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Armed Robbery near campus

An armed robbery took place this past Monday at the Little Jo Court apartment complex. Around 9:15 pm, Jacob Meeks, a student at VSU was returning to his apartment after visiting the student union. An unidentified man followed him across the parking lot of Little Jo Court and then threatened him at gunpoint. “I turned into the apartment complex and ...

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World-traveling author visits VSU

 Many often dream of having the opportunity to cast aside all social norms and pursuing a life in a country abroad.  Very rarely are these dreams ever realized, often because other life obligations are given precedence.  Yet visiting author Rita Golden Gelman, proves to the audiences to whom she speaks that any such dreams are not far beyond anyone’s grasp. ...

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Fire damages Zaxby’s

Mystery still surrounds the now charred remains of Valdosta’s historic Zaxby’s restaurant.  On March 1, around 3 a.m., Remerton Fire Department firefighters were called to contain a fire that started in the kitchen of the Zaxby’s on Baytree Road, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. The fire completely consumed the back part of the building, destroying most of the restaurant. ...

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Withdrawal policy ignored by students

Students have not responded to the new policy limiting them to five withdrawals in their undergraduate career, Stanley Jones, registrar, said.    As of a couple weeks ago, the number of class withdrawals was only around 100 fewer than a year ago, meaning many students are still withdrawing from classes at nearly the same rate as they have in the ...

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Student struck by car

A VSU student is recovering from injuries after being struck while crossing a street on campus by a vehicle. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miranda McNeal was crossing Brookwood Drive, heading towards the Fine Arts building when she was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. McNeal was hit on her left side, suffering injuries to her hip bone. According to ...

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Water woes hit campus

   Following the concerns for safe water consumption after a technical failure at Valdosta’s water treatment facility, fears have now been alleviated as the city’s water has been proven safe for public use.   On Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a lift of the advisory for all Valdosta residents to boil their water before consumption. ...

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