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2012-03-01

Superstar Valdosta singing contest coming soon

The 3rd Annual Superstar Valdosta will be hosted by the South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Mathis Auditorium at 7 p.m. March 24. “The 3rd Annual Superstar Valdosta is a contest for all singers,” Taylor Asbury, a junior public relations major working with the South Georgia Chapter, said. “It gives them a chance to show us ...

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Moving for Music! 5K Race and Fun Run held Saturday

Advertisements are buzzing about the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) event “Moving for Music,” a 5K run and Fun Run, set for Saturday on the Front Lawn. The third annual “Moving for Music,” consists of a 5K race and a Fun Run, where participants who cannot run the 5K can still partake in a one-mile run. Registration for this event begins ...

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Students create their own personal street signs

Tuesday night students packed themselves into the Rotunda of the Student Union to attend the Street Signs event, an event which allowed students to create their own personal street signs. The event was hosted by Campus Activities Board and started at 7 p.m., but students were already crowding in around 6:15 p.m. Freshmen Danielle Shifflett and Savannah Saunder were excitedly ...

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Stonewalled: Dwight Howard may be on the move

It seems NBA fans everywhere are playing where in the world will Dwight Howard end up. Howard has made it clear that Orlando is not where he wants to be. The Orlando Magic organization has let it be known that they don’t want to deal him, but what choice do they have? The guy has given them a list of ...

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SpecTech: New smartphones hit the market, Windows 8 Beta debuts

Welcome to the first day of March! Only one week left until spring break! This edition will introduce you to a ton of phones, the Windows 8 Beta, and the countdown to the iPad 3. The Mobile World Congress event started with a bang as Nokia announced the Nokia 808 PureView; a phone unlike any other. Although it runs the ...

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Primary voting open early

With Super Tuesday growing ever nearer, time is running out for Georgians to voice their preferences for who will appear on November’s presidential ballot. Super Tuesday refers to the Tuesday in February or March when the greatest number of states hold primary elections. Advanced voting for Georgia’s presidential preference primary is ongoing until 7 p.m. on March 2 at the ...

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Zaxby’s opens 199th Ga. location

There’s a new chicken in town, in Lake Park that is. Zaxby’s recently opened their 199th store in Georgia, just off of Exit 5 with a brand new kitchen and dining room design. This location is a kind of sister store to the one currently being built on St. Augustine Road in Valdosta. Both stores stand on previous Hardee’s locations. ...

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VSU graduate opens The Vixen Boutique

“Glamorous” is just one word VSU graduate, Lisa Thurmond, uses to describe her new business. According to its Facebook page, The Vixen Boutique is a shop that “represents the power and femininity of a woman.” Located on 1650-C Baytree Rd., the boutique has been in operation since Feb. 9, but will present its grand opening Saturday. “The Vixen contains today’s ...

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History could repeat

The primary election campaign has intensified a justified concern about inequality in America: People at the top are rising much faster than everyone else. Even low-income Americans consider relatively high levels of inequality acceptable if they have a decent opportunity to improve their condition. But because they may work fewer hours and at stagnant wages, their gains are very limited. ...

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A new gun bill could mean disaster for students on campus

You may have heard about HB 981, a bill introduced a couple of weeks ago in the Georgia Assembly that relaxes restrictions on the possession of concealed hand guns on all school campuses, both public and private throughout the state. You’ll want to read it for yourself because it’s really important that you understand the facts. I’ll briefly highlight just ...

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