Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 3, 2013

What We Think: It’s All About You

- — The Times continues its year-long series of articles on the community, highlighting incredible individuals who work hard to make Valdosta a wonderful place to call home.

In January, the emphasis was on unique businesses in our area and the entrepreneurs, employees and customers who opened them and kept them thriving through the years.

For February, the emphasis will be on public safety, honoring those who daily risk their own safety to ensure that citizens have the help they need when in times of emergency.

The Valdosta Rotary Club’s annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner is Thursday, Feb. 21, when the top police and sheriff’s officers are honored. Every year, the club raises money from the dinner to assist officers who need a helping hand in times of illness, loss or other emergency.  Tickets to the dinner are a hot commodity and a number of tables are already sold, but what the club values most is the fact that the community attends the event to show their appreciation for these men and women in uniform.

It seems only fitting that the Times also recognize the sacrifices of law enforcement this month, along with first responders, firefighters and other emergency personnel. Each Wednesday, readers will find stories about these sacrifices and get to know more about the people whose job it is to take care of all of us.

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  • 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

  • Valdosta: Time for a hard look

    Last week was a tough one for Valdosta. A national survey named Valdosta as the nation’s fastest-shrinking city. A report listed Valdosta State Prison in a three-way tie for the state’s second most violent prison.

    July 12, 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 11, 2014

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