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Spectator takes home awards

Staff Reports For the second straight year, The Spectator won nine awards at the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. It ties the second most awards the paper has ever received, and was the third highest total in the state. “They’re well-earned,” Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief, said. “I couldn’t be more proud of what this staff has accomplished, and each ...

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Blazers total 14 hits in game

Staff Reports VSU scored three runs in the first, third and seventh innings as the Blazers defeated Thomas University 11-3 in non-conference baseball action at Billy Grant Field Wednesday evening. VSU (19-25) jumped out to an early lead as it scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Chaz Bagwell singled to open the Blazer half of the ...

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Jill Biden to deliver commencement addresses

Dr. Jill Biden will deliver two commencement addresses this spring at Montgomery County Community College in King of Prussia, Pa., and at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. On May 15, Dr. Biden will address the 61st graduating class at Salve Regina. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a Catholic, coeducational university of the arts ...

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Men’s tennis advances in GSC Championship

Staff Reports The No. 1 VSU Blazers sailed past Christian Brothers, 5-0, in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament and passed up Alabama-Huntsville by the same score to advance to play West Florida for the GSC Championship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The men weren’t challenged, finishing both Christian Brothers and Alabama-Huntsville before either team could earn a ...

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Golf finished fourth at GSC Championship

 Staff Reports  VSU shot a final round 308 to finish fourth at the Gulf South Conference Championships held at the par 72, 6,690 yard Hot Springs Country Club Tuesday.  The Blazers shot a 36-over 900 for the three-round tournament and finished 23 shots behind champion West Florida.   North Alabama was second at 880 and Delta State third at 887. Harding rounded ...

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Golfers place 13th in Invitational

From Staff Reports    VSU shot a final round 303 to finish 13th at the Buccaneer Invitational with a 52-over 904 at the par 71, 6,733 yard Normandy Shores Golf Club Tuesday.  Host Barry won the event at 854 (+2) followed by West Florida at 860. Nova Southeastern was third at eight-over-par while Lynn and Central Missouri tied for fourth ...

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Willner earns GSC Player of the Week

From Staff Reports  VSU senior outfielder John Willner has been named the Gulf South Conference East Division Baseball Player of the Week, according to an announcement made by the league office Tuesday morning.  Willner led VSU to a 3-0 mark last week as he batted .536 and drove in nine runs on the week.   He scored five runs and counted ...

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Blazer golfers finish at 16th in Bobcat Invitational

Staff Reports  VSU shot a final round 309 to finish 16th at the Bobcat Invitational with a 71-over 911 at the par-70, 6,730 yard Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee Tuesday.  Lynn claimed the team championship as it shot a 14-over 854 followed by Barry and West Florida tied for second at 855.   Host Georgia College was fourth at 860 and Armstrong ...

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Rape still under investigation

 The case of rape that was reported on Feb. 20 is still under investigation, said Major Ann Farmer of the Valdosta State University Police Department.   A VSU student reported around 5 a.m. “that she was forced to have sexual intercourse against her will,” according to the VSUPD’s incident report.  The incident report also indicates that the victim knew the offender. ...

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Rape reported on campus says VSUPD

­­  Valdosta State University Police responded to a report of rape at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.  According to the VSUPD police log, officers responded to South Georgia Medical Center and to Hopper Hall.  Police Chief Scott Doner said the case is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.  According to crime statistics on the VSUPD website, ...

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