Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

January 3, 2014

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-- — THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta/Lowndes County Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Association for its 29th Annual Founders Banquet scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today, James H. Rainwater Conference Center. With its theme of “After 50 Years, What Has Happened to the Dream,” the banquet kicks off several events throughout the month to commemorate the birth of King, whose birthday is celebrated as a national holiday this year on Jan. 20.

THUMBS UP: To the South Georgia Regional Library for hosting “Snow Day” Friday. Not only was the chilly weather perfect for the library’s annual day, but organizers created a fun event on a week day for kids still out of school for the Christmas break.

THUMBS UP: To the news that the Highway 84 overpass is 20 percent ahead of schedule. Granted, the project is not scheduled to be completed until Dec. 31, 2014, but word that the project is ahead of where it is expected to be ranks as good news for people regularly traveling West Hill Avenue and for businesses lining the route.

THUMBS UP: To retiring Valdosta Fire Chief J.D. Rice. Officially, Rice retired Dec. 31 after serving more than 18 years as chief, but he will remain in the position for several more weeks until the City of Valdosta can hire someone to take the fire chief position. Thank you, Chief Rice, for your service to the city.

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What We Think
  • Regional shopping makes sense

    This weekend is the tax-free holiday in Georgia.

    July 31, 2014

  • Focus now on what lies within

    Forty-three years ago the federal mandate to desegregate Valdosta City Schools was necessary.

    July 30, 2014

  • The Times belongs to you

    The Valdosta Daily Times belongs to you. As we move forward with new leadership in our newsroom, we want you to know about our continued commitment to the communities we serve.

    July 28, 2014

  • The art of plenty to do

    In Sunday’s paper, readers found an extensive list of shows, exhibits, concerts and more for the upcoming arts seasons in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

    July 27, 2014

  • The power of One

    Christine Batson wondered the same thing that many people wonder.

    July 26, 2014

  • Thumbs Up

    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.

    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

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