This weekend's Azalea Festival and spring weather sets the perfect stage for citizens looking for a fun way to photograph our beautiful community and earn a little extra cash. The 8 th Annual Valdosta People's Choice Photo Contest is underway, and citizens have until Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to...Read more


The City of Valdosta and Central Valdosta Development Authority will host a public forum on Tuesday, March 15 to discuss a proposed new parking deck for Downtown Valdosta. The forum will take place at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, located at 300 N. Lee Street.

The...Read more


Norfolk Southern will repair train crossings in Valdosta this week on three heavily-traveled city streets. The repairs require detours around the working areas for approximately four to six hours, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Motorists will not be permitted to cross the train tracks...Read more


Local sixth grade students have until Friday, March 4, by 5 p.m., to submit their "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essays for the contest sponsored by the Valdosta Youth Council. The contest gives 6th grade students—from public, private or homeschools—a chance to creatively use grade-...Read more


The City of Valdosta Public Works Department is communicating an important message to its customers over the next few weeks concerning a change in the sanitation services schedule that will impact the service pickup dates for approximately one-third of its customers.

Beginning Monday,...Read more


PHOTO 1: Matt Mrizek of the Georgia Forestry Commission presents City Manager Larry Hanson with the Tree City USA award, marking the 30th consecutive year that the City of Valdosta has received the award for its management of trees in Valdosta's urban forest.

PHOTO 2: To commemorate Arbor...Read more


Officer Barry Williams, a 24-year veteran with the Valdosta Police Department, was honored as the 2016 Rotary Club Officer of the Year for Valdosta, at the 9th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner (LEAD) on Feb. 18.

"Barry is exactly what a police officer should be like: dedicated,...Read more


Valdosta Municipal Court Judge Vernita Lee Bender was recently featured by the Judicial Council of Georgia as one of the most influential African-American judges in Georgia.

Each February during African American History Month, the Judicial Council's Administrative Office of the Courts looks...Read more


At approximately 8:22 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2016, the City of Valdosta Utilities Department responded to a call concerning a sanitary sewer spill at the 400 Block of Seymour Street. The spill was identified, and the site and its discharge point into the stream were cleaned and disinfected.

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Mayor John Gayle presents a new homeowner key chain to Shekita Cobb and Sidney Fluitt, along with Josephine Nelson. Mr. Fluitt and his daughter Ms. Cobb will live in the newly constructed home.

The City of Valdosta hosted a ribbon-cutting on Feb. 16 for a newly reconstructed...Read more


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