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
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    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Precautions for what’s left of summer

    Summer is a time of rest, vacations and trips. It is a time when school is out, when people take time off from work, when people may stay out a little later. It is a time of swimming, trying new things, and seeking adventure.

    July 14, 2014

  • Golf tourney battles cancer

    Battling cancer seems a never-ending war. Yet, for anyone who has ever had cancer, for anyone who has a friend or relative who has struggled against cancer, it is a battle worth waging.

    July 13, 2014

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