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

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.

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.

VALDOSTA — With the help of a private resident, kids living in Valdosta Housing Authority neighborhoods will be able to swim for free this summer at the Mildred Hunter Center pool.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A Calhoun man caused the death of a Resaca man “by repeatedly striking Donnie Charles in the head with a blunt object ... ,” according to an indictment returned against Eric Charles Stewart by a Murray County grand jury.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Bodycam footage from a Chatsworth Police Department officer showing the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old woman has been released by the woman’s attorneys with a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chatsworth expected.

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VALDOSTA — South Georgia Medical Center will write off more than $54 million in bad debts.

TIFTON — Rock the Block gets an artistic twist in the Historic District this weekend at Plough Gallery. The contemporary fine art and craft shop will host “Painters on the Porch” this Sat. June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured artists Sean P. Callahan and Elizabeth St. Hilaire, from Key West and Orlando respectively, will demonstrate watercolor, acrylic and collage painting. Children 15 years and under can work alongside the artists with free materials provided by the gallery.

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Southern Regional Technical College announced in a release Tuesday that President Craig R. Wentworth will retire June 30 after 37 years of service in higher education, including 29 years within the Technical College System of Georgia.

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DALTON, Ga. — A man who called Whitfield County 911 to report a yellow sports bike following the car he was riding in was arrested on Friday and charged with aggravated assault after the man on the sports bike told a deputy the man pepper sprayed him, according to an incident report.

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MOULTRIE — The trial of a man accused of killing five friends and setting their house on fire in 2016 concluded its second day on Tuesday. The prosecution expects at least two more witnesses on Wednesday before resting its case.

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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE —Tears of joy and celebration filled Moody Air Force Base as family and friends welcomed airmen home from a six-month deployment to the Horn of Africa.


LIVE OAK, Fla. — A desire to serve the community led David Shapiro into law enforcement 30 years ago.

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Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge William A. Prior Jr. has ruled there is enough evidence against murder suspect Marcus Lillard to bound the case over to a grand jury in Baldwin County. 


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CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A man upset that his two children had been given to someone else to watch for the weekend took them from a couple and came back with a knife and tried to stab the man, leaving a hole in the man's shirt and a "small scratch to his upper left chest," according to an incident report.

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VALDOSTA – The American Red Cross of South Georgia hosts two blood drives this week. 

VALDOSTA — The son of a prominent Valdosta civil rights activist is trying to start a branch of a national rights group in the city and plans to speak to city council Thursday.

VALDOSTA — City officials are weighing the option of purchasing the old Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center to replace Mathis City Auditorium. 

DALTON, Ga. — Sailing a disc past the trees on the 18th hole at the Westside Park disc golf course is a challenge, and the breeze Saturday probably didn't help. But players were giving it their best shot.

TIFTON — The summer reading program has kicked off to a great start at the Tifton-Tift County Library. Librarians Tina O’Day and Trina Jones find ways to get children interested in reading because it can benefit them during the school year.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — It's a tiny bug, barely visible to the naked eye, but the hemlock wooly adelgid is causing big problems. The U.S. National Park Service reports it has killed around 80 percent of the hemlock trees in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina

THOMASVILLE — The question had been posed to Jack Hadley repeatedly. 

VALDOSTA — Some Valdosta Middle School students are spending their summer vacation across the pond. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Colquitt County Board of Commissioners approved a budget Wednesday afternoon that is slightly smaller than last year’s. While millage rates won’t be set until August, the budget is built on the same tax revenue as last year.

TIFTON — Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) unveiled Southwell as the new name for its overall system of care on June 10.

This Week's Circulars


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 Harris Funeral Home & Cremat…

Roger Williams, age 85, of Dowling Park, FL, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Please sign the guestbook at 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 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…

Geri LaRose, age 82, of Live Oak, FL, passed away June 20, 2019. Please sign the guestbook at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.