“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.
Valdosta City Council members said they have been threatened and harassed since a man filed an excessive force lawsuit against the police department.
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.
Valdosta's annual city back-to-school bash is switching gears in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
The City of Valdosta has seen a record number of inspection department permits this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The Valdosta Police Department will face the Valdosta Fire Department in the annual Battle of the Badges Guns vs. Hoses blood drive.
Six new officers were sworn in Tuesday at the Valdosta Police Department.