Lowndes County, GAValdosta Daily Times

County preps for virus increases

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County Manager Paige Dukes gave an update on how Lowndes is looking at the recent COVID-19 case increases, referencing a potential look at a mask mandate. COVID-19 case increases within the county’s staff is not “tremendous,” Dukes said at the County Commission meeting this week but it isn’t enough for an alarm either.
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Monticello, FLecbpublishing.com

City Council reverses property tax increase

The Monticello City Council last week pulled back on its proposed property tax increase, choosing instead to go with the lower rolled-back rate. The 4-1 vote to adopt the rolled-back rate occurred in a special meeting on Tuesday evening, July 20, following a discussion that was prompted by Mayor Julie Conley and that at times bordered on testy between her and Councilman Troy Avera.
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Lowndes County, GAvaldostatoday.com

Lowndes County warns residents of dangerous heat this weekend

Lowndes County, Georgia: The summer heat is blazing across South Georgia and dangerous heat indices are expected through the weekend in Lowndes County. According to the National Weather Service, maximum heat indices are expected to fluctuate between 107-110 degrees at least through the weekend. The National Weather Service expects head index values of at least 108 degrees beginning on Thursday, July 29 with additional advisories likely to be issued for Friday and Saturday.
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Valdosta, GAMoultrie Observer

Health Dept.: Virus cases on rise in S.Ga.

VALDOSTA – South Health District officials warned area residents Wednesday that COVID-19 cases are on the rise while urging people to get the vaccine. Within the 10 counties that South Health District serves – Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner, 693 new cases were reported from July 21-28, more than doubling the previous seven days, July 15-22, when 275 new cases were reported, health officials said in a statement.
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Weather Forecast For Jasper

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Jasper: Thursday, July 29: Mostly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, July 31: Mostly
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Jefferson County, FLWCTV

Brent Hill hopes to keep NFC flying high

It’s hard to tell the history of football in the Big Bend without a big, long chapter dedicated to Jefferson County. Trojans hope to keep success, find stability with Tyson. They say consistency is key in football and that turnover will get you nowhere: The same players, the same staff, the same system, the same process.
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Weather Forecast For Lake Park

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Lake Park: Thursday, July 29: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear overnight; Friday, July 30: Sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight
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Traditional downtown events continue in August

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Valdosta-Lowndes crash report shows crashes down slightly

Since 2009, the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) has produced an annual Crash Report. This report examines several trends regarding motor vehicle crashes in the Valdosta/Lowndes area: Fatalities, serious injuries, crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, log trucks, and more. This report analyzed crashes from Jan.1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2020 and is used to supplement the development of VLMPO transportation plans and to identify infrastructure projects to improve the safety of the traveling public.
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Despite bassist's death, ZZ Top says Wild Adventures show will go on

VALDOSTA – ZZ Top is expected to still perform Saturday evening at Wild Adventures Theme Park though bass player Dusty Hill has passed away. Park representatives said they are saddened by the passing of Hill and expressed condolences to Hill, his family and band mates in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
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Valdosta Police Department wins Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

On Wednesday, July 28, the Valdosta Fire and Police Departments hosted the Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. The friendly competition, which was open to the public, seeks to aid the American Red Cross in their life-saving efforts. This year the Valdosta Police Department attracted the most donors. Each...
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