Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

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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What We Think
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    The Valdosta Daily Times belongs to you. As we move forward with new leadership in our newsroom, we want you to know about our continued commitment to the communities we serve.

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    In Sunday’s paper, readers found an extensive list of shows, exhibits, concerts and more for the upcoming arts seasons in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

    July 27, 2014

  • The power of One

    Christine Batson wondered the same thing that many people wonder.

    July 26, 2014

  • Thumbs Up

    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • Vote to remove signs

    Congratulations to the winners in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Runoff election counts today

    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

  • PSST! Only one week left

    Peach State Summer Theatre enters its final week of performances for the 2014 season. This means there are only a few more opportunities left to see “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and “42nd Street.”

    July 20, 2014

  • The wisdom of animals

    Animals may be smarter than us. If you don’t think so take a look at how we humans deal with the oppressive heat of summer. Compare our activities with those of animals.

    July 19, 2014

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