Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 15, 2013

A world where all news is local

-- — Not too many years ago, along with the saying that all politics are local, so was all news.

Even now, as a community-based newspaper, The Times focuses more on what’s happening down the street from you rather than what you see on CNN or FOX News.

But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, national and international news become as local as what’s happening at city hall, whether it’s a Valdosta State grad avenged by the death of Osama bin Laden, or a Valdosta-born sailor serving a meal to a sea captain saved from Somali pirates, or Moody Air Force Base personnel traveling overseas, or a young South Georgia model enduring the Japanese nuclear reactor scare, or a local woman sharing that her family escaped harm in a Chilean natural disaster.

Or a series of violent explosions marring the Boston Marathon.

Three Lowndes County residents were running the race Monday when the explosions occurred. All three are thankfully safe, shaken but unharmed, according to reports from area friends Monday afternoon.

We are reminded on a daily basis that the world is a smaller place. Sometimes, it’s something as simple as an area resident who has kept an out-of-state cell phone number. Sometimes, it’s something as shocking as those few moments not knowing if three area people survived explosions in Boston.

It’s a smaller world, where some event anywhere may strike at the hearts and souls of people here.

1
Text Only
What We Think
  • 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.

    July 23, 2014

  • Runoff election counts today

    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.”

    July 20, 2014

  • The wisdom of animals

    Animals may be smarter than us. If you don’t think so take a look at how we humans deal with the oppressive heat of summer. Compare our activities with those of animals.

    July 19, 2014

  • Welcoming home the ‘Unseen Project’

    Two months ago, they embarked on an ambitious endeavor: Two friends, riding on motorcycles criss-crossing the United States, followed by a film crew, on a faith-based tour to find America the Unseen.

    July 17, 2014

  • A downtown church’s faith

    First Baptist Church made a leap of faith this past weekend.

    July 16, 2014

  • Overpass has double potential

    They say it will be here sooner than we think.

    July 16, 2014

  • Precautions for what’s left of summer

    Summer is a time of rest, vacations and trips. It is a time when school is out, when people take time off from work, when people may stay out a little later. It is a time of swimming, trying new things, and seeking adventure.

    July 14, 2014

  • Golf tourney battles cancer

    Battling cancer seems a never-ending war. Yet, for anyone who has ever had cancer, for anyone who has a friend or relative who has struggled against cancer, it is a battle worth waging.

    July 13, 2014

Top News
Poll

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results