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
  • 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

  • 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

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