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January 3, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 3, 2012

-- — I just wanted to take a moment to praise Dr. Mike Chiang and all of his incredible nurses for showing compassion and great love for all their patience, even the difficult ones! After going to the Urological Clinic of Valdosta for a routine procedure, I experienced great anxiety and was beyond nervous. Dr. Chiang and his nurses Ashley, Tammy, Nina, and Angela did everything they could to calm my fears and make the visit as pleasurable as possible. Dr. Chiang and his staff are great at what they do and it truly shows in their style of care!

Christmas is over when December 25th is over so if people want to take their decorations down the day after that's fine. There is a reason for this day and it is mainly because of commercialism this has changed into a month, or longer, celebration.

A huge RAVE for Dr. Roan and his staff. They are very professional and very caring with their patients. I took both my kids there to have their wisdom teeth removed and I am very thankful for service we received!

Every time I read comments online posted towards certain articles, I am just saddened by how insensitive people can be. The comments I just read about Ashley Paulk's retirement are a good example. He is a good man, and he did a great job for our community. I bet those making negative remarks about him have been held accountable by him for something they did wrong. Grow up, people!

Shame on the law enforcement for pulling over taxis and giving out tickets to the passengers in them. At least they're being safe instead of driving!

Hope all VSU students open their eyes, remove all ear buds, turn off the I phones and really look, not only left and right but behind also when crossing streets around campus. Just because there are striped pedestrian crossing marks on the street doesn't mean you can just blithely step into vehicular traffic with no consequences. Take responsibility for your actions. The life you save may very well be your own.

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    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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