Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is hosting South Georgia's largest fireworks show on Independence Day.

VLPRA's annual Fireworks Spectacular will be held on Monday, July 4 th at nightfall (around 9:15 PM). The show is free to view and the VLPRA encourages people...Read more


IN PHOTO, L-R: Commander Bernard Robinson, Lt. Earl Durrance, Capt. Matt O'Steen, Lt. Adam Bembry , Lt. Brent Johnson, Mayor John Gayle and Chief of Police Brian Childress.

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Police Chief Brian Childress honored VPD Lt. Brent Johnson as the June 2016 Employee of...Read more


After making some tough decisions that resulted in the reduction of over $3.7 million of department requests, the City of Valdosta Fiscal Year 2017 Budget was approved by the Mayor and City Council at their June 9 City Council meeting. City Manager Larry Hanson presented the council with a...Read more


A Georgia Department of Transportation project under way in Valdosta will modernize signals and improve pedestrian safety at 12 intersections along North Ashley and North Patterson streets.

The project includes installing intersection video detection systems to improve traffic flow,...Read more


The May-June 2016 issue of the City Beat newsletter is available for download. The issue contains features on how to keep our city clean, Dumpster Art, Farm Days, Mosquito Prevention,...Read more


Demarcus Marshall, City of Valdosta's Public Works Superintendent, was recently selected to the American Public Works Association's (APWA) Solid Waste Management Committee (SWMC) for a two-year term, beginning August 27, 2016. This is the first time that the City of Valdosta has been represented...Read more


IN PHOTO (From Left): Asst. Fire Chief Brian Boutwell, Michelle Mercer, Sgt. Robert Mercer, Firefighter Lloyd Cummings, Lt. Ronald Shoemake, Mayor John Gayle and Fire Chief Freddie Broome. Sgt. Mercer, FF Cummings and Lt. Shoemake were honored as the May 2016...Read more


The City of Valdosta will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, May 30. Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their recyclables, special pickup (junk...Read more


Continued work on the force main project under a portion of Norman Drive will begin on Monday, May 23 and is expected to be completed by Friday, May 27, weather permitting. The construction will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday night and continue throughout the days until the work is completed. This...Read more


Twenty local citizens graduated from the 7th annual Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation at a ceremony on May 9. The seven-week program, an initiative of the Valdosta Mayor and City Council, attracted citizens from all walks of life—from student to educator, professional to...Read more


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