Editorials

Opinion: Of bridging Georgia

Opinion: Of bridging Georgia

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Gary M. Wisenbaker Before the ink was dry on a US Department of Transportation pledge to give $10 million for the replacement of a still smoldering collapsed portion of I-85 in Atlanta, metro legislators were criticizing a well thought out, hard fought for, and long overdue, measure designed to help revitalize rural Georgia. The […]

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OPINION: Facts Still Matter

OPINION: Facts Still Matter

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Rev. Raphael G. Warnock President Donald Trump shared the below message via Twitter during his first full week in office: “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and…even, those who registered to vote who are dead (and many for […]

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OPINION: Democratic leadership: a noticeable failure

OPINION: Democratic leadership: a noticeable failure

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Column by Gary M. Wisenbaker “I haven’t noticed it,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) replied when asked if Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), her opponent for re-election to the position, had any significant support. While Pelosi went on to win, she might have paid a little closer attention: her 68% share of votes within her […]

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Please, Pardon Our Progress – Your Dollars are Building a Better Georgia

Please, Pardon Our Progress – Your Dollars are Building a Better Georgia

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

  By Russell R. McMurry | Commissioner of the Georgia DOT It’s springtime in Georgia and summer is around the corner. It is a time when we welcome visitors to our great state and we start thinking about hitting the roads with family and friends for fun and vacations. For the Georgia Department of Transportation, this […]

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OPINION: Tip your server, or don’t go out to eat

OPINION: Tip your server, or don’t go out to eat

| March 31, 2016 | 18 Comments

By Adam Floyd | Editor, Valdosta Today Full disclosure: I have never, not even once, waited a table. I managed to skip food service during my early years by bagging groceries and learning how to be on the radio (mastered the first, still learning the second). But despite never having worked in the hospitality business, few […]

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Editorial: VSU deserves credit for stance on free speech

Editorial: VSU deserves credit for stance on free speech

| February 29, 2016 | 4 Comments

By Adam Floyd | Editor, ValdostaToday.com Valdosta State University has been raked over the coals in the last year. Changes to graduation ceremonies, the Eric Sheppard incident and now a visit from Donald Trump has put the school in the cross-hairs of unhappy students and Valdosta residents. ValdostaToday even went after the school last week when we […]

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Why Candidates Aren’t Talking About Long-Term Care

Why Candidates Aren’t Talking About Long-Term Care

| February 9, 2016 | 1 Comments

On the eve of the first votes of the 2016 presidential contest – a wacky year where outsized personalities and voter anger are grabbing the headlines – there’s at least one familiar political pattern: nary a mention of one of the most critical issues facing many American families: long-term care. “Unless something dramatic happens to […]

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Editorial: What I learned when I wrote about Donald Trump

Editorial: What I learned when I wrote about Donald Trump

| February 3, 2016 | 5 Comments

By Adam Floyd Editor | ValdostaToday.com Perhaps I shouldn’t be shocked at the level of discourse an online post about a presidential candidate elicits, but I was consistently and thoroughly flabbergasted by my neighbors and friends who took it upon themselves to berate, insult and vaguely threaten each other Wednesday. What caused such a ruckus? […]

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Editorial: Give what you can

Editorial: Give what you can

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Adam Floyd Editor | ValdostaToday.com Valdosta has no shortage of generosity. I’ve lived in Valdosta for more than a decade, and one of the many things I have learned during that time is Valdostans love to raise money for charity. If we took just a small sampling of upcoming events, we would find a […]

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Editorial: Valdosta is more than its bad news

Editorial: Valdosta is more than its bad news

| January 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

By Adam Floyd Editor | ValdostaToday.com Don’t ignore the good news. There’s a saying about news media that you may be familiar with: “If it bleeds, it leads.” The phrase is born out of an indisputable fact of news reporting: If the story is shocking, graphic or negative, people are more likely to read it, view […]

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