Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 20, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor's Note: Throughout 2013, The Times has committed to only publishing raves on Wednesdays. We want to hear your positive comments, South Georgia.

Thank you Valdosta Times for pubishing what local Govt. does with our tax money. We need all the information you can give. The Times is our only source of what’s going on in local govt.

Thank you to S. L. Mason Elementary School for putting on a great Valentine’s Dance for moms and dads. The decorations were beautiful. We had such a great time.

A big rave to G & G Family Medicine in Valdosta for being open on Saturday and Sunday. The options of a weekend walk-in clinic are slim in this area and I am thankful for all the staff at this office and Dr. Faircloth.

Praises to Joe Mckinley, Mr. Whitehead and the rest of the guys who serve in the sanitation department. They  take pride in their work and I can assure you, they are appreciated.

Gabriella at Cheddars made our night. Excellent service! Thanks!

A big rave for Star Parker. We need more like her who are not afraid to write the truth and cause us to think for ourselves.

Rave to the woman who lives at the corner of Jerry Jones  and McRee, you work so hard  on your yard and it is so beautiful. I drive that route just to look at it.

Kudos to Cunningham Tree Service who came out and trimmed the lines for Colquitt Electric Co. They did  an outstanding job and cleaned up all of their cuttings when they were done.

I want to send a shout out to the Turner Arts Center for a wonderful show last week. Hooray for Hollywood had great singing, dancing and costumes.

I cannot overstate how pleased I am with Adcanced Diaposal services. Has it been without a hitch? No. But the customer service folks there have been very professional, very knowledgeable, and very responsive. They deserve time to work the kinks out and a little patience on our part will help them.

Thank you, Dr. Owusu, for taking such good care of my father and for listening to our concerns. You found a blood clot other doctors had overlooked.

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    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

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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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    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

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    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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