Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

September 13, 2013

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VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To the many organizations and groups that have been helping raise awareness and funds during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. These events not only educate people on childhood cancer, raise money for research and support for area cancer families, but they also serve as a reminder to families facing childhood cancer that the community is behind them and there for them.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra for keeping the tradition of classical music alive with this evening’s season-opening concert, but also sharing something new, exciting and different. The VSO will perform works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. It will also perform the American premiere of composer Ned McGowan’s Concerto for iPad and Orchestra. McGowan’s wife, Keiko Shichijo, a renowned pianist, will perform as soloist using the iPad. Concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. today, Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood.

THUMBS UP: To Dr. Brian Hickox of Valdosta for receiving the Georgia Rehabilitation Association’s highest honor, the Personal Achievement Award. Hickox has not allowed blindness to affect his ability to strive and succeed. He is a Valdosta chiropractor, who opened his practice last year in Valdosta. Congratulations, Dr. Hickox.


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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

  • Runoff election counts today

    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

  • PSST! Only one week left

    Peach State Summer Theatre enters its final week of performances for the 2014 season. This means there are only a few more opportunities left to see “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and “42nd Street.”

    July 20, 2014

  • The wisdom of animals

    Animals may be smarter than us. If you don’t think so take a look at how we humans deal with the oppressive heat of summer. Compare our activities with those of animals.

    July 19, 2014

  • Welcoming home the ‘Unseen Project’

    Two months ago, they embarked on an ambitious endeavor: Two friends, riding on motorcycles criss-crossing the United States, followed by a film crew, on a faith-based tour to find America the Unseen.

    July 17, 2014

  • A downtown church’s faith

    First Baptist Church made a leap of faith this past weekend.

    July 16, 2014

  • Overpass has double potential

    They say it will be here sooner than we think.

    July 16, 2014

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