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Rant & Raves

December 12, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

-- — Raves to VHS’s social studies dept. for encouraging their students to go see “Lincoln” this weekend, by offering them extra credit. Thank you teachers for taking time out of your weekend to “take attendance” in the lobby. Great, worthwhile movie.

Congrats to the VSU blazers for the great win this past Saturday in the cold at Minnesota. You are great ambassadors for Winnersville, you play the game the right way and never quit. One more win to cap off your TRULY GREAT YEAR!


Businesses leaving Lake Park? Consider coming to the North end of the County, in particular the City of Hahira. It is a nice community, and we have plenty of space for businesses; come and be part of "Hive".

The Nativity put on by A Time to Dance Performing Arts Studio was an amazing show! Many talented dancers and a wonderful director.

I agree we should shop locally. There are many different items and some are handmade by artists;  but we need to have better hours and even Saturday hours to shop there.

To the person who lives in the county crying because your pigs were shot: Here is an idea, keep your animals in your yard. Nobody wants pigs, wild or not, roaming in their yard or down the street where children play. Take some responsibility.

Why is it when I drive around this town, there are always fire hydrants spewing water for days on end?

A huge RAVE to the Berrien High School Symphonic Ensemble winter concert Thursday night. Conductor Mr. Chris Harper continues to challenge and grow his musicians and they continue to meet his challenge. It was an evening many will never forget.

Many teachers are frustrated because they cannot teach their students what they need to know in order to get a higher education and better jobs. This doesn't make them bad teachers. They are frustrated by politicos dictating what they need to teach. Sounds like you are comfortable spouting the party line, and simply “teaching to the test.” Maybe it's you that should find another profession?

To the ranters complaining about it taking a long time for EMS to get to them. You can thank your fellow residents of Lowndes County and the surrounding areas who tie EMS up with non-emergencies for that.

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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.

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