Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

June 28, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To House of Heroes. This week, approximately 160 teenage and 40 adult volunteers repaired and tended the South Georgia houses of five World War II-era veterans. The Rev. Wayne Anthony, Lake Park United Methodist Church pastor, founded the House of Heroes while in Columbus, Ga. The project has spread to cities across the United States. Though Anthony has been assigned to a Methodist church in Macon, House of Heroes will continue in the Valdosta-area.

THUMBS UP: To Tyler Walker. The recent Valdosta State University Music graduate will travel in July to the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, to study piano. He won the opportunity performing in competition.

THUMBS UP: To Gwen Register-Thomas. She noticed only a few children swimming in the pool at Mildred Hunter Community Center and learned many children could not afford the $1-a-day fee. Thomas began raising money to buy passes for children so they can swim in the pool.

THUMBS UP: To Allie Thomas. She paid off the mortgage of her Habitat for Humanity house this week, becoming the Valdosta chapter's first paid-off mortgage this year.

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    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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  • 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

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    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

  • PSST! Only one week left

    Peach State Summer Theatre enters its final week of performances for the 2014 season. This means there are only a few more opportunities left to see “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and “42nd Street.”

    July 20, 2014

  • The wisdom of animals

    Animals may be smarter than us. If you don’t think so take a look at how we humans deal with the oppressive heat of summer. Compare our activities with those of animals.

    July 19, 2014

  • Welcoming home the ‘Unseen Project’

    Two months ago, they embarked on an ambitious endeavor: Two friends, riding on motorcycles criss-crossing the United States, followed by a film crew, on a faith-based tour to find America the Unseen.

    July 17, 2014

  • A downtown church’s faith

    First Baptist Church made a leap of faith this past weekend.

    July 16, 2014

  • Overpass has double potential

    They say it will be here sooner than we think.

    July 16, 2014

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