SBA Business Recovery Center Closing Permanently on Sept. 23
ATLANTA – – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it is permanently closing its Business Recovery Center located at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce in Valdosta, GA on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. Until then, SBA’s friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives are available at...
VPD holds Law Enforcement Open Testing hiring event
VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department invites anyone wanting a career in Law Enforcement to attend the Open Testing hiring event. We invite you to our Open Testing hiring event on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6PM, at the Valdosta Police Dept. (500 N Toombs St.). This test is the initial stage of the hiring process, and it could lead to a fantastic career in Law Enforcement at one of the finest Law Enforcement Agencies in the nation.
FEMA gives information on hurricane assistance applications
LOWNDES CO. – FEMA releases information on assistance letters for Lowndes, Cook, and Glynn County survivors explaining application status. Survivors in Cook, Glynn and Lowndes counties who applied for assistance from FEMA after Hurricane Idalia will receive an eligibility letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The...
Valdosta Residents: Important Notice on Hurricane Idalia Damage and Compliance with Local Flood Prevention Ordinance
The local community has suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Idalia. Property owners with damaged buildings may need to comply with Valdosta’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. This is particularly important if their property is within the Special Flood Hazard Area. If the city decides that extensive repairs are needed, property owners will get a Substantial Damage Determination Letter. This letter will provide more details. However, there is no need for immediate action.
Humana supports Valdosta mothers with $750K grant
VALDOSTA – Volunteers of America will be presented with a $750K Humana grant as an investment in the Family-Focused Recovery in Valdosta. Humana will present Volunteers of America (VOA) with a $750K check to commemorate a new investment in Family-Focused Recovery (FFR) in the Valdosta area. WHAT: Volunteers of...
Michael Bourgoin of Valdosta-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity, Misnomers of Habitat
Valdosta-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity Executive Director talks about some of the common misnomers about Habitat for Humanity and why your support is so important. To be included in our video interviews or if you need video services for your company, please contact us.
Women's Soccer Earns Program's First-Ever Win at Valdosta State
VALDOSTA, Ga. | The UAH women's soccer team captured a 2-1 victory at Valdosta State on Friday night in Gulf South Conference play. UAH improves to 4-2-0 (2-1-0 GSC), while VSU slides to 3-2-2 (1-2-0 GSC). This was the program's first-ever win on the road at Valdosta State. The Chargers...
Powder Springs McEachern delivers statement win over Valdosta
It was a tough night for Valdosta which was overmatched by Powder Springs McEachern in this 28-7 verdict.
SGBC hosts Golf Classic at Kinderlou
VALDOSTA – The Southern Georgia Black Chambers hosted the Golf Classic at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club for a day of golf and camaraderie. The Southern Georgia Black Chambers (SGBC) hosted a memorable day of golf and community spirit at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club on Thursday September 13, 2023. The much-anticipated SGBC Golf Classic brought together participants from various backgrounds for a day filled with friendly competition and camaraderie.
Valdosta-Lowndes NCNW Bethune Leadership applications available
VALDOSTA – The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Section of the NCNW announces applications are available for the 2023 Bethune Leadership. The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is proud to announce its 9th Annual Bethune Leadership Banquet, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 14th at 6 pm. This year’s event promises to be a night of celebration and inspiration, as the organization honors female leaders in high school, college, and the community.
Postponement of Valdosta's Mid-Year Strategic Initiatives Summit: New Date to be Announced
The mid-year Strategic Initiatives Summit, scheduled in the City of Valdosta on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, has been postponed. The meeting was due at The Woman’s Building at 8:00 a.m., but a new date is pending.
Football Fever – Episode 6 part 3 (Cook vs Jeff Davis)
ADEL, GA – Part 3 to Football Fever’s sixth episode, featuring Cook High School vs Jeff Davis that took place on 9/22. Hornets got the 21-6 win over the Yellowjackets.
Valdosta students receive free 'Harry Potter' books
Thursday, students in grades 3rd through 5th got a surprise gift courtesy of Scholastic our partner in the ABC 27 / Scripps Howard Fund's, 'If You Give a Child a Book campaign.
VSU faculty, staff members receive Presidential Excellence Award
VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University honors five faculty members and two staff members with a 2023 Presidential Excellence Award. Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of Valdosta State University, recently honored five faculty members and two staff members with a 2023 Presidential Excellence Award. The Presidential Excellence Award for faculty...
Magnolia Reserve move-in delays spark concern for VSU students
A month into the 2023 Fall semester at Valdosta State, several students have still not moved into the city's newest student living complex, Magnolia Reserve.
Tallahassee North Florida Christian tops Hahira Valwood
Tallahassee North Florida Christian notched a win against Hahira Valwood 35-21 for a Florida high school football victory at Tallahassee North Florida Christian High on Sept. 22.
August Unemployment Rate Rises in Valdosta
Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said Thursday that Valdosta recorded an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent in August, up six-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent. "August unemployment numbers continue to reinforce the strength of a vibrant Georgia economy," said Commissioner Bruce...
This Man from Florida Attributes $2 Million Jackpot Win to His Expectant Canine
It seems Ivy, the dachshund, has truly lived up to the adage of dogs being our most loyal companions. Leonard Linton, a resident of Pinetta, Florida, owes his staggering $2 million lottery jackpot to his pet dachshund. In an interesting twist of events, as narrated in a press statement, Linton's journey to this fortune began when he got word that Ivy, who was expecting, was feeling under the weather.
Lowndes baseball receives their state championship rings
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Who doesn’t like a little bling?. The Lowndes baseball team got their rings this weekend after winning the 7A state title this spring, their first state championship on the diamond since 2000 and their third in program history. The Vikings needed just two games to...
Join the South Georgia Medical Center for a Free Walk with a Doc Event!
Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join the South Georgia Medical Center's Internal Medicine Residency Program for the local launch of the international non-profit initiative, Walk with a Doc. This event is set to take place on Sat, Sep 23, from 8am to 9am at the Valdosta Middle School Track, 110 Burton Street, Valdosta, United States.