Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

What We Think
  • Celebrate St. Pat’s responsibly

    Today, St. Patrick’s Day, is meant to celebrate Irish heritage, but it has also been adopted by many Americans as a day to wear green, eat corned beef, speak in a brogue, decorate with shamrocks and leprechauns, and for many, it’s simply a reason to drink.

    March 16, 2014

  • May the best candidates win

    The vacancy left by state Sen. Tim Golden to not seek reelection spurred a flurry of candidate qualifying during the past two weeks.

    March 15, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    THUMBS UP: To all those who qualified as candidates in county and state races. The decision by state Sen. Tim Golden to not seek reelection to his District 8 seat created a political vacuum that sent many office seekers scrambling. But the change also spurred many candidates to enter the primary race. The more candidates, the better opportunity for the public.

    March 15, 2014

  • Hypocrisy about tracking

    As authorities from multiple countries continue to search for answers in the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, a quirk of human nature is being highlighted.

    March 14, 2014

  • Welcome back, Wild Adventures

    Wild Adventures opens again this weekend, meaning more rides, concerts, fun and business for the region in the weeks and months to come.

    March 13, 2014

  • Voice your opinion

    Voices have been heard, concerns raised, opinions considered and a map created that may shape how Valdosta City Schools will redistrict its elementary schools for the 2014-15 academic year.

    March 12, 2014

  • Georgia’s future and its forests

    Georgia’s economy was built and is still sustained by its natural resources. Today, agriculture remains the number one economic engine in the state, and a large part of that engine still runs off of Georgia’s forestry-related industries.

    March 10, 2014

  • Ray City plows into farming roots

    If you want to gain a deeper appreciation for the grit of our agrarian ancestors, check out Ray City’s annual Old Fashion Plow Day this weekend.

    March 9, 2014

  • Qualifying a horse race

    With the announcement earlier this week by Sen. Tim Golden that he was not going to seek reelection this year, candidates seemed to appear from everywhere. Rumors flew all week, the Bird Supper in Atlanta was a rumor mill, and the jockeying for position was more reminiscent of a Kentucky Derby than a typical south Georgia qualifying week.

    March 8, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    aaTHUMBS UP: To Music Funeral Home for its donation of a pall flag to honor fallen Valdosta city firefighters. Casey Music presented the flag to the Valdosta Fire Department this week. The flag will be draped over a firefighter’s casket during funeral services. It honors the brave men and women who spent their lives battling fires.

    March 7, 2014

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