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Boy, is it hard to make a grand gesture. Some of you may remember that I wanted to put an eagle decal on my front window at home as a statement that I supported the Union. 

As Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral emerged on crutches from a tunnel in the Caesars Superdome and headed toward his team’s sideline during the second quarter of the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, the contingent of Ole Miss fans in attendance in unison rose to their feet and gave the senior a…

When we choose to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during this time of the year, we tend to do a great disservice to his legacy by only highlighting the widely publicized “I Have A Dream” speech.

I may have told you before that my something great-grandfather, Robert Elza, fought for the Union in the Civil War. He left his family in Virginia and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he lived until he died. When the Civil War broke out, he stood with the Union. He was captured at the fi…

The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit to educate the public on how to detect false and misleading information. It has compiled 10 takeaways from distortions by social media and other sources in 2021.


It may have been an underrated part of the Atlanta Braves success last year but there was something to be said about how stellar the infield defense was en route to a National League East Division championship and a World Series title.

This week marks the anniversary of an unprecedented attack on democracy in the United States. Jan. 6 of last year is the day a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop certification of the people’s vote for the highest office in the land. 

The permanent suspension of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account for repeatedly posting lies about COVID-19 is not an abridgment of her First Amendment right to free speech.

A guide to open government in Georgia presented by Jim Zachary, editor of the Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI's director of newsroom training and development and president emeritus of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. 

The Valdosta Daily Times wants to take a moment to thank you, our readers, for donating money, contributing toys through the Outback Riders Toy Ride and more to the 2021 Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own town to register.

In the book of Matthew we read, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

“We need term limits!” It’s a common mantra expressed by many voters, particularly around election time, and it’s a mantra with which I wholeheartedly agree. We do, in fact, desperately need term limits and the reasons are obvious.

During this holiday season while many of us are enjoying time with family and friends, days off from work and holiday festivities, the men and women who serve and protect us are hard at work.

The South Georgia Regional Library recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to demonstrate and inaugurate its latest library services facility: a traveling library. This is the fourth mobile unit in the SGRL’s history and becomes the seventh branch of library services.


Currently constructed, the World Series champion Atlanta Braves have some work left to do if they expect to contend for another division title, much less back-to-back world championships.


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