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​Valdosta Announces Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

The City of Valdosta will be closed for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays. No sanitation services will be offered for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, which this year falls on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 -- the only two holidays that... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works

Three Honored as December 2016 Employees of the Month 

IN PHOTO: from left holding framed certificates are December 2016 Employees of the Month Ben Hart, Victor Anderson and Brandon Corbitt, joined by their family members. Valdosta Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Payton, Jr., and City Engineer Pat Collins... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:51:00 PM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information

VFD Chief Urges Families to Discuss Cooking Safety 

Cooking is often a fun activity that brings family and friends together, particularly around the holidays. Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome said it is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. In the past week, the Valdosta... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, December 12, 2016 4:36:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Hosts Ribbon Cutting on S. Troup Street 

IN PHOTOS - One example of the significant transformation of the Troup Street neighborhood is captured in these photos. The community is invited to a ribbon cutting of the S. Troup Street Enhancement Project, on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., on... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, December 9, 2016 12:55:00 PM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information

Residents Urged to Prepare for Drop in Temperatures 

City offers tips for safe streets and water systems
Although South Georgia doesn’t maintain freezing temperatures throughout the winter season, there are spikes of low to freezing temperatures in the forecast that cause some concern for city streets and residential/commercial water systems. The... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:37:00 AM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information Utilities

​Valdosta Addresses Annexation Comments 

Annexation is not part of SDS
In reply to a few comments the City of Valdosta has received regarding the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS), the city seeks to clarify the topic of annexation. Annexation of property is a legal process outlined in state law and is separate from... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, December 1, 2016 4:43:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Press Release Public Information

Twelve VFD Firefighters Graduate from Recruit School 

Twelve Valdosta firefighters will graduate from Recruit School on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A ceremony for the graduates, their family members and guests will begin at 2 p.m. at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority facility,... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:26:00 AM Categories: Administration City Council Fire Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Unveils Four New Fire Trucks 

The Valdosta Fire Department unveiled four new fire trucks on Nov. 30 that replaced four 18-year-old pumper trucks in its current fleet at stations 2,3,4 and 6. The new trucks are front line pumpers that are custom-built with the latest and most... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:06:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Fire Press Release Public Information

Cities Seek to Resolve SDS Issues with Lowndes County 

Municipalities adopt SDS extension to remain in compliance with state while negotiations continue
On November 1, 2016, the Department of Community Affairs for the State of Georgia notified all local governments in Lowndes County that they were no longer eligible to receive state funding or permits. This is because the Service Delivery Strategy... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:53:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Named First Cornerstone Community by GPP 

IN PHOTO: Mike Beatty (center), President and CEO of Great Promise Partnership, presented the first-ever Cornerstone Community designation to Valdosta during a public event on Nov. 28. Accepting the award are GPP partners (from left) Human Resources ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:09:00 PM Categories: Administration Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information
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