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SGA welcomes back students with security updates

Written by: Joe Adgie New surveillance cameras are greeting VSU students as they come back for the semester, and $100,000 worth of lighting improvements and new emergency phones have been approved for the campus.   In addition, negotiations are still ongoing to place an ATM at the Student Union.   This was announced by SGA president Will Jimerson at Monday ...

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Flasher seen on campus

Written by: Joe Adgie A campus alert was emailed to the student body last Wednesday alerting them of an individual who exposed himself to a fellow student while on campus. The crime took place near the Oak Street parking lot on the evening of Jan. 14. The suspect was described as a white, short-haired male in his early 20s, 5 ...

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VSU student gets life

  Written by: Eric Jackson Thirteen months after the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin was discovered in Georgia Hall, justice has finally been served. Nineteen-year-old Darien Meheux was found guilty Friday afternoon of murdering VSU student Benjamin in the fifth floor study room of Georgia Hall. Lowndes County Superior Court Judge James Tunsion sentenced Meheux to life in prison ...

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Suspect sought in sexual battery

Written by Will Lewis / Illustration by VSUPD   Individuals on VSU’s campus should be on the lookout for the suspect in a sexual battery case that occurred last July. The VSUPD have released a sketch and description of the suspect on its website. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’7” in height, with a “buzz-cut” hair ...

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University security increases visibility on campus

by Von Kennedy   At the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 17, President Dr. William McKinney said the University would adapt a more visible security presence. Since the stabbing of VSU student Antoine Bray on the Pedestrian Mall and the kidnapping and robbery of another student near the ATM at the University Center, VSUPD and Student Security Patrols have been ...

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Robbery prompts ATM relocation

Written by: Joe Adgie/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   The ATM at the University Center is moving to the Student Union. That was revealed by VSU President Dr. William McKinney at last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting during his question and answer session. Dr. McKinney explained the reasoning behind the move. “An ATM should be in the Student Union,” Dr. McKinney said. ...

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SGA explores safety concerns

by Joe Adgie   Is VSU safe? The SGA asked that question during Monday night’s meeting while discussing ways that campus safety could be improved. This was in response to the stabbing incident that took place late Thursday night. The stabbing was not the first violent incident to occur at VSU this month. Exactly one week before, on Oct. 3, ...

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Suspect arrested, others sought in ATM robbery

by Allison Ericson   A Valdosta man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 3 incident in which a VSU student was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint on campus. Police remain in pursuit of other suspects involved in the incident. Michael Humphrey of Valdosta was arrested and charged in kidnapping and armed robbery and is being held at Lowndes ...

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Stabbing victim in recovery

Written by: Will Lewis / Photo by: Von Kennedy   The VSU student that was stabbed early Thursday night is recovering and was released from Shands Hospital on Monday. Antoine Bray, sophomore vocal performance major, was questioned by officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and VSUPD on Tuesday about the assault. “I know that (the GBI) have interviewed him,” ...

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BREAKING: Stabbing reported, VSU on lock down

OCT. 10, 2013–At approximately 10 p.m., VSU Communications and Media Relations confirmed a stabbing occurred on the Pedestrian Mall at main campus. An unidentified person was stabbed and rushed to South Georgia Medical Center. There are no current reports confirming if the victim and/or suspect were members of the VSU campus community. There is also no word on the arrest ...

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