, 220 N. Patterson St., hosts Homecoming Music Days, Aug. 18. During the 11 a.m. service and for a full concert at 3 p.m., Paid in Full, a gospel trio from Mississippi makes its 19th appearance at First United Methodist Church.

We are two-thirds of the way through summer, maybe in late September cooler nights and maybe mornings will begin to creep into our area. Our community received rain last weekend and perked everything up.


GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Sailors are some of the most highly trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly dedicated recruit division commanders. 

VALDOSTA – LifeSouth Community Blood Centers asks the community to help fight blood shortages and help patients in local hospitals by giving blood.


VALDOSTA – More than 300 community members from businesses and organizations are expected to volunteer their time for the annual Greater Valdosta United Way’s Day of Caring.


VALDOSTA – Roads were blocked off, law-enforcement officials busily directed traffic and more than 700 volunteers assisted with Valdosta State University freshman move-in day Thursday.


VALDOSTA — Congressman Austin Scott visited the Boys and Girls Club Thursday to raise awareness for the Greater Valdosta United Way.

VALDOSTA – Bankers, Builders, Brokers and Brews is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Bleu Pub, 116 W. Hill Ave.


Adoption fee for dogs is $125 and for cats is $105. All animals are fully up to date on inoculations. Animals for adoption are available at Lowndes County Animal Shelter, 337 Gil Harbin Blvd., Valdosta. For more information call (229) 671-2760. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon…

VALDOSTA  – The Volunteer Auxiliary at South Georgia Medical Center recently contributed funds for hospital-based and community projects.


VALDOSTA – Food Truck Thursday has been postponed due to “predicted inclement weather,” according to city officials. 

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman who opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, is in police custody, authorities said.

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta resident has been arrested after a man was stabbed in the chest Tuesday evening, Valdosta police reported Wednesday.

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