Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

July 4, 2014

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-- — 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.

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What We Think
  • Regional shopping makes sense

    This weekend is the tax-free holiday in Georgia.

    July 31, 2014

  • 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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