Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 6, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor's Note: Every Wednesday in 2013, the Times is only publishing raves.

Rave to the heart surgery center at SGMC. I had heart surgery last week and the service there was excellent. They said they strive for a 5. I give them a 6. Thank you so much, SGMC!

Raves to the Valdosta  Board of Education for hiring  Marty Roesch for new superintendent. That was a stroke of genius.

A big thank you to the gentleman who led me in his truck to Harrington Funeral Home on Friday. I was not sure where it was and he helped me find it to attend the wake of a family member of a dear friend of mine. Thank you for that.

A big rave to our PJ’s at Moody and the National Geographic series that comes on Monday nights at 10 p.m. It makes you very humble. We are very proud of them.

Rave to the nice gentleman who helped me last Thursday on the 84 exit. My car stalled and he took the time to make sure I got safely out of the way of traffic. So glad to know that we still have caring people out there!

My aunt is here from Alabama and had a low tire light on and went to Ray Norton Tire and Auto. While she was there, Jim helped her. He reset her low tire light for her and cleaned her windshield.  Now that is what I call customer service.

Jeff who works for Kinsey Heating and Air is very professional and does great work. Thank you, Kinsey, for hiring such a sweet wonderful  guy as Jeff.

A big thank you to Debra at South Georgia Regional Library who went beyond her duty to help me find information on Braille for my grandson at school. Thank you very much.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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