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November 23, 2013

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VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To Valdosta High School, Principal Dr. Janice Richardson, and English teacher Pam Childress for reviving a debate team after a 15-year absence. Since its new inception this summer, the VHS debate team has seen student interest increase and students have won spots for state. Most importantly, students are becoming informed citizens.

THUMBS UP: To the 10 Valdosta State University football players named this week to the All-Gulf South Conference. They are Chris Pope, Lawrence Virgil, Dominique Wheeler, Seantavius Jones, Cedric O’Neal, Dominic DeMasi  (all first team); Regginald Lewis, Felei Tuavae, Jeremy Grable, Tevin Davis (all second team).  

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Junior Service League for the annual Merry Marketplace. Dubbed a “Holiday Shopping Extravaganza,” the Merry Marketplace provides an early opportunity for area shoppers. The event runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, adult; $1, child. Proceeds given to area charities.

THUMBS UP: To Echols County’s 53-year tradition of honoring state legislators. The event pays tribute to current and past legislators, but it also gives Echols County a chance to showcase its attributes. The Echols County Legislative Appreciative Lunch was held this week.

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What We Think
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  • The power of One

    Christine Batson wondered the same thing that many people wonder.

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    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • Vote to remove signs

    Congratulations to the winners in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

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    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

  • PSST! Only one week left

    Peach State Summer Theatre enters its final week of performances for the 2014 season. This means there are only a few more opportunities left to see “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and “42nd Street.”

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    July 19, 2014

  • Welcoming home the ‘Unseen Project’

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