Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 24, 2012

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-- — 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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    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

  • It just plain stinks

    After every rain event, the pungent smell of sewage can be detected around the rivers and streams of south Georgia, and Florida residents brace for more to float their way.

    April 13, 2014

  • Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, April 10:

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

    Several European countries are banning work emails to employees before and after normal working hours, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., in an effort to curb the perceived abuse of employees by corporations.

    April 11, 2014

  • Strength of character

    It was an unusual friendship — a tiny 8-year old girl with long blonde hair and the 6’10” Michigan State basketball player.

    April 10, 2014

  • Daly’s return a boost for Valdosta

    Flashy, colorful and always a hit with the fans for his long drives and humble demeanor, John Daly’s return to Kinderlou Forest and the South Georgia Classic is a boon for Valdosta.

    April 9, 2014

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