Valdosta Daily Times

January 23, 2013

A Rave for our raving readers


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Last week, when The Times staff noticed there were not enough Raves to fill our new all-Raves Wednesday column of Rant & Rave, we considered writing an Opinion piece about not receiving enough positive comments to fill the space.

One astute editorial board member noted that such an Opinion would sound like we were ranting ... which would defeat the purpose.

So, last Wednesday, we published the few Raves we had received and left the remainder of the Rant & Rave space blank on this page.

Apparently, more than a few of you noticed and took the hint.

The Times received numerous Raves this week. Readers will notice the column is full down the side of today’s Opinion page.

The all-Raves Wednesday idea came from the Christmas season. Not wanting to publish negative rants on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Times presented two days of positive Raves culled from left-over comments from the previous week.

These Rave columns received such a positive response that we decided to present all-Raves each Wednesday. But to make the plan a reality, we need to receive your positive remarks about the good people and the good things in our region.

So far, 2013 has been a difficult and tragic year for our region. We could all use some good news and some positive reflections. Please help us share what’s great about Valdosta, Lowndes County and the South Georgia community.