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Valdosta Bureau Multimedia Journalist
Ri'Shawn Bassette is a multimedia journalist at WALB's Valdosta Bureau.
Recent Articles by Ri'Shawn
Moody Airmen donates time to volunteer at disability center
Almost a dozen airmen from Moody Air Force Base are taking protecting and serving to a new level.
Published August 23, 2019 at 5:34 PM
Valdosta man charged after barricading himself, child in home
A Valdosta man is charged after police say he barricaded himself and a six-month-old child in a home after a dispute with a woman.
Kim McCullough and
Published August 23, 2019 at 5:29 PM
VPD investigates second Hill St. armed robbery in a week
The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) is searching for a man responsible for robbing a gas station at gun point.
Published August 22, 2019 at 8:37 PM
G-SAR training brings together regional fire departments
The Georgia Search and Rescue Team (G-SAR) out of Valdosta is sharing their resources and training with other personnel across the region.
Published August 22, 2019 at 8:34 PM
Valdosta earns high ranking for job growth
Looking for a job? The City of Valdosta might be the place to be.
Published August 21, 2019 at 11:16 PM
VSU hopes to attract students with renovations
Valdosta State University (VSU) is looking to attract more students with two newly renovated buildings used for the largest Air Force ROTC programs in the state.
Published August 21, 2019 at 8:29 PM
Valdosta considers extending Sunday alcohol sales
Valdosta City Council is one of many municipalities considering giving residents the option to change alcohol serving hours in November.
Published August 21, 2019 at 8:14 PM
Valdosta State University partners with city schools
Valdosta State University (VSU) and Valdosta City Schools (VCS) are partnering to address the barriers affecting the children in the community.
Published August 21, 2019 at 12:12 AM
Valdosta City Schools considers investing in metal detectors
Valdosta City Schools (VCS) is trying to figure out how to spend a $30,000 school security grant.
Published August 21, 2019 at 12:07 AM
Valdosta hosts Food Truck Thursday on Tuesday
Despite possible rain chances, Valdosta moved forward on Tuesday with its already rescheduled food truck event.
Published August 20, 2019 at 11:57 PM
Community mourns loss of teens in I-75 dirt bike accident
Cook County is sending wishes and prayers to two families who lost their children in an accident on Interstate 75 over the weekend.
Published August 20, 2019 at 12:16 AM
Cook Co. district attorney talks deadly accident case
The Cook County District Attorney is speaking out just days after a man convicted in a deadly accident was given no jail time.
Published August 20, 2019 at 12:07 AM
Moody Air Force Base hosts dedication and change of command
Moody Air Force Base is now home to a permanent memorial for an airman killed in the line of duty.
Published August 16, 2019 at 11:13 PM
‘I don’t understand how homicide and misdemeanor can be in the same sentence’: Man convicted in deadly accident faces no jail time
William Foskey, who pleaded guilty in relation to the death of 20-year-old Cameron Corbitt, will not serve any jail time.
Published August 16, 2019 at 11:06 PM
Valdosta man arrested for street stabbing
A Valdosta man is facing charges after police say he approached another man walking down the street and stabbed him in the torso.
Published August 15, 2019 at 9:18 PM
Congressman Austin Scott talks issues affecting South GA
United States Representative Austin Scott stopped in Valdosta for the United Way Agency and Community Luncheon at the Valdosta Boys and Girls Club.
Published August 15, 2019 at 8:47 PM
Wiregrass invests with student apprenticeships
Wiregrass Technical College is stepping up to try and create jobs and on-the-job training for the youth of South Georgia.
Published August 14, 2019 at 4:22 PM
Valdosta State University gives back with education and training
Valdosta State University (VSU) is hoping to kick off another year providing education and training opportunities to the public.
Published August 13, 2019 at 11:15 PM
Valdosta State University prepares for arrival of rest of Blazer family
Students and staff at Valdosta State University (VSU) said they’re ready for their big student move-in days later this week.
Published August 13, 2019 at 11:12 PM
Lowndes Co. monitoring severe temperatures
Currently, Lowndes County has a number of public spaces that may allow people some relief from the heat.
Published August 13, 2019 at 10:12 AM
SGMC receives support from Lowndes Co.
A continued partnership between Lowndes County and South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is going to save the hospital more than $29 million.
Published August 13, 2019 at 7:50 AM
Nashville community discusses controversial cemetery rules
The Nashville City Council is moving forward with their plans to clean up their city managed cemeteries.
Published August 13, 2019 at 7:34 AM
Lowndes Co. glass plant to create over 150 new jobs
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority announced the addition of 150 new jobs in the area.
Published August 10, 2019 at 12:23 PM
Valdosta family loses home to fire
One Valdosta family is being forced out of their home after a fire left them with thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
Published August 10, 2019 at 12:03 PM
Tennis competition to bring almost half a million dollars to Valdosta
A tennis competition is bringing hundreds of people and almost half of a million dollars in revenue to South Georgia.
Published August 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Brooks Co. community left without local dentist after fire
Many in Brooks County are left without options after the only dentist’s office in the county was destroyed in a major fire.
Published August 8, 2019 at 10:18 PM
Students start back at Valdosta City Schools
Early Thursday morning, thousands of students across Valdosta returned school.
Published August 8, 2019 at 6:21 PM
Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office responds to shooting threats against middle school
Students weren’t the only ones back at school Wednesday at Lowndes Middle School (LMS) after one child posted threats of gun violence on social media.
Published August 8, 2019 at 12:16 AM
'I hope he’ll rebuild because we need him here’: Quitman officials investigate fire at dentist’s office
The Quitman Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that tore through a dentist’s office.
Published August 8, 2019 at 12:07 AM
VSU police break barriers at National Night Out event
The Valdosta State University (VSU) Police Department is looking to break any barriers between the community and law enforcement.
Published August 7, 2019 at 12:26 AM
Court of Appeals judge found dead in Albany
Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer
Week 1: Friday night football scores and schedules
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Cordele Police need help identifying Pizza Hut robber
Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case
MICHAEL TARM Associated Press