Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 16, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

VALDOSTA — Sure Valdosta and/or Lowndes County, start up your own cable company. Then the Rant and Rave can fill up with people complaining of increased taxes, missing the same channels, and a bill that is the same amount. Only difference is higher taxes.

A HUGE rave to the staff at Dr. Robinson's Dental Office in Hahira. After many bad experiences with dentists in the Valdosta area, it is so refreshing to go somewhere with a friendly staff and knowledgeable doctor. Special shout out to Stacey, thank you for restoring my faith in the dental profession!

The situation in New Jersey is a perfect example of what's wrong with our government where the citizens are being punished for their voting decisions. It doesn't matter who's in charge. If you vote for the wrong person, you will be crippled.

I went to the ER at SGMC this week, and they only had one doctor and six nurses in the whole ER! How are they supposed to take care of sick people like that!

Before you complain to the paramedics for why they drove past your house, why don't you be sure to put up address markers that are visible from the road during the day and night.

Thanks to Diamond Realty for their opening concerns of renting of apartments to the students. We have had a long problem with it. They asked us to call any time we had a problem.

Someone needs to check the school zone flashing light at Valdosta Middle School. They do not correspond with the signs. Either the signs need to be changed or the lights schedule needs to be changed to correspond with the proper time.   It is  confusing and unsafe.

It is so sad we in south Georgia cannot get the Atlanta news. We would like to know what is going on at the capitol in our state and not in Tallahassee. We need help with this.

Mr. Jones, bus driver for Lowndes County school bus for Loch Laurel Road, we will miss you so much. You were such a sweet, wonderful driver.

Sears Automotive mechanics: they were wonderful. They worked on my car and let me know what was going on. They  were super nice.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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