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Lady Blazers lose again

Valdosta, Ga. – The Lady Blazers (10-7) are on a two-game losing streak and move to 3-6 in Gulf South Conference play after falling 58-52 to rival Delta State (11-6) Saturday afternoon in the P.E. Complex. Forcing a bevy of turnovers (19) was vital for the Lady Statesmen staying close behind all game before stealing the lead late in the ...

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Flag football team goes to nationals

By Chris Kessler Don’t let their name fool you, this team is no joke. Moose Attack, a coed flag football team at VSU, has a staggering list of accomplishments that would make other teams green with envy. In their two seasons, they’ve been VSU intramural runner-up, state runner-up, VSU intramural champions and state champions. Along with all that, they recently ...

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School of ballet performs “Cinderella”

By Taylor Stone   Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. Sound familiar?   The Valdosta School of Ballet created a romantic and comical portrayal of the beloved childhood tale of Cinderella on Jan. 19 and 20at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center.   The classic fairytale was transformed into something new using nostalgic melodies and a variety of dancing talent, while the use of ...

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Shane’s drizzles in with BBQ sauce

By Amber Smith & Jennifer Gleason   Amber: I took a right at the light by the Valdosta Mall entrance one day and noticed that the Moe’s that had previously sat at the end of the strip mall had been replaced by Shane’s Rib Shack. I laughed– my boyfriend commented that our friend Shane now had a namesake in town, ...

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Panel attempts to clarify issues

Healthcare reform was on the minds of people at the Bailey Science Center on Wednesday night, as a panel discussion attempted to clarify this highly complicated issue. The event, which was attended by approximately 60 members of the community, discussed how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as ObamaCare, would affect patients, caregivers and businesses. ...

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Obama issues executive orders on gun control

President Barack Obama announced and signed a series of executive orders Wednesday with the intention of curbing gun violence.   This comes on the heels of a series of shootings that have occurred in the last 12 months, such as the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that killed 27, and the massacre at a movie theater in ...

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Blazers hit the road against Argos

The Blazers are heading to the beach, but this isn’t a vacation trip, it’s strictly a business trip. The Valdosta State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to Pensacola, Fl. this Saturday to take on Gulf South Conference rival West Florida. The men’s team is coming off a thrilling 91-88 overtime victory at West Alabama, that snapped their three ...

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Lee’s become DORKS Books

Lee’s Bookstore was bought out by DORKS Books on August 1, 2012. The name change that most students noticed this semester followed the buy-out. According to Brad Faulkner, owner of DORKS Books, there was no rush to rename the store since Lee’s Bookstore already had a good reputation in Valdosta. When DORKS opened in Valdosta, changing the name was the ...

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Church supports equal rights

The same church that has held the funerals of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and the inaugurations of FDR and current president Barack Obama, will now ring its bells in favor of equal rights.   The U.S claims to stand for equal rights and freedom for all of its citizens. If this is so then why is there such ...

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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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