Valdosta Daily Times

March 7, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Thank you, Advanced Disposal, for starting to recycle bottles! This is so necessary and better for our county. You listened to us and changed your policy. Thank you very much.

Could someone please tell me what to do or who to call when there's a car with its bass thumping? I don't want to call 911 but it's ridiculous. I work in an office around the busiest area of Valdosta and someone likes to come and sit in the parking lot with their bass thumping so hard, it hurts my ears.

Maybe it's time for new leadership in the area that will listen to the people instead of acting like Washington and telling us what we want.

I am sure our local leaders will tell us, “if we only had a little more of your money we could move the Sewage Treatment Plant.” What have you done with our money the last 40 years it’s been there?

The city and county should take care of water, sewage and trash before business parks, parking garages, auditorium, trips, etc. We have trash along the roads and sewage in the rivers.

The Super Speeder Law applies when you are cited 85 mph or more on multi-lane roads, such as I-75, and 75 mph or more on two-lane roads.

Do unto others as you wish others would do to you. I am glad we have better neighbors north of us who don't dump their sewage into their rivers unlike what we did to Florida.

The city decided to save $500,000 and dump millions of gallons of sewage into the river. I wish the EPA could fine our individual officials for not doing their job over the last 40 years.

I was driving through Valdosta on Saturday. There was smoke everywhere where people were burning leaves, there was trash along the side of the roads from closed dumps, and I understand that sewage is in the rivers from the open sewage plant. Next time, I will stay on the freeway.

People don't seem to care, we were pumping our sewage into the river flowing down into Florida. I wonder, if Tifton was pumping their sewage directly into the aquifer if people here would care a little more.

Thank you, Lt. Willis with the Valdosta Fire Department for all of your hard work last week and through the weekend helping us on Meadowbrook Drive. You were an absolute saving grace! We appreciate it more than you will ever know.

A rave to the Valdosta Sewage Treatment Plant for helping Florida grow such large oranges.