Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 16, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday is an “all rave” day in The Valdosta Daily Times. If you have a rave you’d like to share, please call (229) 244-3400, ext. 418 or submit online at

Here's a great rave! Praise God for all blessings, large or small. Don't take anything for granted as most do.

Thanks so much for the all raves on Wednesdays! It is refreshing and uplifting to see and hear of all the "good" that is happening in the Valdosta area. We appreciate all the positive, good vibrations!

A Rave to the city of Hahira for putting on nice community events such as the Honey Bee Festival. Maybe the city could revive the Great Hahira Pick-In.

If you like real Mexican food then I strongly suggest El Cazador on Ashley. The corn tortilla chips are fresh and hot, the sauce refreshing, the main dishes are "homemade.” The chili rellenos are the best I have ever tasted. Save room for the flan. El Cazador is Five Stars.

A rave to the lady driving the truck who stopped to give groceries to the homeless lady sitting outside of the AT&T store on Norman Drive. It brought me to tears!

Thanks to Redland Baptist Church and all the people in the community for helping us when our 129-year-old church burned on Christmas Day. Thanks for all your help and prayers.

I fell at my apartment and the young postal lady rushed to my side and stayed with me. Thank you!

Folks, if you are thinking of purchasing any type of office supplies, you might want to consider buying them at Office Depot, located at the mall, here in Valdosta. My husband and I recently bought an office chair there, and found the entire staff to be very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Eric who was especially patient with my husband on the phone.


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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

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