Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 17, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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

Academy Sports has very, very good customer service.

Rave to the law enforcement of Cook and Lowndes counties. Keep those “blue light specials” on the interstate. Bring in more money from other counties/states. I’m also happy to see law enforcement on the state/county roads.

A belated thank you to Dr. Fredericks, Sara, and the crew at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville. I had back surgery there   about six weeks ago      and everyone was so friendly. The care I received was first class. I will definitely go there again if needed.

A big Rave to Bill Love who took time out of his busy schedule to help the Valdosta High School softball team improve the softball field.

Congrats to the Valdosta State Prison Annex medical staff for the outstanding dedication and a job well worth the notice!

I want to send a shout out to the employees at Chick-fil-A, Lake Park. I’m there every morning for my refill of Coke Zero and you are always so friendly. To Jacquelyn and all the gang: Great job!

Loved the idea of a new skating rink, here in Valdosta. Can’t believe this town does not have one. What a great place for family time and for young people to enjoy themselves.

Thank you to the person that placed the rant about the AT&T scam. They had just called me the day prior and I was hopefully able to stop a fraud to my account. Thank you! So glad I read the paper daily.


Thank you so much All Star Garage Door Company. You did a fantastic job on my garage door and I appreciate it!

Thank you so much to Bernard Plumbing and Repair Service for doing such a good job.

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    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

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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.

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

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    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?

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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.

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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

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    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.

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