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July 3, 2013

Rants & Raves for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: In 2013, Wednesdays will be  rave-only days. Thank you to our readers for your support.

I would like to acknowledge two workers with Advanced Disposal, Larry and Monte. They both are very courteous, friendly and helpful. Very good people.

I think we have a wonderful mayor in John Gayle. He is always available, works hard, and has the interest of the people of Valdosta foremost in his mind and actions. He is honest and has great respect in the community. A man of integrity. If you can’t work with him, it’s your own fault. He has followed in the steps of his father, Jack Gayle, a deacon and great Christian man.

Thank you to whoever is doing the sunflowers on Bemiss Road. They really are pretty.

Congratulations to Don Griffin on his retirement from Moody Air Force Base after 49 years of civil service. Very few people can claim such as this and we know Don will be missed!

Thank you to Abundant Life Church of God for the fantastic Vacation Bible School held last week. The children were fed spiritually as well as physically. The Bible lessons combined with music and handcrafts were incorporated to complete the process. Also, the week ended with recreational activities on Saturday and a cook out.  

A huge thank you to the city work crews on Northfield Road. They repaired driveway connections and put down sod and watered it. Our whole neighborhood looks better. We appreciate you.

A huge rave for Kristyn at Publix on Gornto. She has excellent job skills, outstanding personality and wonderful customer relations. We do have some good young people. I am positive she will do great things with her future career. Her parents should be proud of such a great young lady.

Dr. Chiang in Valdosta is a fantastic doctor. His staff is very professional, friendly, and efficient. Some other doctors’ offices could take a few pointers as to how to treat a sick patient.

I had the pleasure  of watching “The Sound of Music” Wednesday and cannot say enough good things about the performance of all the actors, and our local kids were wonderful.  

The “House of Heroes” workers would like to say thanks to Mrs. Baxley and “The Cook” for the wonderful lunch you prepared for all of us on Tuesday, at your home. We enjoyed spending time with you, your friends, and pets.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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