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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    THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen. Valdosta State University Opera’s “Dido and Aeneas” marks the last production before Mikkelsen’s retirement
    after 44 years with Valdosta State and the creation of the opera program. She plans to continue
    working with VSU part-time, but this weekend’s performance marks her last full-time participation with the opera productions. Ovations all around for her work.

    April 18, 2014

  • Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

    If you haven’t already adopted a duck, you have a little more than a week to do so.

    April 17, 2014

  • If I were mayor

    Each year, the City of Valdosta holds an essay contest, “If I Were Mayor,” with students in the area writing their ideas about what they would do as the head of the city.

    April 16, 2014

  • The real lessons of a mock drill

    Valdosta High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions held a powerful mock demonstration Monday morning on the school’s campus.

    April 14, 2014

  • Kudos to VPD

    Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

    April 13, 2014

  • It just plain stinks

    After every rain event, the pungent smell of sewage can be detected around the rivers and streams of south Georgia, and Florida residents brace for more to float their way.

    April 13, 2014

  • Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, April 10:

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

    Several European countries are banning work emails to employees before and after normal working hours, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., in an effort to curb the perceived abuse of employees by corporations.

    April 11, 2014

  • Strength of character

    It was an unusual friendship — a tiny 8-year old girl with long blonde hair and the 6’10” Michigan State basketball player.

    April 10, 2014

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