Valdosta Daily Times

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What We Think
  • 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

  • Summer blood drives

    There is always a need for blood.  Ask the Red Cross, visit the blood collection center, note the number of blood drives in our region. The need is constant and persistent.

    June 17, 2014

  • Celebrating Juneteenth’s freedom

    “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.”

    June 15, 2014

  • Happy Father’s Day

    Happy Father’s Day

    June 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Saturday, June 14, 2014

    THUMBS UP: To Gwen Register-Thomas. Known as the “Pool Lady,” Thomas raises money to buy children pool passes at the Mildred Hunter Community Center. This is the second year she has helped children in need enjoy summer swimming. After a story ran earlier this week in The Times, Thomas quickly received more than $300 in donations for swimming passes.

    June 13, 2014

  • Saluting the flag

    Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14. Why?

    June 12, 2014

  • New life for old courthouse

    Though mostly unused for several years, the historic Lowndes County Courthouse remains a jewel of Downtown Valdosta.

    June 12, 2014

  • Canning preserves old ways

    When the going gets tough, the tough getting canning.

    June 11, 2014

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