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Congressman donates books to VSU library

Congressman Jack Kingston donated $750,000 worth of books to Valdosta State University.

Kingston wanted to keep the Mobley book reading program alive.

It was started at the college by the late Dr. Bill Mobley who chose surplus books from the Library of Congress and had them shipped to the library at the school.

Kingston says Mobley used to get them from his office too.

Even though a new Congressional map will move Valdosta out of Kingston's district, he says he'll still work for the area and continue the book program.

"It's a great mecca for businesses to come to but I still have a piece of it," said Congressman Kingston. "I was glad we were able to retain Moody Air Force Base so you're still stuck seeing me more than you want to."

Congressman Kingston also visited Horner Blueberry Farm in Clinch County, the Lanier County Tourism Committee, and Valdosta business Clientale.

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