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Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will speak at a Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber breakfast on May 23 at the Rainwater Conference Center. The Chamber’s Annual Small Business Breakfast is sponsored by CooperCraft Communications and Georgia Power and will be held from 7:30-9 a.m.
During this breakfast, Lt. Gov. Cagle and Senator Tim Golden will be recognized as the Chamber’s 2013 Champions of Business for their dedication to the passing of HB 318, which authorizes the creation of the $100 million Invest Georgia Fund to help start-up technology firms stay and grow in the state of Georgia.
Registration is $15 for Chamber members and a corporate table of 10 can be reserved for $120. Seating is limited so reserve your seat today. Registration can be completed online at www.ValdostaChamber.com or by calling 229-247-8100.
Staff reportsThe Valdosta Daily Times
At 9 20 a.m., the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home on Ga. 135 North in reference to a complaint of a person with at least one firearm who was discharging the weapon and was possibly intoxicated, according to the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded and backup was summoned from the Georgia State Patrol; soon, the county sheriff, an off-duty sheriff’s investigator and two Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived, according to the press release.
Timothy Blanton, 41, made contact with the officers and shots were exchanged between the man and the officers, according to the sheriff’s office; Blanton was reportedly struck twice.
He was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment and was in stable condition, according to the press release.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded to assist with the case.
Charges are pending on Blanton but no warrants have been taken yet, according to the press release.
A sheriff’s office spokesperson said: “Our hearts go out to the families involved and we regret that such action had to be taken. It is a terrible situation but could have turned out much worse. We are very thankful for all the fire, EMS, hospital and law-enforcement professionals who responded and assisted in the unfortunate incident.”