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March 8, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, March 8, 2013

VALDOSTA — I was in Nashville, Ga., yesterday and gas at the Flash Foods was $3.48! When I got back to Valdosta, it was still $3.64 here. Amazing!

This is a rant to the Valdosta public works official who thinks it is fine to shut down the sewage treatment plant to save money. There are countless people downstream in Florida who rely on untreated well water which is affected by water from the Withlacoochee and Suwannee river. I hope EPA fines give a reality check. This should be criminal and civil penalties.

Thumbs up for Chancellor Huckaby for speaking out against House Bill 512 which would allow guns on our campus. I have been working at VSU for more than 12 years. There has never been an issue with gun violence, but plenty with alcohol, drugs, and simple immaturity. Allowing students to carry weapons on our campus will not increase their personal safety but instead reduce it.

A grateful thank you to the flower lady at Harvey's on Madison Highway. Her sweet smile and happy manners helped this ol’ boy choose some gift flowers for his lady friends.

The release of 24 million gallons of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee was not an act of God, it was the unwise decision of our city officials. God sent the rain we so desperately needed, and our officials were not prepared because they had not built the berm back around the facility to prevent it being flooded.

No wonder children aren't respectful. Adults at church continue to chat loudly while someone is speaking to the group. It’s embarrassing when we have guests.

I'm getting sick and tired of losing money to furlough days. Education is so important but the county can't seem to find a way to work it out in the budget. Meanwhile, certain employees are getting raises and new cars every six months. Makes you scratch your head a little, huh?

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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  • 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

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    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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    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

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    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

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