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Retired fire chief to run for Mayor of Valdosta

J.D. Rice has formally announced his candidacy to run for Mayor. J.D. Rice has formally announced his candidacy to run for Mayor.
 After retiring as Valdosta's Fire Chief, J.D. Rice has formally announced his candidacy to run for Mayor. 

Rice made the announcement Saturday morning at the Old Lowndes County Courthouse in downtown Valdosta. 

Valdosta's Mayor John Gayle said he plans to run for reelection. 

As of Friday, the mayoral election was scheduled to take place in November, with the winner then being sworn in in January. 

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