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Ray City teen sentenced to 20 years

RAY CITY – A 19-year-old Ray City teen was sentenced to 20 years in three separate child molestation felony cases. On September 9, 2022, Ziron Dicorey Palmer, age 19, of Ray City, Georgia, was sentenced in three separate felony cases of child molestation in one case; aggravated stalking, and sexual exploitation of a child in a second case; and aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and inciting a riot in a third case. Palmer entered pleas to all three cases and was sentenced by Judge Clayton Tomlinson to 20 years with the first 5 years of the sentence to be served in confinement in the Georgia Department of Corrections.
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17-year-old rides school bus after getting shot in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, Fla. (WCTV) - Valdosta Police have identified and are looking for a 17-year-old in connection to a Monday morning shooting. VPD said they responded to a shooting around 7:26 a.m. at the 1400 block of Weaver Street. While officers were on the way to the scene, they received an...
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Lowndes County prepares for Hurricane Ian

LOWNDES CO. – Lowndes County Emergency Management is monitoring Hurricane Ian and preparing citizens with protection tips. Lowndes County Emergency Management continues to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Ian. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ian is forecasted to strengthen into a Major Hurricane as it passes the Western tip of Cuba before eventually weakening a little before making landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Ian is expected to be a large storm, and impacts will be felt well outside the forecast track cone.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Irwin County, Georgia

Ocilla, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting in Irwin County, GA. The Irwin County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on September 23, 2022, at 2:25 p.m. One man was shot and has died. No deputies were...

Valdosta juvenile arrested for stabbing

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta teen has been arrested by the VPD on aggravated assault for stabbing a 12-year-old at a bus stop. On September 26, 2022, at approximately 7:17 am., Valdosta Police Officers and Detectives responded to the 1500 block of McLeod Drive after a citizen called E911 to report that juveniles were fighting at a bus stop. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 12-year-old male with a stab wound to his abdomen. Officers immediately rendered first aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Georgia farmers brace for Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian could deal a big blow to Georgia’s largest industry, as farmers prepare for tropical storm-force winds to arrive in the state as early as Wednesday. “Really, all we can do is go ahead and make sure all irrigation is turned off so the ground’s not saturated when the wind gets here, and try to harvest whatever we can before [Ian] arrives,” said University of Georgia horticulture professor Lenny Wells, who also farms pecans in Tifton.

The Case of 17-Year-Old Found In School's Gym Mat Still Unsolved

Kendrick Johnson and his parents(Fox 5 Atlanta) On January 11, 2013, the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found in of the most unusual of circumstances: Kendrick was found upside-down and rolled up in his school’s gym mat. In what would be seen as a controversial ruling, Kendrick’s death was ruled an accident by law enforcement. The initial autopsy report showed that Johnson died due to “positional asphyxia” — meaning that he suffocated from being stuck upside-down in an enclosed space for a long period of time.

City of Valdosta responds to One Mile Creek incident

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta is responding to an environmental incident at One Mile Creek that caused a number of fish to die. At approximately 8:15 pm on Friday, September 23rd 2022, the City of Valdosta received a notification of a possible environmental incident that resulted in causing a number of fish to die in One Mile Creek. The area is located down stream of N Oak St. The City of Valdosta is currently investigating possible causes and Georgia Department of Natural Resources response personnel are on site making assessments. Based on preliminary findings, a fuel spill may be a contributing cause. The is no evidence of a sewerage spill at this time. We ask that the public avoid any contact with One Mile Creek until further notice. The City of Valdosta will provide updates when a thorough investigation has been completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Fowler, Environmental Manager

Vikings vs Wildcats ticket information available

LOWNDES CO. – Ticket information is available for the Winnersville Classic between the Lowndes Vikings and Valdosta Wildcats. Our Vikings will have an open week before beginning region play on October 7 when we host Valdosta High in a Region 1-7A game. Kickoff is set for 8:00 pm on Joe Wilson Field at Martin Stadium.

CBC Bank names new VP of Marketing

VALDOSTA – The Commercial Banking Company announces the addition of Matt Malone as the new Vice President of Marketing. President and CEO J. Ryan Warren of Commercial Banking Company is proud to announce the addition of Matt Malone, Vice President of Marketing. Matt brings a wealth of experience in...

City of Valdosta Announces ARPA Rehab Project Funding

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta announces a rehab project that will assist homeowners within the city limits with minor home repairs. The City of Valdosta announces ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Minor Rehabilitation Project. This project provides grant funding for homeowners within the city limits related to the Census Track. Property must be titled to the applicant.

SWGA hotels preparing for Hurricane Ian

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - As Hurricane Ian intensifies, several Southwest Georgia hotels are starting to see an increase in bookings. Greg Daniel, who oversees five of the 13 hotels in Tifton, said Tifton is usually a hot spot for Floridians to come when tropical storms began to form. He said their phones have been ringing nonstop on Monday.

Man sentenced in Berrien Co. boater death

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man has been sentenced in the Berrien County boater death that happened at a June 2019 fishing tournament, according to the Waycross Circuit District Attorney’s Office. Robbie McInvale was sentenced Friday to 14 years, with six years in prison and eight on probation after...

SGMC Recognizes Boatman as Hospital Hero

South Georgia Medical Center honored Litundra Boatman, Certified Nursing Assistant at Hospice of South Georgia (HOSG) and Langdale Hospice House, as the Hospital Hero at its monthly Board of Directors meeting. Boatman has worked with HOSG for ten years and was honored for her servant attitude and humble heart. "Litundra...

City of Valdosta Job Fair Rescheduled for Oct 6th

The City of Valdosta has rescheduled its job fair for Thursday, October 6 from 1-5 pm due to concerns of inclement weather. This event is open to the public, and there will be on-site interviews. "The purpose of this job fair is to showcase the amazing opportunities and benefits the...

Norman Park, September 26 High School Softball🥎 Game Notice

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