Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 2, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 3, 2013

-- — The County Commission issued a statement saying "most" people were happy with the new trash service. When did this survey come out? Nobody asked me.

Not sure if parents know about this or not, but when their kids go to The Lakes in Lake Park, they aren't there watching Disney cartoons. A lot of underage drinking, drug use, and who knows what else is taking place there. So, when your child says they are going to hang out in Lake Park for the day, be a proactive parent and find out exactly what they're doing.

The president of the Brooks County BOE has made it known that they do not have to explain their new administrative assignments or the elimination of the SRO program.       I'm sure because they realize how ridiculous they are.

It would be so nice if the City of Quitman, Brooks County and the state highway department  workers could be trained to recognize pot holes and report  them to their supervisors and the supervisors could take action to repair the damage.

Because writing in to the Rant and Rave a week after graduation ceremonies is really going  to do a lot to remedy your "rude people" problem. You should have turned around during the ceremony and asked them to be quiet. Not a week later through the paper.

I like reading the  complaints in R&R, but: Can we stick to complaining about policy and civic problems or needed improvements for businesses and services? The complaints about personal slights and insults are not just boring, they're childish.

It would be nice if this community could come together to provide services and goods to all of Lowndes County citizens and especially children, and not just those who live in the city. It seems to me that the less fortunate in the city are offered far more assistance than those in the county.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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