The November-December 2017 City Beat Newsletter is available for download from the City of Valdosta website. Stories in this issue include City Manager Larry Hanson's retirement, Small Business Saturday, Citizens Fire Academy graduation, 2018 Bird... read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:35:00 PM
The City of Valdosta will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, as always, Valdosta sanitation crews will be out collecting from their regular routes.
Please note that the Sanitation Division will... read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:10:00 PM
From Left: Erin Willis, Lt. Dereck Willis, Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Mayor John Gayle.
Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Lt. Dereck Willis as the November 2017 Employee of the Month at the ... read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:36:00 PM
Holiday events include Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Parade
City of Valdosta Light Equipment Operator Lonnie Ledbetter places the star on the 30-foot Christmas tree assembled on the front lawn of Valdosta City Hall. The public is invited to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting that will be held here on... read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:24:00 AM
IN PHOTO: Volunteers retrieve unwanted electronics from a citizen's trailer at the April 2017 E-recycling event.
Residents can properly dispose of their outdated or unwanted electronics and reduce unnecessary clutter in time for the upcoming... read more
Friday, November 10, 2017 7:51:00 AM
The City of Valdosta Mayor and Council appointed Assistant City Manager Mark Barber as the Interim City Manager at the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. Effective Dec. 8, 2017, Barber will fill the vacancy left by City Manager Larry Hanson, who has been ... read more
Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:57:00 PM
Valdosta Mayor John Gayle, Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell honored Battalion Chief Franklin McMillan as the October 2017 Employee of the Month at the Oct. 12 City Council meeting. Chief McMillan received a ... read more
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:29:00 PM
Hanson has been named the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director
Larry Hanson will retire from the City of Valdosta, effective Dec. 8 after 42 years of public service, 22 of which he served as the Valdosta City Manager. Hanson will assume his new role as the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director,... read more
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:58:00 PM
City of Valdosta Utilities Department has scheduled two sewer main repairs, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, that will maintain the health of the city’s sewer collection system. Both of these issues were identified through the city’s smoke testing program which has... read more
Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:27:00 PM
IN PHOTO: Administrative Battalion Chief Ronald Skrine, Lt. Justin Ply, and Exchange Club President Brittny Hammock.
Lt. Justin Ply has been hanging around fire departments since age 15, when older friends of the family mentored him into what ... read more
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:14:00 PM