Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 26, 2013

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Dr. Ray Perren and Dr. Shawn Utley. Next week, Perren leaves as Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s president to take a similar position in another state technical school. On Wednesday, May 1, Utley becomes Wiregrass’ interim president. He is a Valdosta State alum, having earned his graduate and post-graduate degrees from the university. He has worked in the educational field throughout South Georgia. We welcome him back to Valdosta.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta-Lowndes County Regional Crime Lab for its forensic drug chemists earning accreditation which will allow area law-enforcement agencies a quicker response time in processing drug evidence.

THUMBS UP: To Georgia Christian School for continuing to book interesting speakers for its annual Benefit Dinner. This week, school officials announced GCS will host legendary quarterback and popular commentator Terry Bradshaw as the keynote speaker for the Oct. 8 dinner. Past Benefit Dinner speakers have included former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and former First Lady Laura Bush.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra for hosting internationally renowned and prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Alexander Schimpf. He will perform the daunting Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, 8 p.m. today, Whitehead Auditorium, VSU Fine Arts Building.



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    Missing persons cases are tough. They are tough because they are vague.

    April 20, 2014

  • He is Risen

    Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they and certain other women with them came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

    April 19, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    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

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