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I was born in Little-Griffin Hospital, then located at 1307 Patterson St., a place not remembered by me, but that remains a vital part of my legacy. My mother, Parrie Bernice Hart, was born to Isaac Stafford and Hannah Hart of Clyattville, one of 12 children, and my father, William Howard Lo…

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Before coming to South Georgia, a “love bug” was a Volkwagen named Herbie from a series of Disney films. 

Following the apparent victory of the transportation special purpose local option sales tax Tuesday, several people opposed to the 1 percent sales tax blamed surrounding counties for its success.

Peach State Summer Theatre returns this weekend, promising to transport audiences to a legendary night in rock & roll, a newsboy revolt from a century-plus past and a fabled matchmaker seeking a match for a well-known miser ... all here in Valdosta.

You are paying a tremendous price for a few projects, look at what you spend and what you get. 

Recently I was talking to a civic group about the many problems with T-SPLOST and the slide that shows how much each county is forecast to raise and the total of projects for the county.

According to the news, a museum honoring lynching victims of post-Civil War America has been built in Montgomery, Ala.

Prior to Hurricane Irma coming through Georgia during the summer of 2017, gas prices in South Georgia were ranging between $2 per gallon, up to around $2.25 per gallon.

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”— James Madison 1788

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Leonard Pitts writes like he is the comedian at the White House correspondents’ dinner, May 1, 2018, while President Trump gave an overview of his policies at a rally. Promises made are promises being kept.

It’s graduation season in South Georgia. In the coming days, hundreds of area students will conclude their high school careers.

We have been encouraged by all the letters to the editor and guest columns we have been receiving and are working hard to try to get them all published in a timely manner. 

I suppose, like a lot of other people, I start thinking about myself and do some self-pitying. I forget to look up, to praise God, to thank Him for even the smallest blessing. 

Again, I must respectfully disagree with Mayor Gayle’s endorsement of the T-SPLOST tax. However, he is right when he says, “... no economist or the Department of Revenue can provide accurate figures.” 

(In loving memory of my Mother; Inez Virginia (Jones) Cagle)

The Bible says, “ . . . the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. . . . Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward” (Ps.19:9b - 11).

Jimmy was a beautiful toddler, blonde, blue eyes, and with investigating curiosity as most toddlers. He smiled and laughed a lot. He was the first grandchild and loved by the entire family, the apple of everyone’s eye.

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The opinion piece opposing T-SPLOST that appeared in Sunday’s paper had some information that we do not consider was truly accurate.

In the May 22 primary election, voters will decide the fate of a regional transportation special purpose local option sales tax (T-SPLOST,) a 1 percent, 10-year sales tax to fund local transportation projects. 

After reading Mr. Gibson’s letter in this past Sunday’s edition of The Valdosta Daily Times, I felt it was necessary to provide the correct facts to the regional T-SPLOST debate.

Numerous people charged with a crime, prior to ever having their day in court, without a conviction of guilt, are serving a jail sentence.

Since I joined Valdosta State University in 2000, I have brought hundreds of students to Germany on study-abroad programs. To many of our students this is the first time to leave the United States and sometimes even the South, but to all of them this is an experience that will be with them f…

I respectfully and strongly disagree with The Valdosta Daily Times and Mayor John Gayle that the T-SPLOST sales tax is good for Valdosta and Lowndes County. 

Throughout the history of mankind, there has been conflict, which has culminated in political, economic and military means as a way of settling the issues. Oftentimes, there are tempestuous difficulties between elements of different societies with the resultant that there is indescribable su…

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