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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    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

  • 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

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