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August 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

-- — To the one saying we need certain franchise restaurants, etc. My answer to you is - open one!

Rave to South Georgia Medical Associates for bringing on a new cardiologist. He is from Fitzgerald, GA. Welcome to Valdosta, Dr. William Douglas Luke.

Can the Traffic Mgt. Office go back and reset the traffic lights?

Where is the money coming from that now pays for all  student meals at Valdosta City Schools? How can Lowndes County get in on that? My children thankfully get reduced prices (not thankful for the reason why.), but free would be nice. We work hard and this economy has kicked us just about as low as we can get.

Don't get  dogs if you can't take care of them! Be careful who you give them to, if you must. Treat them as you would want to be treated. They are loyal, loving and sometimes save lives.

I would like to thank all those volunteer coaches that help teach our kids. This includes any person who volunteers for football, baseball, cheer, soccer, whatever! It takes a lot of work to have practices, games, get calls and texts all day from parents. I would especially like to thank the Titletown Titans coaches for all age groups. You've had our boys out there working hard for 3 months now, with no pay and no "benefits." My son is one of the older members but we see you all working with kids from 6 years to 12 years. It is much appreciated!!!

The grass downtown in Quitman is not kept up and the roads need repairing. What is going on in Quitman and what are our elected officials doing with the money?

OK, LHS fans. Now that they have marked off the tailgate area in 40 ft. spots for football games, be prepared to pay for the spots. What's next?

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    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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