Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 26, 2012

Rant & Rave for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

- — I received a letter in the mail advising me that the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners are closing the recycle centers. The letter was on a blank sheet of paper. No letterhead or signature. Just a simple thank you. How professional on the part of our commissioners, but par for the course.

A huge thank you to Cathy in the Appliance Department at Lowe's. Her years of experience in working with appliances makes her advice unbeatable.

Something for the voters to think about from the elected officials we send to Washington. They want to cut money from Medicare, limit Social Security raises and many other things, things that don’t harm them but they never say anything about their salaries, which shouldn’t be what they make, since it is supposed to be an honor and privilege to serve the people. Start with their salaries first, and their benefits. If they truly want to help with the budget, after all, they only work part-time.

With all the garbage being dumped in the county and beside the road, why don’t the commissioners charge a fee to anyone that wants to use the recycling center? Two dollars for a normal truck load, $5 for truck and trailer. Most people only get to work in their yard until Saturday, but don’t want the waste in front of their house.

I Would like to thank Tina Chancy and the Chancy family at Chancy's Drug store for opening up their hearts to help a family during their time of need. This is how God let us know that He is watching over us thru the work of others.

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everybody and if you are able or have a chance to help a person or family in these hard times please do so. It will make your Christmas even better to know you helped someone that needed it.

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