- What We Think
The United States has been left largely unscathed by major storms this year. Not since Sandy left a path of destruction in the northeast has a tropical storm or hurricane struck our shorelines. But elsewhere, halfway across the world, devastation of almost unbelievable proportions has crippled the Philippines.
Thank you, veterans
Our military veterans have defended our rights throughout the distant past of our nation’s history to the battles that are as fresh as today’s headlines. Our veterans have stood at the vanguard to protect American lives, to preserve our American ways of life.
Returning Hearts in prison
In today’s editions of The Valdosta Daily Times, readers should find a story about a group of Valdosta State Prison inmates who earned a fun day with their children.
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
THUMBS UP: To the newly elected and reelected
officials as well as all candidates who entered the race this past Election Day. For the winners, we wish you success. For if your public service is successful, the entire community should benefit. For the other candidates, thank you for your efforts and sacrifices.
Heart Walk: First steps to a better life
It is a walk that not only raises awareness, not only raises funds, but also pushes people toward taking the first literal steps in living a better life.
The people passed SPLOST
Voters approved SPLOST VII by a pretty wide margin on Tuesday night, ensuring that the 1 percent sales tax will continue to be collected for another six years.
Make Thursday night a Blazer Nation night
Looking for something a little different for your Thursday night?
Shop With A Cop
Any law enforcement officer can tell stories about their job, about what they witness every day, about the people they encounter, and rarely are they good stories. Nearly all they encounter day-to-day on the job is bad, criminal and often heartbreaking. Rarely do they get to spend time with those who are law-abiding citizens, whose first instinct is not to run or shirk away from an officer, who trust in law enforcement and consider them the good guys.
Remember why we are free
The Wings of Freedom Tour will fly into Valdosta this week, featuring rare vintage military aircraft, including a B-17, B-24, and a P-51 Mustang. The B-17 is one of only eight bombers of its kind still in flying condition, while the B-24 and P-51 are the sole remaining examples of their type in the world that are still flying.
Citizens of a community have the obligation to be active participants in that community’s governance. Citizens step up to run for office, serve on community boards, volunteer, abide the law and act responsibly.
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