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TIFTON — Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough reported that deputies responded 3,195 calls for service, conducted 1,376 business and property checks along with 583 mobile home park and subdivision checks along with 32 school checks in the month of September, according to a press release.

TIFTON — Pet a friendly farm animal, create a scarecrow doll, or gather around for a spooky story at the annual Trick or Treat in the Village event from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

TIFTON — The Exchange Club of Tifton presented the 2019 Firefighter of the Year Award to Captain Bryan Altman with the Tifton Fire Department at a recent club meeting, according to a press release.

VALDOSTA – Authorities and residents focused on gun violence and gangs Thursday during When Leaders Meet Summit 2.0. 

VALDOSTA – Breast cancer survivors will soon be honored at the Valdosta Community Church.

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DALTON, Ga. — Dalton City Administrator Jason Parker on Thursday said in an email to Whitfield County Administrator Mark Gibson that the county “has not acted in good faith and, thus far, does not follow the law in negotiating the service delivery strategy.”

VALDOSTA – When Kenneth Daniels II established the Trunk n Treat Cruise-In four years ago, the father of two simply wanted a safe place for his kids to trick or treat. 

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DALTON, Ga. — A former Georgia State Patrol trooper charged on Wednesday with making false statements and writings could face more charges once the case is turned over to the District Attorney’s Office, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said.

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ATLANTA — Lawmakers voiced concern during budget meetings last month that layoffs, job freezes and furloughs will have negative impacts on state government but they may be necessary to comply with the governor's cost cutting mandate. 

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Little Theatre is bringing “The Laramie Project,” a play that is said to have helped attenuate prejudice and instill tolerance through productions across the world since its premiere in 2000 in Colorado, to the community this weekend and next.

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LIVE OAK — Following years of hearing complaints about low teacher pay and years of complaints about the state’s Best and Brightest Teacher Program, Rob Bradley wants a change.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie man shot by police during a standoff in which he’s accused of shooting at officers was one of several people recently indicted on charges of violence.

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VALDOSTA – A suspect in a November shooting death on Lankford Drive has been indicted by the Lowndes County Grand Jury.

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VALDOSTA — A former Valdosta State Prison inmate has been indicted in the 2018 death of another inmate, according to Lowndes County Grand Jury records.

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VALDOSTA – “Be a buddy, not a bully,” said Angelia Watkins, organizer of the No Bullying Kids Bash. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority is making headway in its “critical-needed” improvements via two bids, one of which already has its renovator.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — If you’re feeling in the giving mood and are looking for something to enjoy, Ashburn Hill Plantation is hosting Rockin’ for Ryleigh, a night of music, food and drinks, on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

DALTON, Ga. — Whitfield County Board of Commissioners members say they will not agree to meet with Dalton City Council members concerning the service delivery agreement that covers the county unless city officials tell them exactly what portions of the agreement the city wants to renegotiate and explain how the city officials reached a conclusion that city property owners are overtaxed.

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ATLANTA — Georgia hosts a Democratic presidential debate in November, highlighting the state’s importance on the national stage as Democratic hopefuls eye rural voters.

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VALDOSTA – The opportunity for kids to transform into ninja warriors comes this weekend. 

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VALDOSTA — Scammers are at work again, calling Lowndes County residents and trying to get money out of people with false claims of legal trouble, the Lowndes County sheriff said.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Southern Regional Technical College Dual Enrollment Construction students at Colquitt County High School are working hard on a critical project: Handcrafting beds for local kids in foster care.

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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE — The commander of a rescue squadron at Moody Air Force Base has been relieved of his command, according to statements from the Air Force.

THOMASVILLE — Visitors to Thomasville driving electric vehicles now have two new places to charge up their cars while visiting the community. The City of Thomasville recently installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use. Located in downtown Thomasville, the charging stations may give visitors a reason to stop in and stay while. 

VALDOSTA — “Sunshine Laws: A Guide to Open Government in Georgia,” known as the state as "Red Book" has been updated, revised and the sixth edition is now available to the public. 

VALDOSTA — Every local government is required to designate a public records custodian and make that person's contact information readily available to the public. 

VALDOSTA — Some people have interesting ideas about what constitutes a “public record” — such as songs.

VALDOSTA — So you think your local government has been illegally meeting in secret or withholding public records. What do you do?

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ATLANTA — A reality TV personality fought and won a battle against the University System of Georgia for transgender rights, but he said Monday the war for health care benefits for the trans community is not over.  

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Obituaries

Fred H. Criss, age 87, of Live Oak, FL passed away October 8, 2019. Memorial services will be held, 10:10 AM, Thursday, 10-10-2019 at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

JoAnn Lane, 62 passed away on September 21, 2019 peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her father Frank Hewiett and her mother Mary Lee Green. She is survived by her husband Floyd Lane, two daughters; Joyce Westbrook and Barbara Jenkins, one son; Trav…

Ronny Ryals, age 71, of Live Oak, FL, passed away October 4, 2019. Services were held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Oct. 8th in the Harris Chapel. Harris Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.