Valdosta Daily Times

December 29, 2013

2014 can’t get here fast enough

Kay Harris
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — This week, as we say goodbye to 2013, for some of us, it will be more of a good riddance than a fond farewell. Not that the entire year was bad, it had its good moments, but overall, not one that I will want to remember years from now. I’m sure I’m not the only one, either.

As my resolutions went down the drain within days of making them, I truly admire people who can make resolutions and keep them. I’ve tried to make them simpler but that doesn’t work well either. 

So I’m resolving to not make any this year and just set some realistic goals that hopefully will be met.

In preparation for the New Year, looking back serves no useful purpose, so looking forward to what new adventures await.

All we can do is strive to do better, be healthier, be kind to others and try to find happiness in the simple things.

I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!


Business Roundup

Although it looks like the newest Dollar General is finished on North Valdosta Road, it doesn’t look like there’s anything inside it yet, but that won’t take long so expect to see it open soon.

Apparently, Ashley Street Station is moving to a new home. They’re in an unfriendly place right now and so they’re moving to where Mellow Mushroom was on Baytree and are hoping to be open on Jan. 10.

No opening date yet for the Mill Pizza Buffet in Remerton Square, but I expect to have one soon as it should be open sometime in January.

It looks like Creekside Tavern will be closed

for two weeks, starting Jan. 1, for renovations. More

to come.

The new Italian restaurant on Norman Drive looks like the exterior is almost finished, but no word yet on an opening date for Gondoliers.

Farther down Norman Drive, the dental clinic is moving along that’s going in beside Goodwill. The workers were even there on Christmas Eve, so expect that business to open in a couple of months.

The addition next to Southwest Georgia Bank is going well on North Valdosta Road. It’s going to be a loan center for the bank, which also just announced that they’re the sponsors of the Business Plan competition this year.

A reminder that Willy’s Restaurant on North Ashley Street closed last week as the owners move on to a new business.

That’s it for this week, but if there’s something I missed, please let me know!