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BREAKING: One sibling dead, alert issued for another
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:19:38 -0700

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department has issued an Amber Alert for a 2-year-old girl. Maliah Harris disappeared this morning with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.

Road re-opens following flooding
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:14:24 -0700

Lowndes County officials re-opened one road Monday while keeping an eye on the area’s waterways for potential flooding.

Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:50:55 -0700

We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization discussed the study, among other things.

Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:00 -0700

MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (the "Corporation") (NYSE MKT:SGB), a full-service community bank holding company, today reported its results of operations for the first ...

School systems get report cards
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:13:41 -0700

South Georgia school systems received mixed results, with some showing performance increases while others suffered decreases, in the College and Career Ready Performance Index released Monday by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:51:22 -0700

If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations.

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott Announces New Possibility For Moody
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:19:55 -0700

At the press conference, Rep. Scott announced the possibility that Moody AFB may soon take part in a new mission to train Afghani pilots.

Etowah Co. authorities hold active shooter drill April 18
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:47:15 -0700

Don't be alarmed if you see law enforcement converge on the Etowah County Judicial Building Friday morning.

Boys arrested for Lake Park burglaries
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:18:20 -0700

Three juveniles are now facing burglary charges after being arrested Tuesday afternoon. According to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, deputies noticed the three juveniles exit some woods in the Rolling Pines Drive area in Lake Park.

Speakers Sound Off At Members To Be Heard In Valdosta
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:11:33 -0700

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber hosted the Members to be Heard meeting on April 14, at the City Hall Annex.