Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

November 30, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Sam’s BBQ and all the volunteers who came out on Thanksgiving to help serve hundreds of people a hot meal. Donated clothing items were given away as well, and the event keeps growing each year. What a wonderful event that Sam and his family started several years ago and what a wonderful community turnout to help out, donate and spend time in fellowship.

THUMBS UP: To shoppers on Thanksgiving night who crowded into stores but did so civilly and without the fights and arguments that plagued other areas of the country. No item is worth getting into a fist fight for, but the Internet lit up Friday with numerous videos of shoppers gone wild and behaving badly. Thankfully, our area stayed free of the mass hysteria.

THUMBS UP: To the handful of retailers who refused to open on Thanksgiving day, opting instead to allow their employees a day off to spend with their families. And kudos to Pizza Hut for rehiring the manager in Indiana who they initially fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Sadly, the days of a full day of Thanksgiving as a holiday may now be a thing of the past.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Police Department for their ingenuity and quick thinking early Friday morning when a car crashed into the Mr. B’s IGA on Lee Street. The accident knocked power out for several blocks around the area, and with no lights to navigate by, the LifeFlight helicopter couldn’t land. However, by using their car lights to illuminate an area on a nearby field, the chopper was able to land, pick up the seriously injured man, and get him quickly to a hospital in Florida. Resourcefulness at its finest.

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