Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 19, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

-- — Fundraisers already? This is outrageous for schools to have so many and we barely get back to school before they start again.

I totally understand the rough economy on families. What I don’t understand is why parents think there should be all this free lunch and other hand-out business. Have and raise your children responsibly. It is only $15 a week for a child to eat breakfast and lunch at school. Either do that or pack that child a lunch.

To the City of Valdosta: are our firemen receiving proper medical care since the chemical exposure at the Perma-Fix explosion?

The community needs to realize how poorly the SPLOST funds and finances within the city have been handled. The water treatment plant’s deficiencies didn’t just appear; they have been there for some time. The purchase of Five Points is borderline criminal. What city leaders were involved in that deal and who profited? I understand how important SPLOST can be to our community but our city leaders have failed us. Mayor and city council, show me how all the SPLOST monies have been spent and request that management retire.

Valdosta City Schools implemented a new program available to the State of Georgia called the Community Eligibility Option (CEO). That is why all students get a free breakfast and lunch. You can google it and get more information. Maybe Lowndes County schools can apply for it also.

LHS teachers cutback, furloughed, but ONE HALF MILLION dollar scoreboard purchased, and the retired superintendent is still working.

Please let us know how much more sewage is going into the Wiff the Stinky River. It has been raining a lot and we need to know when we can safely fish the river again. Thanks.

I hope people use their brains and not emotions when it comes to voting for SPLOST. We retired to the area in 2006 and have enjoyed seeing the progress and growth that has taken place. In order for this to last, improvements in infrastructure must continue to take place. It appears now the city and county governments have their heads and priorities in the right place with respect to where and how SPLOST funds will be spent. What better way to raise these funds than a sales tax?

I hope the city is preparing for the river to rise again. With the water from up north and all the rain coming, expect the river to rise again so be prepared.

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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!

    July 21, 2014

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

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

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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