-- — THUMBS UP: To arriving 23rd Medical Group commander Col. Peter G. Breed and departing commander Col. Paul R. Gardetto. This week, during a change of command ceremony, Breed assumed command in a return to Moody Air Force Base, while Gardetto retired after nearly 30 years in the Air Force.
THUMBS UP: To Genesis Power. The Valdosta-based baseball team became the 10U AA State Champs with a 4-1 record in the Final Four. Team members are Labryn Depta, Sullivan Adams, Samuel Clements, Brady Register, Daniel Kerrigan, Caleb Trees, Mason Steel, Austin Dale, Dillon Bush and Ethan McCawley, with coaches Blake Steel, Dan Kerrigan and Brent Depta. Congratulations!
THUMBS UP: To the utility workers who quickly restored electricity to traffic lights and numerous businesses and residents earlier this week following a fire at a substation and another incident later in the week. These workers answer the call day or night, workday or weekend, any day or a holiday.
THUMBS UP: To area municipalities, organizations and businesses for providing Fourth of July activities ranging from concerts to arts & crafts to parades to festivals and of course fireworks. These activities offered the opportunity to express patriotic pride in our nation and its history, as well as a fun time to spend with family and friends.