Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

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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  • 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

  • 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

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