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Valdosta 101 Provides Behind-the-Scenes View of Local Government 

Valdosta 101 class members tour the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of program activities. Valdostans and other local citizens who want an inside look at their city government are urged to sign up for the 9th annual Valdosta... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, December 8, 2017 9:59:00 AM Categories: Administration City Council Press Release Public Information

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VALDOSTA! 

Did you know that in the year 1860, the city of Troupeville was moved four miles closer to newly constructed railroad tracks and renamed Valdosta? Did you know that with a population of 166 people, Valdosta thrived as the county government seat of... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:20:00 AM

City Honored for Commitment to Environment 

The City of Valdosta is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Community Grand Award, which was presented by the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC) on Nov. 8 in recognition of the city’s commitment to the overall health of the community and... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:36:00 PM Categories: Engineering Environmental Press Release Public Information

Buying, Caring and Reusing Christmas Trees 

It’s December and many will be on the lookout for the perfect tree! They come in so many shapes, sizes, and types, so keep in mind what’s the best option for you, how to care for it, as well as what to do with it afterward. Artificial trees are... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, December 4, 2017 9:03:00 AM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works

Downtown Valdosta Unveils 25th Edition Christmas Ornament 

The Valdosta Main Street office has released its 25th edition in the series of the Downtown Valdosta Christmas ornaments. These local collectibles celebrate historic downtown landmarks and make wonderful holiday gifts. The gold ornament was... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, December 1, 2017 12:40:00 PM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information

Nov.-Dec. 2017 City Beat Available Online 

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
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:35:00 PM Categories: City Beat Newsletter Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Announces Thanksgiving Sanitation Schedule 

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
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:10:00 PM Categories: Press Release Public Information Public Works Sanitation Schedules

Lt. Dereck Willis Named Valdosta Employee of the Month 

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
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:36:00 PM Categories: Fire Human Resources Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Kicks Off Holiday Season, Dec. 1 

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
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:24:00 AM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information

City Hosts Fall Electronics Recycling Event, Nov. 18 

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
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, November 10, 2017 7:51:00 AM Categories: Press Release Public Information Public Works
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