Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

January 17, 2014

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Tim Coombs. The Hahira businessman volunteers with a motorcade to help hospitalized veterans, preserves the past with the Hahira Historical Society, and keeps the town nice looking by supporting Keep Lowndes/ Valdosta Beautiful. His dedication helps keep the region beautiful.

THUMBS UP: To April Thomas. The Valdosta State University Blazer was named the Gulf South Conference's women's player of the week. Thomas' highlight performance came last week when she helped the Blazers overcome a 16-point deficit to beat the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 89-81.

THUMBS UP: To all of the area students who made honor roll during the last nine-weeks period of school. The Times begins publishing the honor roll lists in Sunday's newspaper.

THUMBS UP: To Adel. The Cook County city hosts  one in a series of statewide debates between the Republican candidates seeking one of Georgia's seats in the U.S. Senate tonight. The debate gives South Georgians the opportunity to see and hear in person the people hoping to take the place of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is not seeking reelection.

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What We Think
  • Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

    If you haven’t already adopted a duck, you have a little more than a week to do so.

    April 17, 2014

  • If I were mayor

    Each year, the City of Valdosta holds an essay contest, “If I Were Mayor,” with students in the area writing their ideas about what they would do as the head of the city.

    April 16, 2014

  • The real lessons of a mock drill

    Valdosta High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions held a powerful mock demonstration Monday morning on the school’s campus.

    April 14, 2014

  • Kudos to VPD

    Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

    April 13, 2014

  • It just plain stinks

    After every rain event, the pungent smell of sewage can be detected around the rivers and streams of south Georgia, and Florida residents brace for more to float their way.

    April 13, 2014

  • Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, April 10:

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

    Several European countries are banning work emails to employees before and after normal working hours, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., in an effort to curb the perceived abuse of employees by corporations.

    April 11, 2014

  • Strength of character

    It was an unusual friendship — a tiny 8-year old girl with long blonde hair and the 6’10” Michigan State basketball player.

    April 10, 2014

  • Daly’s return a boost for Valdosta

    Flashy, colorful and always a hit with the fans for his long drives and humble demeanor, John Daly’s return to Kinderlou Forest and the South Georgia Classic is a boon for Valdosta.

    April 9, 2014

  • Too many pinwheels

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with numerous volunteers assisting the Child Advocacy Center in placing pinwheels on the lawn of the Valdosta City Hall. Each pinwheel represents one child that was a victim of abuse in 2013. Volunteers placed 887 pinwheels in remembrance.

    April 8, 2014

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