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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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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • 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

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