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MCSO conducts successful drug bust

On Friday, Sept. 23, members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) SWAT Team conducted a narcotics search warrant and served active arrest warrants at the Anderson Pond Apartments, Apartment 1, located at 1894 SW State Road 14, as a result of a methamphetamine distribution investigation. Investigators also served active arrest warrants at the Deerwood Inn Motel, located on SE Stephens Street in Madison and NE Crestview Lane, in Lee, all relating to the same investigation. The search warrant and arrests resulted in the seizure of additional suspected methamphetamine, Alpha - PVP (also known as Flakka), paraphernalia items including equipment and packaging commonly used to facilitate the sale of illegal narcotics. The investigation is continuing, and additional arrests are expected.
MADISON COUNTY, FL
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Cornerstone Cafe holds its grand opening

Friends, family and community members gathered in Lee on Friday, Sept. 2, to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Cornerstone Cafe. Cornerstone Cafe is a cafe located in Lee that is built on a firm foundation. The foundation on which it is built is great food and fellowship. “We love being able to give our customers a great meal while spreading love and compassion, and feeding the soul,” stated restaurant owners George and Kimberly Futch.
LEE, FL
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Homecoming activities postponed

Due to Hurricane Ian, the activities surrounding Madison County High School (MCHS) Homecoming have been pushed back a week. The Homecoming game will now be the game on Friday, Oct. 7, against the Knights of Clearwater Academy International. With a new opponent, the theme of Homecoming Week will now be “Cowboys … A Knight's Nightmare.”
MADISON, FL
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Madison native helps Lafayette golfers set record

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Madison native Trey Galbraith, who plays golf on the Lafayette High School varsity golf team, helped the Hornets set a new school record for nine holes of golf. That afternoon at the Perry Golf and Country Club, the Hornets faced off against the Taylor County High School Bulldogs and the Wakulla High School War Eagles.
MADISON, FL
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Buy a waffle and support the local Refuge House

Tomorrow on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., be sure to visit Jenn Niquette with Mother's Truckin' Waffles as they host a fundraiser for the local women’s shelter, The Refuge House. Mother's Truckin' Waffles will donate $1 of every waffle purchased to this organization. The food...
MADISON, FL
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J.L. Newbern interim principal announced

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Board of Education has named Ms. Valica Sampson as the interim principal of J.L. Newbern Middle School. Ms. Valica Sampson was named the interim principal of J.L. Newbern Middle School on Tuesday, September 27, by the Valdosta Board of Education. Ms. Sampson has been in...
VALDOSTA, GA
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Valdosta bus stop shooter turned in by family

VALDOSTA – Late Wednesday night, the teenage offender in a Valdosta shooting was turned into police by family members. On September 26, 2022, at approximately 7:26 am., Valdosta Police Officers, Detectives, and Crime Scene Personnel, responded to the area of the 1400 block of Weaver Street, after citizens called E911 to report a shooting had just occurred. While officers were heading to the scene, they received updates that the victim had gotten on a school bus after being shot and the bus driver was driving him to the hospital. Officers stopped the school bus on Lankford Drive, and immediately found the 17-year-old male on the bus, with a gunshot wound to his torso. Officers immediately began to render first aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to the hospital for treatment.
VALDOSTA, GA
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Grand theft of a motor vehicle leads to pursuit

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Deputy William Terry with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to the westbound rest area on Interstate 10, in Madison County, regarding a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputy Terry made contact with the vehicle’s owner who reported that upon exiting the restroom, she observed her friend in a physical struggle with a male (later identified as Eric Erron Smith). Smith shoved the victim to the ground causing the victim to strike her head on the concrete, causing injury. Smith gained control of the vehicle keys and entered the victim’s vehicle. A rest area employee observed the attack and ran to the vehicle in an attempt to help the two ladies, ages 73 and 83. Smith momentarily exited the sedan and attacked the employee, causing injury to the employee’s face before reentering the sedan. Smith backed the car, striking the vehicle owner and knocking her to the ground. Smith then fled the rest area in the sedan at a high rate of speed. Deputy Terry provided a vehicle description to other responding deputies while rendering medical aid to the victims.
MADISON COUNTY, FL
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Valdosta Habitat for Humanity

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VALDOSTA, GA

Live Oak, September 30 High School 🏐 Game Notice

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LIVE OAK, FL
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2 plead guilty to Walmart gift card schemes across Georgia, U.S.

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Two men from the northeast pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes using Walmart gift cards that affected hundreds of people, the Department of Justice (DOJ) says. Yao Lin, 51, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, and Wen Xue Lin, 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, each pleaded guilty to...
RUTHER GLEN, VA
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Lowndes Co. Habitat For Humanity building five homes for families

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Everybody should be able to have safe, decent and affordable housing. High-interest rates and the cost of homes are making it harder for people to buy homes. But Habitat for Humanity is helping Lowndes County families reach their dreams. After heavy volunteer work, lots of supplies...
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA
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City of Valdosta Host Annual Festi-Fall and Witches Night Out Events

The City of Valdosta will host the third annual Festi-Fall event at Unity Park Amphitheater on Thursday, October 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event at 301 E Central Ave. Costumes are encouraged but not required. There will be food trucks, and at the same time, Main Street will host its annual Witches Night Out. Dress up in your best witchy outfit, visit some downtown spots and support small businesses.
VALDOSTA, GA
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VSU staff member honors wife with donation

VALDOSTA – A long-time VSU staff member honors the memory of his wife with a donation to Odum Library. Georgianna Baer Manning’s Hummel figurine collection began in 1968 with a gift from her husband, Stephen Joseph Manning. She was 26 years old, and she adored the timeless, heartwarming scenes of innocence and playfulness, of rosy-cheeked children in a variety of settings, performing everyday activities.
VALDOSTA, GA
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Valdosta residents graduate GSU

VALDOSTA – Two Valdosta residents, Caleb Cates and Stephen McKown, were among the students that graduated during the Summer 2022 semester from GSU. More than 2,000 students graduated from Georgia State University during the Summer 2022 semester. Summer 2022 graduates from your coverage area include:. Caleb Cates of Valdosta...
VALDOSTA, GA
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Carjacking; Chase; One arrested

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, a carjacking in Madison County ended with the stolen vehicle crashing in Jefferson County. Deputy William Terry with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to the westbound rest area on Interstate 10 in Madison County regarding a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputy Terry made contact with the vehicle owner, who reported that upon exiting the restroom she observed her friend in a physical struggle with a male (later identified as Eric Erron Smith). Smith shoved the victim to the ground, causing the victim to strike her head on the concrete, resulting in injury. Smith gained control of the vehicle keys and entered the victim’s vehicle. A rest area employee observed the attack and ran to the vehicle in attempt to help the two ladies, ages 73 and 83. Smith momentarily exited the sedan and attacked the.
MADISON COUNTY, FL
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RMI applauds Andrews’ dedicated service

Reciprocal Ministries International (RMI) recently spotlighted Pinetta native Tessa Andrews for her hard work and dedication to the ministry in Haiti. She is an integral part of the Hope For Kidz, where she is described as doing “a little bit of everything.”. Andrews travels to schools, photographs the children,...
PINETTA, FL
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Valdosta police seek help in locating shooting suspect

VALDOSTA – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jashun Wilkins, considered armed and dangerous. WANTED: Jashun Wilkins, African American male, 17 years of age, 5’8”, 135 lbs., Valdosta resident. On September 26, 2022, at approximately 7:26 am., Valdosta Police Officers, Detectives, and Crime Scene...
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