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Four VFD firemen climb the ranks

July 31, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

“We’re blessed in so many ways,” Valdosta Fire Chief Brian Boutwell said Thursday. As he spoke to four firefighters who were becoming sergeants, he noted the obstacles they’ve overcome not only because of the pandemic but also in their roles.

Winners named in city photo contest

July 23, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson and Russ Henry, a Coleman Talley representative, have announced the winners of the 12th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest.

City alters back-to-school bash

July 23, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta's annual city back-to-school bash is switching gears in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor launches 'Mask Up Valdosta' campaign

July 17, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson launched a ‘Mask Up Valdosta’ campaign Thursday encouraging Valdosta residents to wear a face covering in public as a safeguard to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Pet Fire Safety: VFD provides tips to pet owners

July 16, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

The city department has received a donation of pets masks so firemen can deliver oxygen to pets that have been affected by smoke inhalation. “We’ve been very successful in quickly resuscitating pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation by using those masks,” Valdosta Fire Chief Brian Boutwell said.

Miller-Cody elected GMA District 11 president

July 13, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta City Councilmember Vivian Miller-Cody was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association’s District 11 during the association’s virtual annual meeting July 2.

VPD, VFD to compete in charity blood drive

July 10, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

The Valdosta Police Department will face the Valdosta Fire Department in the annual Battle of the Badges Guns vs. Hoses blood drive.

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