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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta and Lowndes County residents have a unique opportunity to see first-hand how local government works.

The program is called "Government 101" and takes place in Valdosta over six weeks, beginning April 7th.

25 residents from Valdosta and Lowndes County will get to participate. Applications are being accepted until March 14th. The program is free, but those who are accepted must pass a background check.

"Each Monday night, these people that are enrolled have the opportunity to go visit each one of our major departments," said Valdosta Mayor, John Gayle. "We've had people come back and say 'I want to get involved, I want to serve on some boards and commissions and things like that."

To apply for the program, or for more information, visit http://www.valdostacity.com/index.aspx?recordid=2172&page=270

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