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Relay for Life: A life-saving tradition
When the American Cancer Society was founded 100 years ago in 1913, people knew little about the disease.
Thank you, John Daly
The South Georgia Classic golf tournament at Kinderlou Forest has typically been a big draw for golf enthusiasts, eager to see the next crop of professional players as they compete for their PGA Tour Cards on the Web.com tour. The three pro-ams are packed with amateurs eager to match their strokes against the pros, and the Classic has become as much a social event as a sporting event.
May: It’s All About Arts
The Times’ weekly It’s All About You feature turns toward the arts for the month of May. South Georgia is rich in the arts.
Recognizing South Georgia youths
“The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress.”
THUMBS UP: To Dr. Ray Perren and Dr. Shawn Utley. Next week, Perren leaves as Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s president to take a similar position in another state technical school. On Wednesday, May 1, Utley becomes Wiregrass’ interim president. He is a Valdosta State alum, having earned his graduate and post-graduate degrees from the university. He has worked in the educational field throughout South Georgia. We welcome him back to Valdosta.
False alarm; real consequences
There’s nothing new about people making false bomb threats to schools and teens pulling fire alarms to get out of class.
Swing by the South Georgia Classic
There’s been a lot of talk about how the South Georgia Classic at Kinderlou Forest this week will prime the economic pump for Valdosta, Lowndes County, and all of South Georgia.
Welcome, First Lady Deal
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is living up to the name of her Read Across Georgia Initiative.
Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Parents, please know that it is not the teachers who have decided that your children must take standardized tests. Most teachers find it as annoying and stressful as you do. These tests are mandated by our politicians. If you do not like these or find them too stressful, don’t complain to the teachers or schools. We feel the same way. Start writing to your representatives and state school board.
A day to save the planet
From space, Earth looks like a big, blue marble, rich in blues and greens, wrapped in swirls of atmospheric white.
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