Valdosta Daily Times

May 2, 2014

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The Associated Press

-- — 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.