Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

December 27, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brian Bass. Earlier this week, two men reportedly abducted a woman and her 5-year-old daughter. The woman was able to call her boyfriend, who reported the kidnapping to authorities. An Amber Alert led to Bass stopping the burgundy Ford Ranger carrying the two suspects, the woman and the child during a Lowndes County traffic stop. The mother and child returned home in time for Christmas. The two suspects went to jail. Job well done, Trooper Bass.

THUMBS UP: To all who gave of their time, energy, money, talents and generosity this Christmas season. From the Empty Stocking Fund to community feeds to motorcycle toy rides and clothing giveaways and bicycle raffles, the community came together to help their neighbors during this season of giving.

THUMBS UP: To Lakeland for its ongoing efforts to bring history alive. For 15 years, Lakeland has installed murals depicting scenes from the Lanier County town’s past. Now, it is adding recorded dramatizations to the murals which visitors can hear through their smart phones. The combination of murals and recordings present the town’s past in a compelling way.

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    Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they and certain other women with them came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

    April 19, 2014

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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.

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