Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 18, 2014

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VALDOSTA — 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.

THUMBS UP: To Caitlyn Calhoun. The Valdosta State University Blazers sophomore softball pitcher’s efforts earned her the Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week title. In 12 innings against Albany State and West Georgia, Calhoun allowed just two hits  and six walks while striking out 15. She held opposing hitters to a .054 batting average and posted a 0.58 ERA during the week as the Blazers won all five games to improve to 35-12.

THUMBS UP: To State Rep. Dexter Sharper for holding a well-attended town hall meeting last week to explain to his constituents what occurred during the recent General Assembly session and to introduce them to an upcoming Let Us Make Man event to empower the community. More elected officials should make time to explain what is happening legislatively and to hear the community’s concerns.

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