Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

What We Think
  • Moody’s new mission

    Congressman Austin Scott’s Wednesday announcement regarding Moody Air Force Base’s “preferred location” status for the A-29 Light Air Support training mission is good news for South Georgia.

    June 27, 2014

  • Keep kids school-ready

    Don’t tell your kids this, but we’re about halfway through the summer break.

    June 25, 2014

  • Salvation through the year

    New Salvation Army leadership arrived earlier this month in Valdosta.

    June 25, 2014

  • When lightning strikes

    For the past several days, lightning has flashed through skies and wreaked havoc on a few occasions. Authorities investigated the report of lightning striking a residence Sunday in the Clyattville area.

    June 23, 2014

  • Help prevent burglaries

    A mother and teenage son were injured last week during the break-in of their Valdosta residence. The husband-father responded by shooting two of the intruders, sending them fleeing into the night.

    June 22, 2014

  • Making a House of Heroes

    Facing World War II veterans and the dozens of South Georgia teenagers gathered to help them last year, Pastor Wayne Anthony challenged the young volunteers to imagine the aging men 70 years earlier when they were as young as many of the teens sitting in the Lake Park United Methodist Church.

    June 21, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    THUMBS UP: To Moody Air Force Base for its week of training ROTC cadets. The training has been part of Combat Rescue Officer Shadow and Orientation Week, or CROSHOW. The exercise gives ROTC cadets with an interest in combat rescue a hands-on feel for the work of a combat rescue officer: going up in HH-60 helicopters, taking part in a combat search-and-rescue scenario and observing parachute jumps, with four cadets doing tandem jumps with experienced jumpers.

    June 20, 2014

  • Escape: Public should know

    Shortly after midnight on June 12, inmate Marvin Smith reportedly walked away from the Valdosta Transitional Center and failed to return. A 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen at approximately the same time, near the transition center.

    June 19, 2014

  • Welcoming Governor’s Honors students

    Hundreds of students will arrive Saturday in Valdosta for the annual Governor’s Honors Program.

    June 19, 2014

  • PSST! ready for second show

    Following strong ticket sales for the opening weekends of the stage adaptation of the Disney classic “Mary Poppins,” Peach State Summer Theatre opens its second show this weekend — the lesser-known “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.”

    June 18, 2014

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School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
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