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VSU releases statement following viral TikTok recording

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, a video depicting a conversation between an alleged VSU coach and player regarding the player’s hair began circulating on social media. The video, which was originally posted to TikTok, is a recording of a conversation between baseball player Asher Akridge and an unseen person identified as Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams. In the video, Akridge expresses ...

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BREAKING: Armed robbery near VSU campus

On Jan. 12, students received a text message and phone call from VSU stating that there had been an armed robbery reported at Azalea Woods. At 8:38 PM, the text message read, “Armed robbery was reported at Azalea Woods (Mary St – Off Campus) Suspect was last seen heading south, away from campus. Avoid this area until further notice.” This ...

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Breaking: University Police investigating incident at Student Union

At 1:39 p.m. on Oct. 1, a mass text message was sent out to the student body regarding an altercation in front of the Student Union. University Police are responding to the incident, and the entrance to the building across from Hopper Hall is currently blocked off. As of now, the university is asking students to avoid the area. If ...

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An unprecedented distruption: What campus closure could mean for students

In the wake of the coronavirus being spread to what has been deemed to be pandemic levels, hundreds of schools across the country have closed down for the remainder of the academic semester. VSU is one of the latest victims of such closure, with the University System of Georgia deciding that all of their institutions will switch to online instruction. ...

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Keith Walters offered bail, authorities say

VSU Dean of Sciences and Mathematics Keith Walters, one of 14 suspects taken into custody in a four-day child sex sting operation, has been given a bail of $25,000, according to Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. As of Wednesday, Walters remains incarcerated, according to the department’s website. Of the suspects arrested in the operation known as “Operation Broken Arrow,” Walters was ...

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Crime Report: VSU dean arrested, charged for child sex crimes

Fourteen individuals, including Keith Andrew Walters, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics at VSU, have been arrested in a sting operation targeting online child predators and child traffickers. Walters, 44, was charged with sexual exploitation of children after local and state agencies said he tried to meet someone for sex that he believed was a minor. Walters has ...

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