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January 20, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

-- — About the school zone lights at Valdosta Middle School...why are they even there?! There are no children anymore that are allowed to walk to school. The only people that crossing guard is helping across the road are college students. If by college they can't figure out how to safely get across a street, maybe they should have stayed home.

It is sad to see that Richard Raines has decided to not run for another term with the county commission. We need a responsive person like him in office. While I respect his decision, and counted on his decision making ability, I have to disagree with him that the county is in the good hands of its current administrators. We need educated people, with new ideas to take the county into the future. It is time for the “old guard” to step aside, and take with them the policies that have kept the county from progressing.

Good luck to the person in regards to not getting Atlanta news. I have written, called and contacted our representatives and people in the know. They say where I live  just south east of Valdosta that the air wave is owned out of Tallahassee. It is sad we have to watch everything out of Tallahassee. It would be great if we could get news out of Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia.

I would like to commend Dr. Harrell and his remarkable staff this Saturday by showing of their extreme devotion, caring and compassion when we had to send our precious ShihTsu to his final resting place. Professionalism and patient care are paramount. Thank you again for the love and care you demonstrated with us and baby RJ, y’all are the greatest.

How in the world does Lowndes County Public Works always scrape our roads right before it rains and not after? All it makes me do is  ride in a bunch of mud. And I am so sick and tired of that.

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  • 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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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

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