Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
February 8, 2008
Valdosta - Valdosta's retail pull factor is now the best in the state.
"For every $1.00 we spend, somebody else who doesn't live here is spending $1.02," says Mayor John Fretti.
"It just confirms Valdosta is a retail hub, people come to shop here on weekends, they come to places like Wild Adventures and spend time in our hotels and they purchase food at our local restaurants," adds Clifford Lipscomb, Associate Professor of Economics at VSU.
Retail sales have also skyrocketed, increasing by nearly 27% to bring in over two billion in annual sales for 2006.
"We are just pulling them in from all over like nobody else," Fretti says.
And a study just completed by some major universities says Valdosta's overall economy is booming, opposite of the national trend.
"We are doing a very good job of attracting retirees. We are also doing a really good job of attracting industries which helps bring people to the area which keeps the housing market strong," Lipscomb says.
Mayor John Fretti says it's the areas collaborative efforts that are making the city and all of Lowndes County so successful.
"It's all about relationship. Its how the chamber has helped, the industrial authority, the county, the airport authority, of course the city of Valdosta and how we lobby Atlanta and market ourselves," Fretti says. "We are so much stronger collectively then we could be individually."
And he knows those numbers will carry over for years to come.