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February 22, 2013

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--- — THUMBS UP: To Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens who not only took the time to be the keynote speaker at this week’s Rotary Club Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner but also spent the same afternoon visiting Open Bible Christian School. Olens fielded questions from students who asked him about numerous political and law-related issues. Good to see the attorney general managing to meet with young people while still meeting the responsibilities of his office.

THUMBS UP: To the participants of the 63rd Annual Lowndes County Ham & Egg Show this past week. There was a time when these shows could be found throughout the state. Now, Lowndes is the only Georgia county that still hosts this event which shines a spotlight on African-American farmers and black youths participating in area 4-H programs. With approximately 60 hams and 60 dozen eggs entered this year, the Lowndes County tradition remains strong.

THUMBS UP: To Sue Raffaele. Moving to Valdosta several years ago, she wanted to volunteer her time but found several organizations already had plenty of volunteers. So, she created her own community projects.

Her latest effort has been adopting a W.G. Nunn Elementary School class where Raffaele has donated hundreds of books for the children.

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    THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen. Valdosta State University Opera’s “Dido and Aeneas” marks the last production before Mikkelsen’s retirement
    after 44 years with Valdosta State and the creation of the opera program. She plans to continue
    working with VSU part-time, but this weekend’s performance marks her last full-time participation with the opera productions. Ovations all around for her work.

    April 18, 2014

  • Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

    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

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