Mayor Scott James Matheson is already making a splash in the community.
Southern Circuit Judge James Tunison swears in Scott James Mathison as Valdosta mayor Thursday evening.
John Gayle sniffles as he enters the third-floor city hall conference room.
The City of Valdosta will swear in the mayor and four Valdosta City Council members 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, during the first City Council meeting of the New Year.
Lendedu recently ranked Valdosta as one of the best positioned cities for economic advancement in the new decade.
Valdosta has once again been designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Street program by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and National Main Street Center.
During the second week of December, a residential area of Valdosta known as College Park will undergo an intensive historic resources survey.
Valdosta City Council passed the "brunch bill" Thursday evening based on voter approval in November.
Voters in cities across Georgia will choose candidates in runoff elections Tuesday, as well as fill a vacancy in a southwest Georgia state House seat.
It looks like J.D. Rice and Scott James Matheson will face off in a Dec. 3 runoff to be Valdosta’s next mayor, according to preliminary vote totals.