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Hours long manhunt in Lowndes Co. ends with no arrests
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:25:38 -0700

Lowndes County authorities remained on the look out Monday night for two thieves accused of stealing a dump truck from Macon, Georgia.

Valdosta chamber helping South GA businesses save money
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:46:01 -0700

The Valdosta-Lowndes County chamber is helping South Georgia businesses save money on workers compensation premiums.The chamber is part of the state-run program called "DRUGS DON"T WORK," which is being sponsored locally by Peaceway Counseling and Mediation Services in Valdosta.

Family sues in Georgia gym death
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:23:42 -0700

The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of another student.

Georgia school officials sued in Kendrick Johnson’s gym death
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:38:35 -0700

The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of another student. Johnson’s body was found in a rolled-up mat in the Lowndes High School gymnasium on January 11, 2013. His parents earlier filed a negligence lawsuit against the […]

Residents largely absent from millage hearings
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:48:22 -0700

Lowndes County Commission held two of the required three public hearings Wednesday on the proposed millage rate increase.

Developing a new authority
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:15:34 -0700

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority met Tuesday night in its new building located at 103 Roosevelt Drive, voted to change its name, and discussed the challenges of recruiting new businesses to the area and how it plans to overcome these challenges.

State Senate District 8 too close to call
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:20:18 -0700

The race for State Senate District 8 appeared too close to call as of The Times print deadline late Tuesday night.

KFC Employees Wanted in Theft Case
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:26:14 -0700

Sylvester police are also looking for two former KFC employees accused of stealing from the business.

Organizations Asking Georgia To Stop Endorsing The Confederacy
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:32:32 -0700

Two organizations in Valdosta are asking the state of Georgia to stop endorsing the Confederacy.

County OKs $1.6 million for water-treatment equipment
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:19:44 -0700

By a divided vote, the Lowndes County Commission approved spending $1,638,000 to purchase two pieces of equipment to improve the county’s water quality as per an agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.