Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

July 19, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Patten Seed Company for celebrating nearly 60 years of business. The company has literally and figuratively grown as golf courses became works of art as well as venues for the game, and grass replaced the hard-scabble dirt lawns of past American households. Congratulations!

THUMBS UP: To the Greater Valdosta United Way for putting the “fun” in fundraising. The charitable organization which supplies funding for numerous South Georgia services has two back-to-back events scheduled for late August. On Aug. 23, the United Way hosts its annual Day of Caring with an Amazing Race-style competition between participating teams; the teams must visit several United Way-recipient organizations where they learn about the services and compete. On Aug. 24, the United Way hosts its second prom which invites participants to dress as they would have for their big high school dance, while raising more money through votes for a prom queen and king.

THUMBS UP: To Annie Fisher. For 12 years, she has served as an elected member of the Valdosta Board of Education. For decades, she worked in area classrooms as a teacher. Come Dec. 31, she will retire from the school board. We wish her well and salute her dedication to area education.

THUMBS UP: Mark Webb seems to fit the definition of an all-around good guy. He’s a licensed marriage and family therapist. He writes a relationship advice column for Valdosta Scene magazine. And he’s a world-championship, fifth-degree black-belt in tae-kwon-do. Recently, Webb won his ninth world championship title at the Tae-kwon-do Top Ten World Championships in Little Rock, Ark. Congratulations!

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What We Think
  • 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

  • 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

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