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L ink Moody

2013

A publication of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

Connecting to the Community Welcome to Metro Valdosta!


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INDEX OF MOODY SUPPORTERS Adams Orthodontics....................................................... 38 ALK Life Solutions.......................................................... 46 Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts................... 34 Apartment Finder...................................................... 22, 23 BCB Boutique ................................................................. 35 Behavioral Health Services ............................................. 46 Citizens Community Bank...............................................13 CLEAN FREAKS ........................................................... 42 Coldwell Banker-Missy Sherwood .................................. 46 Digital Solutions...............................................................11 Dishforce...........................................................................17 Drury Inn & Suites...........................................................47 Easter Seals Southern Georgia, Inc....................................5 eLead1One/Fresh Beginnings, Inc...................................27 ERA Joyner Realty-Tony LaMarca .................................. 28 Executive Cleaning Services, LLC....................................11 Express Employment Professionals .................................16 eZee Copy.........................................................................12 First Federal Savings of Valdosta .....................................21 5 Star Exterior Cleaning ................................................. 42 The Garden Villas.............................................................12 Georgia Power Company.................................................. 21 Gold Buyers of Valdosta...................................................20 G. Q. Hi-Style Fashions, Inc.............................................25 Hahira Veterinary Clinic..................................................10 House of Joy...................................................................... 14 Jessie’s Eats and Treats......................................................25 Judy Martin Trexler, LCSW, LLC.................................... 27 Jungle Jym’s.......................................................................15 LaQuinta Inn & Suites.....................................................38 Langdale Ford Company....................................................7 Langdale Honda Kia of Valdosta........................................2 Langdale Hyundai of South Georgia..................................2 Laws Furniture Central.....................................................25 Lyons Property Management, LLC..................................42

LOCAL NON-PROFITS & CHURCHES

Marcos Pizza Store.........................................................37 MIKE HILL Real Estate................................................18 Motion Dance Studios.................................................. 35 Park University.............................................................. 34 Peaceway Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc........ 20 Peach State Summer Theatre.........................................12 Photography by Jacquelynn Buck....................................6 Proficient Pool & Lawn Service................................... 42 Pregnancy Support Clinic of Valdosta, Inc./DBA Options Now........................... 29 Prince Automotive of Valdosta, Inc................................9 Ray Norton Tire & Auto Center.....................................5 Real Living Realty Advisors-Ron Borders..................... 38 Repeat Boutique Thrift Store....................................... 46 Roto Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service...................... 28 Salvage........................................................................... 25 Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites................................................ 42 South Georgia Vein Centers.........................................19 Southeastern Federal Credit Union ................ 30, 31, 48 Southwest Georgia Bank.................................................7 Spring Chase Apartments............................................. 46 Sunset Farm Foods, Inc................................................ 38 TC Tax Service...............................................................14 The Flower Gallery....................................................... 25 Toads and Teacups Children’s Shop............................ 42 Triangle Furniture Sofa & Mattress Outlet............ 44, 45 Valdosta Chiropractic & Rehab....................................11 Valdosta Greeting Service............................................. 43 Valdosta Mechanical Company.................................... 28 Valdosta-Lowndes Co. Conference Center & Tourism Authority.................................. 39 WAAC FM ....................................................................11 Webster University........................................................ 34 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage........................................ 26 White Weddings Bridal Boutique................................ 28 Wild Adventures Theme Park...................................... 29 Williams Investment Company/Williams Hotel Group................................................................6

Goodwill Career Center 1000 E St. Augustine Road Valdosta, GA 31602 229-316-1216

Messiah Lutheran Church 500 Baytree Road Valdosta, GA 31602 229-244-0143

Home Builders Association 3380 Greystone Way Valdosta, GA 31605 229-247-8422

Lighthouse Baptist Church 4565 Bemiss Road Valdosta, GA 31605 229-244-8436

Telamon Corporation 221 S Ashley St Valdosta, GA 31601 229-333-7550

American Red Cross-Valdosta Chapter 509 N. Patterson Street, 2nd floor Valdosta, GA 31601 229-242-7404 January 2013 / MOODY LINK 3


Welcome to your new home!

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ll of us at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber want your time at Moody and in our community to be a great experience. When our Chamber calls on top Air Force personnel at the Pentagon each year, we are always gratified to hear that Moody is a favorite assignment. Air Force leaders tell us that our community has a reputation for being “Air ForceFriendly.” It’s true. Valdosta-Lowndes County is incredibly proud to host Moody AFB in our community. We work hard to ensure that the men and women of Moody feel welcome and become a part of our community. Our motto is, “Moody is us!” We sincerely want to help you and your family as you settle into your new home and your new community. Let the Chamber assist you as you search for businesses and professionals that you can count on and trust. Please take note of the advertisers in this publication. These are reputable local businesses that genuinely care about Moody personnel and your families. Whenever you need a referral, call us at the Chamber (229-2478100), or visit our website at www.valdostachamber.com, and select “Directory” for a classified listing of our members.

- The Staff of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

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VALDOSTA-LOWNDES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

January 2013 / Volume 1

Publisher: Myrna Ballard Executive Editor: Erika Bennett Creative Director: Wanda Stanley Cover Photo: Jacquelynn Buck Photography Advertising: Erika Bennett Advertising for the 2014 edition of Moody Link magazine will be available in August. For information please call 229-247-8100.

Printing:

Copyright by Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. © All rights reserved. Moody Link is produced and published annually by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. Reproduction in whole or in part of this publication without the expressed written consent of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce is prohibited. All claims, materials, photos appearing herein are believed by the editors to be accurate. However, no responsibility or liability is assumed, and is expressly disclaimed, by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions. Advertisements, articles, photos, editorial information, and other materials submitted for publication herein are subject to the unrestricted right to the edit of and by our editors and publisher. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Moody Link Magazine, 416 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Leading Businesses. Leading Communities. TM

416 North Ashley Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601 (229) 247-8100 • Fax: (229) 245-0071

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Looking for reputable businesses in Valdosta?

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e know it can be difficult for Air Force personnel to know who to trust when you move to a new community. Our Chamber is here to help you out. If you are looking for ANY type of business or organization, call the Chamber first at 229-247-8100 or you can visit us online at www.ValdostaChamber.com/directory.

Chamber members are the BEST of the BEST! and here’s why: Chamber members support efforts to grow our local economy. They invest time, money and other resources to help the Chamber realize its mission. Longevity of Chamber members — nearly half of Chamber members have been one for more than five years. They weathered the recession and are continuing to serve their customers and the community.

Don’t Google it, CHAMBER IT!

L ink Moody

2013

A publication of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

Connecting to the Community Welcome to Metro Valdosta!

About the Cover:

Lt. Col. Greg Lowe receiving his Lt. Col. Pin from daughter Becca. This special moment was captured by Jacquelynn Buck Photography, see page 6 for more information.

So how do you find Chamber members?

Its as easy as.... 1. ValdostaChamber.com 2. Select DIRECTORY 3. Search by category, keyword or member name or call 229.247.8100!

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s s e n i s u b Do r e b m a h C e s e h t h t i a w r e f f o o h w s r e b m e m Adams Orthodontics.................................................................................................................................... 5% Military Discount

816 Northwood Park Drive / Valdosta, GA 31602........................................................................................................229-247-6960

All States Moving & Storage, Inc..............15% Discount on all local moves to all military members & veterans

1009 West Hill Avenue / Valdosta, GA 31601..................................................................................................................229-242-2295

Apex Tourism..........................................................................................................Specials and military rates on select travel.

P.O. Box 2911 / Valdosta, GA 31604 / www.apextourism.com....................................................................................229-630-3255

Bentley Heating & Air, LLC...............................................................................................................Special $45 Service Calls

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Classic Art & Frame Co................................................................................................... 20% off all Custom Framing orders

1601 Baytree Road / Valdosta, GA 31602.........................................................................................................................229-244-1143

Econo Lodge ................................................................................................................................................ Rate of $55 for Military

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eZee Copy (eServices / Printing / Packing / Shopping / Faxing)..........We will match or beat our competitors’ prices!

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H & R Block........................................................................................................................................ 10% Military Discount

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Hairspray.............................................................................................................................................................10% Military Discount

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Home of 10,000 Picture Frames.........................................................................................................10% Military Discount

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Luxury Nails VIP................................................................................................. 10% off for any services. Military ID require

1703 W Norman Drive Ste. E / Valdosta, GA 31602......................................................................................................229-219-1671

Premier Rental-Purchase.............................................................................................................................. FREE until payday*

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Rabbit Moon Yarn................................................................................... 10% off for Active Duty, Dependents, and Retirees

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Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites........................................................................................................................... Rate of $70 for Military

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Southern Carpet & Tile, LLC......................................................................................................................... 10% on Materials

808 N. Patterson Street / Valdosta, GA 31602................................................................................................................229-242-5668

Southern Shipping Solutions LLC......................................................................................................25% Military Discount

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South Georgia Travel........................................................................... Special Military Discounts Available

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The Links Apartments........................................................................10% Military Discount, also participates with RPP

3715 North Valdosta Road / Valdosta, GA 31602...........................................................................................................229-333-0999

Valdosta-Lowndes County Family YMCA.....................................................................................10% Military Discount

2424 Gornto Road / Valdosta, GA 31602.........................................................................................................................229-244-4646 8 MOODY LINK / January 2013


We are proud to support Moody Air Force Base and thank you for your service to our country!

“We do things differently here.”

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PrinceAutoValdosta.com Prince Automotive Group is clearly South Georgia’s #1 Volume Dealer, celebrating its 47th year in business in 2013. With locations in Valdosta, Tifton, Douglas, and Albany, Prince Automotive consists of the new car franchises of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Ford plus has over six different used car locations throughout South Georgia.

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Set with a Pet How Pet Ownership Can Benefit Moody Families

By Ashley Thornton, VSU Communications Intern

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ilitary families endure a lot of stress, whether it is a deployment, TDY or other military challenges that may come along. It’s no wonder some families choose to avoid anything they feel might create additional stress, including owning a pet. But the opposite may be true for you and your family. The mental and physical health benefits a pet can provide are well worth the consideration. One of the greatest advantages a pet can provide is companionship. When a service member at Moody receives orders for a deployment, or community friends move away on orders, consistent companionship is hard to have. With a pet, children and spouses can maintain or bring a pet along with almost any order. Because of the inconsistent pet housing, some families opt out of a pet lifestyle, although most Air Force installations allow up to two dogs, two cats or one of each. (In the instance of relocation, owners can choose to drive their pets across the country stopping at pet-friendly hotels or look into air travel arrangements.) Having a pet can also offer physical benefits by increasing physical activity. Many active and retired Moody personnel have said that pets help them get out of the house and be more physically active as a walking buddy and a social catalyst. Valdosta is home to Freedom Park, located at 3795 Guest Road, just a few miles from base, which offers an off-leash dog park.

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Pet adoption is something to be explored when considering owning an animal. Today, there are millions of loveable, healthy dogs and cats that desperately need homes. Due to overpopulation of homeless pets, four million are euthanized every year. Valdosta offers pet adoption agencies including Lowndes County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Valdosta. The American Classifieds and Valdosta Daily Times classifieds are also Medical options when looking for a pet.

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How to Land Your Perfect Job While Stationed at Moody!

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inding a job in a new area isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but the Valdosta area offers a lot to Moody spouses. Job hunting can be stressful, so remember to factor in your own happiness when looking so you’ll get a job you ENJOY. Marcy Propst, a Moody spouse, and staffing consultant at Express Employment Agency, gives the following advice for landing your dream job: • Get settled in with your family before you start looking for a job, because looking for a job can be a full time job. • Be clear about what type of job you would enjoy. Employers are not interested in someone that wants “just a job”. Be able to articulate clearly what you are looking for with prospective employers. • Start building a network. There are resources at Moody (including other Moody spouses) that can help introduce you to other people in the community. You will find that churches are also a great place to get to know people that know other people. Employment agencies such as Express Employment Professionals can give you access to a network of key decision makers in a wide range of industries and places of employment. And mostWe of themhave are willing to help. This will be your most important asset in looking for just the right job. • Research local companies and organizations. Identify those that are in segments (manufacturing, teaching, health care, etc.) you like or have experience in. There is a wide variety of businesses in Valdosta, so your skills may be of value in a number of segments.

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• Start to ask your network if they know anyone that works in one of your targeted companies or organizations. • Check the local newspaper and job sites on the web to see who is hiring. How does this match with what you are looking for. Check it out with your network. • Post your resume on job sites, such as Monster and Career Builder. • Once you have identified some targeted companies, start to send out your resume with a cover letter specific to the company and follow this up with a phone call. Don’t wait to get a response. • When you get an interview, remember it is a two way interview. The hiring manager is trying to determine if you would be a good fit andpositions you are trying towith determineNO if thisFEES is a placeto you would open enjoy working.

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your service to our country and we hope you will give us the opportunity to serve your television needs. We are here to make sure your relocation is as easy as possible. If you’re just considering DISH - or are a current customer -we’re here to offer state-of-the-art television at prices lower than cable’s and backed by a seasoned customer service staff. We know TV: Whether you want the latest technology or an economical selection of top channels, our staff is ready to serve. We’ll help you pick programming and hardware to fit your specific needs and to make the switch to DISH easy and hassle-free. So call or e-mail us using the numbers listed below - and let’s get started with DISH! Come and see us at Dish Force, right down the road from the base! Sincerely,

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RENTING?

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT!

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enting means giving up the pleasures of paying property taxes, repairs, fat mortgage payments and the ability to choose your own carpet and wall colors. It should not mean giving up your security deposit for no good reason. Good landlords don’t want to keep it, anyway. Really. What they want is for tenants to leave the house or apartment in a condition (normal wear and tear excepted) requiring the least effort on their part to re-rent it. As a property manager in Valdosta since 1980, that includes me. In Georgia, there’s not a governmental agency with the power to intervene in most landlord – tenant disputes, so for landlords who won’t play fair with deposits, a tenant’s best friend will be Georgia’s Landlord/ Tenant Act and its interpretation through the Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook. In a Q & A format, the 87-page handbook is provided by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (www.dca.ga.gov) and Georgia Legal Aid.

by Mike Hill

Residential Sales and Management Buyer Brokerage – Seller Representation Commercial & Investment

Making a 3365 Country Club Rd. • Valdosta, GA 31605 few com229-242-1401 mon-sense moves may keep you from needing it, though. Georgia’s Landlord/Tenant Law The absolute best defense of your obviously covers much more than can deposit is to know what’s in your lease be mentioned here, but most, if not – and live up to it. Ask for and read all, of what you’ll need to confront an a blank lease ahead of time. If you unfair landlord is in there. Taking two have questions about the wording, ask or three hours to research landlordthe landlord or management comtenant laws may be the most money pany about them up front. The Ga. you’ll make per hour all year, if it Association of Realtors standard lease, means rescuing several hundred dollars used by most Realtors, conforms to worth of security deposit. (You may state law, but private landlords may also find out that a landlord’s actions use leases that don’t. are justified, which, if nothing else, To address disputes over condiavoids wasting time going to war with tions of property before and after a the landlord.) lease, Georgia law describes the reMore easy money: Get the check quired inspection procedures for both list which the landlord or the landlandlord and tenant both before and lord’s cleaning company uses for cleanafter occupancy. Specifics include ing a rental unit, so that you know, for pre-occupancy condition inspection, instance, that “clean” may include basehow soon a landlord must inspect boards, window sills, stove and oven after a tenant vacates and how the controls, ceiling fan blades, kitchen security deposit – or an explanation of and bathroom exhaust vents, the top any deductions – must be given to the of the refrigerator and carpet or other tenant within a specified time. The things you may have missed. Law also describes what steps must be If the cleaning service minimum taken in a security deposit dispute. is $75 or $125 and three hours of A major source of contention cleaning gets your deposit back, you’ve is vacating before the lease expires. just paid yourself $25 to $75 an hour. MAFB personnel can legally break a That’s not bad money for living up to lease with written proof of permanent something – the lease – you’ve already change of station orders or temporary agreed to do, anyway. duty orders lasting more than 90 days, ONE FINAL NOTE: Many houses I managed according to both state and federal belong to former MAFB personnel who law. That does not exclude them want to return or had difficulty selling, from giving 30-day notice or from when transferred. Your rent pays their being responsible for damage to the mortgage and as such, it’s as important a rental beyond normal wear and tear. part of their budget as it may be for yours.

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For a list of trusted property management companies visit www.ValdsotaChamber.com


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•Pre-marital Counseling •Marital Counseling •Family Counseling •Individual Counseling •Anger Management Counseling •Domestic Violence Counseling •Parenting Support Counseling •Substance Abuse Counseling •Mental Health Evaluation & Counseling •Domestic & Civil Mediation •Arbitration •DUI School

As clinicians working with our clients, we become a coach or co-constructor with families in the therapeutic process. We understand that military life can cause added stress, and we offer many services to help. Thank you for your service to our country and please call us if we can assist you!

PeaceWay Counseling & Mediation is committed to providing a quality service to Moody families in the community.

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Come by for a free appraisal today and see that we pay the highest CASH prices for your valuables! Whether it’s gold or silver coins, broken jewelry, or just pieces. If it’s real, we’ll buy it!

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Welcome Home!

Georgia Power Salutes The Men & Women of the United States Air Force

At Georgia Power, we commend the men and women of the United States Air Force for their bravery and dedication in serving and protecting our country. And we understand that kind of dedication, because we are dedicated to our customers and to serving the Valdosta area. That’s why we work hard to keep rates as low as possible while delivering safe, reliable energy and excellent customer service.

On behalf of Georgia Power and the citizens in the greater Valdosta area, we want to say thank you!

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Valdosta Main Street-

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very community with an Air Force Base is different...special in its own way. One of the things that makes your assignment at Moody so special is the opportunity to get to know our unique Downtown Valdosta. It’s not hard to get Downtown from Moody. Just hit Bemiss and head south!

First Friday

Held the first Friday of each month, First Friday is your opportunity to come Downtown and enjoy great food and drinks from local restaurants (see pages 36-37).You will often find live bands and other activities along the streets of Valdosta on these nights.

Art After Dark Held the third Friday of each month, Art After Dark is the perfect time to experience art inside and out.You are invited to stroll through Downtown’s historic buildings, streets, and alleys to enjoy the beauty of Downtown Valdosta and the art created by local artists. Experience the most fabulous, offbeat, intriguing artwork, as well as extraordinary shopping and dining in Downtown Valdosta.

Farm Days

Farm Days is a farmer’s market held around the Historic Lowndes County Courthouse Square from April until October. Come Downtown to find the delicious taste of farm fresh food picked just for you! The market showcases locally sourced produce, food items, and arts and crafts from surrounding areas. Come for the freshness and stay for the fun at Downtown Valdosta Farm Days! Be sure to bring your children downtown on Dec. 7 to participate in the Downtown Holiday Open House and Christmas Parade featuring Santa! These are just a few of the many events you can take part in downtown. For more information “LIKE” Valdosta Main Street on facebook.com/valdostamainstreetfans or visit www.valdostamainstreet.com. 24 MOODY LINK / January 2013


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Our branch continues our commitment to customers We continue to bring you the convenience, support and personal attention you deserve along with a wide array of products and services. Stop by and meet the dedicated Home Mortgage Consultants who can help you reach your home financing goals.

3227 N Oak St Ext Valdosta, GA 31605 229-247-6540

From left to right: Amber Armstrong (NMLSR ID 463560), Katie Brown, Clay Hadsock (NMLSR ID 471840) Jason Betsill (NMLSR ID 263149), Wade Hampton (NMLSR ID 148661), Katie Thompson Craig King (NMLSR ID 690645), Kristen Calloway (NMSLR ID 463532), Kimberley Crider Dewayne Wise (NMLSR ID 905955)

We are also pleased to announce Marti Johnson, Dustin Smith and Misty Dupree have joined our team. Stop in and meet them today!

Marti Johnson Home Mortgage Consultant NMLSR ID 200361

Dustin Smith Home Mortgage Consultant NMLSR ID 687577

Information is accurate as of date of printing and is subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Š 2012 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801. AS973932 12/12-3/13

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Welcome to our community! At ELEAD1ONE/Fresh Beginnings, we are proud to be part of the community. We warmly welcome you and your family to South Georgia. Established over 25 years ago here in Valdosta, Fresh Beginnings began as a customer retention organization to the automotive market. Initial offerings to Car Dealers were customer thank you gifts, such as cookies and direct mail pieces sent at regular intervals to their customers. In recent years Fresh Beginnings has expanded it product line of cookies, specialty candies and gourmet treats packaged in custom tins that are sold to corporate and retail accounts outside the automobile industry. In 1999, to satisfy a growing need for an independent third-party to conduct customer satisfaction surveys, ELEAD1ONE Call Center was developed.

4001 Coleman Road North, Valdosta, Georgia 229-242-0237 • Email: hr@eleadcrm.com

ELEAD1ONE is a leader in automotive marketing and customer service nationwide and is constantly growing! To meet these needs, we have immediate openings for full and part-time employees. Our flexible scheduling makes it easy for everyone seeking employment to get just the schedule they need – second income, retirees, students, and moms or dads seeking work while the kids are in school or spouse is deployed. ELEAD1ONE/Fresh Beginnings is a key contributor to our community because our business brings money from outside of our community and adds it to our local economy. The company, its management team and employees offers their time and talents to the community in a variety of ways. Some of the ways our team has served our local community include: Second Harvest Food bank, Rotary, and Humane Society to name a few.

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Valdosta’s Hometown Theme Park

For 16 years, Wild Adventures has been the

beloved destination for Moody families, offering entertainment for all generations. It is the area’s number one attraction and it’s not hard to see why – it’s a theme park, water park, animal park and concert venue rolled into one. A trip to Wild Adventures is an affordable, stress-free alternative to Florida theme parks and a short drive from Moody AFB. What sets Wild Adventures apart from other theme parks is the variety of thrills, entertainment and animal interactions for families. Guests of all ages can enjoy the South’s largest ride collection including major wooden and wildadventures.com steel roller coasters like the Cheetah, hundreds of exotic animals, the region’s largest water park and all-star concerts all in a family friendly setting. You can look forward to fantastic shows and festivals all season long too. During the spring and summer, Wild Adventures features major musical acts in the area’s largest outdoor amphitheater. Families also can cool off in Splash Island Water Park, which is included as part of general admission. In October, younger guests love Kid-OWeen while braver souls can face Terror in the Wild. Then in December, celebrate the season at Wild Adventures Christmas. Wild Adventures caters to military families with discounts on park admission at ITT offices, or at the park with a valid military ID. With all that the park has to offer, many families find the season pass to be the best value, as they like to visit again and again. A season pass pays for itself in less than two visits and can be purchased online at wildadventures.com, at the park, or at the ITT office.

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WE ARE MILITARY FRIENDLY Thinking about furthering your education while you’re stationed at Moody? There are limitless opportunities!

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hen it comes to talking about military and college, considering issues such as moving and deployments are important in planning your college path. Valdosta offers a variety of options when deciding to further your education. Georgia Military College (GMC), Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (WGTC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) are excellent options to be explored. All have been designated as Military Friendly School’s by G.I. Jobs magazine, ranking them among the “top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for their service to military members, veterans, and spouses as students to ensure their success in completing a college degree.”

Georgia Military College (valdosta.gmc.cc.ga.us) In appreciation of our active duty military students, GMC offers a military discount, along with innovative class schedules to allow Moody and our other military students with demanding schedules the ability to finish their classes and their degrees in the shortest amount of time. Georgia Military College Valdosta/Moody AFB campuses have been recognized as a military friendly school for the last four years in part for the many services provided on-site such as academic advisement, VA benefit counseling, and textbook rental. Leslie Hafer, GMC Director 32 MOODY LINK / January 2013


Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (wiregrass.edu) WGTC is proud of its Military friendly distinction as it reflects our commitment to serving those that sacrifice their lives for our freedom. The college works with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to provide academic core classes that fit the requirements of CCAF, operates the National Testing Center on Moody Air Force Base for the base community, offers on-base classes in a range of topics, and provides personal contact with each military student to ensure their needs are being met. In addition, several technical and industrial programs donate student and instructor time to military spouses while their loved one is on deployment to help with general maintenance of homes and vehicles. The college participates in annual veterans events and has begun a student organization for veterans attending the college. For more information on WGTC’s efforts to provide education opportunities to military personnel, please call Margaret Brogdon at 229-253-9571. Angela Hobby, Executive Director of Public Relations and Information

Valdosta State University (Valdosta.edu) For many years, Valdosta State has worked with Moody and other regional military bases to serve their educational needs, and facilitating educational oppor-

tunities for active duty military and veterans continues to be a priority. VSU’s Department of Adult and Military Programs (AMP) makes degree completion more seamless for adult learners, with particular attention to members of the military and veterans. “We are carrying on a tradition that has been part of the VSU mission for a long time, in helping meet the educational needs of active duty service members and veterans of the military branches,” said Dr. Jerry Merwin, director of AMP.

“We have permanent, fulltime VSU staff members working at both Moody Air Force Base and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, and we offer undergraduate and graduate programs at both locations.” For more information on VSU’s Adult and Military Programs, visit www. valdosta.edu/academics/amp/.

Troy University (trojan.troy.edu) “Troy University has a long-standing history with our armed forces. For over half a century, TROY has been proud to work with our military service members to pursue advanced education under the G. I. Bill.

Obtaining a degree or furthering your education while in the military can present additional hurdles. Use these tips to ensure your success! Tip 1- Pursue something you love and stay committed. It won’t be worth it if you only choose a degree based on convenience.

Tip 2… Be organized. Record keeping is essential when transfers could be necessary. Keep contact information for the schools and departments where you attended classes, along with copies of your transcripts.

Tip 3… Stay flexible. We all know the Air Force can throw unexpected and untimely obstacles in the way of everyday life including trying to complete a degree. In order to complete coursework, you may have to take courses as you can or even put education on hold. But don’t be discouraged! Make progress a little at a time.

Tip 4… Communication is key. In order to make career decisions, spouses must consider each other’s goals and come to decisions on how they can best achieve them.

Tip 5… Networking. Make sure to link up with other military spouses who are in the same situation and connect with them and the community of individuals within your academic field and future career. Perks of a traditional university include building professional relationships which could be harder to establish online.

Tip 6…Think ahead. When choosing the field and university at which you would like to study, take into consideration how they might fit with the inevitable moves and possible deployments that come with military life. Determine what sacrifices you would be willing to make. Would you like to attend a traditional university or would an online program still meet your needs and career goals? Also, meet with a counselor at the on-base education center to find out about special discounts offered to Moody families at schools in the area. January 2013 / MOODY LINK 33


We are educational partners with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and through our Yellow Ribbon Program, we are here to help our veterans achieve their educational goals as well. Online or in-class, whether you’re active duty or reserves, on deployment or stationed here at home—TROY offers a degree program that will follow you wherever you serve. Paige Wester, TROY Recruiter

Other Moody-friendly options include: -Webster University (webster.edu) degree candidates include active duty and retired military personnel, their spouses, and DOD civilians, federal contractors as well as the general public. Webster provides contemporary and challenging educational opportunities to adult learners while recognizing the motivation and maturity they bring into the classroom. -Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Erau.edu) supports four modes of learning: Classroom, Online, EagleVision Home, and

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EagleVision Classroom. Computerized classrooms are also available for students’ needs. There are useful connections at this site as well, such as being part of the new Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) partnership and having a good relationship with the local technical college, WGTC. -Park University (Park.edu/mood) At Park, the goal is to make it as easy and inexpensive as possible for you to complete your degree and to build your success. Park understands what a challenge it is to work full-time, juggle family responsibilities and attend class. That’s why they offer more choices of class times, locations and online options for completing your degree.

Webster University has a faculty that practices what it teaches, class hours around your schedule, and small classes with a lot of one-on-one attention. Call us today! Webster University Graduate Courses NoGREorGMAT required.

Application Fee of $50.00 is waived from December 2012 thru December 2013.

Open to the Public.

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Webster University at Moody AFB 23 FSS/FSDE 3010 Robinson Road Moody AFB, GA 31699-1518 229-257-1775

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Call us today at (229) 245-7077 or visit us online at www.park.edu/mood AS & BS degrees offered 34 MOODY LINK / January 2013

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Dining Guide

You won’t go hungry with this dining guide! Restaurants in red offer discounts to Moody

Baytree Area Baytree Pizza** 607 Baytree Road, Suite C 229.253.0634 Jimmy Johns 1337 Baytree Road 229.333.9747 Manny’s Sub Shop 1211 Baytree Road 229.249.0050 15% off Quiznos Subs 1650-A Baytree Road 229.241.9808

Downtown Area 306 North 310 N. Patterson Street 229.249.5333 bas bleu 121 N. Patterson Street 229.244.2248 bleu PUB 116 West Hill Avenue 229.219.2289 36 MOODY LINK / January 2013

City Market 101 N. Patterson Street 229.219.0007

Jessie’s Eats and Treats** 111 West Central Avenue 229.247.4670

Covington’s Dining & Catering** 310 N. Patterson Street 229.242.2261

Kentucky Fried Chicken 1203 N. Ashley Street 229.247.2395

Dairy Queen 701 N. Ashley Street 229.242.4095 El Cazador 1600 N. Ashley Street 229.333.0554 Giulios Greek Italian 105 E. Ann Street 229.333.0929 Hardee’s 2901 N. Ashley Street 229.412.3246 Hardee’s 816 S. Patterson Street 229.412.3246 Hibachi Express 1701 N. Ashley Street 229.244.8880

McDonald’s 715 S. Patterson Street 229.671.9908 Steel Magnolias 132 N. Patterson Street 229.259.0010 10% off

Hahira & Lake Park Area Church Street Coffee @ Hahira 107 S. Church Street 229.794.3383 McDonald’s @ Lake Park 7207 Lakes Blvd. 229.559.9552 Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q** @ Lake Park 1088 Lakes Blvd. 229.241.8090

The Fish Net Restaurant @ Lake Park 3949 Sportsman Cove Rd. 229.559.5410

Hill Avenue & Mall Area Applebee’s 1301 N. St. Augustine Road 229.241.9933 Atlanta Bread Company** 1531 Baytree Road 229.259.9969 Austins Cattle Co. 2101 West Hill Avenue 229.259.9333 Azalea’s Restaurant & Lounge** 1805 West Hill Avenue 229.247.9500 Beijing Cafe 1715-C Norman Drive 229.253.0808 Blimpie Subs & Salads 414 Northside Drive 229.245.1885


Bojangles 1725 West Hill Avenue 229.242.4202 10% off Buffalo Wild Wings 1553 Baytree Road 229.241.7246 Cheddar’s Casual Cafe 270 Norman Drive 229.247.5551 Chick-fil-A @ Colonial Mall 1700 Norman Drive #1056 229.247.2487 Chick-fil-A 1100 N. St. Augustine Road 229.247.2625 Chow Town Grill & Buffet 1550 Baytree Road 229.293.0642 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1195 St. Augustine Road 229.244.5258 Crystal River Seafood 958 St. Augustine Road 229.249.9515 Dairy Queen 1836 West Hill Avenue 229.242.5446 Fazoli’s 1307 N. St. Augustine Road 229.241.7780 Honey Baked Ham** 1601 Baytree Road 229.244.6833 IHOP of Valdosta 1821 West Hill Avenue 229.249.8444 Kentucky Fried Chicken 1300 N. St. Augustine Road 229.242.2145 Longhorn Steakhouse 1110 N. St. Augustine Road 229.333.0100

Ole Times Country Buffet 1193 N. St. Augustine Road 229.253.1600

McDonald’s 4185 N.Valdosta Road 229.242.8444

Zaxby’s** 3250 Inner Perimeter Road 229.219.8599

Olive Garden 1315 St. Augustine Road 229.244.9990

Papa John’s/SARPJ 2139 Bemiss Road 229.241.1000 25% off regular menu price items for carryout only

Sweets and Treats, Bakeries & More

Outback Steak House 1824 Clubhouse Drive 229.242.4329

Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 2801 N. Ashley Street 229.671.1866

Sonic Drive In 1520 West Hill Avenue 229.671.9571

Smok’n Pig B-B-Q** 4228 N.Valdosta Road 229.245.8227

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q** 1701 Norman Drive 229.241.8090

Southern Landing Restaurant 4479 N. Valdosta Road 229.247.0366

Texas Roadhouse 1874 Clubhouse Drive 229.242.7700 Zaxby’s** 1102 N. St. Augustine Road 229.254.0799

Summit Point & North Valdosta Area Applebee’s 3254 Inner Perimeter Road 229.257.0003 Burger King 4464 Shiloh Road 229.247.6593 Chick-fil-A @ North Valdosta 3147 Inner Perimeter Road 229.245.0144 Dairy Queen & Stuckeys 4598 N.Valdosta Road 229.219.7772 Hungry Howie’s Pizza 118A Northside Drive 229.242.6936 Kentucky Fried Chicken 1406 N. Ashley Street 229.247.0666

McDonald’s 1177 St. Augustine Road 229.251.1457

Marcos Pizza 4320 Kings Way 229.245.9595 10% off

McDonald’s 1840 West Hill Avenue 229.671.9883

McDonald’s 4109 Bemiss Road 229.671.9940

Mori Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar 1709 Norman Drive 229.244.5299

McDonald’s 2102 N. Ashley Street 229.671.9833

*Red = Offers Military Discount

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 3100 N. Patterson Street 229.333.2346 Ellianos Coffee Company 108 E. Northside Drive 229.671.1003 PammyCakes (Bakery) 1900 E. Gornto Road 229.249.9866 The Beanery Coffee Roasters 1009 1/2 Williams Street 229.242.1979

Subway 4622 Bemiss Road 229.245.8090

The Mix (Frozen Yogurt) 1803 Jerry Jones Drive 229.563.2813

SurEste Cantina 3209 B. North Oak St. Ext. 229.249.0057

Yes, it’s Cake (Bakery) Call for Appointment 229.896.5577

The Egg & I Restaurant 4421 Woodhollow Circle 229.333.2960

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Two Friends Cafe’ & Market 3338-B Country Club Drive 229.242.3282 Wooden Nickel Pub 3269 Inner Perimeter Road 229.247.7750 10% off

Ahh...David! R. S.V. P.** 112 West Rogers Street 229.242.3425 Chartwells** 1500 N. Patterson Street 229.333-7823 Sparkles Weddings & Special Events** 3715 N.Valdosta Road #155 229.232.4825

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SEEDS Business Resource Center

Start, Grow or Expand Your Business

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oody Air Force Base with nearly 11,000 personnel is a tremendous asset to our community. We appreciate your service to our country, and the SEEDS Business Resource Center offers our services to you. Anyone interested in starting a business can receive free resources compliments of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber and the SEEDS Center.

Where do I START?

Start with a free consultation at the Chamber. Find out what is required to start a business and discuss the feasibility of your business idea. A detailed industry report will make you aware of recent developments within the industry and which associations and publications are available to give you a better understanding of the business that you are interested in starting. We can help you find out more about your competition with a detailed competitor list. A custom demographic report will help identify how many people are in your target market. Our Guide to Starting a Business provides explanations, addresses, phone numbers and websites that are needed to help you fully prepare to legally start your business in Valdosta-Lowndes and Georgia.

How can I GROW?

Whether you need to apply for a loan or you’re ready to write a business plan for your business, the SEEDS Center has a business plan format and assistance for you. We can help you identify your target market. Reach more of your target market with custom business leads based on the industry or size. Consumer leads can be generated based on search criteria such as age, income or location.

I am ready to EXPAND!

If a high traffic area is vital to your company, request traffic counts to determine the best location for your business or billboard. The SEEDS Center can provide information on available commercial property based on business use and size requirements. We can show you where your competitors are located. Visit www.SEEDSBusinessResourceCenter.com for more information including upcoming business seminars and workshops. Contact Varian Brown at 229-247-8100 today. *Underlined items highlight a few of the many free resources available to assist you your business. You do not need to be a Chamber member to take advantage of all of these resources and services. January 2013 / MOODY LINK 39


Valdosta

has so much to offer families of Moody and we wanted to make sure you don’t miss anything! Check out the list below and enjoy...

1. View local and regional artwork at Spring Into Art or the Draw Project at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. 2. Print out a copy of Valdosta’s Historic Driving Tour and discover over 50 historic buildings as you drive through Valdosta’s four National Registered Historic Districts. 3. Art After Dark - Experience fabulous artwork, bands, & shopping discounts in downtown Valdosta on the third Friday of every month. 4. Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY! Visit the petting zoo or take an excursion tour at Tiger Stripes Exotic Animal Sanctuary. 5. Born to be Wild! Join a local riding club. 6. Sneak a peek at some of the most beautiful and well-appointed homes at Valdosta’s Home and Garden Tour every spring. 7. Give your time to one of many local service clubs to make the community a better place. 8. Polish your public speaking skills with the Valdosta Toastmasters. 9. Get festive! Be a part of a tradition by attending a local festival. 10. Tune up your musical skills by taking piano, guitar or voice lessons. 11. Enroll in a cooking seminar or learn new computer skills in a Continuing Education Class. 12. Fish at the Withlacoochee River. 13. Shop for old and new merchandise, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, clothing and much more at a local flea market or consignment shop. 14. Go wild at Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park! 15. Experience a glimpse of life in the 1920’s by viewing the Milltown Murals in Lakeland. 16. Gaze at the night sky and learn about constellations and visible planets at VSU’s Planetarium Show. 17. Attend one of three musicals put on every summer by Peach State Summer Theatre, the Official Musical Theater of the State of GA. 18. Practice your putting and more at Jungle Jym’s Family Fun Center! 19. Hang out at a local coffee shop. 20. What’s for dinner? Head to the local farmer’s market for fresh produce and meats.

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21. Take a guided tour of The Crescent House and gardens, an 1898 neoclassical mansion. 22. Ride your bike down the Azalea Trail or join the Azalea Bicyclists. 23. Fish, canoe, hike or camp at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area. 24. Shop discount prices at the Preferred Outlets at Lake Park or visit the Valdosta Mall for the latest fashion. 25. Play a round or two at one of Valdosta’s best golf courses. 26. Sample and learn about a variety of different wines at wine tastings sponsored by local wineries and establishments. 27. Go quail hunting at the Quail Creek Shooting Preserve. 28. Kick off the holiday season by attending Merry Marketplace, an art and craft show in which all proceeds go to local charities. 29. Train your dog to tackle the dog obstacle-course at the dog park. 30. Learn about our local area by visiting one of our local museums. 31. Enjoy beautiful music performed by the Valdosta Choral Guild at their annual Christmas or Spring Concert. 32. Thrifty? Spend your Saturday finding treasures at local yard sales. 33. Investigate paranormal activity in Valdosta with the Vapir Paranormal club, the closest thing towards becoming a Ghost buster in Valdosta, Ga. 34. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day. 35. Visit the VSU Fine Arts Gallery to see exhibitions showcasing both student, faculty, and regional artwork. 36. Check out a book, listen to a story, or join a book club at one of many public libraries. 37. Tap into your creative side and take an art class. 38. Buy a corned beef sandwich from Temple Israel. 39. Looking for the perfect outfit for a special occasion? Check out what the local boutiques offer. 40. Farm Days – Shop Local! Head to Downtown Valdosta on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from May to September to buy locally-grown produce and locally-produced artisan items. 41. Practice your shot at one of Valdosta’s shooting ranges. 42. Attend a Moody Air Force Base air show.


43. Enjoy a Valdosta Theatre Guild’s theatrical production at the ‘Dosta Playhouse. 44. Fly your remote control plane with the Valdosta RCA Flyers. 45. TITLETOWN for a Reason! Cheer on our local high school athletes. 46. Sample International cuisine at a local restaurant. 47. Attend the South Georgia Classic, a Nationwide PGA tour annual event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. 48. Lace up your running shoes and participate in one of Valdosta’s 5K races. 49. Garden with one of nine gardening clubs with the Valdosta Garden Center . 50. Bowl a strike at Jac’s Lane. 51. First Fridays Downtown! Gather to eat and socialize in our beautiful, historic downtown area the first Friday of each month. 52. Unwind from a long day or work week by singing karaoke, playing trivia, shooting pool or throwing darts. 53. Catch a flick on the big screen. 54. Get organic and healthy at an organic or natural food store. 55. Enjoy a ballet production put on by one of the local dance companies. 56. Sample a variety of foods while raising money for local charities at the annual Taste of Valdosta event. 57. Load up the kids and head to an inflatable playground 58. Vroom! Vroom! Start your engines and head to the South Georgia Motor Sports Park, a racing facility consisting of a ¼ mile NHRA drag strip and ½ mile paved oval racetrack. 59. Try out a new look and get a makeover at a local salon. 60. Enjoy a fine dining experience in restaurants offering delicious cuisine and intimate atmospheres 61. It’s great to be a VSU Blazer! Dress in your red and black gear and enjoy VSU Athletics. 62. Have a party! Let someone else do the cooking and hire a caterer. 63. Get it while it’s hot! Eat a hot, fresh doughnut from Daylight Donuts or Dixie Cream. 64. Surprise a loved one with flowers from a local florist. 65. Have a picnic at one of Lowndes County’s 36 public parks. 66. Listen to classical music performed by the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra comprised of the region’s finest and musicians. 67. Take a leisurely walk or go for a jog on the Camellia Trail at Valdosta State University. 68. Indulge in a southern BBQ sandwich. 69. Peruse the works of local artists in local art galleries. 70. Grab the girls & head to the annual South Georgia Bridal Expo. 71. Re-fuel your body with a refreshing fresh-squeezed juice, smoothie or wheatgrass shot. 72. It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. Join the local “Y”!

73. Head out to the fields and pick seasonal fresh fruits at a local farmer vendor. 74. Help preserve the art of quilting with fellowship as a member of a local quilter’s guild. 75. Pitch a tent and go camping at a local campground. 76. Greet newcomers or get to know others new to the area with South Georgia Newcomers’ Club or MetroOne. 77. Decorate your home or find the perfect house-warming gift at one of several home interior stores. 78. Enjoy a VSU Theatre production at Whitehead Auditorium. 79. Take a guided hunting tour. 80. Play frisbee or work on your tan on the front lawn of Valdosta State University’s campus. 81. Earn a black belt or learn self defense at a martial arts class. 82. Looking for some bling? See what local jewelry stores have to offer. 83. Attend a local place of worship. 84. Grab your lawn chair and line the streets to watch a parade in Downtown Valdosta. 85. Head out to Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge to enjoy South Georgia’s natural beauty. 86. Mentor a child or train to be an advocate with children. 87. Get involved at a City Council meeting at the historic City Hall building or a County Commission meeting at the Lowndes County Judicial Administrative Complex. 88. Visit Sunset Hill Cemetery, a Victorian style cemetery established in 1861, where you can see the graves of many of Valdosta’s notable and historic persons. 89. Beat the heat and enjoy an ice cream or fro-yo treat. 90. Attend a FREE Lunch and Learn at the City Hall Annex. 91. Design on a Dime. Take home improvement classes and do it yourself. 92. Channel your inner Yogi at a yoga class 93. Experience life in a cotton mill town by strolling through the mill houses in the City of Remerton, developed after Strickland Cotton Mills was built in 1899. 94. Hear a band at a local venue. 95. Broadway comes to Valdosta! Purchase season tickets to the Presenter Series and enjoy award-winning musicals and plays performed by traveling companies. 96. Attend the annual 100 Black Men of Valdosta Top Barbecue Chefs Cook-off on the courthouse lawn in August. 97. Give back! Donate blood or build a house. 98. Join an underground beer and wine club and try new beers and wines every month. 99. Get in shape and have fun doing it! Take a Zumba, ballroom, latin, or ballet dance class. 100. Join the roller derby with the Valdosta Venom-Roller Derby Team!

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TRIANGLE

riangle Furniture has been around for over thirty years in Moultrie, GA, but the Valdosta location has been giving great service to customers since October 2010. What started as wholesale furniture, has evolved into a retail operation. But no worries, Triangle Furniture didn’t stray from its wholesale roots. They continue to offer everyday low prices on brand name furnishings from great companies like Ashley, Best Home Furnishings, Stacy, H-Home, Riverside, Home Elegance, Steve Silver, Catnapper, Jackson, & more.

“Whether you’re looking for living room, bedroom, or dining room, we’re here to serve you,” states Drew Durham. “If you don’t see what you’re looking for in

our store, we have a large catalog collection and will be glad to order anything for you.” Triangle also offers customized upholstery with Best Home Furnishings, Stacy Manufacturing, or H-Home. Whether you’re looking for a sofa, loveseat, accent chair, or recliner, Triangle has a great selection of frames and fabrics to choose from. If you’re looking for new bedding, Triangle proudly offers quality mattresses from Corsicanna, Southerland, Englander, and Ashley Sleep. “If you don’t recognize the names of these great companies, that’s because they are ‘Non-Advertised,’” says Drew. “These companies let the quality of their mattresses speak for themselves, and because there are no advertising costs tied into our mattresses, we are able to sell them at a lower cost to you!” 44 MOODY LINK / January 2013


FURNITURE “Same Furniture, Same Quality, Same Warranty,

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“At Triangle Furniture, we pride ourselves on great customer service and will do our best to keep you happy. We would like to welcome you to the area and as a way of saying thanks to you for your service to our country; we offer our Military Discount everyday on non-clearance items storewide. So come on in and see why we say ‘Same Furniture, Same Quality, Same Warranty, Just Lower Prices.’ That’s the Triangle Difference!!!” -Drew Durham

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he staff of Spring Chase Apartments proudly welcomes you to the Valdosta area. Spring Chase is located approximately 20 minutes from Moody Air Force Base and is within walking distance of all the finer restaurants, as well as, the Colonial Mall. We are also only seven short minutes from Valdosta State University. WE EXTEND DISCOUNTED RENTAL RATES TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY, STATE, COUNTY, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, MILITARY AND SENIOR CITIZENS.

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