The Valdosta Fire Department will kick off the annual “Give Burns the Boot” drive on Thursday, May 10, joining more than 100 other fire departments throughout the state of Georgia in raising money to benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. ... read more
Monday, April 30, 2018 10:24:00 AM
2018 Jr. Fire Marshal of the Year
Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Mrs. Betty Baty presented Abigail Kimbrough, a 2nd grader at Sallas Mahone Elementary School, with the 2018 Junior Fire Marshal of the Year award, on March 26th. She... read more
Friday, April 13, 2018 4:06:00 PM
LOWNDES COUNTY EMA, Jan. 3, 2018--So many thanks to all of you for helping with communications today. It appears the precipitation is over and now we wait for road conditions to improve. Public Works and Utility crews across the community have been... read more
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:13:00 PM
Sgt. Henry Courson (center) is joined by Battalion Chief Frank McMillan, Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Mayor John Gayle (on left) and family members (on right).
Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome... read more
Friday, December 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM
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
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
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
The Valdosta Police Department has announced that the city's annual trick-or-treating festivities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valdosta youth are a part of an estimated 41 million... read more
Monday, October 23, 2017 1:36:00 PM
Public event raises funds and awareness for cancer and other illnesses for the Valdosta/Lowndes County community
The Valdosta Fire Department is hosting the Second Annual Firefighters Ball on Saturday, Nov.11, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center, located at 1 Meeting Place in Valdosta. The night of food and fun will raise... read more
Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:26:00 AM