Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
May 15, 2007
Valdosta - With almost 11 thousand students, Valdosta State University had a record high enrollment last school year.
And they expect that trend to continue into the future. "Our master plan calls for us to grow to 16 thousand students in the next few years and we need to develop the facilities to accommodate these students, " say Rob Kellner, Director of Auxiliary Services at VSU.
The plan calls for the demolition of Hopper and Georgia Hall to make room for bigger residence halls. "We're replacing them with higher density residence halls. 200 bed halls that will become 500 bed buildings."
And restoring the historic Reade Hall to it's original glory. "Really try to pull out some of the features of the building that maybe over time since it was built in the 30's has been covered up," he says.
And with more students will come the need for more parking.
They will build two new parking decks over existing lots on Oak Street and Sustella. Each deck creating 1000 new spaces. "Off campus of course you are always looking for a parking spot so that will make it a lot easier," says Junior Amber McAllister.
All the projects will be built to match the University's Spanish Mission theme. "Just a number of things we're going to do to keep the culture of the campus the same and the architecture theme the same," Kellner says.
The cost? 120 million dollars. But they say it's the price they must be willing to pay to keep the college moving forward into the future.
They will begin the project this summer which the demolition of Hopper Hall and expect all aspects of the project to be completed by January 2010.