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Valdosta - Students from all over the country will soon travel to South Georgia for a home repair workshop.

The city of Valdosta will host the "Southern Hospitality Workshop" this summer. About 450 students from 12 different states will help repair 40 homes in just one week.

City officials say this puts them one step closer to their goal of eliminating all substandard housing in Valdosta by 2020. "They'll be doing a variety of repairs that will help in our goal, everything from steps on a front porch to shingles, or maybe a leaking window," said Mayor John Fretti.

The workshop is scheduled for July 10 - 16.

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