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Valdosta’s ISO Rating Top in Nation 

Valdosta’s new Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating is a Class 1 —and it’s a significant achievement for our city and our citizens. Valdosta’s ISO rating is the highest fire insurance rating in the nation, held by only 136 out of 48,000 communities ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:25:00 AM Categories: Administration Fire Utilities

City Partnership Provides More Access to Job Search Resources 

The City of Valdosta Neighborhood Development Division has partnered with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. to expand community access to job training and connections services through a series of workshops and a new Job... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:05:00 AM Categories: Neighborhood Development

VFD and Wiregrass Partner for Community Success 

IN GROUP PHOTO (from left): Wiregrass Instructor Mark Whitson; Wiregrass Automotive Collison Repair students Dakota Knudsen, Kelvin Adams, Marvin Martin and James Rickerson; Battalion Chief Ronald Skrine and Fire Chief Freddie Broome proudly stand... read more
 
Posted by Admin Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Fire

VPD Graduates 10 from Citizens Police Academy 

Congratulations to the 10 Valdosta citizens who, after eight weeks of behind-the-scenes training with the Valdosta Police Department (VPD), graduated from the 22nd Citizens Police Academy on Nov. 12. Chief of Police Brian Childress presented each... read more
 
Posted by Admin Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Police

VFD Promotes Two of Its Own 

The Valdosta Fire Department hosted a special promotion ceremony for two of its employees on Nov. 16 at the City Hall Annex. The event recognized the promotions of Johnny Henry to Battalion Chief and Brian Boutwell to Assistant Fire Chief in the ... read more
 
Posted by Admin Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Fire

Det. Keene named Employee of the Month  

In Photo (from left): Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress, Sergeant Scottie Johns, Detective Kari Keene, Mayor John Gayle, Detective Derrick Keene and Commander Leslie Manahan. Det. Kari Keene was honored as the City of Valdosta’s November 2015... read more
 
Posted by Admin Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Police

City Hosts Fall Electronics Recycling Event, Nov. 14 

Over half a million pounds of electronics recycled since 2006
Fall Electronics Recycling Event FlierCitizens who are wondering what to do with their outdated or unwanted electronic equipment are urged to attend a community e-recycling event that will properly dispose of their unwanted electronics, while... read more
 
Posted by Admin Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Public Works

Valdosta Youth to Explore Firefighting Career  

The Valdosta Fire Department is accepting applications for its new Fire & Emergency Services Career Exploring program, which teaches and provides firsthand experience for young people ages 14 to 20 about careers in the field of fire and... read more
 
Posted by Admin Monday, November 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Fire

City Pays It Forward to Honor Veterans 

Volunteers needed to help plant trees in preparation for Veterans Day
The City of Valdosta seeks volunteers to help plant seven trees in the local area that honor veterans, a project made possible by a $2,725 Georgia ReLeaf Grant the city recently received for this purpose. The event, titled Project Pay It Forward,... read more
 
Posted by Admin Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Engineering

New Roll-Off Containers Provide Convenient, Efficient Options 

Expanded service complements other commercial sanitary services Contractors and landscapers working within the city limits of Valdosta, as well as homeowners, now have the option of bigger and better when it comes to choosing a roll-off size for... read more
 
Posted by Admin Monday, September 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM Categories: Public Works
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