Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

February 8, 2013

Thumbs up, thumbs down

-- — THUMBS UP: To the Moody airmen who were featured on the National Geographic Channel. The community knows what a fantastic group of military men and women we have here at Moody, and now the entire country is able to see the incredible work they do, the training, the committment and the dedication to their jobs they demonstrate every day.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State University and South Georgia Medical Center for “topping out” the Health Sciences and Business Administration building this week. The project is a testimony to what can be accomplished when two major entities combine their resources and efforts. The building will house education programs that will benefit the community for years to come by bringing medical personnel to the area to train.

THUMBS DOWN: To those who continually fall for online, telephone and door to door scams. If a price sounds too good to be true, it is. Don’t sign any paperwork, give out personal information or give anyone cash, credit card information or a check. If you think it’s shady, call the police and ask, but don’t let yourself get taken advantage of by fraudsters.

THUMBS UP: To the creators of the movie, “Grandma’s Blessings,” which will make its red carpet premiere right here in Valdosta this Friday. The filmmakers have worked diligently to bring a mix of Southern charm and wit to the big screen, and Friday’s event is sure to be a fun, festive and entertaining evening. Tickets for the screening are still available, so Valdosta, get out and support our hometown movie moguls this Friday.

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What We Think
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    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

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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

    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

  • It just plain stinks

    After every rain event, the pungent smell of sewage can be detected around the rivers and streams of south Georgia, and Florida residents brace for more to float their way.

    April 13, 2014

  • Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

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

    April 11, 2014

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