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A salute to Black History Month
Today is the last day of February.
Seuss Birthday: A reading occasion
Sunday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Military cut proposals require vigilance
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel proposed shrinking the military Monday to create an Armed Forces for the future.
Ga. House passes gun bill
A bill allowing firearms in government buildings, churches, and bars has passed the House in the Georgia General Assembly, and is awaiting a vote by the Senate.
Sochi Olympics come to a close
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia officially drew to a close Sunday, following more than two weeks of intense competition.
Losing a journalism icon
One by one, we’re losing them. As the years progress, death inevitably claims the lives of the pioneers, the greatest generation, the innovators; the ones who paved the way for others to follow.
THUMBS UP: To Valdosta Police Lt. Tomas Chavarria and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Newham, who were named their respective agencies’ officers of the year Thursday night during the Rotary Club’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. The lawmen were recognized for their contributions to their respective departments and to the community.
Thank you, law-enforcement
In today’s editions, you will find a story about the Rotary Club’s Law-Enforcement Awards Dinner held last night at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center.
SGMC not for sale
South Georgia Medical Center and its affiliates are community hospitals providing medical care to the region. It costs them millions of dollars each month to care for patients who are indigent, have catastrophic illnesses, or are charity cases. SGMC is governed by state law, through a Hospital Authority appointed by the city and county.
Creating youthful impressions
If anyone has any doubts about the creative minds of today’s young people, we steer these skeptics to the Youth Art Month exhibits scheduled to open this weekend at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts.
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