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2011-03-03

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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Lift on anti-gun ban pursued

 The student sitting next to you could be carrying a gun if Georgia legislators continue to pursue a bill lifting the anti-gun ban on college campuses throughout the state.  Georgia representative Tim Bearden has been working on a bill for over a year now, known as House Bill 615, which would follow the lead of over a dozen other states ...

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SGA discusses parking meters on campus

 Controversy arose late Monday night when the idea that parking meters could be installed around VSU’s campus came up at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting.  The Parking and Transportation Department discussed the issue at a recent meeting.  The department would temporarily implement parking meters at parking spots around campus to create more revenue.  Some SGA senators feel that this ...

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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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Legislators make a new HOPE plan

 The more than 3,800 students receiving the HOPE scholarship at VSU may have to take out more loans to pay for college to make up for budget cuts coming from Georgia’s capitol.  Tuesday, the Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s HOPE bill, with an amendment that reduced the GPA students must maintain in college to keep the new Zell Miller ...

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Blazers start conference tournament

The men’s basketball team heads to South Haven, Miss. this weekend for the Gulf South Conference tournament after a posting a 20-6 (7-5 GSC) record during the regular season. The Blazers wrapped up the regular season last week, with an 83-78 loss to West Florida on Thursday and a nail-biting 75-73 win over West Alabama on Saturday. Both matches were ...

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Increase political activity

 Last week the Residence Hall Association hosted the student-led forum, Black v. Ghetto. The forum was open to students to discuss the stereotypes that are displayed in the media, hip hop culture, appearances and education. Over 80 students attended and while things became heated, everyone—including the student panelists—learned that we create our own prejudices, whether we realize it or not.    ...

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Celebrities are spoiled

 Students and teachers work hard in the academic world, while actors and singers work hard in the entertainment world. When the recession hit, both were impacted. Education, of course, received the worst of it.  News about cuts into HOPE, Pell Grant and school budgets have flooded the local media for the last several months. While those trying to better themselves ...

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Letter to the Editor: SAVE says Biomass spells bad news for Valdosta and VSU

How many of y’all have heard of the Biomass Plant that has been proposed for Valdosta?  Many of ya’ll probably don’t know what Biomass is; I know I didn’t until about two years ago when this project first started. The Biomass plant is an incinerator that will burn sewage, sludge and tree “debris” in order to create energy. What’s the ...

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Card readers needed

 Anyone who has visited a room in Hopper, Georgia, or Reade Hall will notice how they differ from the other conventional halls on campus. Although they are obviously much easier on the eyes, the prices are harder on the pockets. With that being said, the most significant attribute these halls possess that others do not, are the card access locks ...

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