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ETON — School is still a couple of weeks away from starting for Murray County students, but when the kids return to Eton Elementary, they will have something the school hasn't had since 1993 -- new playground equipment.

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THOMASVILLE — A small dog rescued from a locked vehicle Saturday afternoon could have died in the heat, a Thomasville veterinarian said.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The cities of Doerun and Moultrie welcomed an Economic Development Bus Tour this week to display the great opportunity the cities provide potential businesses interested in locating in Georgia.

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TIFTON — After five years of serving customers at the Myon Hotel on Main Street, The Local has moved into the Lankford Manor to better serve their customers.

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VALDOSTA — Qualifying begins Monday, Aug. 19, and ends Friday, Aug. 23, for candidates looking to throw their hat in the ring for the 2019 municipal elections.

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DALTON, Ga. — The hot topics along with the biscuits and bacon at the annual Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce “State of the Community” breakfast Thursday morning were sewers, other capital projects, new housing developments and the push for another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

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VALDOSTA – Roads were blocked off, law-enforcement officials busily directed traffic and more than 700 volunteers assisted with Valdosta State University freshman move-in day Thursday.

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DALTON, Ga. — For the sixth straight year, Dalton Public Schools officials expect to maintain a millage (property tax) rate of 8.2 mills, but tax revenues are expected to increase by 0.95% through rising property values.

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DALTON, Ga. — After decades of suggestions and proposals for improving the area around the Dalton Convention Center, Dalton Mayor Dennis Mock says he has been in talks with a Ringgold developer for a hotel on land near the center on Dug Gap Mountain.

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VALDOSTA — Congressman Austin Scott visited the Boys and Girls Club Thursday to raise awareness for the Greater Valdosta United Way.

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TIFTON — The first 41 South Farmers Market, located at the old BJ’s Produce Market, located at 2502 Hwy 41 S., was called a success by organizer M. Jay Hall.

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BELL, Fla. — The Branford Buccaneers football team traveled to Bell High School on Saturday to play in a four-team officials scrimmage that included a win against Williston on the last play of their second scrimmage.

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VALDOSTA – Students and parents packed the gymnasium at Valwood School Monday for the 2019-20 convocation ushering in the first day of the school year.

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VALDOSTA — South Georgia Medical Center could have its new chief executive officer.

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VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man was arrested on a charge of theft by entering an auto early Tuesday morning along the 2400 block of Seth Place.

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THOMASVILLE — Addressing Thomasville City Council Monday night, a Thomasville resident said for Greg Hobbs to continue to serve as mayor is "our worst nightmare for city employees and citizens."

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The first week with the Suwannee High football team in full pads ended with a robust three-hour football camp Friday for about 45 Suwannee-area youth.

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VALDOSTA – The Lowndes Associated Ministries to People provides security for the homeless community, according to staff. 

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THOMASVILLE — Sometime after a Gordon Avenue pharmacy closed Friday and opened Monday morning, prescription drugs were taken during a burglary, according to Thomasville Police. The amount of drugs has not been determined.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — For 15 years, Frank Lang was the Moultrie Police Department’s chief, but now he’s saying goodbye as he relinquishes his “Chief Emeritus” title and settles into retirement.

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VALDOSTA — A four-day United States Tennis Association tournament generated nearly half-a-million dollars to the Valdosta-Lowndes County economy for the second year in a row.

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DALTON, Ga. — From entrepreneurs seeking help in the community's first business incubator to people coming from as far away as Atlanta to attend concerts in downtown Dalton, not quite two years into a five-year effort to revitalize Dalton and Whitfield County, officials with Believe Greater Dalton say there are plenty of signs that Dalton is on the upswing.

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VALDOSTA – A single tear escaping her eyes, Katina Wood said being at the Meeting Place II Women’s Transitional Center has improved her life. 

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Obituaries

Floyd Couch, 75, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home. Entombment will be at Baldwin Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Couch was a lifelong resident of Milledgeville and was the owner of C&S Body Shop. …

Richard Neal Fountain, 67, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Thomas and the Rev. Michael Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Snow Hill Cemetery. He was a life-long resident of Mi…

Mary Nancy Swiney West, 69, of Milledgeville, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. She was born in Atlanta on Dec. 22, 1949, to the late Clements Adolphus Swiney and the late Geneva Oglesby Swiney. Mary was retired as a teacher from the Baldwin County School System. A true artist by nature, Ma…

Vivian Lee McDaniel Blizzard, 72, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Sparta Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Pickard officiating. Mrs. Blizzard was a native of Hancock County but had made her home in Milledgeville for many years. …