Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 12, 2013

Thumbs Up

-- — THUMBS UP: To Robert Clyatt. As a Valdosta attorney working workers compensation cases in the 1980s, Clyatt was struck by the impact work-place deaths and injuries had on families. The experience inspired him to create Kids’ Chance, which is dedicated to raising scholarship money for Georgia children whose parents were killed or injured on the job. Twenty-five years and millions of dollars later, Kids’ Chance is now represented in 37 states. This weekend, Kids’ Chance hosts its national convention in Atlanta. Congratulations, Bob Clyatt, on a job well done.

THUMBS UP: To the organizers of the annual Lee Anthony Crews Memorial No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Auction. This annual event raises funds for the Lee Crews Memorial Scholarship Fund for local residents who attend VSU and major in criminal justice. Lee Crews was a Valdosta police officer killed in the line of duty while pursuing a robbery suspect in 1984.

THUMBS UP: To David Wortham. The Lowndes High baseball player drove in three runs and scored three more at bat this week to push the Vikings to a 12-2 victory over the Cook Hornets.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State University Theatre & Dance and Music departments for creating a memorable event with Dancing with the Valdosta Stars. During last year’s first event, it raised approximately $24,000 in scholarships for the two performing arts departments. With the second one scheduled for tonight before a sold-out audience, Dancing with the Valdosta Stars is certain to raise thousands more for VSU students. A job well done by the organizers as well as the volunteers who agree to be the celebrity dancers.

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What We Think
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    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

  • 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

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