Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

July 11, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, July 11, 2013

VALDOSTA — I really enjoyed the article in the July 4th issue about the early leaders of our nation. I only wish we had leaders of that caliber today.

As a newcomer to Valdosta, I was very disappointed with the July 4 fireworks. After sitting for two hours in the parking lot, what we saw was 20 minutes of fireworks that was unimpressive to say the least. There were no reactions from the crowd. The expected finale never occurred. The show just fizzled out.  Surely the people in charge of this highly anticipated event can come up with a better show, especially the finale.

To the person who thinks soccer is boring, you should try cricket, where after five days play in international matches the result is often a draw!

Valdosta has two football stadiums, the VSU PE Complex, and a YMCA sports park, so what is the problem with building a new facility designated for soccer? Often when I read Rant & Rave, I shake my head at the viciousness and sarcasm of the comments. But to the ranter who said he/she would rather see paint dry, your ugly statement is a new low for Rant & Rave.

Entitled people can manufacture, run a grow house, distribute marijuana, possess a gram of cocaine, and receive a fine and suspended sentence, while the poor and minorities get decades in prison for a dime bag of weed.

Please, enough with the rants about the old mill. Unless you stepped up with financial support or could do anything to change either the economy or the price the owners were asking, then you have no say in the matter! And why all the complaining now? Where were you during the many years the mill sat crumbling? Was it not important then?

Never seen so many blue light specials. Every single time I’m on I-75’s exits 18-49. Would be interesting to know if the hard work of Lowndes and Cook County’s finest has brought a significant drop in the number of accidents?

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  • Thumbs Up

    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • Vote to remove signs

    Congratulations to the winners in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Runoff election counts today

    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

  • PSST! Only one week left

    Peach State Summer Theatre enters its final week of performances for the 2014 season. This means there are only a few more opportunities left to see “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and “42nd Street.”

    July 20, 2014

  • The wisdom of animals

    Animals may be smarter than us. If you don’t think so take a look at how we humans deal with the oppressive heat of summer. Compare our activities with those of animals.

    July 19, 2014

  • Welcoming home the ‘Unseen Project’

    Two months ago, they embarked on an ambitious endeavor: Two friends, riding on motorcycles criss-crossing the United States, followed by a film crew, on a faith-based tour to find America the Unseen.

    July 17, 2014

  • A downtown church’s faith

    First Baptist Church made a leap of faith this past weekend.

    July 16, 2014

  • Overpass has double potential

    They say it will be here sooner than we think.

    July 16, 2014

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