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LIVE OAK — Members of the Suwannee County School Board used words like "monumental" and "landmark decision" to describe new changes coming to three county schools. 

O’BRIEN — A woman is recovering at a Gainesville hospital after being shot in the head Tuesday evening in southern Suwannee County.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County Sheriff Rod Howell is warning the community about armed robbers who appear to be targeting Latinos in Colquitt, Tift and Cook counties.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A young man, not old enough to legally drink, was charged with driving under the influence Sunday after crashing into a parked ambulance.

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ATLANTA — Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new president to lead Southern Regional Technical College. James “Jim” Glass, provost at Southern Regional Technical College, has been named president of the school.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program celebrated the first class of graduates since the program’s inception in 2016. The ceremony took place at Colquitt County Arts Center, where the graduates were presented their diplomas.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — Space is limited, the paint is peeling in places and it certainly struggles with being handicap accessible, however Blair Beaty is going to miss his current home when the Live Oak Post Office moves in the near future.

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TIFTON — It has been five years since Jessie James “Bam” Harris II was shot and killed inside his home, and his family is holding a memorial on June 29 to remember him and call for justice.

DALTON, Ga. — One of the main educational outreach programs in the community through the Northwest Georgia Early Childhood Initiative has been to engage families with children under the age of 4 to better prepare them for public school.

DALTON, Ga. — An armed man who vowed to a Whitfield County deputy “This ain’t gonna end good” spent several days in jail the after a brief standoff ended Thursday that resulted in no injuries.

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THOMASVILLE — A storm that arrived suddenly, blew through and left quickly early Monday night left its mark.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A resident was struck by an intruder during a home invasion Monday morning.

DALTON, Ga. — John Franks sat outside Chick-fil-A at the Dalton Mall, eating his lunch and peered into the doorway of Gold's Gym.

DALTON, Ga. — Whitfield County residents who want to help shape the list of projects that could be funded by a future Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will have at least another week to apply for the opportunity.

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LIVE OAK — The life of the late Harry K. Weaver, retired Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches President and a father-figure to hundreds if not thousands of former ranchers, will be honored at a visitation this Saturday at Daniels Funeral Home on U.S. Highway 129 North in Live Oak from 10 a.m. – no…

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VALDOSTA — As if the Wood Valley area hasn’t had enough problems with reptiles, a large South American lizard ran out between a yard worker's legs and hid in a garage until authorities could gather it up.

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VALDOSTA – Actor Eric Roberts will not attend the Second Annual RKDS Film Festival due to scheduling conflicts, organizers confirmed Monday. 

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County budget of $108 million will be up for a vote Tuesday. 

VALDOSTA – In town promoting a new chapter of his organization, human-rights activist Gerald Rose made a stop at Southside Recreation Center late last to speak with youth. 

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Jennings native and Hamilton County High graduate Kevin McClain has agreed to a deal with the Golden State Warriors, as first reported by Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

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VALDOSTA – Madison Burchfield thought she would join country artists Dan + Shay on stage at a Wild Adventures Theme Park concert Saturday, but what really occurred brought her to tears. 

VALDOSTA — Shirley J. Garland was recently appointed to the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County.

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MAYO — Approximately 15 kids participated in a fun-filled week of learning and activities at Summer 4-H. They took part in physical and nonphysical events, like making crafts, going on field trips, and virtual reality.

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VALDOSTA – “Mary Poppins Returns” meets “Aladdin” at the 2019 Broadway camp. 

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LIVE OAK — An ordinance passed last year restricting the business hours of restaurants near residential neighborhoods will be reexamined by the Live Oak City Council.

VALDOSTA – With Independence Day approaching, the City of Hahira will host an early celebration observing the annual holiday. 

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VALDOSTA — It’s a summer of second chances at Valdosta State University for 72 incoming freshmen.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A planned $32 million logistics center for GE Appliances in Murray County will create 100 to 110 jobs, according to Illya Copeland, executive director of the Murray County Industrial Development Authority and the Development Authority of Murray County.

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JASPER — After a school year full of interacting with residents of the Suwannee Valley Nursing Center from their buses, members of the Hamilton County School District’s transportation department had an extra surprise in store earlier this month.

LAKE CITY, Fla. — An escaped inmate was caught Thursday night following a car wreck on Interstate 75 that afternoon led to a search of northern Columbia County.

VALDOSTA — A man was arrested after sheriff's deputies found thousands of dollars worth of drugs and a handgun at a Valdosta residence earlier this week.

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LIVE OAK — There was no magic formula to Lloyd and Olivia Monds taking home one of three prized trophies at Saturday’s Father-Daughter Dance.

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Obituaries

Mrs. Bertha Lee Chancey Eady, age 88, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. She was born March 26, 1931 in Aripeka, FLorida. She was a long time resident of Live Oak, FL and member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Mrs. Eady is preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill"; siblings, Isabelle, C…

Ruth Anne Mosteller, age 86, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Suwannee Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. As per her wishes, finalization will be by cremation. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremat…

Roger Williams, age 85, of Dowling Park, FL, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

John Michael Kelly, age 66, of Jennings, FL, passed away, June 13, 2019 at his home in Jennings, FL. As per his wishes, finalization was by cremation. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., was in charge of all arrangements.

Ada Virginia Kinsey, age 84, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center, Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL following a lengthy illness. She was a native and life-long resident of Live Oak, FL and was of the Baptist faith. Ada loved crocheting and sha…