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
  • 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

  • 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

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

    Several European countries are banning work emails to employees before and after normal working hours, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., in an effort to curb the perceived abuse of employees by corporations.

    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.

    April 8, 2014

  • Take some kid time this week

    Spring break returns this week for many South Georgia schools. Both Valdosta and Lowndes County school systems are out through the week for the traditional spring break.

    April 6, 2014

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