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VSU Recognizes Faculty Online Teaching Certificate Graduates

June 6, 2023

VALDOSTA – With online teaching and learning becoming more common in higher education, Valdosta State University faculty are returning to the classroom to learn effective online teaching practices and how online technologies can enhance their course design. VSU recently celebrated six faculty who successfully completed the university’s new – and highly in-demand – Online Teaching…


OCI Special Agents Bust Insurance Fraud Crime Ring

June 6, 2023

ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that agency investigators have busted an insurance fraud crime ring led by a former AFLAC Insurance employee. In May of 2018, Amber Miles, the 32-year-old ringleader, began submitting multiple claims to AFLAC for various medical treatments at multiple facilities. Between then and April of…

Dr. Janet Koposko selected for top advising award at ABAC

June 6, 2023

TIFTON-Dr. Janet Koposko, associate professor from the Department of Rural Studies in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the 2023 recipient W. Bruce and Rosalyn Ray Donaldson Excellence in Advising Award Winner. “Advising is something that is not always tangible and it’s hard to document and show…

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Lowndes Baseball Set to Face Mighty Parkview for State Title

May 18, 2023

It’s easy to look at a baseball team with 12 losses and pencil them in for an early playoff exit, especially in the state’s highest classification. That decision seems more supported after numerous prior playoff failures that came after impressive regular-season resumes. Indeed, the Lowndes Vikings have not won a baseball state championship since 2000.…

Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival Scheduled For May 20th

May 14, 2023

Let’s get “wild” at the upcoming Keeping GA Wild Family Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled for Sat., May 20, 2023 (9 am – 2 pm). Free admission includes an array of activities that focus on Georgia wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Kids can try archery, fishing, shooting sports,…

Loggerhead Nest Season Begins With Blackbeard

May 13, 2023

Georgia’s nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles started farther up the coast than usual this week yet still at a most fitting spot: Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge. The annual cycle of these massive turtles returning to beaches in the Southeast to lay their eggs began in Georgia Monday with a single nest on Blackbeard,…

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