Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 6, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — My child was recently very sick and we went to Smith Northview Hospital emergency room. I would like to thank Nurse Mandy Anderson, Georgia Cochran, Dr. Thomas and all of the staff that did such a wonderful job caring for my child. The concern, kindness and professionalism shown by the staff is much appreciated. Well done, Smith Northview. God bless you and your families.

AnneMarie in the technology department at WalMart was knowledgeable, efficient, and helpful as I was searching for a cell phone. She went so far as to call and set everything up for me. She was kind and courteous and went above and beyond what was necessary. She deserves a pat on the back!

I would like to rave about the servers we had at Texas Road House Saturday. They went above and beyond. The young man was very sure to say, yes ma’am. He was very well mannered. Will definitely be going back!

I love Dean’s article on the dump. We will miss the personnel at the dump, too. They are always friendly.

Much thanks to all who worked in the freezing cold to restore a broken water line.

I want to praise the City of Valdosta trash and yard clippings pickup workers. They do a great job!!

Rebecca at ADC, thank you so much for caring. You’re the best.

A huge rave to Kendrick at Verizon. He was very helpful and on top of my issue. ... thank you.

Thanks to the firefighters and everyone and the couple who stopped  first to help me and my family  when my  house and barn was burning. Please stop back by so I can let you know how thankful we are.

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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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