February 19, 2008
Valdosta - The city of Valdosta has purchased more land to help beautify the city.
The city just bought he Abundant Life Church of God property.
They say church has been looking to relocate and the five acre property has a gym and other recreation facilities that would make the location perfect for a park.
This is the third major land purchase the city has made in the last year in their efforts to make parks and rec activities available to anyone living in the city.
"We think of park facilities like we do fire stations. That there should be one within 1 and a half to two miles of every home in the city," says Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson.
They hope to attach all the parks together with bike paths and sidewalks to make the city more pedestrian friendly and promote a more active community.
A family's home went up in flames in the pre-dawn hours Thursday on the west side of Sylvester.
A diesel spill near Hall Road and Highway 319 has prompted an evacuation at a Thomas County elementary school.
Dozens of homes around the Tyson Foods chicken plant on Industrial Park Blvd have been evacuated after a chemical fire at the plant began around 10 Wednesday night.
One person is hospitalized after a crash sent a car overturning several times in Albany. It happened around 2:30 Thursday morning at Dennis Homes off Newton Road.
Students at Garrison Pilcher Elementary School had a powerful facetime chat with one of their classmates for the first time since she started treatment for leukemia in Atlanta.