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Rant & Raves

September 17, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

-- — As an informed citizen it is absolutely clear that the city is in dire need of a new waste water treatment plant, which is part of the SPLOST proposal. So, tell me again how you expect to pay the million dollars for the plant to keep our rivers and yards sewage free. It is either SPLOST or increase taxes or fees for water & sewer. Well, I choose SPLOST any day of the week.

How many kids have to be hit by a car on the way to school to get sidewalks and bike paths in this town? Without paths and sidewalks we have to drive everywhere. More cars on the road makes more need for roads and road repair and less money for bike paths and sidewalks. But that circular logic still puts our kids in danger on their way to school.

For the comment about the Brooks County band. Apparently you have not been to our games. So we invite you to see us Friday night at Veterans Stadium. The Empire of Sound rocks. It is sad you have nothing better to do then try and discourage our kids. Our new band directors rock. Go, Empire of Sound!

To the couple at Chili’s: your behavior over a steak that was not right gave me a chance to teach my child a life lesson on how not to act. The server and management tried to fix it for you. You just wanted something for free. God will bless your server. She is the one who took the time to try to help and I bet you didn’t even tip her! I didn’t get her name but in a world of poor customer service she is a rare find! To all servers, thank you!

Absolute great timing on fixing Williams Street next to the Wildcat Stadium. The City Engineering Department couldn't have planned this better if they had tried. I bet I know when it will be completed. Right after the last home game is played! No parking needed then. Thanks.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • 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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