Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 21, 2014

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VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To Valdosta Police Lt. Tomas Chavarria and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Newham, who were named their respective agencies’ officers of the year Thursday night during the Rotary Club’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. The lawmen were recognized for their contributions to their respective departments and to the community.

THUMBS UP: To the Rotary Club for another successful Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. Hundreds attended the dinner which recognizes area law-enforcement while also raising money to help these officers in need. The event is a way for the community to thank the officers, but we want to say thank you, too, to James Dominey, who spearheaded the annual dinner, and to the Rotary Club for making it a success.

THUMBS UP: To Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for the annual Gathering of Eagles. Featuring author, television/radio personality Bill Boggs and other business leaders, the event shared secrets for success with area business people. The Gathering has become a must-attend event for people wishing to build their businesses and increase their successes.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State University Blazers Baseball for winning 10 games in a row for a perfect season so far. The Blazers are scheduled to play again, with a double-header starting at 2 p.m. today, at No. 2 West Florida.

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

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  • Kudos to VPD

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    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

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

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

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    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

  • Take some kid time this week

    Spring break returns this week for many South Georgia schools. Both Valdosta and Lowndes County school systems are out through the week for the traditional spring break.

    April 6, 2014

  • Spring Into Art: Valdosta’s talent center

    Walking through the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts during Spring Into Art is always an amazing experience.
    Hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs meet with sculpture and ceramics and other art forms to create a kaleidoscope of creativity. Spring Into Art is the most democratic of art shows because whatever is entered, as long as it meets the show’s criteria, is displayed.

    April 5, 2014

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