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May 16, 2014

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State University Blazers baseball players Bryant Hayman, Matthew Fears, and Mike Reed for being named to the All-South Region team. Players make the team by playing exceptional ball which is what these three VSU players have done throughout the season.

THUMBS UP: To the James H. Rainwater Conference Center for being named to the 2014 Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South. Conference centers are judged by a number of criteria: meeting technology and amenities, facility aesthetics, décor, appearance, meeting planner reviews and recommendations. ConventionSouth magazine offers the prestigious award.

THUMBS UP: To Downtown Valdosta for the third time being a stop on the Georgia Cities Foundation Heart and Soul of Georgia Bus Tour. It happened this week, several officials arrived in Valdosta to see what the city is doing right downtown. Visitors toured the ongoing Ashley House renovations, the CJB and Cotton Corner Building, and Covington’s, 306 North.

THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen who retired after 44 years at Valdosta State University. Since 1970, she has taught vocal performance; through the years, she has produced numerous opera productions for the school. She arrived in 1970, thinking she might stay with Valdosta State for two years; in 2014, she retires with a life of service to VSU and untold lives changed by her influence.

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What We Think
  • The art of plenty to do

    In Sunday’s paper, readers found an extensive list of shows, exhibits, concerts and more for the upcoming arts seasons in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

    July 27, 2014

  • The power of One

    Christine Batson wondered the same thing that many people wonder.

    July 26, 2014

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    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • Vote to remove signs

    Congratulations to the winners in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • 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

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