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Rant & Raves

April 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 15, 2013

-- — The new vehicle tax inquired about is called TAVT. It takes the place of the annual “birthday” tax and catches vehicles previously sold untaxed. I, personally, like it. It's currently 6.5 percent of value, but will increase. Go to and learn more about it.

I will vote yes on SPLOST only AFTER all our Small Town Minded, Boss Hogg type leaders and all the foxes they have hired to watch the various Chicken Coops are GONE.


To sum it up briefly for you, the tag fees, chamber of commerce, councilmen, etc. are all just a part of how much more can they drain our pocketbooks.

You are no better than anyone else just because you have more money. It certainly hasn't made you a better person or have a warm heart.

I thought women were nosy but there are a lot of local men that are catching up to them. Gossiping is a sin.

When will the Chamber of Commerce learn its lesson about getting into things that have nothing to do with them? When they lose most of their membership, I suppose.

To the Sunset Hill Cemetery Supervisor, you got the nerve to tell someone about their family plot, saying they’re not allowed back in the cemetery, if it’s a disinterment involved.

Let me first say my heart goes out to the parents of Kendrick Johnson. God bless you! As I read the VDT article, it occurred to me there has been no mention of video imaging at LHS. With all the video surveillance available in schools, there should be something to support the original accidental death stance. I know every corner of the school may not be covered but large areas like hallways, doors, and gyms usually are recorded. I have no doubt that the authorities know who came and went from the area of the school where this occurred. I can see why people still have questions.

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    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

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    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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