Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

July 5, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To the Workcamp group. Late last month, 212 youths from nine states repaired and painted 18 houses in the Valdosta-area. These home improvements helped the elderly and disabled at no cost. We thank these visiting young people for sharing their talents, and most importantly their time, to make these projects possible.

THUMBS UP: To Wild Adventures, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, the City of Lake Park for persevering to present a fun Fourth of July despite the weather. Late afternoon rain, thunder and lightning threatened to stall fireworks and other activities. Though the rain had stopped by early evening, organizers still faced cloudy skies, patches of fog, mist and damp conditions which are all adverse to fireworks. Did the shows go off without a hitch? No, but fireworks did go off, but given the conditions, that’s something.

THUMBS UP: To Nashville and Berrien County for hosting the great Smithsonian exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.” To showcase the traveling exhibit, Nashville-Berrien County included many homegrown touches, such as the fiddle festival. The exhibit concluded last weekend with a Bo Bice concert. The entire thing was a musical treat and a boon for Nashville-Berrien County and all of South Georgia.

THUMBS UP: To the Eighth Annual Valdosta 5K. This has become the traditional Fourth of July running race, attracting numerous people to sprint through town as they exercise their patriotism.

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  • 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.

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