Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

November 1, 2013

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--- — THUMBS UP: To those who have already voted. To those who haven’t, Election Day is Nov. 5. There’s still time to become educated about the issues and candidates, and go to your assigned precinct Tuesday. If you don’t vote, you allow others to make decisions about your leadership and the community’s future. And every vote counts, especially in the smaller municipality elections, where city seats are often decided by  just a handful of votes.Your vote is important so make it count.

THUMBS UP: To James Goolsby. The former Valdosta school superintendent participated in a vintage airplane event last week in Thomasville. For many participants, it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly in the World War II-era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. For Goolsby, it was an opportunity to relive and share memories. Goolsby served as a B-17 pilot during World War II. We thank him for his service to the country in war and to generations of students in community education.

THUMBS UP: To Stephen Drew. TitleTown can add a World Series champion to its ranks. Drew, who grew up in Lowndes County, plays for the Boston Red Sox. During the team's World Series-winning Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals, Drew hit a solo home run. Congratulations!

THUMBS UP: To Chris Pope. The Valdosta State University Blazers linebacker pushed past VSU  legend and Atlanta Falcon Jessie Tuggle's Blazer record for number of tackles last week. Pope has recorded 343 tackles to date and is just 25 short of Larry Dean's record. Pope and the Blazers are scheduled to play again today.

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What We Think
  • 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

  • Daly’s return a boost for Valdosta

    Flashy, colorful and always a hit with the fans for his long drives and humble demeanor, John Daly’s return to Kinderlou Forest and the South Georgia Classic is a boon for Valdosta.

    April 9, 2014

  • Too many pinwheels

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with numerous volunteers assisting the Child Advocacy Center in placing pinwheels on the lawn of the Valdosta City Hall. Each pinwheel represents one child that was a victim of abuse in 2013. Volunteers placed 887 pinwheels in remembrance.

    April 8, 2014

  • Take some kid time this week

    Spring break returns this week for many South Georgia schools. Both Valdosta and Lowndes County school systems are out through the week for the traditional spring break.

    April 6, 2014

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