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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  • A life that keeps giving

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    April 25, 2014

  • Meet the artist

    His prints are innovative, energetic, colorful, insightful.

    April 24, 2014

  • Program works to make men

    The idea is to change patterns.

    April 23, 2014

  • Missing persons: Fill in the blanks

    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

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