Valdosta

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In preparation for Hurricane Irma, several VA facilities in the North Florida and South Georgia areas will be closed Monday to local veterans.

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Valdosta is committing to give local youth up to two years of employment, job training, and mentoring through the statewide Great Promise Partnership Program. 

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Tuesday marks the four years since Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a gym mat at his Georgia high school.

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The sixth Annual Tree Sale is underway in Valdosta. Due to the recent storms, Valdosta Tree Commissioners have moved up the sale to help with replanting efforts.

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This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and Valdosta Firefighters want the public to be more aware of fire safety—particularly kids.

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The city of Valdosta is ranked in the top 50 safest cities in Georgia.

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It’s National Preparedness Month, and the city of Valdosta is encouraging residents to always have a plan in case of an emergency—especially after Hurricane Hermine.

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Hurricane winds and heavy rain led to downed power lines and power outages after Hermine. The City of Valdosta’s response to the damage may take weeks.

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South Georgia health officials want to make sure residents are taking the proper precautions to help prevent the Zika virus from coming to the area.

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The Southern Georgia Regional Commission is asking for public input on its latest transportation plan. The so called “transportation vision” includes funding for new sidewalks, bike lanes and an urban public transportation system in Valdosta.

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The family of a South Georgia teen are now turning to students for answers in Kendrick Johnson’s death. Johnson was found dead in a gym mat about two years ago at his Valdosta high school.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Chevene King—the lawyer for Johnson’s family—said new information could mean there were witnesses to what led up to Johnson’s death—25 to be exact. And, he appealed to the parents of those potential witnesses.

The Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Facility.
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A wastewater treatment facility in Valdosta, Ga., continues to leaks sewage into surrounding swamps and rivers. Valdosta officials say they hope to seal off the latest discharge – the second in about a month -- with the installation of a bypass.

City of Valdosta spokeswoman Sementha Matthews says the spill in early March was due to grease buildup in pipes, but the latest one was caused by a collapsed sewer line. She says the bypass was installed as a temporary measure.

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The Florid Department of Health is warning residents in North Florida’s Live Oak area to stay clear of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers. A 9-million gallon spill of partially treated wastewater in Valdosta, Georgia is contaminating the area surrounding the two North Florida rivers.