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Updated: 11/26/2014 - The funeral service for fallen LCSO Deputy Christopher Smith is set for Tuesday. Smith was ambushed, shot and killed while responding to a house fire on Saturday.

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FWC Introduces New App for Hunters, Anglers

Updated: 2:07 PM - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is introducing a new app to help make hunting and fishing licenses easier to purchase for the tech savvy.

City of Valdosta Announces Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Posted: 12:49 PM - The City of Valdosta will be closed for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays. The Sanitation Division will NOT collect residential garbage, recyclables or yard waste on Thursday, Dec. 25 or Thursday, Jan. 1.

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