Valdosta Daily Times

March 4, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — We need a new sewage  treatment plant as soon as possible. I will be glad to pay extra taxes to get the job done.  We need to postpone building  a new library because the new treatment is an absolute necessity. Let’s quit wasting time.

Really unbelievable to think that City Leaders chose to not aggressively fight off the pending flood waters around the aater/sewer plant, thus resulting in the release of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee River. Can't think this will be well received by the likes of towns/cities downstream and the EPA. Wow.

It is very disappointing The Valdosta Times did not call the City out for their very poor judgment in not protecting the sewage plant from the flooding. Face it, the city of Valdosta made a financial decision with no regards for the neighbors to the south. Shame on them and the VDT.

Don't blame the current problems on SPLOST being voted down. SPLOST is still in effect until December 2013. The money collected after this year would not have solved the flooding of the sewage plant. That decision was already made by city officials.

If you got a super speeder ticket, you apparently were going at least 20 mph over the posted speed limit. Also, it is not Georgia's job to "post signs" of new laws, although it was posted in the newspaper.

The police do not generally ticket someone who is pandering on the first or even second contact. They do just as you suggest. My husband (a cop) has even come home to get clothes and food for them and dog food for their dogs! But when they have been helped, taken to help and continue to pander despite being told it is against the law, they get cited. The police are not without compassion.

Something I find incredibly rude — when a cashier starts checking out the next person in line, before the other person has gotten his items together and walked on. I understand cashiers are under a time crunch. They're expected to get people through quickly. But they're also expected to be polite. Nothing worse than trying to put your card back in your wallet and put groceries in your buggy and the cashier is already scanning the next person's items. And it's just as bad switched around. One cashier got mad at me the other day because I was waiting on the person in front to finish and move before I shoved them out of the way to scan my card.