Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 2, 2013

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To Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and area representatives for starting the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy. The GaTAPP will train people with degrees in other fields to become certified teachers. This means they can apply their original training in the classrooms. The program will benefit people seeking other avenues of employment as well as students. 


To the Vex Robotics Design Systems High School Competition held last weekend at Lowndes High School. Through designing and building competitive robots, area students receive a fun introduction to the possibilities of entering developing technological fields in the future. 


To the Valdosta City School Systems’ citywide spelling bee. In this age of spell check and auto-correct, it’s refreshing to see the tradition of spelling bees continue in our schools. On Friday, 24 children, who won spelling bees in their respective city elementary and middle schools, competed. The continuation of traditional educational forms spells success. 


To Kay Powell, the retired Atlanta-Journal Constitution obituary editor and a one-time reporter for The Valdosta Daily Times. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, Quitman United Methodist Church, Powell will share with participants how to write an obituary that reflects the personality and experiences of the family member who has passed away. Given her acclaim for preparing such obituary stories daily for 13 years for the AJC, Powell’s commentary should be insightful.

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What We Think
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    THUMBS UP: To South Georgia Medical Center for hiring three cardiovascular surgeons. Randall B. Brown, MD, Joe H. Johnson MD, and Maurice M. Solis, MD, will perform comprehensive cardiac, thoracic, peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery services at the Dasher Memorial Heart Center. The three surgeons will operate a full-time medical practice and professional office named the SGMC CardioVascular Institute. It’s a much-needed addition to region’s medical services and South Georgians should benefit from their presence.

    August 1, 2014

  • Regional shopping makes sense

    This weekend is the tax-free holiday in Georgia.

    July 31, 2014

  • Focus now on what lies within

    Forty-three years ago the federal mandate to desegregate Valdosta City Schools was necessary.

    July 30, 2014

  • The Times belongs to you

    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.

    July 28, 2014

  • The art of plenty to do

    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

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    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

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