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June 9, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 10, 2013

-- — I live in Brooks County. A while back, a limb fell at the edge of my yard. I called the road department asking to remove it. I was told they could not help because it was on private property. Later driving down Johnson Short Road, I saw the road department removing limbs from a yard. I have found out the limbs were on private property.

If we work together, we can get a handle on this mosquito problem before all those ranters start complaining about mosquitoes. There are 115,000 of us in Lowndes County. On Friday night, everyone needs to go outside and swat 10 of those nasty little things! We will have eliminated well over a million mosquitos in one night! Don’t be sending in comments if you don’t participate.

If you found my black wallet in a cart outside at the Publix on Perimeter Road, please return the contents. While I really would like my hard-earned money to be returned, if you need it that much, keep the money. But please, return my prayer card, the card from Father John’s memorial, and my pictures. I’ve canceled my debit and credit cards — but those other things can't be replaced.

A donation of $10 was not mandatory, merely suggested, to help these folks out, whose home and automobile were lost in a fire. There was an excellent band playing that night, who were kind enough to donate their time and talent. Yes, maybe you should have gone somewhere else, tightwad.

Why does the county want to monopolize the sanitation detail? Obviously one company cannot handle the business efficiently. Furthermore, do you want to be forced to use services from one company? Or forced to shop at one store? What are the commissioners thinking?

I see nothing wrong with cheering on your child when they are awarded. I would advise proud parents to cuff their mouths and face the sky before cheering to prevent yelling in the ears of the ones that sit in front of you. This is Georgia and we are Southern and proud. I don’t hear all this smack talk about cheering when it comes to football games.

Thanks to the Code Red Lowndes County EMS for warning us of the tropical storm headed our way. It developed quickly and I wasn’t aware, as I had not watched the weather Wednesday evening. Oh, wait. That's right; I didn't get a call. But when there’s a thunderstorm somewhere within a 60-mile radius, I get a dozen calls, but how about when a tropical storm is headed our way?

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    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

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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!”

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