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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 2, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - First Friday festivities are getting more popular in Valdosta.

That's a good thing, but it is causing some problems.

City leaders have noticed some issues with alcohol and safety policies.

They say police will be out enforcing new policies like no alcohol in parking lots, no outdoor bars or vendors and no open containers in unauthorized areas.

"Because you have such large crowds it really helps you police that issue a whole lot better and we are just trying to make sure everybody has a good time and everyone's safe and it continues to be a positive event for the merchants," says Deputy City Manager Mara Register

The new policies take effect Friday.