Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

November 8, 2013

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

-- — THUMBS UP: To the newly elected and reelected

officials as well as all candidates who entered the race this past Election Day. For the winners, we wish you success. For if your public service is successful, the entire community should benefit. For the other candidates, thank you for your efforts and sacrifices.

THUMBS DOWN: Win or lose, while candidates’ efforts are appreciated, your campaign signs must come down. If you ran a race unsuccessfully, take down your signs. If you ran and won, leaving your signs all over town is not a good first impression as a public leader.

THUMBS UP: To the Electronic Recycling Event today. These events allow people to responsibly get rid of items such as  cell phones, computer monitors, laptops, disk and floppy drives, test equipment, modems, circuit boards, typewriters, cables, eight-tracks, computer accessories, video machines, stereos, video cassette recorders (VCRs), CB radios, scanners, speakers, camcorders and cameras. TVs are also accepted though at a price of $10 per set. Appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., are not accepted at this event, which runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St.

THUMBS UP: To Lowndes Viking Dyshon Sims and Brooks Trojan Malkom Parrish for being selected to the annual Army All-American Bowl to be played Jan. 4 at the Alamodome in Texas. Only 90 high school players are selected each year from across the nation. For two to be selected from schools that are only about 20 miles apart is a fine accomplishment for South Georgia high school football.

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  • Thumbs Up

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