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August 16, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To all of the firefighters, law-enforcement officers and emergency workers who responded to the series of explosions and fire this week in the Azalea East Industrial Park. More than 100 firefighters arrived to fight the blaze, including dozens of off-duty Valdosta Fire Department firefighters. Emergency personnel evacuated a mile radius around the industrial park site. While others were moved away, emergency workers continued arriving at the scene.

THUMBS UP: To Mike Messer. The South Georgia truck driver learned a man at his church, Jose Paz, needed a kidney. Through prayer, Messer decided to offer one of his kidneys to a man who was an acquaintance but is now a close friend. Messer made a great sacrifice to save and better another person’s life.

THUMBS UP: To Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for all it does for the community. This week, Christine Leclerc-Sherling was featured in a story on how she loves teaching psychology to her students; another story highlighted sponsors and leaders who continue making Wiregrass a regional success. Through dedicated instructors, generous sponsors and dynamic leaders, Wiregrass will continue making successes in the lives of its students.

THUMBS UP: To the revving engine of football’s return. Practices, scrimmage games ... those Friday Night Lights are about brighten our weekends!

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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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