Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

March 15, 2014

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VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To all those who qualified as candidates in county and state races. The decision by state Sen. Tim Golden to not seek reelection to his District 8 seat created a political vacuum that sent many office seekers scrambling. But the change also spurred many candidates to enter the primary race. The more candidates, the better opportunity for the public.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority for hosting the annual Special Olympics this week. Four-hundred-thirty special-needs students and their teachers from South Georgia schools attended the area event.

THUMBS UP: To Chandler Cargile. The 17-year-old Valwood student is in Mulwala, Australia, competing in the Barefoot Water Ski World Championships, which continue through this weekend.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta State University Theatre & Dance students attending the American College Dance Festival Association Southeast Regional Conference this coming week. Catherine Schaeffer, a dance professor, has taken students to the regional conference for the past several years.

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What We Think
  • The Times belongs to you

    The Valdosta Daily Times belongs to you. As we move forward with new leadership in our newsroom, we want you to know about our continued commitment to the communities we serve.

    July 28, 2014

  • The art of plenty to do

    In Sunday’s paper, readers found an extensive list of shows, exhibits, concerts and more for the upcoming arts seasons in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

    July 27, 2014

  • The power of One

    Christine Batson wondered the same thing that many people wonder.

    July 26, 2014

  • Thumbs Up

    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • 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

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