Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

March 1, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To area law-enforcement for making arrests in the Christmas arson-burglary of Ousley Road Church of God in Christ. Lowndes, Brooks and Thomas counties sheriffs’ offices worked the case, which resolved several church burglaries from throughout the area. Authorities also determined the arson was not a hate crime but rather the actions of suspects while burglarizing the church. Team work paid off in this case.


THUMBS UP: To St. Paul A.M.E. Church and its congregation. This weekend into the coming week, St. Paul hosts the A.M.E. South Georgia Conference, featuring the regional Bishop Preston Warren Williams II and an expected 2,000-2,500 visitors to Valdosta. Events will be held at Mathis City Auditorium and at the recently renovated St. Paul A.M.E. Church sanctuary on South Ashley Street. Welcome to Valdosta, A.M.E. conference visitors.

THUMBS UP: To Serena Huang and all involved with the annual Azalea International Folk Fair.        Students from Taiwan participated in this year’s fair as numerous area school children took a tour around the world within the halls of the James           H. Rainwater Conference Center. The festival is a special way to bring other cultures to South


THUMBS UP: To the area individuals and organizations for taking a stand to change Valdosta and Lowndes County’s voting process 30 years ago. Before then, the region had a system where candidates who received the most votes were elected, leaving some areas without representation. Demands and a lawsuit created the district system which the city and county have today. Districts allow for fairer representation of various communities throughout Valdosta and Lowndes.

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    THUMBS UP: To South Georgia Medical Center for hiring three cardiovascular surgeons. Randall B. Brown, MD, Joe H. Johnson MD, and Maurice M. Solis, MD, will perform comprehensive cardiac, thoracic, peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery services at the Dasher Memorial Heart Center. The three surgeons will operate a full-time medical practice and professional office named the SGMC CardioVascular Institute. It’s a much-needed addition to region’s medical services and South Georgians should benefit from their presence.

    August 1, 2014

  • 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

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    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

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