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ATLANTA – Rep. Jason Shaw will take over the south Georgia post on the state’s Public Service Commission once longtime commissioner Doug Everett steps down at the end of the year. 

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The Thomas County Public Library awarded its winners in the costume contest held during the annual Literacy Fair.

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The Thomas County Public Library awarded its winners in the costume contest held during the annual Literacy Fair.

THOMASVILLE — All teachers and administrators are paid for their degree level and years of experience, said Dr. Laine Reichert, Thomasville City School System superintendent.

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Once again this year, Flowers Foods is celebrating its annual gift to the community, Christmas in Lights, whichruns from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31. 

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Ameris Bank collected a record number, 1,893,871 food items, during its ninth annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative that took place throughout October. More than 90 food banks throughout 101 communities in the Southeast are impacted by this food drive initiative.

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CNS telephone customers in all communities began experiencing trouble with their telephone service Monday afternoon that was a result of a larger outage that impacted 29 areas in Georgia.  The issues were first reported around 3:30 p.m. and were resolved at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20.  A…

VALDOSTA — The 19th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. 

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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- A Colquitt County man remained hospitalized on Monday after he was assaulted during a reported Saturday morning home invasion at his Gene McQueen Road residence.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Country music superstar Kenny Chesney is bringing his “Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour” to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Ticket on-sale information will be released soon. Tickets will be available online at www.tuckerciviccenter.com, by…

“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.” Wale Ayeni. 

THOMASVILLE — The 23rd annual Planation Wildlife Arts Festival came to a close Sunday, with the annual Fine Art Show and Sale at the Thomasville Center for the Arts on Saturday and Sunday.

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Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals.

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ATLANTA — Governor-elect Brian Kemp pledged to unify the state’s divided electorate and says he is putting the contentious election behind him now that his rival, Democrat Stacey Abrams, has acknowledged his victory.

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CAIRO — Lost revenue, unclear communication and an unexpectedly long wait have contributed to resentment toward public works officials in the wake of a two-day forced closure of Cairo restaurants.

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ATLANTA — The state Senate has signed off on Gov. Nathan Deal’s storm recovery proposals on Saturday, sending nearly $500 million in aid to storm-ravaged southwest Georgia. 

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DALTON, Ga. — The sound of hammers pounding nails filled the air in the residential neighborhood off Mount Vernon Road in Rocky Face Saturday as a half dozen men were hard at work atop a single-story home.

TIFTON — Kristy Hughes, an abstract artist from Valdosta, uses her work to recognize and legitimize small moments in day to day life. On Saturday, Nov. 10, Plough Gallery hosted an opening reception for the artist and her work in a new exhibition titled, “Piece by Part.”

VALDOSTA — Voter turnout and early voting numbers this year soared past previous midterm elections. 

TIFTON — University System of Georgia (USG) executive vice chancellor Tristan Denley and Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) chair P. Toby Graham recently presented the GHRAC Award for Excellence in Archival Program Development by a State Institution to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for stabilizing, rehousing and cataloging the collections of the ABAC Archives.

TIFTON — When Allison Suggs was in middle school, she dreamed of opening up a store and having a Dalmatian. At age 22, she is living her dream after opening Willows on Third, a clothing boutique named after her Dalmatian puppy.

I was with a group of ministry leaders from our community earlier this week. We are a diverse group of male and female, black and white, fulltime ministry and bi-vocational, as well as a few that are not officially in any recognized ministry. 

When Jesus came, he came so that you could be born again. And he came not only for you to be born again but so that you could become a child of God. Now that sounds too good to be true, but that was the reason that Jesus came. Let me show you in Galatians 3: 26-29; 4:3-5.

THOMASVILLE — In celebrating its 25th year, the Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame inducted a class grateful for its nomination and inclusion — and grateful for a community’s support. 

The featured speaker at the October meeting of the Thomasville Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was Georgia State Rep. Darlene Taylor. Vice Regent Shelba Sellers introduced Rep. Taylor at the chapter meeting. A prospective member of the Thomasville Chapter …

Ladies Night for 2018 was yet another wonderful evening for our members as they come together in celebration of the “ladies” of the club. A lot of planning and behind the scene work is necessary for this annual affair. While many of the members assist with this event, Noble Leon and Lady Den…

ST. SIMONS, Ga. — Isaiah Jackson scored six touchdowns, rushed for 230 yards on 15 carries as Frederica Academy defeated Valwood 60-27 Friday in a GISA quarterfinal playoff football game.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Red Terrors played the game they needed to in order to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A playoffs.