Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 29, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

-- — I moved here from the Midwest and have found walking in Valdosta to be scary. Sidewalks are rare and there are no gravel shoulders for protection on busy paved roads. I try to avoid streets like Eager Road but must use them to get to safer neighborhoods. Following the Georgia Governor's office of Highway Safety, I walk close to the left side of the road facing traffic. That's also what I learned in school.

To the citizen who complained about the mismanagement of county/city government in Berrien County, maybe you should run for office. At least then you'll be a little more informed about certain issues before you run off at the mouth.

Why do all you people in the city send your kids to Lowndes? Every day I drop off my daughter at Lowndes and I see tons of kids that I know live in the city school district. Classrooms are full enough.

Local governments are already dividing up SPLOST VII money they don't have. For those in government, what makes you think the taxpayers are going to pass the next SPLOST VII? I noticed how fovernment tried to slip it past the voters in the last Presidential election even though it wasn't going to expire for another year. Who is accountable for how the local governments spend the SPLOST monies. Our city leaders have failed. The water treatment plant fiasco being called "An Act of God" stinks to high heaven. We need a change from the top down. Vote the failed leaders out of office.

The city was able to build water treatment facilities before SPLOST. The county built Perimeter Road before SPLOST. We were told with the first SPLOST all our roads would be paved within a reasonable time frame because of the maintenance savings. Now they can’t upgrade the radio system without SPLOST. I vote NO!

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  • 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

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    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

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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