Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

October 4, 2013

Thumbs up, thumbs down

-- — THUMBS UP: To the winners announced during the Lowndes County 4-H Annual Banquet. Seeing the winners and discovering their accomplishments serves as a reminder of all that the 4-H offers area youths.

THUMBS UP: To Colin Walker, a Valdosta State University mass-media lecturer, and students Jasmine Bennett, Lucas Hicks, Damian Grey, Carey York, Shalonda Martin, and Daniel Shadle, whose short film won the most creative distinction in the recent Central New York Short Film Festival. Their film, “The Chance,” is seven minutes and 23 seconds. It tells the story of Charlie who hopes to change his life by redeeming himself. This award may change the lives of Walker and his VSU students.

THUMBS DOWN: To the municipal candidates who did not attend the recent Meet the Candidates forum sponsored by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, Home Builders Association of Georgia, and the Valdosta Board of Realtors. Such forums allow the public to get to know who is running for offices, where they stand on issues and what they hope to accomplish if elected. By not attending a forum, the public is left to wonder if a candidate will be available if elected.

THUMBS UP: To the 42 Valdosta Early College Academy students who learned more than expected about how the federal government works during their trip this week to Washington, D.C. They were supposed to tour numerous historical sites but instead ran into the government shutdown. They still saw many monuments, met with area Congressman Austin Scott, and saw other sights. But the biggest lesson may have been seeing how refusal to cooperate can have major consequences.

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