Here is another around of applause for the individuals and organizations doing great things in our community.

Having never missed an opportunity to disappoint, the GOP controlled Senate recently unveiled one of the most unimaginative tax reform plans in history.

We would probably be better off if our bodies shut down whenever we were about to say something stupid or that we might regret.

Leonard Pitts seems to be also OK with shootings in Chicago, Nov. 10, 2017, not numbered by him which amount to 583 or more so far this year. Chicago has the most stringent of gun laws.

The work culture in America is bad and only getting worse. The young people joining the work force today for the most part have no work ethics. They love having a job and drawing a paycheck, but they’re afraid of actual work.

King of King Breast Cancer Foundation recently held its Annual Pink Gala Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Valdosta Patterson Building, 101 N. Patterson St. Approximately 400 people were in attendance with about 70 cancer survivors. 

Here’s another round of applause for individuals and organizations doing great things in the community.

Thanksgiving — a day set aside to give thanks for the blessings God gives us. A day of feasting — a day for being with family and friends.

The polls were barely closed last Tuesday night when the predictable crowing by the mainstream media and various and assorted talking heads began proclaiming the “great repudiation” of President Donald Trump and his policies as evidenced by the “giant Democratic wave” of victories posted on …

There are two ways a person can look at being barefoot and stepping on a bee.

Back in June, we commended the Lowndes County Board of Education for its decision to not go out of town to conduct annual planning sessions, often known as “retreats.” 

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts observes a half century of bringing Broadway and Vegas-style shows to Valdosta this week.

The announcement of the formation of the NSL — the National Super League for college football — was not all that surprising. However, the intensified scheduling format did raise a few eyebrows. The NSL, which replaces the obsolete NCAA, will have the expected 64-team membership of the most-w…

Today, we honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with bein…

Our military veterans have defended our rights throughout the distant past of our nation’s history to the battles that are as fresh as today’s headlines.

Here’s another round of applause — early this week — for individuals and organizations doing great things in the community.

My accumulation of years has probably made me less and less tolerant of my fellow citizens’ careless treatment of the flag of the United States of America.

Conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp is running for governor and recently announced the formation of a grassroots team featuring community leaders in every Georgia county.

The Bible says, “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But …

I am often asked by my fellow ministers why I do what I do. My answer is simple:"I have a different assignment." For me, the fundamental purpose of life is to grow, to expand, and to make progress. Growth means progress. To grow one must make choices, and choices involve risks. We must alway…

Visiting with Dr. Ted Geltner and Valdosta State University students interested in a career in journalism this past week was a refreshing reminder about how important solid, credible, responsible journalism is to a community. 

There are some who would divide us here in America. They would find some slight difference between us and then magnify and blow it completely out of proportion and use it as a tool to stir up strife, and put us at one another’s throats, but all the while ignore our many commonalities. Some p…

Here’s another round of applause for individuals and organizations doing great things in the community.

Mr. Vernotis Williams, a former officer with the Valdosta Police Department, recently retired after 26 productive years.

Have you watched interviews of members of Congress (both senators and representatives) who stand in Statuary Hall? Sculptures of prominent Americans are displayed in this chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. It is a popular place to visit for tourists and is sometimes used for imp…

It’s only Nov. 3, with temperatures forecast in the 80s for the coming week, but already, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Too often I hear people say that black people have nothing to complain about. Too often it is said that we need to get off our lazy butts and get to work, that we are weighing down the welfare system in unequal portions. 

We so often think of only sports when we hear “TitleTown USA” but do you know we are also winning titles in a non-sport area of vital concern locally and nationally?

As Congress debates a new tax bill, there is much discussion as to which current tax exemptions to keep and which ones to eliminate. It appears that a favorite idea is to eliminate the current exemption on state and local taxes.

Only two days remain to vote early in the municipal elections.

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