Valdosta remembers former City Councilwoman Bette Bechtel

Former Valdosta City Council member Elizabeth (Bette) Bechtel died Thursday, December 23, at the age of 95. Bechtel leaves behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Her former city colleagues remember her fondly and are thankful for the influence she had

Valdosta Main Street unveils this year’s Christmas ornament

The Valdosta Main Street office has released its 29th edition in the series of the Downtown Valdosta Christmas ornaments. These local collectibles celebrate historic downtown landmarks and can be used as holiday gifts. The orange ornament was designed by the Main Street staff

Valdosta’s Citizens Against Violence Ministry gets patrol cars

VALDOSTA — On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the Citizens Against Violence Ministry held a ceremony to unveil their refurbished Soul Patrol cars sold to the organization by the Valdosta Police Department. In August of 2021, The Valdosta Police Department received approval from councilmembers

How to recycle old electronics in Lowndes County

Lowndes County residents can properly dispose of their outdated or unwanted electronics and reduce unnecessary clutter during the upcoming Fall Electronics Recycling Event. The City of Valdosta and Lowndes County Public Works Departments will jointly host the community recycling event on November

How to recycle your tires in Lowndes County

Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta Public Works Departments will host a free tire recycling event for City and County residents beginning October 11 through October 22, 2021. Residents can drop off tires Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3

Valdosta fire crews rescue resident from burning home

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 700 Block of Collier Street early Friday morning. The call came in from dispatch at 4:46 a.m. and the first fire unit arrived on scene within

Valdosta Fire Department stops early morning blaze

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 503 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd. at 5:43 a.m. Thursday morning. The first fire unit arrived on scene within four minutes to find heavy smoke coming from multiple

Elsa leaves sewer spills in her wake

VALDOSTA — Tropical Storm Elsa brought rain and sewage overflows to Valdosta Wednesday. According to city officials, the City of Valdosta received more than three inches of rain from Tropical Storm Elsa in addition to about nine inches of rain received during the

Meet Iva, Valdosta’s newest K-9 officer

The Valdosta Police Department has added a new member to its team filled with dedication, drive, and a lot of fluff. Iva is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois that now works alongside K-9 handler James Turner.  Turner has been with the Police Department

Quick News: Emergency Road closure in Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Engineering Department announces an emergency road closure of Nadia Crossing at the CSX Railroad Crossing. This is due to a broken rail that is being replaced. Nadia Crossing will be closed the rest of today and should be reopened

Boat manufacturer to bring 90 jobs to Valdosta area

Correct Craft, a leader in building tournament inboard, freshwater fishing, utility and recreational boats, will invest more than $1.7 million in opening a manufacturing facility in Valdosta. Company officials say the new facility will deliver 90 jobs to Lowndes County. Correct Craft’s