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Officer dies stopping high school fight, Georgia officials say

COOK COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – A high school resource officer had a fatal heart attack after breaking up a fight between two high school students, Georgia officials say. On Oct. 4, Capt. Terry Arnold collapsed while taking a student involved in a fight through Cook High School’s main entrance, according to a Facebook post from […]
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Valdosta PD enforces curfew for minors

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Valdosta Police Department (VPD) is warning parents and their kids that they plan to enforce a curfew for minors to help cut down on teen violence. For two weeks straight, children, violence, and guns were all topics of conversation around Valdosta. Now, the Police Department is reinforcing an Official Code of Georgia in hopes of addressing these problems.
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Man wounded in Valdosta shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A 38-year-old man was shot early Tuesday morning around 1:00 a.m. on the 700 block of East Brookwood Drive, according to Valdosta Police. Officers say the victim is in stable condition after arriving at a local hospital to be treated. VPD says the investigation revealed the...

VLPRA set to host Special Olympics Georgia

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Special Olympians from across the state are ready to take home the gold in south Georgia. The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA) is hosting more than 1,000 Special Olympians and coaches for the Fall State Games starting on Friday. This event is just one...

City of Valdosta 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.

LCS provides free shuttle service for Winnersville Classic

LOWNDES CO. – The Lowndes County Schools will provide a free shuttle bus service for the Winnersville Classic. According to the Lowndes County Schools Facebook page, a free shuttle service will be provided by Lowndes County Schools for the Winnersville Classic. The shuttle will pick up fans before the game and drop them off after the game ends.

Valdosta 5K raises over $33,000 for suicide prevention

VALDOSTA – United2Prevent raised over $33,000 for the Run to Prevent 5K and 1-mile run to benefit suicide prevention and awareness. United2Prevent is proud to announce that it has raised more than $33,000 through generous donations made by individuals and businesses for the Run to Prevent 5K and 1-mile run which was held on Sept. 24. This money will go toward the continued awareness and prevention efforts of United2Prevent in the Valdosta-Lowndes community.

VSU hosts The Haunted Trail for adults

VALDOSTA – VSU’s Campus Recreation hosts The Haunted Trail for adults at the CORE Challenge Course to benefit student learning opportunities. Campus Recreation presents The Haunted Trail from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 at Valdosta State University’s Center for Outdoor Recreational Experiences (CORE) Challenge Course.

VLPRA launches new recruitment brand

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA) wants to lure more people to the area and they’ve got a new marketing plan in place to do so. VLPRA is launching a new recruitment brand to keep Title-town flourishing. After years of successfully bringing youth and adult sports tournaments, VLPRA felt like it was time to step it up a notch.

Malik Brooks on the Miracle League Valdosta

Malik Brooks is a Board Member of the Miracle League Valdosta. He talks about the organization and how it is supported through donations, providing a great asset for the community. To be included in our video interviews or if you need video services for your company, please contact us.

Cook mourns late SRO

ADEL, GA – The Cook County Sheriff’s Office mourns the late head of its School Resource Officer ranks. Captain Terry “Turtle” Arnold died Monday night, after breaking up a fight on the high school campus. Arnold, a 26 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, passed away...

‘Our goals right now are still in front of us’: Blazers host West Alabama

The VSU football team (3-2, 1-1 GSC) return home for the first time in nearly a month as they are set to host West Alabama (3-2, 1-1 GSC) for this year’s Pink Out game. The Blazers are coming into the game on a bitter note after getting routed by No. 13 Delta State 70-31. The loss knocked VSU out of the national rankings, marking the first time in over four years the Blazers have been unranked.

Meet the new Valdosta Public Works Administrator

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta appoints Operations Superintendent Anthony Musgrove as the city’s new Public Works Administrator. The City of Valdosta announces Anthony Musgrove as its new Public Works Administrator. Musgrove is a native of Homerville, GA, and graduated from Clinch County High School. He earned his degree in Environmental Horticulture from Valdosta Technical Institute, now Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Before working with the City of Valdosta, Musgrove worked in the landscaping industry in and around Southwest Georgia.
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Two local students receive Fall 2022 scholarships to Valdosta State University

VALDOSTA, GA (10/05/2022)– Valdosta State University is proud to offer scholarships to more than 350 currently enrolled, incoming first-year, and transfer students for the first half of the 2022-2023 academic year. These scholarships were established by private donors and are awarded each year by VSU Foundation Inc. to students with excellent academic achievement and/or students with financial need. Each recipient represents the high standards of the university. The following two local students were recipients.

City of Valdosta names Director of Utilities

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta announces Utilities Department Engineering Manager Bradley Eyre as the new Director of Utilities. The City of Valdosta has promoted Bradley Eyre as the new Director of Utilities. Eyre has more than 25 years of experience in the engineering design, inspection, and construction management of water and wastewater systems throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Week 6 Team of the Week: Lowndes Vikings

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - The Lowndes Vikings got off to a little bit of a slow start to the 2022 season going just .500, but. Friday night they made a big statement across the 7A region and that’s why they are the Week 6 WALB team of the week.

Southwell: It's more important than ever to get a flu shot

TIFTON, Ga. -- Southwell urges local residents to get a flu shot this flu season as flu cases are expected to rise this year. Southwell consists of Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) in Tifton, Southwell Medical and South Health and Rehabilitation in Adel, and various physician practices and outpatient centers located throughout the region.

Lowndes County Fire Rescue on Fire Safety Week

LOWNDES CO. – Lowndes County Fire Rescue teams up with the NFPA® to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. Lowndes County Fire Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Valdosta police investigating deadly weekend shooting

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police are investing a Saturday morning shooting on Hudson Street that killed 26-year-old male. On October 1, 2022, at approximately 11:34 am., Valdosta Police Officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Hudson Street after a citizen called E911 to report that a person had been shot. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 26-year-old male inside a residence with obvious signs of trauma to his body. Officers and Emergency Medical Services attempted to render first aid to them male, but he was pronounced deceased on the scene.