Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 5, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

-- — I heard that Alden Avenue is going to be widened by 12 feet. I heard this in casual conversation. I hope it’s not true, because I happen to live on Alden Avenue, and nobody has consulted with me, or called me. So I hope these people were simply misinformed because there’s going to be major trouble if the city starts tearing into my yard.

I agree that SGMC’s heart tower and parking deck are progress. As an employee, you are correct, without patients we would not have a job. However, without employees to care for your family member, they have no care. This is a catch-22. Patient needs and families are secondary. I have to be able to support myself first and SGMC is making it harder and harder to do so with all the cutbacks and hour reductions.

The article on SGMC’s benefits change in Wednesday’s paper was pure lies!! The CEO said that employee notifications are “going well.” That’s because the only notification we have had was the article in the paper. Unbelievable. Now they are forcing us to use their facilities to drum up business. How many ways can you take from your employees?

I understand that probation is for people who have committed a crime. However, Sentinel takes it a little too far. How is someone supposed to get their life on track if they’re constantly being harassed and threatened by their assigned officer? Someone needs to look into the abuse by Sentinel officers.

I understand as a motorist, pedestrians have the right of way. I don’t understand why taxpayers bought a bridge for the college students when it is not being used by the students as designed. There is a designated area for students to cross on Patterson Street.  If students are not using the designated area, who is at fault?

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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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