Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

November 15, 2013

Thumbs up, thumbs down

-- — THUMBS UP: To the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts for a fun and rollicking presentation of the internationally touring musical “The Addams Family.” A few different twists (and fingersnaps) for a family familiar to generations.  

THUMBS UP: Dewar Elementary School teacher Sara Wilder and her 2012-13 students. As part of a class project, Wilder’s students created a book called “Our Adventures in History.” The students wrote all of the text and created all of the illustrations. Now, the book has been published.

THUMBS UP: To all people giving to the Red Cross and other charitable organizations to help the people in the storm-ravaged Philippines. News accounts have detailed the anatomy of a catastrophic tragedy. There is nothing that can be done to remedy the thousands of lives lost to the storm, but contributions can help save additional lives in the aftermath and ease many burdens.

THUMBS UP: To Lowndes High baseball seniors Josh Day, Cory Pope, and Logan Hutchinson. This week, the three players officially signed with colleges for baseball scholarships, securing an opportunity to continue playing ball while continuing their education.

THUMBS DOWN: To receiving voter location cards after the Nov. 5 election. Several people have reported receiving their polling place cards in the mail after the Nov. 5 election in Lowndes County. With fewer polling places available, these cards were important because they notified where registered voters should vote in the municipal and countywide SPLOST VII election. For many voters, they needed to vote at a different location for this election. Some cards arrived the day after the election. Some voters have reported receiving their cards this past week.

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  • A life that keeps giving

    When golfers take to the course today, they will play for fun and fellowship, but they will also play for the memory of a young man lost too soon and for the many lives he’s positively influenced since his passing more than 10 years ago.

    April 25, 2014

  • Meet the artist

    His prints are innovative, energetic, colorful, insightful.

    April 24, 2014

  • Program works to make men

    The idea is to change patterns.

    April 23, 2014

  • Missing persons: Fill in the blanks

    Missing persons cases are tough. They are tough because they are vague.

    April 20, 2014

  • He is Risen

    Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they and certain other women with them came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

    April 19, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen. Valdosta State University Opera’s “Dido and Aeneas” marks the last production before Mikkelsen’s retirement
    after 44 years with Valdosta State and the creation of the opera program. She plans to continue
    working with VSU part-time, but this weekend’s performance marks her last full-time participation with the opera productions. Ovations all around for her work.

    April 18, 2014

  • Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

    If you haven’t already adopted a duck, you have a little more than a week to do so.

    April 17, 2014

  • If I were mayor

    Each year, the City of Valdosta holds an essay contest, “If I Were Mayor,” with students in the area writing their ideas about what they would do as the head of the city.

    April 16, 2014

  • The real lessons of a mock drill

    Valdosta High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions held a powerful mock demonstration Monday morning on the school’s campus.

    April 14, 2014

  • Kudos to VPD

    Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

    April 13, 2014

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