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LIVE OAK — It’s time to enjoy Thanksgiving Day dinner Nov. 28 and then the wonderful 30th annual Old Tyme Farm Days and Swap Meet Nov. 29-30 at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

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ATLANTA — Ahead of a primary debate in Atlanta Wednesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched his new affordable college plan to black college students.

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DALTON, Ga. — Automobiles and motorcycles won't be the only vehicles allowed on downtown Dalton streets if a proposed new ordinance passes. The City Council held the first reading on Monday of a law that would allow personal transportation vehicle (PTV) shuttle services in the central business district. PTVs are already allowed on some residential streets.

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CHULA — Tiftarea Academy’s Josie Arant will be taking her golf talents north. She signed a scholarship with Nashville, Tenn.-based Belmont University Thursday in a ceremony held at the school.

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VALDOSTA – Valwood School celebrated veterans and active-duty military late last week.

JASPER — Planning has begun for next month’s 8th annual Sweets-n-the-Streets festival in Jasper.

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VALDOSTA – The Valdosta campus at Georgia Military College was full of celebration Thursday as the campus observed its 40th birthday. 

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VALDOSTA — A Valdosta man was convicted in federal court Thursday of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the justice department.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — A two-vehicle wreck near Suwannee Country Club on Thursday morning claimed the life of a Live Oak man and shut down U.S. Highway 90 for several hours.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Suwannee boys basketball team starts a new era with a new coach in Malcolm Pollock, who grew up in Hamilton County, where he also played and coached.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Angie Kling knows it sounds backwards. Kling, director for the Children’s Cheer and Toy Shop, said Wednesday the shop is in the best shape it’s ever been with new toys, thanks to fundraisers throughout the year by its board of directors and donations from many in the community. But its shelves of “gently used” toys are relatively bare.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — More than 250 students from all over south and southwest Georgia gathered on Tuesday at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition grounds to compete in the South and Southwest Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in Moultrie.

JENNINGS — While the Jennings Town Council hasn’t chosen a new town manager yet, they do have an acting town manager.

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DALTON, GA. — On the day after Veterans Day, Johnny "Joey" Jones, a Southeast Whitfield High School alumnus who served as a bomb technician in the Marine Corps, returned to his alma mater to share with students his "hard-earned" lessons of leadership, perseverance and positive attitude.

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JACKSON — Ray Jefferson Cromartie was executed Wednesday evening by lethal injection. His time of death was approximately 10:59 p.m.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Attorneys for Jeffrey Alan Peacock asked Judge James Hardy on Tuesday for a new trial. Hardy promised to rule either this week or early next week.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie man died Friday of complications from a Thomas County auto accident from the week prior, according to Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Jayla Alexander, 18, was killed late Saturday in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is calling a drive by shooting. Her father Quentin Alexander said, “There is no sleeping,” and no eating, only constant crying since her death.

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THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Fire/Rescue (TFR) Chief Chris Bowman announced his retirement Tuesday after serving close to four decades in fire service.

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TIFTON — Veterans from all branches of the military were honored at various Veterans Day events on Monday, Nov, 11.

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LIVE OAK — Although she was medically retired from the U.S. Army in 2003, Stacie Stoerkel feels like she is still in service.

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TIFTON — There is one thing for certain. Tift County Lady Devils head basketball coach Julie Conner is looking forward to this season.

DALTON, Ga. — A Nashville, Tennessee, woman faces a second-degree homicide by vehicle charge following a six-vehicle crash on I-75 in Dalton Saturday night that left a teenage passenger in her vehicle dead.

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TIFTON — A fire broke out at Town Terrace, also known as the Pink Motel, midday on Sunday, Nov. 10.

MAYO, Fla. — The Lafayette girls soccer team returns seven players from last year’s team to a new district, and head coach Lucie Gresham and assistant coach Autumn Raulerson are seeking a big improvement.

VALDOSTA — An assault case Sunday resulted in an arrest, according to the Valdosta Police Department.

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Obituaries

George William Martin, age 79, of Live Oak, FL passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Lafayette Nursing & Rehab Center in Mayo, FL following a lengthy illness. He was born in Greenville, Florida living most of his life in Live Oak where he owned and operated a used car dealership…

Kenneth "Kenny" McClain, age 32, of Live Oak, FL passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

Mr. Charles Edward Mizell, 84, of Wellborn, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, November 14, 2019 at the Haven-Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center after an extended illness. He was born in Wellborn on January 5, 1935 to the late Carl Mizell and Gladys Blair Mizell. He has been a lifelon…