- What We Think
School redistricting: Attending the public hearings
Valdosta parents have an opportunity to learn more and air their views in a series of coming meetings on the possibility of redistricting the city’s elementary schools.
THUMBS UP: To all of the area athletes who enjoyed a successful Signing Day this week. Numerous high school athletes signed their intentions of attending various colleges and universities, furthering their educations while pursuing the schools’ hopes for future championship seasons.
Wearing red for a healthy heart
February is Women’s Heart Health Month. Today, Feb. 7, is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
Preparing for weather
In the wake of last week’s winter storm, that brought Atlanta to a frozen standstill and prompted Gov. Nathan Deal to form a weather task force, comes Georgia’s annual Severe Weather Awareness Week lasting through Friday.
Americans withholding food
Americans give freely to charities, perform more community service voluntarily than the citizens of any other country, and are the first to send aid to other areas in times of crisis. So why is it that this genial and kind nation has such an issue thinking that someone might get something for free?
Burglary: Answering a call
In response to a recent spike in break-ins, the Valdosta Police Department initiated a burglary unit Monday.
The announcement of the unit comes in the wake of an interrupted burglary last week. Police caught one suspect hiding in a house while another suspect was apprehended after a chase through the city.
Fathers teaching daughters
It began as a small gathering for fathers and daughters. It has become one of Valdosta’s most popular social events of the year.
A winning Super Bowl plan
If The Times weekly poll is any indication, there are far more Broncos fans in South Georgia than there are Seahawks fans.
THUMBS UP: To the people who answered a call for more bedding, blankets, pillows, etc., for the Salvation Army emergency shelter. The shelter regularly has nine beds for people in need each night. With recent cold spells, the Salvation Army has prepared room for as many as 15 people. With the past week’s severe winter weather forecast, the Salvation Army made room for more people, but needed the additional bedding to provide adequate housing. It’s a reminder of how much the Salvation Army does for the community throughout the year.
The time we’re given
If you’ve heard it once, you have likely heard it a dozen times this week.
- More What We Think Headlines
- School redistricting: Attending the public hearings