Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 19, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — Many, many thanks to the lady working at the jewelry county at Walmart on Norman Dr. She went well beyond the call of duty in helping me get a watch battery replaced.

I wanna give a big thanks to the Valdosta mall security guard when I was trying to shop this past weekend. Thanks to him and the other guards that I was able to move around. There were kids blocking stores standing around doing nothing. They made them move so I could get my stroller around. My real question is to the 13 year olds parents who left them at the mall alone and taught their child to make fun of authority figures and adults.

A big rave to Lowndes  County crews who are cleaning up the Bemiss roads and the median. That is a job. Some  businesses kept it up really well and some let it go. But Lowndes County crews are keeping it looking good.  Thank you

Thank you to Victoria at Winn-Dixie in Lake Park for  being honest. I left my cash back in the automatic check out. She found it, and turned it in. Great employee. Keep her Winn-Dixie.

I can't thank Jeremy at Kohl's enough for his help in buying my husband's suit. I am not able to operate those computers and order on-line, but he took the time and trouble; such patience plus I got to use my Kohl's cash. Best place to shop in town, and absolutely No Exclusions. Yeah!!

I would like to give a huge thank you to Yasmin at the Sanitation Dept. for going out her way to get our junk pile picked up even though we had been waiting almost two weeks to get it picked up. Thank You again!

Praise for Dean Poling's article, "Old Glory", citing the origins of our US flag and Flag Day. This should be required reading in our schools from 5th grade on up. Too many of our young children are clueless as to why they say the pledge of allegiance in the morning at school. This article captures the essence of this solemn (and, yes, patriotic) ritual and how it came to be. Great job, Dean!

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    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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    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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