Chris SzagolaPhiladelphia 76ers' JJ Redick reacts to a 3-pointer during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat in 2018.

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A two-game winning streak has provided the Atlanta Braves a much-needed boost down the stretch of this year's regular season. But is it enough to help stem the tide of recent bad play that has made a fourth straight National League East Division championship not as certain as it should have …

According to the Scriptures, if you are a born-again Believer and follower of Jesus Christ, you have been adopted into the family of God. You belong to Him. Your life was bought with a price – the death of Jesus on the cross. And you are now and forever the precious property of your heavenly…

Let's be clear. No one has to get the vaccine. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states: "The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people."

The other day I heard someone say the music you grew up with will always be the best music to your ears because it provided the literal soundtrack for the most enjoyable years of your life. If you think about it, that kind of makes sense. 

Five teams, two spots for the American League Wild Card Game, three weeks to settle baseball’s most competitive playoff race.

The Valdosta Daily Times’ Wednesday, Sept. 15, edition offers readers an extensive list of shows, exhibits, concerts and more for the upcoming arts seasons in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

Recently my best friend from high school’s husband died of COVID. We all went to the same high school and hung out together. He kept fit, got his vaccines and took the normal amount of care. He went to our high school reunion where he was exposed to unvaccinated people and he let his guard d…


The journey has not always been the smoothest for the Atlanta Braves this year, but the path to another postseason is crystal clear for the three-time National League East Division champions.

We live in the most blessed country, during the most blessed time in history, but Americans are more stressed and depressed than ever. People have 1,000 Facebook friends but not five people they can count on in times of need. Suicide is up and church attendance is down.

Have you ever served someone who has wronged you, mistreated you, spoke badly of you or betrayed you? If yes, then you have, in essence, washed the feet of Judas.

This Jewish High Holidays season emphasizes the relationship between God and humanity, our dependence upon God as our creator and sustainer, and God’s dependence upon us as the ones who make His presence known and felt in His world.


On July 11, the Atlanta Braves were nearly an afterthought in the chase for the postseason. It was the final day of the first half of the season before the All-Star break. They had just lost their superstar outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. to a torn ACL the day before. The Braves were 44-45, had …

I am a civilian and have never experienced war. I am an American so that means that lack of experience is my choice. I do not live in a country that forces war upon me. 

This pandemic is not over. Georgia’s COVID cases, hospitalization and deaths increased in July 2021, and over 30% of families in our state struggled to afford usual household expenses. But federal legislation can help advance robust and equitable recovery, as long as lawmakers consider three…

I wish to thank The Valdosta Daily Times and its editor for urging writers to come out of hibernation and contribute their thoughts to the Valdosta/Lowndes County community. We are each other’s keeper and I am soliciting all to express his/her views on current events so that we can get a bet…

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The Lowndes Vikings almost did the impossible against the Walton Raiders, coming back from a 28-14 deficit with 1:50 left to force overtime, but ultimately fell to Walton 34-28 in Saturday's Corky Kell Classic at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

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