THUMBS UP: To the groundswell of local support for the people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama impacted by Hurricane Katrina. No sooner had the storm hit those states than local organizations, businesses and individuals began planning ways to help. This community has also opened its arms to those left homeless by the flooding. The caring shown here makes one proud to be an American and a resident of South Georgia.
THUMBS UP: To Lowe's decision to remain in the community and expand its regional distribution center, investing $20 million in the project and adding jobs. We now have 100 people more who will have jobs, rather than hundreds of people who would have been out of work or forced to leave the area had the center closed.
THUMBS DOWN: To the looters and lawbreakers roaming the streets in the areas ravaged by Katrina. Police and rescue workers find it even harder to restore order thanks to the criminal element.
- UPDATE: VCS: No shootings at VHS
- Kemp responds to VHS shooting hoax
- LCS responds to written threat at Pine Grove Middle Schools, no real threat
- Lowndes County Food Scores
- Valdosta City Schools reports no active shooter at VHS
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- POLING: Grocery shopping to 'Time Passages'
- UPDATE: Valdosta, other schools locked down over hoax
- VPD arrests suspect hiding in closet
- Downtown prepping for Christmas parade