– A new store, Buff City Soap, is moving into the old Jos. A. Bank men’s clothing location on Norman Drive on the outskirts of the Valdosta Mall. Buff City Soap is a chain of “soap makeries” producing plant-based soaps which the company’s website says are created daily. No word yet on an opening date.
– Supporting Breast Cancer Research Month, Ellianos Coffee will be donating $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every customer who takes a photo with their Ellianos coffee cup and posts it to social media with the hashtag #EllianosCares. This campaign — complete with pink lids for hot drinks — runs through Oct. 31.
– North Valdosta Dental Care, 802 Northwood Park Drive, will hold its Fifth Annual Smiles for FREEdom event Nov. 12. Smiles for FREEdom is a nonprofit organization designed to provide free dental care services for veterans and active service members. Services provided will be appointment based only. Free dental services on this day will include a combination of diagnostic services, cleanings, fillings and extractions based upon individual needs. The event will run from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. For more information, contact Amanda McCranie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Terry Richards is senior reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times.