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April 12, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, April 12, 2013

-- — So you think that VHS should get rid of a perfectly good coach to hire another coach who is less qualified just because the coach is black? Because that is what they did in the movie.

There are many beautiful oak trees on the new side of Valdosta High School. I hope someone doesn’t go in and cut them down and then apologize  for it later. This would be a very sad thing  for Valdosta.

I will not vote another penny more in SPLOST as long as the current city politicians are in office. Your track record for mismanagement of tax dollars is showing, and you want to blame the newspaper. Dig harder, Valdosta Daily Times, and we may get a few of these folks into court under oath.

Can someone at the City of Lake Park please explain why Lake Park Elementary school had to go without water and bathrooms Monday for almost two hours?

Wake up, Lowndes County commissioners! You gave up a larger percentage of SPLOST monies to the City of Valdosta with the condition they do not apply for a MOST. It looks like that tax may be back on the city’s table. Did you get that agreement in writing?

I have read the Times’ two page unedited communication between the City of Valdosta and the newspaper. It is very difficult for anyone to “get their head around” the city’s accounting, not just your reporter.

Our mayor and selected officials are invited to a private meeting with the Chamber of Commerce to discuss city business and the media is not permitted to attend? The timing by the Chamber president could not be any worse. What are you hiding? Be very careful what you discuss and what type of strategy comes out of that meeting.

The girls soccer game on Tuesday featured Valdosta hosting Tifton. While the Wildcats lost 4-1, the other team's behavior before the game (during warm-ups) left something to be desired. One or more girls on the Tifton team were not conducting themselves in a very lady-like fashion. The boys in the stands were hooting and hollering, but is that really how student athletes should behave? And where were the coaches?

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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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    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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