Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

December 6, 2013

Thumbs up

-- — THUMBS UP: To The Times readers who have already taken advantage of envelopes to send monetary contributions to the Empty Stocking Fund. The envelopes will hopefully make it easier for readers to ensure that no child awakes Christmas morning to an empty stocking.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta Police Lt. Earl Durrance. A 25-year-plus veteran of the Valdosta police force, Durrance received the City of Valdosta’s employee of the month award for saving a teen who lost a leg along a railroad track. On Thursday night, Durrance signed over his $200 employee of the month bonus to help the young man’s family. Durrance is more than an employee of the month, or one of the VPD’s best of the best, his act demonstrates the finest qualities of being a human being.

THUMBS UP: To University of Georgia freshman and Valdosta High graduate Pierce Wallace whose “Georgia Joker” character at UGA games has led to ESPN listing him as a Top 10 finalist for the cable sports channel’s “Fan Hall of Fame.” Georgia Joker fans can vote for Pierce at

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State University’s new Health Sciences and Business Administration building as it nears completion. Located on VSU’s north campus, the new building will provide students with a wide array of state-of-the-art services for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Division of Social Work, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Programs, Exercise Physiology Program and the College of Business Administration.

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What We Think
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  • Focus now on what lies within

    Forty-three years ago the federal mandate to desegregate Valdosta City Schools was necessary.

    July 30, 2014

  • The Times belongs to you

    The Valdosta Daily Times belongs to you. As we move forward with new leadership in our newsroom, we want you to know about our continued commitment to the communities we serve.

    July 28, 2014

  • 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

  • Thumbs Up

    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

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