Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 11, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, April 11, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why is the Chamber of Commerce having secret meetings? According to their own website, they serve as the unifying force and focal point for enhancing the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community it serves. “The Chamber shall seek to accomplish its mission by being the voice for business within the community.”  They need to stay in their own lane.

I challenge the VDT to survey businesses in Valdosta to see what population of race is more employed. Racism is not depicted to one color.

So the local Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the negative stories from the paper on the Water/Sewer mess? What about Valdosta and its growing unemployment, wage decline, number of vacant houses, and no new industry/good-paying jobs in years? Are they doing anything about that? And what in the heck does the Industrial Authority director do, other than collect a big fat salary? The grass is getting much browner around here....and it ain't the water/sewer dumping on it.

VDT, thank you for the facts on the “waste water” issue. I feel better knowing you are investigating how our tax money is being spent. How can the city get awards on openness in reporting when the numbers don’t match? Are you investigating the Industrial Authority purchase of new facilities while still under lease at the current facilities that is “rumored” to cost $50,000 to buy out the lease plus a $600,000 purchase. Please report on how the winner was picked in the “downtown” project. Keep up the excellent work; taxpayers have more questions than answers. Sunshine is a wonderful political disinfectant. It will keep our community clean and attractive to businesses.

Rave for Erica with Valdosta City Water and Sewer Department. Her very kind service and the employees who pick up my garbage on Tuesday, thank you.

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

    July 17, 2014

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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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