Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

March 7, 2014

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VALDOSTA — aaTHUMBS UP: To Music Funeral Home for its donation of a pall flag to honor fallen Valdosta city firefighters. Casey Music presented the flag to the Valdosta Fire Department this week. The flag will be draped over a firefighter’s casket during funeral services. It honors the brave men and women who spent their lives battling fires.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State University senior David Murray who was named this week to second-team All-Gulf South Conference. The VSU Blazer basketball forward averaged 11.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 regular season. He finished the season ranked third in the Gulf South Conference in rebounds per game and recorded nine double-doubles during the season.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra as it hosts internationally acclaimed conductor Alasdair Neale tonight. Neale will lead the VSO in a concert filled with Russian composers: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Neale has conducted Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony on the same stage where the Russian composer premiered the work

in 1944. Now, Neale will also lead the composition here.

THUMBS UP: To South Georgia Medical Center’s spine surgeons and prostate surgery program for receiving top awards from Healthgrades as being among the top in the nation. Dr. Ed Mark, Dr. Hitham Khalil, Dr. John Eric Gee and Dr. James Goss were all honored for the program, which was again named one of the nation’s Top 100 Spine Surgery programs. The Spine Care Clinic is also again in the Top 10 Percent of the nation for spine surgery, and received the five-star excellence award given only to the highest performing programs. Dr. Ed Mark, Dr. Hitham Khalil, Dr. John Eric Gee and Dr. James Goss were all honored for the program, which was again named one of the nation’s Top 100 Spine Surgery programs. The Spine Care Clinic is also again in the Top 10 Percent of the nation for spine surgery, and received the five-star excellence award given only to the highest performing programs.

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