Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

May 17, 2013

On the go this weekend

VALDOSTA — Take a breath. Get your running shoes on. Check the fuel gauge in the car. It’s a busy weekend ... if you want it.

Morven celebrates the region’s peach crop with the long-running annual Peach Festival Saturday.

On Saturday morning, the Lowndes County Historical Society Museum hosts author Victoria Wilcox with a new Doc Holliday book, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday, Book One: Inheritance.” She will also discuss the relationship between this Old West legend with the legendary “Gone With the Wind.”

Classic car lovers should find several reasons to visit the Valdosta Mall area Saturday morning and early afternoon for the South Georgia Classic Car Club’s Seventh Annual Super Cruise-In.

Nashville kicks off the Smithsonian’s Georgia New Harmonies exhibit Saturday with a look at the nationally touring exhibit as well as a regional display, a fiddle concert event, and other activities. The exhibit will stay in Nashville through the end of June.

These are only a few events scheduled for this weekend in Valdosta and in the surrounding              region. If you look at most of the ones named, these events honor parts of South Georgia’s culture: the Georgia peach, a famed Western figure who spent part of his childhood in Valdosta, a love for cars in an event right off Interstate 75, the Berrien County fiddlers who have been named to the state hall of fame.

Attending these events and others is not only fun but it teaches visitors something about our community, something of our culture, people and history. They are reminders of who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going.

And all many of us have to do Saturday is put on our shoes and go.

Text Only
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

Top News

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results