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VSU Recognizes Faculty Online Teaching Certificate Graduates

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…

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OCI Special Agents Bust Insurance Fraud Crime Ring

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…

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Dr. Janet Koposko selected for top advising award at ABAC

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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Valdosta Main Street Seeking Volunteer Ambassadors

Valdosta Main Street is teaming up with other Main Streets throughout Georgia to allow citizens to become ambassadors for the city and town. Main Street Motivators for Valdosta is a volunteer program that allows citizens to join and help promote Downtown and welcome visitors by providing information while celebrating everything Main Street offers. “We are…

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SGMC Names Dr. Hayes as Designated Institutional Official

South Georgia Medical Center announced Dr. Joseph Hayes as its Designated Institutional Official (DIO). In this role, Dr. Hayes will oversee and lead medical education programs through the health system. SGMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Dawson shared, “Dr. Hayes is a Valdosta native with a proven track record of success in both his clinical…

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Inflation Reduction Act in Action: Keeping Farmers Farming

Marcus Milford of Alexander City, Ala., was one of the more than 20,000 producers who received life-changing, transformational support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). His poultry operation faced challenges due to market impacts of the pandemic. Through the IRA, USDA was able to provide approximately $1.1 billion…

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Hurricane Names For The 2023 Season

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the¬†World Meteorological Organization. The six lists that are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2023 list will be used again…

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FIN FIT Live Event Coming to Savannah: “Fearlessly Fundraising for Small Businesses” Hosted by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Atlanta- Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is excited to announce the second live FIN FIT (Financially Fit) event on Thursday, June 22 at 8:30am-12:30pm located at the Savannah Station in Savannah, GA. This event is free and open to all Georgians. Continental breakfast and workbook are included for all attendees. Starting a business and making…

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June 6, 2023 Webinar: Growing Organic with USDA

Are you an organic or transitioning producer looking for help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)? In the past year, USDA has upped its investments for organic agriculture, including the new Organic Transition Initiative (OTI) that helped create new programs as well as bolster support for existing ones. You can learn more at webinar…

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