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Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014 - Valdosta Daily Times
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014. The park is the most visited of the national parks. More than 1 million ...
Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras - Valdosta Daily Times
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. These new models — the Moto G, Moto ...
Teachers Harvest: Second Harvest donates school supplies to teachers - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Second Harvest of South Georgia is dedicated to education’s power to transform both individual lives and communities but recognizes that success does not exist in a void. Sometimes teachers and students need help. Second Harvest kicked off ...
Brooks County Schools Superintendent retires - Valdosta Daily Times
QUITMAN — After nearly 40 years in the field of education, Brooks County School Superintendent Owen Clemons is leaving the school system to fish, travel, and relax. Clemons’ retirement will be effective November 2015. “I will miss the faculty, staff ...
Martin named Library Media Specialist of Year - Valdosta Daily Times
HAHIRA — Lindsey Martin, Hahira Middle School media specialist, has been selected by the Georgia Media Association and the Georgia Association of Instructional Technology as the Library Media Specialist of the Year for the South Central Georgia District.
BOE makes personnel recommendations public - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Board of Education changed its procedures for how it approves superintendent personnel recommendations during its work session Tuesday. The board went into executive session, reconvened in open session, then unanimously approved ...
Skepticism surrounds report of rare, deadly snake - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA — Jason Clark doubts that a deadly Gaboon viper is loose in Milledgeville. Still, the reptile expert immediately noticed tell-tale signs of the snake in a widely circulated photo that was reportedly snapped by a woman who reported the snake ...
Moody rezoning tabled 90 days - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Commission tabled a vote to make changes to the Moody Activity Zone for 90 days at Tuesday's meeting. According to County Chairman Bill Slaughter, County Planner Jason Davenport is working on finding common ground with Moody ...
At media days, star quarterbacks can be hard to find - Valdosta Daily Times
(AP) — The quarterback is usually the face of a football team. During conference media days, those faces are often difficult to find. No Christian Hackenberg for Penn State. No Deshaun Watson for Clemson. No Anu Solomon for Arizona. Neither Cardale Jones ...
Rants & Raves for Wednesday, July 29 - Valdosta Daily Times
I’d like to complain about Caitlin Jenner. She’s messing up Saint Peter’s Books and could be causing trouble for all of us. When she shows up at the Golden Gate, St. Peter will say we have a Bruce Jenner on the books but not a Caitlin Jenner.
Valwood’s Carlo signs with Emmanuel College - Valdosta Daily Times
In front of a room full of family, friends, teammates and coaches, Valwood School’s Eli Carlo signed a letter-of-intent to play baseball at Emmanuel College on Tuesday morning. Carlo is the third baseball player from the 2015 Valiant team to sign to play ...
Valdosta begins preparations for opener against Norcross - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Although the 2015-2016 regular season doesn't kick off for three more weeks, Valdosta spent time at Tuesday's practice preparing for its date against Norcross on Aug. 21., at the Georgia Dome. "It's an initial install for that game," Valdosta ...
Coroner candidates filing earlier than normal - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The election for Lowndes County coroner is more than a year away, yet four candidates have already thrown their hats into the ring. Deb Cox, Lowndes County supervisor of elections, said it is much earlier than expected. “I know 2016’s ...
City schools shape new VHS construction schedule - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Board of Education is keeping its eye on the clock. The board’s facilities committee met with Altman+Barrett Architects and JCI-Parrish Construction Management Tuesday to discuss the time frame for beginning construction on the ...
South Lowndes churches gather for fifth combined revival - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Faith in fellowship is bringing together several south Lowndes County churches this week for a community-wide revival. Pastor Charles Vinson, Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and Pastor Lee Henderson, Second Oak Grove Baptist Church, have ...