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2013-04-11

Blazers catching fire just at the right time

Written by D.J. Davis   No. 4 Valdosta State softball hosts two doubleheaders this weekend against Gulf South Conference teams, West Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville. UWA is 23-14 (10-12 GSC) travels to Steel’s Diamond at Blazer’s Park on Saturday before VSU hosts Alabama-Huntsville, 26-11 (17-4 GSC), in its annual Pack the Park doubleheader. Before before splitting doubleheaders with each team in ...

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Annual Ringslinger Classic is back this weekend

Written by Eric Jackson   It’s that time of the year again. A few hundred people will gather this weekend for the 14th annual Ringslinger Classic. The 64-team horseshoe tournament garners anticipation every spring attracting alumni, out-of-towners, even faculty. Dave Barry, senior mass media major, has attended the tournament annually since his freshman year and has the pleasure of hosting ...

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VSU baseball try to tame Lions this weekend

Written by Neil Frawley   VSU baseball team will take its efforts to Florence, Ala., this weekend for a three-game series against conference rival North Alabama. After winning 11 of the past 13 games, fresh off a sweep against Christian Brothers, the Blazers are riding quite a hot streak. “I don’t think it’s been any one thing,” head coach Greg ...

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The heartland to the dirty south

Written by Alex Tostado   Nick Fogarty has faced many challenges in his journey from Thornhill, Ontario in Canada, to Texarkana, Tex., to Valdosta, Ga. The Valdosta State senior pitcher didn’t have many experiences in America growing up. “For the longest time, until around eighth grade, ninth grade, I didn’t even come to America,” Fogarty said. “I would go just ...

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Senators seek to better SGA

Written by Joe Adgie   Ahead of the SGA elections, senators, executives, and visitors alike expressed their concerns in a town hall social on Monday night. Among the things discussed was the visibility of the SGA senate, the activity of senators, and the website, which has not been updated in some time. The SGA website has received very little updates ...

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Johnson supporters seek answers

Protesters and family members gathered at the Lowndes County Courthouse on Tuesday and Wednesday to bring awareness to the case involving the death of 17-year- old Kendrick Johnson.

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Blood shortage strikes local community

Written by Will Lewis   On March 27, the Southeastern Community Blood Center released a “critical appeal” to all donors in the Valdosta and Cordele areas. The statement said that due to an increased amount of transfusions, area hospitals have run low on O negative blood.   “There is always a need for it, and there is always potential that ...

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