Valdosta Daily Times

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July 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, July 29, 2013

-- — I read the article today about Defense cut backs. It worries me to read articles like this when I hear and see so much waste in all areas of our government. I am hearing more people talking about food stamp recipients who sell their food stamp card money for fifty cent on the dollar to support their drug and alcohol abuse, while their little children go hungry. They also use their free cell phones our government gives them to make drug deals. There should be some way to make people more accountable for what they are given. A requirement for proof that the person using the card is actually the individual the card is issued to would reduce abuse of the system.

To the person that noticed S.L. Mason’s flags being weather worn. It’s not just S.L. Mason’s flags that look this way. I have a student that goes to a county school, and their flags are an embarrassment as well. All schools should start their new year with new flags.

Could the residents on Triple Lake Drive please get some assistance from the City of Dasher? This road connects Triple Lake Circle and Triple Lake Road and is used by all 30 residents and their families. The part that is in need of repair is the part the city owns. I have left and sent several emails and voice mails with no response. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

We still have honest people in the world. I was told by a couple of car places that I needed a set of tires. I went around pricing and stopped at Ray Norton Auto. Jim told me I just need to rotate them. That is one  honest man.

I would sure like to know where all of Echols County tax money is going. They sure aren’t using it to repair dirt roads. There are holes almost deep enough to swallow your tires, and if you do see a work crew they are usually standing around flapping their jaws or sitting. The dirt roads are terrible. Echols needs to get down to business and do something for the taxpayers.

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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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