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LIVE OAK, Fla. — Suwannee High scored on its first three possessions and took a 21-0 lead into halftime, and cruised to a 27-0 win against the Yulee Hornets in the Kickoff Classic at Langford Stadium on Friday night.

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MAYO, Fla. — For most of Friday’s Kickoff Classic at Dale Walker Field, Lafayette’s up-tempo offense was going nowhere fast.

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DALTON, Ga. — The hot topics along with the biscuits and bacon at the annual Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce “State of the Community” breakfast Thursday morning were sewers, other capital projects, new housing developments and the push for another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Statewide races are behind us and a presidential election is coming next year, but 2019 has its own election season for five of Colquitt County’s six municipalities.

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.

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DALTON, Ga. — For the sixth straight year, Dalton Public Schools officials expect to maintain a millage (property tax) rate of 8.2 mills, but tax revenues are expected to increase by 0.95% through rising property values.

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DALTON, Ga. — After decades of suggestions and proposals for improving the area around the Dalton Convention Center, Dalton Mayor Dennis Mock says he has been in talks with a Ringgold developer for a hotel on land near the center on Dug Gap Mountain.

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

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TIFTON — The first 41 South Farmers Market, located at the old BJ’s Produce Market, located at 2502 Hwy 41 S., was called a success by organizer M. Jay Hall.

BELL, Fla. — The Branford Buccaneers football team traveled to Bell High School on Saturday to play in a four-team officials scrimmage that included a win against Williston on the last play of their second scrimmage.

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VALDOSTA – Students and parents packed the gymnasium at Valwood School Monday for the 2019-20 convocation ushering in the first day of the school year.

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VALDOSTA — South Georgia Medical Center could have its new chief executive officer.

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VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man was arrested on a charge of theft by entering an auto early Tuesday morning along the 2400 block of Seth Place.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The second of two women involved in a fight that led to the death of a baby surrendered to authorities Sunday at the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office.

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VALDOSTA — Lowndes County school system lowered its millage rate for the third year in a row.

THOMASVILLE — Addressing Thomasville City Council Monday night, a Thomasville resident said for Greg Hobbs to continue to serve as mayor is "our worst nightmare for city employees and citizens."

VALDOSTA — Srinivas Ashok drove from Albany to sell his homemade vegan jerky for the first time Saturday during the monthly Downtown Makers Market.

DALTON, Ga. — One of the best ways to improve a community and add to the services provided by a government is through the passage of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), according to small businessman Chris Shiflett.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A student who reportedly placed another student in a headlock in a restroom at North Murray High School, leading to the other student falling face first onto the floor and suffering injuries, will not return to North Murray when classes resume on Sept. 3, a school administrator said.

CAIRO — For the first time in 10 years, Grady County will have a dedicated drug task force.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — The first week with the Suwannee High football team in full pads ended with a robust three-hour football camp Friday for about 45 Suwannee-area youth.

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VALDOSTA – The Lowndes Associated Ministries to People provides security for the homeless community, according to staff. 

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THOMASVILLE — Sometime after a Gordon Avenue pharmacy closed Friday and opened Monday morning, prescription drugs were taken during a burglary, according to Thomasville Police. The amount of drugs has not been determined.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — For 15 years, Frank Lang was the Moultrie Police Department’s chief, but now he’s saying goodbye as he relinquishes his “Chief Emeritus” title and settles into retirement.

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VALDOSTA — A four-day United States Tennis Association tournament generated nearly half-a-million dollars to the Valdosta-Lowndes County economy for the second year in a row.

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DALTON, Ga. — From entrepreneurs seeking help in the community's first business incubator to people coming from as far away as Atlanta to attend concerts in downtown Dalton, not quite two years into a five-year effort to revitalize Dalton and Whitfield County, officials with Believe Greater Dalton say there are plenty of signs that Dalton is on the upswing.

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DALTON, Ga. — Almost 20 years after Billy Nimmons retired as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dalton and became pastor emeritus of the church, he remained a pastor for many.

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VALDOSTA – A single tear escaping her eyes, Katina Wood said being at the Meeting Place II Women’s Transitional Center has improved her life. 

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VALDOSTA — The city approved a zone change that will allow for a housing development at 3660 Mt. Zion Church Road.

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VALDOSTA — Three candidates are vying for Glenn Gregory’s former seat as the District 6 Lowndes County Board of Education representative.

VALDOSTA — After a public plea, Valdosta City Council is expected to vote on putting the so-called Sunday "Brunch Bill" on the Nov. 5 ballot.

VALDOSTA — A Lowndes County jury found Antonio Young guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony this week, following a two-day trial.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Coastal Plains Education Charter High School is set to officially open in Moultrie with an open house 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Colquitt County High School.

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JoAnn Christie, 57, Live Oak, FL passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. The Jacksonville, FL native moved to Live Oak from Jacksonville in 1977 and was of Baptist faith. Mrs. Christie is survived by her husband of 31 years: Howard Christie, Live Oak, FL; three sons: Robert E. Moore, Jr., Liv…