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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
Valdosta State University has another national championship to boast about.
The VSU Debate Team placed first in a two-day national competition.
When you think of Valdosta State University, you may think of the national championship football team. But now a new team is putting the school on the map, the debate club. This group of students placed first in a two-day competition at the University of Florida over the weekend.
"This is Titletown, this is Winnersville, so it should be no surprise to anybody who's watching this tonight, that the debate team is now in the ranks of the football team, the softball team, and the other activities on campus," said Debate Coach, Dr. Michael Eaves.
The Blazers competed against 15 other schools from across the county. In the final round they beat the University of Miami and took home the 2013 national championship. Eaves says in his 20 years of coaching debate, this year is the school's most successful. He says to win, his students have to stay on top of current events.
"They did facebook, whether its good or bad, we debated prisons and whether they should be privatized, we debated Iran and our foreign policy," said Eaves.
The students get the topics 20 minutes before the debate, and say that time is crucial.
"You're going on Google, you're going on every website you can to find information," said freshman, Erin Taliaferro.
"You just try and write down anything you think could be helpful. Maybe somethings won't be helpful but it can be a lot of pressure," said sophomore, Keven Rudrow.
The team says they hope this title will help increase their school budget and bring more students into the club.
The debate team is already headed to their next competition. They'll be competing at Berry College tomorrow.