Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

January 19, 2013

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VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To Kelly Barcol, the area preacher who will literally fight to raise funds for his church. At 44, the House of Joy pastor will compete against a 26-year-old in the Bud Light Winter Heat next weekend. Heat promoter James Corbett has promised all of the event’s proceeds to the House of Joy. Through faith and endurance, Barcol proves that age is just a number.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta School of Ballet for its continued dedication to raising money for Valdosta State University Theatre & Dance student scholarships. During the past seven years, Valdosta School of Ballet and VSU Theatre & Dance have raised nearly $50,000 in scholarship money. This weekend, the tradition continues with dance performances of “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m. today, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center, 3101 N. Forrest St.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Symphony Guild     and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra for taking  the time to introduce children to classical music  and musical instruments with Tunes for Tots       scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon today, Whitehead Auditorium, VSU Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. The free event includes a hands-on demonstration of instruments and a performance from the young members of the South Georgia String Project.

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    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

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    April 13, 2014

  • It just plain stinks

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    April 13, 2014

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    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, April 10:

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

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    April 11, 2014

  • Strength of character

    It was an unusual friendship — a tiny 8-year old girl with long blonde hair and the 6’10” Michigan State basketball player.

    April 10, 2014

  • Daly’s return a boost for Valdosta

    Flashy, colorful and always a hit with the fans for his long drives and humble demeanor, John Daly’s return to Kinderlou Forest and the South Georgia Classic is a boon for Valdosta.

    April 9, 2014

  • Too many pinwheels

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with numerous volunteers assisting the Child Advocacy Center in placing pinwheels on the lawn of the Valdosta City Hall. Each pinwheel represents one child that was a victim of abuse in 2013. Volunteers placed 887 pinwheels in remembrance.

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