Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 11, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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

I left my checkbook in a buggy at Home Depot on Monday and I would like to thank the person who turned it in. There are still honest people out there.

I want to give the biggest thank you to the VSU football players. My son truly enjoyed the meet the players event. Each player had the excitement that the children had on their faces. The players were "so into the game" it made my heart smile. I saw some kids that acted out and would not listen and follow directions and these young men handled it very well. Thank you to the players!

Thank you, Mediacom, for being a part of Cable In the Classroom!

Thanks to Lowndes County for mowing and weed eating the strip on Jodeco Road, off Knights Academy. Very good job.

Thanks Deputy Wheeler for helping us daily to get our buses out of Moulton Branch in a very safe and timely manner. Keep up the good work.

To the man that found my phone at the hospital on Friday. You went out of your way to track me down and return my phone. Again thank you very much.

Huge rave to the Chick-Fil-A locations here in Valdosta. I go to both quite often and the employees and management are amazing and have great attitudes.

A rave to the Viking Runners Club Coaches! Thank you so much for all you do with those young runners. These coaches run with the kids, help them with their homework and coach them.

Huge rave to the teachers and the prime time staff at PGES. We recently moved to that school district and my children were worried they would not like the school or after-school program. Both of them love their teachers and the entire prime time staff! It eases my mind more than you will ever know knowing that they really enjoy going to school and are thriving at that school.  

Thomas Collision repaired body damage to my car recently. The work was done in the time frame estimated. I was worried about the white clear coat paint matching, it matched exactly. Kudos to all Thomas employees.

After some recent health problems, I was admitted to SGMC. My nurse Traci was fantastic and very helpful. My lab tech, Zach, was great and pain free. Everytime he came in he brightened my day.

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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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