Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 24, 2012

Thumbs up, thumbs down

-- — THUMBS UP: To all of the participants of the annual Ham & Egg show. Lowndes is the only Georgia county still sponsoring this event that supports and promotes the area’s black farmers. It is a tradition worth having and keeping. We look forward        to the 63rd Annual Ham & Egg Show & Sale next year.

THUMBS UP: To Paul Neal and the Valdosta State University Chamber Singers. The group performs a local concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, First Baptist Church, 200 W. Central Ave. Then, the group travels later in the week to Atlanta and the Carolinas to perform in a Southern tour.

THUMBS UP: To Richard Shelton for 27 years of service as Lowndes County’s solicitor general. He recently stepped down, not wishing to seek an additional term, and ready to enjoy retirement.

THUMBS DOWN: To the way South Georgia establishments were informed of a new Lowndes County ordinance requiring them to close earlier. Establishments received notification of the earlier closing times a few days ago, giving them little time to prepare for the loss of revenue or prepare their customers for the change. Many bartenders and bouncers will find themselves in the odd position of wishing they could still serve while explaining to irate customers that it’s last call.

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