Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

January 11, 2014

Thumbs up

-- — THUMBS UP: To the new city officials sworn into office this week. Throughout South Georgia, new names and faces joined various city councils. May your respective cities benefit from your service.

THUMBS UP: To the First Tee program which incorporates golf in the classroom. Using golf as a tool, participating South Georgia schools can help students better understand and adopt important life skills.

The First Tee program focuses on nine core values and nine healthy habits. The core values

are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect,

confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The core healthy habits are

energy, play, safety, vision, mind, family, friends, school and community.

THUMBS UP: To Southeastern Federal Credit Union. This week, as students prepared to return to classes from the holiday break, Southeastern donated 150 boxes of paper to five Valdosta and Lowndes County schools.

THUMBS UP: To area organizations that provided shelter during this week’s cold spell. Temperatures reached sustained lows in the region, below freezing for portions of two days. The shelters offered warm places for people who had no other alternatives but the cold.

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What We Think
  • 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

  • Valdosta: Time for a hard look

    Last week was a tough one for Valdosta. A national survey named Valdosta as the nation’s fastest-shrinking city. A report listed Valdosta State Prison in a three-way tie for the state’s second most violent prison.

    July 12, 2014

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