Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 21, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, March 21, 2013

VALDOSTA — Really, a cocktail “how to” during the inauguration week for Dr. McKinney at a university that just finished sessions warning its students to avoid the problems associated with alcohol while they are on spring break?

We need a good class action suit on the individuals that shut the Treatment Facility down without proper authorization from EPD or EPA. I don't think they should have done it. The property owners that the city damaged should sue. They had plenty of time to rebuild the berm. No excuses, just asleep at the wheel. Floriday, too.

Nashville, whoever drives the yellow church vans on Saturdays passing out lunches to the children, you come by way too fast. The children cannot stand out in the cold and rain, and you come by at 10:30 sometimes and 11 others. They never know what time you'll be there. They cannot hear the music you play until you've gotten way past their houses. Please slow down. The children love getting the meals but it's not worth running down the road trying to stop you.

Citizens do have the right to tell others to turn down the music if they are violating the law. Music can't be heard 100 feet from the source. The police will come out but if they can’t hear it, they will say we can’t do anything about it. Any time someone breaks the law, citizens have the right to stand up and say something.

Here’s hoping our local city and county non-leaders enjoyed their retreat at Lenox River. As far as a new vote on SPLOST? I will be voting “No” due to the county privatizing garbage collection and the city’s irresponsible handling of the sewage spill. Stop spending money on retreats.

A citizen may not have the authority to tell someone to turn down their music. However, they do have a right to ask someone to turn down their music. But, after the incident in Hahira where the young man was killed when approaching his neighbor, I agree your best bet is to call your local police department.

Please be responsible with your small dogs when they are outside. Stay with them. They depend on your protection as a child would. Other animals, hawks, owls, etc., take them in a blink of an eye. Don’t be naïve to think there aren't any around, because they are everywhere.



I found a list of SPLOST projects on the city website and it's listed by years. Good information to have.

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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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