Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

January 24, 2014

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Brandi Roberts and Valdosta School of Ballet. By reaching out several years ago to Valdosta State University Theatre & Dance, Roberts and her Valdosta School of Ballet have raised $80,000 for the university’s theatre and dance students. Today and Sunday, the VSB and VSU are expected to raise thousands of more scholarship dollars with two performances of “Cinderella.”

THUMBS UP: To Billy Ingram. The Brooks County musician was recently named to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for his years of playing country music. Yet, even more than this achievement, Ingram has provided a place for people to come at little cost to enjoy country music on weekend nights in Quitman for nearly a dozen years.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Early College Academy’s Second Annual Spelling Bee held Friday morning. In this day of autocorrect and spell check features, some may thinks spelling skills are passé. Yet, when one considers how often words are misspelled even with these technological helpers, spelling

bees may be one of the last, great hopes to future communications between people. Spelling bees also serve as a reminder that competition is not just a trait for the sports field but a tool for success in all fields.

THUMBS UP: To Lowndes County 4-H. The recent purchase of a new mini-bus means the organization can safely take more youngsters on trips, to competitions, and other 4-H activities. The mini-bus is also a symbol of an organization’s perseverance. Lowndes County 4-H has been striving to purchase this vehicle for years. The popular annual Kids Dig It was created to raise funds to purchase a new and larger 4-H vehicle. Year after year, the organization collected funds just for this purchase. Mission accomplished.

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What We Think
  • 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

  • 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

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