The City of Valdosta public works department has purchased a new piece of equipment to improve debris removal from residents’ yards.
The crime rate for the City of Valdosta fell by more than a fifth in 2020 and the police chief says the pandemic had a lot to do with it.
The City of Valdosta is saying out with the old and in with the new, planning more than $1 million in replacements for old equipment.
Due to the rise in kitchen fires in the city, the Valdosta Fire Department is offering cooking safety tips in hopes of alleviating the issue.
In addition to a variety of unique arts & craft vendors, the Azalea Festival offers six stage areas of live entertainment, a KidZone area for children, a classic car show, Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority Azalea 5K run, etc., during the two-day event which sees more than 25,000 people.
The Valdosta Fire Department recently released its total call stats for the 2020 year via social media.
City Manager Mark Barber, Councilwoman Vivian Miller-Cody, Fire Chief Brian Boutwell and Valdosta Fire Department staff delivered gifts to more than 100 patients who reside at the Parkwood Developmental Center.
"Judge Bender leaves behind a legacy of outstanding leadership, public service, and memories that we will always cherish. She was a friend and mentor for city employees, as well as many Valdosta residents," City Manager Mark Barber said.
As Valdosta Mayor Pro-Tem Tim Carroll and City Council members Sandra Tooley and Vivian Miller Cody prepared to enter the city’s parade float Saturday, they reminisced about prior city Christmas parades.
A recent smoke test of the entire sewer system conducted by the City of Valdosta utilities department showed nearly 1,400 cleanout caps were missing around the city.