Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 7, 2014

Thumbs Up

VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To all of the area athletes who enjoyed a successful Signing Day this week. Numerous high school athletes signed their intentions of attending various colleges and universities, furthering their educations while pursuing the schools’ hopes for future championship seasons.

THUMBS UP: To Bailee Flaherty. The 15-year-old freshman is the first female to join and stay on the Lowndes High School wrestling team in 20 years. She began wrestling in 2013 with the area Devil Dogs at South Georgia Athletic Club. She hopes to continue wrestling throughout high school and into college.

THUMBS UP: To John Smoltz. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher visited Valdosta this week to help Lowndes Associated Ministries to People raise money and awareness of the organization’s homeless shelter and other works in the community. LAMP took Smoltz on a tour of its facilities, organized a golfing outing at Kinderlou Forest, and featured the legendary baseball player as the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet.

THUMBS UP: To Moody Air Force Base and its new community center. The center will be able to host numerous events for military personnel and their families. As 23rd Wing Cmdr. Col. Chad Franks said, “When I took command about six months ago, I had three priorities for the wing: that was mission, family and fun. This facility ... hits all three of those.” A well-deserved addition for the men and women who serve and their families who give so much to our community and nation.

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