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Spectator Taster: Jessie’s offers healthy lunch options

Written by Jennifer Gleason & Amber Smith Jennifer: Jessie’s Eats & Treats is in that same nook downtown that the Bleu Café is hidden. When you walk in, there is a narrow space between the order counter and the tables, but the space is large enough to move around in and be served. The menu took up a few large ...

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VSU celebrates inauguration

Written by Amber Smith   Celebration will continue on campus as the University gears up for the Investiture of VSU’s ninth president, Dr. William McKinney. Events have been planned to fill the week leading up to Dr. McKinney’s investiture on Friday, as well as the following Saturday. Events, including symposia, have focused on engaged innovation in higher education. The biggest ...

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True Korean flavor found in local restaurant

Written by Amber Smith & Jennifer Gleason   Locally owned and operated Korea Garden offers a fresh, authentic taste. Amber: Ethnic cuisine aficionados will love the menu at Korea Garden, a locally owned and operated restaurant on St. Augustine Road offering traditional Korean dishes as well as Korean barbeque. The building’s exterior hasn’t really changed since it belonged to a ...

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Unemployment rate down, economy on rise

Written by Amber Smith   Unemployment is down to 7.7 percent, according to the employment situation summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. “The unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent in February but has shown little movement, on net, since Sept. 2012,” the summary read. President Obama commented on these new employment numbers and the ...

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Bleu Pub: local, ‘much classier than a bar’

Written by Amber Smith & Jennifer Gleason   This week, the Spectator Tasters headed downtown for a taste of what a local restaurant has to offer. Amber: The Bleu Pub is one of several “Bleu” establishments in downtown Valdosta. The Pub is located on Hill Avenue, right on the very edge of the downtown area. It’s got a kind of ...

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Beijing provides awesome Asian cuisine

This week, the Spectator Tasters decided to head out in search of an awesome Asian dining experience. Written by Jennifer Gleason and Amber Smith Jen: Beijing Café has nice low lighting, but the exterior and interior are difficult to understand. The sign that is lit up to indicate it is open is far away enough from the front door that ...

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McKinney gets birthday surprise

President Bill McKinney turned 50 on Tuesday, but was out of town for a conference in Athens that day and the day before. While he was away, his wife, Dr. Dacia Charlesworth, and other members of the VSU community planned a birthday celebration for his return to campus on Wednesday.

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