Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

July 26, 2013

Thumbs Up

-- — THUMBS UP: To Harveys Supermarkets for raising thousands of dollars to help families who lost their sons in a fatal Brooks County wreck. Harveys raised the money to help the families offset costs during this time of tragedy. The grocery store chain’s representatives presented the money to families this past week.

THUMBS UP: To Matt Gannon. Gannon and fellow Troop D417 Boy Scouts attended the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. Gannon also served as a hometown correspondent, sharing some of his adventures with The Times readers. The Scouts returned earlier this week to South Georgia. Welcome home and thanks for representing our area with pride.

THUMBS UP: To all of the area organizations, churches, clubs, businesses and individuals helping local students return to school with plenty or materials for the classroom. In years past, it seemed there were only a couple such events. Now, there are numerous back-to-school giveaways for students who may not otherwise have pencils, papers and other items.

THUMBS UP: To the Cook County Airport for its new terminal. With the terminal complete, the Cook County Airport Authority can begin the second phase of changes which includes increased parking, two fuel farms, etc.

Meanwhile, the airport is also set to start construction on a series of hangars.

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    Seems only appropriate that a band named Florida Georgia Line would release a song called “Dirt” — with a lyric quoted above — on the same day that the Lowndes County Commission unanimously voted to spend more than $205,000 of SPLOST VII funding on the paving of dirt roads.

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  • Planning school spending

    It’s a little less than a month before school starts, but frugal parents may wish to plan now for the scheduled sales tax holiday.

    July 9, 2014

  • Picking the photos of home

    If you don’t think there’s plenty of talent in Valdosta and Lowndes County, visit the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts for a look at the annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest.

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  • Returning Southern hospitality

    Today, an estimated 116 youth and adult volunteers will be working throughout designated areas of Valdosta, helping make life better for our residents.

    July 6, 2014

  • Military jobs: Return the favor

    Whether registered or not for one of two related job fairs this week, area employers may want to consider Moody Air Force Base personnel to fill job openings.

    July 5, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    THUMBS UP: To arriving 23rd Medical Group commander Col. Peter G. Breed and departing commander Col. Paul R. Gardetto. This week, during a change of command ceremony, Breed assumed command in a return to Moody Air Force Base, while Gardetto retired after nearly 30 years in the Air Force.

    July 4, 2014

  • Freedom’s promise

    In retrospect, it is easy to forget that the approval of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, was a revolutionary act.

    July 4, 2014

  • Index rates Valdosta litter

    Each year, Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful issues a Litter Index intended to gauge the amount of litter in the city and county.

    July 3, 2014

  • July 4: Freedom and safety

    With the Fourth of July on Friday, this will be a long weekend for many people.

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