Good News

  VSU student awarded ‘Blazer Creed Award for Citizenship’

Upon getting her award, Mardi Haynes, a communications disorders major, said “being a good citizen matters because it can impact a whole community.

  Hahira teacher gets CTAE excellence award

Hahira Middle School engineering and technology teacher Curt Johnson was recognized by Superintendent Wes Taylor and the Board of Education Members, for receiving the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Middle School Advisor Excellence Award.

Good News stories

  University System of Ga. chancellor announces retirement

After 36 years in public service, University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced plans Tuesday to retire on July 1.

SRTC Foundation awards $50K in scholarships

For the 20021 spring semester, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 53 students totaling $50,000.

  Eggs Up Grill cracks its 500,000th egg

Eggs Up Grill cracked its 500,000th egg on Friday.

  Hahira students meet U.S. Space Force commander

The fifth graders met Lt. Gen. David Thompson, the vice commander of the newly created United States Space Force.

  Valdosta police captain retires after 42 years

The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) is recognizing one of its own, Captain Donald Baldwin.

  South Ga. school receives donation of equipment worth thousands

A generous donation is helping save a South Georgia school thousands of dollars.

  Phoebe names latest DAISY Award recipient

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

  APD’s ‘Operation Blue Santa’ kicks off second day

The annual program began this year at the Walmart in East Albany.

  Colquitt Co. Sheriff’s Office gives out donations made to ‘Jingle Ball’ drive

Law enforcement officers, along with student athletes, were out in the community delivering balls to children for Christmas.

  Pine Grove Middle School gives back this holiday season

Administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents of Pine Grove Middle School came together to provide Christmas to 11 families in need.

  Thomas Co. NAACP, Black Voters Matter host toy drive

The NAACP and Black Voters Matter partnered to host a toy drive today in Thomasville.

  Department of Community Supervision collects over $1,200 in donation drive

They collected over $1,200 in toiletries and cleaning supplies to donate to the Hahira Boys Ranch.

  Beverage company donates 180K meals to Feeding the Valley

Molson Coors Beverage Company donated a total of 180,000 meals to Feeding the Valley Food Bank.

  Georgia Cotton Commission donates socks to area shelters

Cotton farmers donated some home-grown gifts to South Georgia shelters this week.

  Hospice of South Ga. awarded $20K grant

The Price-Campbell Foundation provides grants to programs that make a positive difference in the community.

  DCSS teacher honored for acts of kindness

On Tuesday, the school district and Sonny’s Barbecue gave Elizabeth Faircloth their “Random Acts of BBQ” award.

  SRTC students honored with drive-thru pinning ceremony

Nine students were recognized at the drive-in pinning ceremony and received pins to mark the completion of their program requirements.

  SGTC sees large turnout for ‘Light Up Your Future’ drive-thru event

Over 300 cars and nearly 1,200 people took part in the event.

  Ocilla church donates to Tift Regional Foundation for breast cancer procedures

The funds will be used to assist area breast cancer patients with mammograms, biopsies and medication that are not covered by health insurance or other programs.