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Local Citizens to be honored at July 16 Photo Contest Reception 

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle will announce the winners of the 10th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest at an Awards Reception at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, on Monday, July 16, from 5 -7 p.m. Citizens still have until 6 ... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Monday, July 9, 2018 9:45:00 AM Categories: Administration Press Release Public Information

VFD announces temporary closure of Station 3 for renovations 

The Valdosta Fire Department has announced the temporary closing of Fire Station 3 located at 1611 Ulmer Drive, due to renovations. Engine 3 which is normally housed at Station 3 will be relocated to Station 1 located at 106. S Oak Street. The... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, July 6, 2018 4:30:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City begins third year of Great Promise Partnership program for local youth 

On July 5, Valdosta High School juniors and seniors embarked on a career training experience of a lifetime with the City of Valdosta as part of the Great Promise Partnership Program (GPP). The five new students joined two GPP student interns... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, July 6, 2018 12:14:00 PM Categories: Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

VFD Sergeant Ken Taylor honored as the July Employee of the Month 

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Sergeant Ken Taylor as the July 2018 Employee of the Month at the July 5 City Council meeting. Sgt. Taylor received a framed certificate, a check for $200, and... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, July 6, 2018 9:07:00 AM Categories: City Council Fire Human Resources Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Fire offers Grilling Safety tips ahead of the July 4 Holiday 

Valdosta Fire Grilling Safety “Chilling While You’re Grilling” It’s that time of the year when the Valdosta Fire Department urges the citizens of Valdosta to be safe around the grill. According to Fire Chief Freddie Broome, July is the... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Monday, July 2, 2018 2:00:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Issue with phone service effects several city departments  

UPDATE: As of 2 p.m. all phone lines should be operating as normal. Please let us know if you have any issues. ---------------------------------------- We are currently experiencing an issue with our phone services. We apologize for the impact ... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Monday, July 2, 2018 11:35:00 AM Categories: E-News Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Police welcome three new officers to department 

On Friday, June 29, three new officers were sworn in at the Valdosta Police Department. Robert Smith, Shawn Luke, and Jason Louie are the newest members of Valdosta's police force. Judge Jim Tunison led the swearing-in ceremony. The... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, June 29, 2018 2:08:00 PM Categories: Human Resources Police Press Release Public Information

Mayor Gayle Reads Across Valdosta 

School is out for the summer but the efforts to encourage young students to read is year round. This summer, Valdosta Mayor John Gayle is reading to children in the Valdosta and Lowndes County communities at local child-care centers and family... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, June 29, 2018 10:06:00 AM Categories: Administration City Council Press Release Public Information

Citizens urged to play an active role in the prevention of new mosquito populations 

Recent heavy rains have provided additional breeding grounds for new mosquito populations across our city and region. Since mosquitoes need standing water in which to develop—from egg to larva to pupa and finally to hatch into a full-grown adult... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:36:00 AM Categories: Press Release Public Information Public Works

Valdosta Fire Department offers tips on Firework Safety ahead of the July 4 Holiday 

Fireworks Safety Valdosta Fire Department July 4th is fast approaching. Captain James Clinkscales, VFD Fire Marshal, would like all Valdosta citizens to keep a few key things in mind to help everyone have a safe holiday. In a typical... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:50:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information
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