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Authority increases Smith physicians’ SGMC access
In an effort to continue merging services and facilities between Smith Northview Hospital and South Georgia Medical Center, it was announced Wednesday that physicians practicing at Smith now have increased access to SGMC.
DOD announces civilian furlough days
After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only limited exceptions for the military to avoid or reduce the unpaid days off.
Retiring dean leaving artistic legacy
As Dr. John Gaston discusses what he considers the greatest achievement of his time as the dean of Valdosta State University College of the Arts, one cannot help but notice the plant that stretches along the shelves and walls of one side of his office.
SFCU donates vans to charity
There are a lot of expenses that go into running a successful non-profit — some obvious, some not so obvious.
Raves for Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I would like to rave about Taco Bell on St. Augustine. I go there at least once or twice a week. Well, the two or three young ladies that work there on weekdays during the lunchtime hours are so nice and polite. I'm sorry; I don't have their names but I will be sure to look next time I go through.
Southern Grace Farms’ U-Pick strawberry field out for the year
Within the first month of planting this year’s strawberry crop, Southern Grace Farms noticed poor plant growth throughout their Valdosta field.
Valdosta donates 130,000 pounds in postal food drive
Valdosta and Lowndes County residents donated an estimated 130,000 pounds of food Saturday during the annual Stamp Out Hunger postal food drive.
County addresses varied agenda
Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Slaughter missed the work session Monday morning due to illness, but Commissioner Joyce Evans successfully chaired the brief meeting in his absence.
Echols celebrates being Carrot Capital of the South
The carrot capital of the South has done it again. Echols County had an excellent turnout Saturday for its Third Annual Carrot Festival. Echols residents saw some new and familiar faces this year from guests all over the state of Georgia to first-time vendors.
Meet animals’ best friend
Charles DeVane believes in giving animals a second chance at life after being neglected and left to die. A former 2005 member of the Valdosta Humane Society, DeVane began his animal-rescue program, BARC Humane Society, back in 2008.
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