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VSU's Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Recognized as a Gold Chapter - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA - The Valdosta State University Beta Alpha Psi - Mu Zeta Chapter was recognized as one of 15 gold chapters at the annual meeting held Aug. 7-9 in Atlanta. This is the second consecutive year that the chapter received this recognition. The award ...
Ga. family raises money for girl's ear surgeries - Valdosta Daily Times
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Nikki Fitzmayer pesters her older sister and plays with her younger. She loves to sing — especially the songs from the movie "Frozen" — ride her pink tricycle in circles through the family's home and make meals at the girls ...
The Journey: Bridging generation gap as boomers hang on to jobs - Valdosta Daily Times
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady generated a few additional headlines recently when asked about retirement. “When I suck, I’ll retire,” the 37-year-old said in an interview that was picked up by Boston.com, then a host of others. Then ...
Vendors needed for Skillet Festival - Valdosta Daily Times
QUITMAN — Destination Brooks, the Quitman-Brooks County Tourism Project, is accepting applications for vendors and information booths for the Brooks County Skillet Festival. The annual festival is scheduled for Oct. 18, Brooks County Courthouse.
Georgia Tech faces tough test vs. Virginia Tech - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech has struggled to put two solid halves together in the same game and Saturday’s ACC opener at Virginia Tech doesn’t look like a great place for the Yellow Jackets to try and get it done. The Yellow Jackets are one of 23 Division ...
Georgia’s Richt not ruling out RB Chubb against Troy - Valdosta Daily Times
ATHENS — Perhaps Georgia’s depth at tailback didn’t take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb. Coach Mark Richt said Tuesday he hasn’t crossed Chubb off his list of running ...
Tenacious ‘D’: Valdosta maintains its focus as winless Veterans approaches - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — After completing its third consecutive shutout last week against Thomasville, Valdosta's defense isn't prepared to let up this Friday when a winless Veterans team makes the trip to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Wildcats’ defense has been ...
Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart - Valdosta Daily Times
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday he made the ...
Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL - Valdosta Daily Times
BALTIMORE — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 ...
Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school - Valdosta Daily Times
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Michael Brandon Hill, 21 ...
Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 10 - Valdosta Daily Times
NEW YORK (AP) — A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston’s first public performance — and one of her last in 2009— will be released Nov. 10. “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” is the pop singer’s first live album. Her mentor, Clive ...
Boat manufacturing company expanding in south Ga. - Valdosta Daily Times
NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A boat manufacturing company is planning to expand its facility in south Georgia and is looking to create 50 new jobs in the process. Gov. Nathan Deal’s office announced Tuesday that Chaparral Boats is expanding its facility in ...
All Ga. counties now deemed ready for Hollywood - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials say all of the state’s 159 counties are now ready for a turn in the Hollywood spotlight. The state Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office announced Monday that in just four years all Georgia counties have taken ...
GA troopers to focus on commercial drivers on I-85 - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state troopers say they’re launching a 72-hour crackdown on unsafe commercial vehicle drivers on Interstate 85. Officials said in a statement that the initiative begins Tuesday and troopers will participate in high visibility ...
School expenses exceed revenue by $2.3 million - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County school system spent $2.3 million more than it took in last year. Director of Finance Bill Cason reviewed financial reports for both the general and athletic fund Monday. In the athletic funds, the starting amount for the ...