Barney, GA

Two arrested following Monday morning shooting in Valdosta

Two individuals were arrested following a Monday morning shooting in Valdosta. Shortly before 6:30 A.M., on June 27, Valdosta Police Officers responded to the 600 block of East Jane Street, after receiving a report that someone had been shot. At the scene, officers were stopped by a citizen who had...
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Valdosta Police Department makes arrests in shooting

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The Valdosta Police Department announced Wednesday two arrests in connection with a shooting that occurred Monday. Demetrius G. Bellamy, age 30 of Ray City and Aquavious L. Morgan, age 29 of Valdosta, were arrested. Bellamy was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm...
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Ray’s Millpond Cafe recognized in nationwide contest

RAY CITY – Ray’s Millpond Cafe was one of three small business to be awarded $20K for nationwide Small Business Hero Day contest. Ray’s Millpond Cafe has been a pillar within the community for nearly 60 years. Michael and Heather Heard took over the family’s generational cafe in January 2020 – just before COVID hit – and experienced several short-term closures. Even when the cafe was losing money, these owners ensured that every employee was still paid – and they even raised their wages to help them through the difficult times.
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Westover grad Michael Isler signs with Valdosta State

ALBANY — Westover graduate Michael Isler will soon be dribbling for the Valdosta State Blazers. Isler signed a letter of intent to continue his college basketball playing days in Valdosta. A brief ceremony was held at Westover Wednesday to announce his signing. "I just liked the vibe," Isler said...

Wiregrass graduates presented with Whitehead Tradesman award

Whitehead Industrial Hardware of Valdosta recently awarded Wiregrass graduates with a Tradesman award. "Thanks to support from Whitehead Industrial Hardware of Valdosta, Wiregrass students who are preparing to graduate now have the tools needed to go to work," says the college. Recipients of the Whitehead Distinguished Tradesman Award received a...

Colquitt County Sheriff's Office searching for missing man

The Colquitt County Sheriff's Office needs help locating a missing person. Christopher Jackson Merritt, also known as C.J. Merritt, was last seen near the Moultrie YMCA. Merritt is a 53 -year-old white male. He stands at 5'09" and weighs 165 lbs. Police say he has a barbwire tattoo on his...

Remains of Ga. Air Force Staff Sgt. killed during WWII identified

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. William O. Wood, 25, of Valdosta, Georgia, killed during World War II, have been accounted for. The remains were accounted for on May 12, 2022. In the summer of 1943,...

Unity Park celebrates grand opening

VALDOSTA – The grand opening of the Valdosta Unity Park Amphitheater will feature live music, food trucks, and a kids zone. The City of Valdosta is proud to announce the grand opening of the Unity Park Amphitheater. Located on the corner of Lee Street and Central Avenue, the development of Unity Park was an action item agreed upon at the 2020 Strategic Initiatives Summit.

Valdosta police arrest 3 in car burglaries at North Oak St. apartment complex

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - The Valdosta Police Department says it arrested a man and two minors early Sunday morning for breaking into vehicles at an apartment complex. Officers with the Valdosta Police Department and deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department received a call about the car burglaries at the apartment complex located at 3833 North Oak Street Extension around 2:52 a.m.

VECA principal receives outstanding educator award

VALDOSTA – Valdosta Early College Academy Principal, Dr. Johnnie Marshall, was recognized at a L.A. forum for education award win. Congratulations again to Valdosta Early College Academy Principal Dr. Johnnie Marshall on his prestigious recognition as Georgia’s 2019 Milken Educator Award recipient! Earlier this month, the @MilkenEducatorAwards held a forum in Los Angeles to honor the 2019 and 2021 recipients and engage them in opportunities through the Milken Educator Network that “Celebrate, Elevate and Activate” the American teaching profession.

Southwell welcomes Brooks as new CFO

TIFTON, GA – Southwell announced that Troy Brooks will serve as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the healthcare system. Southwell includes Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Southwell Medical and Southwell Health and Rehabilitation in Adel, and more than 35 outpatient centers and provider clinics located throughout South Central Georgia.

Valdosta hardware company equips graduates with tools

Photo (l-r): Whitehead Sales Brandon Taylor, Whitehead Sales Chase Adams, Wiregrass Dean for Academic Affairs Alison Watkins, Wiregrass Electrical/Industrial Systems Technology Program Coordinator Drew Vickers, Wiregrass President DeAnnia Clements, Wiregrass Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Joshua Whittington, Mechatronics student Joseph Durrah, Mechatronics student Eric Arroyo, Mechatronics students Jonathan Wilson, Welding and Joining student Denton Broadway, Wiregrass Welding Instructor Wally Rewis, Whitehead Principal Jonathan Miller, Whitehead Principal Richard Miller, Whitehead Director Industrial Sales John Johnson, and Whitehead Director Human Resources.

Valdosta Airman accounted for from World War II

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Thursday that U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. William O. Wood, 25, of Valdosta, Georgia, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 12, 2022. In the summer of 1943, Wood was assigned to the 328th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 93rd Bombardment Group...

Georgia couple sentenced to 90 years in prison for producing child porn

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A Georgia couple will spend a combined 90 years in prison for producing child pornography involving multiple underage victims. Officials say 36-year-old Valdosta resident Jayson E. Wright pleased guilty to two counts of producing child pornography and 33-year-old Kara Wright pleaded guilty to one count of the crime.

Valdosta couple sentenced for producing child porn

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A Valdosta couple was sentenced in a connection to a 2020 child porn production indictment, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia. Jayson Wright, 36, was sentenced to 60 years in prison which will be followed by a lifetime of...

Super Dad 5K walk/run makeup date scheduled

VALDOSTA – A makeup date has been scheduled for the Super Dad 5K Walk/Run that will take place in Downtown Valdosta. Super Dad 5K MAKEUP date, Saturday, July 30th at Georgia Beer Company. Registration 7:00 am, 5K Run 8:00 am. DON”T forget to bring your Bib- (if you took...