Valdosta Daily Times

February 14, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, February 14, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — I got the message from the Valdosta Councilman’s not being able to be charged with DUI. If you have an alcohol-related accident, flee and are not  found for at least three hours, leaving the scene is a lot cheaper and less damning than a DUI.

VSU students should be made to cross only where the crossing is painted for them on the street, not near it. We cannot watch the crossing and the ones too lazy that cut it short. A few steps more could save your life. Did you not hear of the others that have been injured or killed?

How does charging the student who hit the pedestrian who died with misdemeanor homicide help the student who died, the person who hit her, or society?

Our Industrial Authority is a joke. They are not only ineffective, but hang on to the shirt tails of businesses that are expanding, as though they had something to do with it. Maybe they will count themselves as a "new business" with the purchase of their new building. Just another authority in Valdosta that has to beg unqualified members of the community to join their board.

A family member of mine was recently treated at the Dasher Memorial Heart Center at SGMC. The physicians, nurses and staff were all wonderful.

Many thanks to PetSmart and BARC for spending Valentine’s Day weekend adopting out animals.

"I don't pay attention to politics," is one of the most ignorant statements a person can make. If you allow people in your government to commit crimes in your name without questioning their actions, you are just as guilty as they are.

You're kidding about the Chamber of Commerce needing to modernize, right? What the Board of Directors need to concentrate on is the working conditions of the Chamber's employees.

Why did the police not know immediately that the wrecked abandoned truck belonged to a city councilman? I thought that license tag numbers were stored in a computer data base and available instantly to a law enforcement officer. Could it be that it had to do with the fact he could not be given a sobriety test if three hours had passed since the incident occurred? The article in this paper quoted the officer stated the truck smelled of alcohol.