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January 30, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

VALDOSTA — Rave to Wesley at Griner Nissan for going above and beyond with his customer service on  getting my Nissan fixed. More people should be like him.

I would like to take the time to thank the ladies at Advanced Disposal for their kindness and patience. I called numerous times and spoke with Stephanie, Tiffany and Pam and they are always polite and get my problems solved. Kudos, ladies. Thank you!

Rave to the young gentleman who changed my left front tire in the WalMart parking lot. Thanks Jimmy L. and God bless. Restores my belief that there are still great people in the world.

I wish to thank the Valdosta City or Lowndes County street maintenance program for placing yellow lines and reflectors on turn-off roads on North Valdosta Road. These features are a great benefit to residents making turns at night! Thanks again and good job!

Many thanks to the gentleman at the State Patrol License Renewal desk that helped my mother with her license renewal last week. (I'm sorry I didn't get his name.) She had every document possible to get her license, but her address had changed due to 911 in Lanier County. His patience and willingness to help was so very much appreciated! Good job, GSP!

It's so nice to see Pet Smart allowing dogs to be adopted in front of their store. I wish they would do that every Saturday and Sunday, if possible, for animals waiting on death row at the animal shelter.

A rave to a hidden gem of a restaurant in this area — the Ravine at Kinderlou Forest. In this city overpopulated with fast-food places, it is nice to have a restaurant that knows what gourmet food is and should be. The food is truly awesome and the service excellent. It is open to the public and I  highly recommend it.

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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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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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