Valdosta Daily Times

February 22, 2013

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The Valdosta Daily Times

--- — 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.