Good News

  2 eighth graders sprint to Valdosta Middle cross country team’s top spots

Valdosta Middle School eighth graders Katya Jackson and Fletcher Adams were the cross country team’s top runners this year.

  City of Blakely gets food box donation

The food boxes were filled with many items, including meats, vegetables, dairy products and fruit.

Good News stories

  Paralyzed Georgia dog named cover dog in global calendar contest

The sixth annual contest features pets using their “Walkin' Wheels” wheelchair, helping to raise pet mobility awareness.

  Former teacher donates a little free library to Valdosta’s L.A.M.P

A little free library was donated to L.A.M.P., a homeless shelter in Valdosta.

  PCOM student club starts mentoring program with Moultrie Boys and Girls Club

The mentoring program will begin virtually this fall.

  VPD gets grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

VPD got the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’ Southern Region Traffic Enforcement Network.

  Valdosta Middle School’s volleyball team finishes season undefeated

Both the A and B teams swept their competition this season and improved their volleyball skills.

  APD does ‘simple act of kindness’ for woman

APD decided to purchase and install a door handle for her home so that she could secure it at night.

  Albany mother hosts Alopecia awareness parade for son

Vanessa Richardson said her eight-year-old son, Tristan, has had Alopecia Areata since he was 2.

  Thomasville teacher 1 of 16 finalists in national competition

“I’m still just in complete shock," Jenny Holt said. "I’m just honored to even be nominated.”

  2 Lowndes teachers awarded grants

Two Lowndes County teachers were awarded grants for their “bright ideas.”

First major event since pandemic held for Leesburg senior home residents

This was the first major event since the start of the pandemic.

Valdosta students learn about charity, virtues through new program

This month, SJCS students are focusing on and learning about charity through in-school and at-home projects.

  Americus, Mitchell Co. to split $1M in federal grants

$1,000,000 in federal school safety grants is earmarked to improve school safety.

  Wiregrass Tech’s medical assistant program ranked nationally

The college rankings were determined by having high-caliber instructors with lots of experience, track record for strong student outcomes and job readiness and high employment rates among graduates

  Meals to be distributed for Miller Co. virtual learners

“Grab-n-Go” meal bags will be distributed behind the K-12 school kitchen from 10-10:30 a.m., Wednesday for those virtual learners.

  Moultrie Canopy of Lights to brighten earlier this year

People can watch a virtual countdown nightly at 6 p.m., either online in their home or in their favorite shop or restaurant.

  South Ga. Technical College earns best college award for second year in a row

This is the second consecutive year that South Georgia Technical College has earned this distinction.

  Albany McDonald’s restaurants raise more than $49K for charities

The funds were raised during a recent drive-thru challenge held by McDonald’s restaurants in Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina.

  Colquitt Co. High sees rise in SAT scores

Reading and writing rose by 24 points and math rose by 14 points.

SGMC honors COVID-19 nurses

SGMC nurses have cared for more than 600 COVID-19 patients.

  Albany Veterans of Foreign Wars gives out free flu shots

Flu season is here and leaders with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) want you to stay ahead of the virus.