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.


Text Only
Rant & Raves
  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

    Rant & Rave for Tuesday

    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

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

Top News

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
     View Results