Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

December 28, 2012

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-- — THUMBS UP: To the spirit of giving of the Valdosta-Lowndes County community. The Greater Valdosta United Way is far below where it needs to be but donations are still coming in for the organization and donors have set a record for giving this year for the Valdosta Daily Times and Guardian Bank Empty Stocking Fund. Bless everyone for their generosity.

THUMBS UP: To all the newly sworn in officials who took their oaths of office Thursday. May the spirit of wisdom, cooperation, intelligence, and fairness guide your decisions in the coming year. It takes a lot of fortitude to seek public office, and you should all be commended for accepting this tremendous responsibility.

THUMBS UP: To Keep Lowndes/ Valdosta Beautiful for once again hosting Bring One for the Chipper. The annual event allows city and county residents the opportunity to bring their live Christmas trees to one of several collection sites to be recycled. The group is also handing out live tree seedlings on Saturday, Jan. 5 to those who bring in their trees that day.

THUMBS DOWN: To those who committed an act of arson, destroying the 129 year old Ousley Temple church Christmas morning. This historic church had stood the test of time and was reduced to rubble by an apparent criminal act. Although the building is gone, the church remains through its members, and they are determined to come back from this awful tragedy.

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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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