Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

May 2, 2014

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-- — THUMBS UP: To Courtney Albritton. The Valdosta State University softball player won the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year for the third year running. Albritton becomes only the second player to earn the conference’s top honor three times as Alabama-Huntsville’s Stephanie Pinto won the award from 2004-06. But Albritton is only a junior so ...

THUMBS UP: To Fred DeLoach. DeLoach was among 26 Association County Commissioners of Georgia past presidents recognized for their contributions and achievements during their tenure as president of the state’s county association. He served as ACCG president from 1989-1990. He is also a past Lowndes County Commission chairman.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta State University students recently inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Membership in Alpha Chi is one of the highest academic honors which may be bestowed upon a VSU student, and is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who rank academically within the highest 10 percent of their respective classes. The following students were inducted: Mary Bausch, Abriel Blake, Emily Bradford, Janice Bruhl, Brenda Brunston, William Carraway, Jeffrey Chafin, Emily Dale, Dona Doutt, Ashley Fowler, Kylie Harrell, Nathan Hovey, Joy King, Megan Landi, Rebecca Morris, Sarah Moseley, Jenna Olson, Hollie O’Neal, Scott Pieper, Anna Powell, Joshua Rhudy, Eugene Rowell, Rebecca Rusk, Amanda Stripling, Sarah Taylor, Kelsey Tillman, Maria Trinh, Mindy Watkins, Emily Wiggins.

THUMBS UP: To KB Horse Camp for its Ride for Life Rodeo. The event was designed to increase awareness of childhood cancer as well as provide a fun day outdoors for children and families facing pediatric cancer in our region.

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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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