Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 10, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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

I want to thank the young couple that stopped and gave me and my two puppies a ride home Sunday evening during a heavy downpour. They drove up in a nice pearl white Ford pickup out of nowhere, like a pair of living angels! JT and Jessie, thank you.

We take our elected officials for granted: criticizing them more often than not. I recently have had contact with the offices of Ralph T. Hudgens, Commissioner of Insurance, Mary Nell Robertson, tax collector, and the Board of Assessors. Their offices are run efficiently and their personnel carry out their missions in a professional manner.

Thank you, Darrien and Amy at the Pool Store. They make sure my pool is in  working  at all times. They are the greatest.

Rave to Dr. Hoyt and his staff at the Pearlman Cancer Center. They are great. They go above and beyond  to make patients feel at ease. They make you feel like you are a part of their family.

Dr. Fricker and his office staff are very nice, and friendly and can’t help you enough. We love them very much.

Hooray,  I walked into the new Dollar General in Naylor and was very pleased with the store. It is very nice. Now it is time for a fast-food restaurant. Come on Naylor, let’s do it!

A belated thank you and praise to Dawn Morrison, director of Nashville Better Hometown Program, for all the hard work done to provide Nashville the privilege of hosting the Smithsonian American Roots Music Exhibit. Thanks also for all the free great live musical programs provided      each week between      May 19 and June 29 at our local community center.

Thank you to the person on Skipper Bridge Road who plants the sunflower seeds each year. The sunflowers this year have been beautiful. Thank you so much!

Thank you, Dean Poling for the great article on the presidents.

Enjoyed the article by Rev. Rose in the July 4th Times. Great article.

On June 24, I was involved in an accident on old route 41 and North Valdosta Road. The young man and young lady that called my sister, I want to say thank you "my Angels.” God bless you both.

Family Pizza on Bemiss  never disappoints.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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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

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