Valdosta Daily Times

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December 14, 2012

Rant & Raves for Friday, December 14, 2012

VALDOSTA — Great article on the upcoming Toy Ride sponsored by the Outback Riders of Valdosta. I appreciate what you do for this community and look forward to this event every year!

The Nativity performed by A Time To Dance Performing Arts Studio was an incredible and very moving show. Awesome job to Patricia Nealey who directed and to all the dancers who did an outstanding job.

To the person questioning why fire hydrants are running, it has to be done to maintain the quality of the water in the system by drawing the chlorine into areas of relatively low usage to keep bacteria from forming in the water. Chlorine residual levels are mandated by the state.

Amazing! I called the County Department of Public Works today to find out when additional information will be provided to citizens about what we needed to do, and when, to be in compliance with the new solid waste removal ordinance approved by the Commissioners on 12/11/2012. The response was: “We have nothing to do with that!” Huh?

To view the Christmas Light Show in Madison just travel down Madison Highway from Valdosta towards Madison. The light show will be on the right-hand side once you go through the little town of Hanson. You really can’t miss it!

Thanks to the Georgia Department of Transportation for finally picking up the trash on Madison Highway. It’s amazing how many people openly throw their trash out while riding right in front of you. That is a very well-traveled highway with folks coming from Florida. We ought to take a little more pride in the Lowndes County area.

You ever notice how often you hear, “There are some good people left”? There are awesome, loving people all over this area who would give the very shirt off of their backs to help others. Sure, we have our share of jerks, but this city is full of wonderful people. Blessed to live here.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

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