Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 9, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, January 9, 2012

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, every Wednesday in 2013 will be an all-rave column, with no rants.

How wonderful and encouraging it has been to read the increased number of “raves” in the VDT! It’s a new year with lots of government and personal uncertainty ahead. Why don’t we vow as a community to lift each other up? Let’s rave, rave, rave and become known as the town/community who stays focused on the positive? Come on ... accept the challenge!

Kudos to Bubba Jax Seafood located on West Hill Avenue (formally Old South BBQ). If you haven’t been, then you don’t know what you’re missing. It is the best seafood place around. Everything is cooked fresh and it is absolutely delicious. Hats off to Brian Banks and his employees.

Rave to the two men who picked up all of the trash from the Naylor Highway to the Valdosta Highway on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It looked so good.

As I put away my Christmas decorations, I just want to write and say thank you to the unknown person that created a beautiful Nativity scene on the inside of a gourd. This prized possession was purchased a number of years ago at the Junior Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Show. It has been my favorite Christmas piece and admired by so many people. Truly, a work of art. Thank you so much.

  I want to say thanks to Brittany, “the sweet little cook at Church Street Coffee in Hahira.” She always has a smile and a “Hey y’all,” everytime we walk in the door. The food is excellent and the great customer service adds a cherry on top!

Thanks to the Ray City Police Department for looking out for the kids by going on field trips, riding the roads to make sure no one is speeding, and for being at the daycare school, and visiting the schools.

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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

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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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