Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

January 5, 2013

Thumbs up

-- — THUMBS UP: To the continued success of the Lake Park Life After Fifty Dinner and Dance. Last weekend, nearly 50 participants joined the holiday-themed festivities to dance and socialize into the night. These dances are held the last Saturday of the month every other month. It provided a fun way to say farewell to the old year and will keep folks dancing throughout the new year.

THUMBS UP:  To Jack and Deborah Skelly who rescued three beagles and gave them homes. The Skellys’ example should serve as a reminder that many animals need a loving home and there are plenty of animals that need rescuing.

THUMBS UP: To the businesses and individuals that make Relay for Life a success each year. Though there are still a few months before the annual cancer-awareness event, planning has already begun. At 6 p.m., Jan. 15, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Relay for Life hosts the annual Passion Party to garner more support for the event.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta-based Mailbox Club for its continued support of missions worldwide. In addition to spreading messages of faith, a Valdosta visit this week by an Asian missionary served as a reminder that the club’s materials, which are printed in dozens of languages, are also instrumental in teaching children how to read.

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What We Think
  • 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

  • Too many pinwheels

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with numerous volunteers assisting the Child Advocacy Center in placing pinwheels on the lawn of the Valdosta City Hall. Each pinwheel represents one child that was a victim of abuse in 2013. Volunteers placed 887 pinwheels in remembrance.

    April 8, 2014

  • Take some kid time this week

    Spring break returns this week for many South Georgia schools. Both Valdosta and Lowndes County school systems are out through the week for the traditional spring break.

    April 6, 2014

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