Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 25, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: In 2013, Wednesdays will be  rave-only days. Thank you to our readers for your support.

Thank you to participants, contributors and volunteers for the second Annual "The Clock is Ticking" 7-mile swim.

Long Pond this past weekend. Phenomenal stories of swimmers endurance, community spirit and excellent food. From the two lunch meals, Saturday night banquet and a patriotic send-off for the swimmers on Sunday morning, it was a spectacular weekend. Don't miss TCT 2014.

Thank you, Wiregrass, for a great family day at Wild Adventures for your  50th year anniversary. The food was wonderful and plentiful. It was

nice to go to Wild Adventures to see and ride on the new rides which were at the park. The weather also cooperated. It was a great experience.

The right-of-way on Hwy. 376 (Clyattville/Lake Park Road) looks the best that it has looked in a long time.

A big thank you to the  couple who paid for our dinner Sunday evening at Sonny’s. Good people are still around.

Hats off to Jonathan who works at Auto Zone on Perimeter Road. He is proof that knowledgeable and competent

customer service will increase the bottom line.

Thank you to the department that is responsible for cutting and maintaining the grass along that highway. You did a fine job.

I adopted a dauchsund mix from BARC Humane Society at PetSmart last weekend. I just wanted to say thank you to that organization for saving animals and his foster Karen for taking such good care of him. PetSmart also deserves a thumbs up for hosting these adoption events! Good job all around!

Thank you to Macadoos for displaying the large U.S. flag. It is awesome!

The young man working at Exotic Fish on Northside is so very nice and polite. He is courteous and friendly and helps customers so very much. Businesses need more employees like him.


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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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