Posts From September, 2017

VYC Kicks Off 2017-2018 Program Year 

Twenty-three local students were sworn in at the Sept. 21 Valdosta City Council meeting to serve on the 2017-2018 Valdosta Youth Council (VYC). The VYC, initiated by Mayor John Gayle in 2015, inspires and prepares 7th-9th grade local students for... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, September 29, 2017 6:05:00 PM Categories: City Council Press Release Public Information

Dumpster Art—Turning Trash into Treasure 

When Maysha Pate’s art students at Lowndes Middle School were first presented with the idea of painting a dumpster, they didn’t quite understand how it related to their classroom activities. However, through the City of Valdosta’s Dumpster Art... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, September 29, 2017 5:42:00 PM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information

VPD Receives Reaccreditation with Meritorious Service and Excellence 

​​​​​​​Achieved by only 5 percent of 18,000 agencies nationwide
“You wouldn’t send your child to a school that wasn’t accredited, so why would anyone expect any different of law enforcement,” said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress. “The Valdosta Police Department takes what we do seriously, and... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:38:00 AM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

City Hosts Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting 

Decent, affordable housing is an important aspect of any community. While it fulfills a basic human need for shelter, it also contributes to the wellbeing of our citizens and plays an important role in the economic vitality of our community. The... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:53:00 PM Categories: Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

Lt. Jeffrey Talley Honored as Employee of the Month 

In Photo from left: VFD Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell, Lt. Jeffrey Talley, Mayor John Gayle, and VFD Fire Chief Freddie Broome. Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Lt. Jeffrey Talley as... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:31:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Forums Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Curfew/Parental Responsibility Ordinance 

The Valdosta Police Department will host three community forums to hear feedback and concerns from the community on a proposed new Curfew and Parental Responsibility Ordinance. The forums will take place at the following dates and... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, September 25, 2017 5:37:00 PM Categories: Neighborhood Development Police Press Release Public Information

VFD Lt. Herpin Honored for Act of Bravery 

In photo: (from left) Firefighter Jamie Sapp, Firefighter Nicholas Bishop, Sergeant Isaac Harris, and Lt. John Herpin. The Valdosta City Council recognized Lt. John Herpin of the Valdosta Fire Department for being selected as a recipient of... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:51:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Painting the Town! 

Selected local artists and artist teams will be busy painting the town for the city’s second annual Dumpster Art public art project on Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. This project—a collaboration between the City of Valdosta, Valdosta Main... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:25:00 PM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information Public Works

USAF 70th Birthday on Schedule for Sept. 16 

Irma hasn't wrecked our plans!
Irma has caused a lot of wreck across Florida and Georgia but she hasn’t wrecked the plans for the USAF 70th Birthday Community Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at Freedom Park. The community is invited to show their patriotism at... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:33:00 PM Categories: Press Release Public Information

Cleaning Up After Irma 

City requests the patience of citizens during the enormous task
The City of Valdosta Public Works Department has all hands on deck to pick up the enormous amount of debris that was left behind by Tropical Storm Irma on Sept. 10-11. The city is requesting the patience of citizens as it employs all resources for... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:15:00 PM Categories: Press Release Public Information Public Works
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