Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 19, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, June 20, 2014

-- — I'm so disappointed with this town! No where to breastfeed a newborn anywhere! Can’t even go to the mall and find a place to breastfeed. Come on Valdosta, get with the program! Offer areas for moms to be able to feed their babies out in public! It’s a shame you can travel to Gainesville, Fla., and everywhere you go offers private areas to breastfeed.

In Wednesday’s paper, Chief Childress was quoted as saying the Valdosta population had increased from 43,724 in 2000 to 57,597 in 2012. That is about a 33 percent increase. Are those numbers accurate? If that rate continues in 2024, we will have about 77,000. How will the support services keep up?

I now know two successful entrepreneurs in the state who each opened one branch of their business in Valdosta and swore they’d never put in another. Zoning, inspections, and red tape at City Hall. We elect so called “businessmen” to office each time and the bureaucracy remains.

Re: Industrial Authority, let’s review. We now have a rep as a business unfriendly city with a bunch of enviro-ranters. It is easier to move to the next town than put up with that.

The article Wounded warrior battles life, career, competition in June 18 edition of VDT is one of the most uplifting heartbreaking stories I’ve ever read. The writing is super and puts the reader right there where this brave man and his family are living through a nightmare with the most astonishing grace I’ve ever had the privilege of reading. I will keep it handy to reread often.

The new turf is ugly. I do not think Coach Bazemore or Coach Hyder would be happy about this. The paw print looked great and so did the black and gold!

Let me make this easy for you to understand. Gornto Road is two lanes. I can’t move over and I’m not going to.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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