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Saia advances terminal growth initiative

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. has announced the addition of more service centers. The openings are part of a plan that will likely make the company one of the most active real estate players in the LTL market over the next few years. The company added facilities in Macon and Valdosta,...
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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...
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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.

3 teens arrested for entering autos in Valdosta

Three teens were arrested after breaking into vehicles in Valdosta Sunday. Valdosta police responded to the 3800 block of North Oak Street Extension just before 3 a.m. after a call from a citizen who stated that three people were breaking into vehicles at the apartment complex. Upon arrival, the offenders...

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.

Fourth of July fireworks back on

After a skipped year, the Fourth of July fireworks show is back on schedule once again. Ken Faircloth, commander of the Otto Walker Post 49 of the American Legion, told the Monticello News last week that his group plans on holding the popular event on Monday evening, July 4. Faircloth...

Triple L group meets for lunch

Triple L (LLL) a senior group sponsored by the Monticello First Baptist Church (MFBC) met in May for its monthly meeting of fellowship with friends. The gathering was well-attended. MFBC Pastor Sean opened the meeting with prayer, followed by Acting President Maggie Shofner introducing Sue Getch to share the invocation.

South Georgia career fair hopes to combat worker shortage

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) - While the unemployment rate is slowly creeping down in Georgia, job seekers say it’s sometimes hard to find good, quality paying jobs. Several people looking for work stopped by the mega career fair at the Department of Labor with their resumes in hand, hoping to find just that.

S.L. Mason 5th grade students write novel

VALDOSTA – Students from S.L. Mason Elementary School completed wrote a novel entitled Wonder for the Learnzillion Wonderstruck Unit. Let’s take a look back on the VCS spring semester!. S.L. Mason Elementary School fifth grade students from Mr. Richard Steltenpohl and Ms. Bree Hines’ class recently completed the...

Valdosta Middle School track closed for resurfacing

VALDOSTA – The track on the campus of Valdosta Middle School is currently closed for construction. The track on the campus of Valdosta Middle School is currently closed and unavailable to the public. The track is being resurfaced and will not reopen until construction is completed which will likely be in September 2022.

City of Valdosta announces lane closure for June 29

AT&T will be installing aerial fibers in Valdosta on Wednesday, June 29. Due to this work, Jerry Jones between Vallorbe and Wildwood will be closed. Flagmen, signs and cones will be in place. The City of Valdosta says the work will be begin at 8:00 A.M., closing the lanes. Work...

High schoolers get learning opportunities through PCOM

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - Some high school students considering a career in medicine got a first-hand look at what it might be like. PCOM South Georgia offers a unique experience for high school students. This will expose them to medical careers. Students are getting a chance to experience what it...

Three arrested in Valdosta for stealing property from cars

VALDOSTA – Valdosta and Lowndes officers responded to a North Oak Street Extension apartment complex where three subjects were breaking into vehicles. Arrested: Diaz, Sincer, African American male, age 17, resident of Valdosta. Arrested: Juvenile, age 15, resident of Valdosta. Arrested: Juvenile, age 14, resident of Valdosta. On June...

Wiregrass students sign apprenticeship agreement

Photo: Seated L to R: Three Wiregrass students signed an apprenticeship agreement with Lee Container. Wiregrass Industrial Systems Technology student Cameron Sutton, and Wiregrass Mechatronics Technology student James Cummings. Standing L to R: Wiregrass Dean for Academic Affairs in Technical and Industrial Programs Alison Watkins, Wiregrass Executive Director of Departmental Affairs Nicole West, Lee Container COO Jay Smith, COO, and Lee Container CFO Jeff Brown.

Elizabeth Anne Cook

Elizabeth Anne Cook, 78 of Valdosta, died on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at her home. Born in Valdosta on October 4, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Burton Franklin McDonald and Dorothy Hooker McDonald. Retired from Shaw Industries, she had worked in Quality Control for more than 30 years. Elizabeth loved to shop and going out to the movies! She enjoyed time spent with her family and the fellowship of family reunions. She was a great big sister to her younger siblings. Known as “Doll Face”, she was a very patient person, a loving wife, mother and a great neighbor. She was an amazing stepmother and role model. She was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons. She loved to go out to listen to gospel music and dancing with her best friend of 68 years, Barbara George. She loved her pets, especially her canine companion “Finn”.
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Coleman B. Altman

VALDOSTA — Coleman B. Altman, 92, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Valdosta where he had been a resident since June 2021. A proud and self-reliant person, he was described by his sister, China Altman, as having “worked and looked after his own life until last year when he had to go to the nursing home because he was legally blind although he could see a little bit.” He lived for many years on East Blackshear Avenue.