VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To Lowndes High School Viking Tre Jackson who signed with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this past week. As a senior, Jackson led the Vikings in tackles with 67, 8.5 of those tackles coming in the backfield while notching two interceptions, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. Congratulations on a job well done.
THUMBS UP: To Ricky Plair who played Santa Claus for the 34th time in Valdosta’s Christmas parade. He continues making the parade a jolly experience.
THUMBS UP: To Valdosta City Councilmember Deidra White and Valdosta School Boardmember Annie Fisher. Neither elected official filed for reelection and both attended their last respective meetings recently. Thank you both for your service.
THUMBS UP: To Ossipe Temple and the City of Valdosta for the annual Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade last week. The parade was a lot of fun and attracted strong crowds despite the threat of rain. It was a merry way to start the Christmas season.