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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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Court date pending for Benjamin case

by Alexis Waters   An ex-VSU student charged with murder may get his day in court. Darien Meheux, indicted by a Lowndes County grand jury for the murder of VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin on June 3, may face trial in January or February. The body of Benjamin, 17, was discovered in a study room in Georgia Hall late in the ...

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VSUPD works relieve campus of bicycle thefts

Written by Olivia McLean   Of the many different modes of transportation, bicycles are quite common on the VSU campus, with that, so are bicycle thefts. The trend of bike thefts might not take many people by surprise. According to VSUPD investigator Sgt. Matt Maestas, less than 70 bicycle thefts were reported in 2012. “[Bike theft] does occur out here, ...

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Marijuana remains a concern on campus

Written by Ritsuki Miyazaki   According to VSUPD media log, four cases of marijuana use have been reported on campus in the past six months. “New Years, sometimes, we see a little bit of rise of students smoking marijuana,” Scott Doner, director of VSUPD, said. Doner suggests students should contact a resident assistant or call VSUPD if marijuana is smelled ...

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VPD investigating shotgun incident

Written by Will Lewis   The investigation continues into an alleged attempted robbery and the shotgun blast that followed, according to the Valdosta police. Late Sunday evening, VSU student Don Beard claimed that he opened his door to the barrel of a gun with the robber behind it. He said that roommates ended the episode with a blast from his ...

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Arrest made in Benjamin case

The latest developments in the homicide case of VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin brings closure to empathizers nationwide. Eighteen-year-old Darien Meheux of Lawrenceville, Ga., who turned himself in to authorities on Thursday after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, was transported to Valdosta Wednesday morning. The former VSU student is currently being held in the Lowndes County ...

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