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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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    THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen. Valdosta State University Opera’s “Dido and Aeneas” marks the last production before Mikkelsen’s retirement
    after 44 years with Valdosta State and the creation of the opera program. She plans to continue
    working with VSU part-time, but this weekend’s performance marks her last full-time participation with the opera productions. Ovations all around for her work.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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

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