Valdosta Daily Times

March 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, MArch 26, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — As a paying parent at Valwood, I’m getting tired of all these scholarship athletes.

So tired of all the articles in the paper talking about Lowndes sweeping Valdosta. Like it’s such a great accomplishment to beat a school with 1,200 less students.

I take issue with the eye dropper in a full bathtub theory. You must work for the city. Don’t just take anybody’s OK on the safe fish. I want EPA or EPD approval in the paper. Once you couldn’t cross the river with windows down. Fish were deformed and had worms in them from sewage in the river.

It will take a while to build the new treatment plant. In the meantime, we have heavy rains coming in April and the hurricane season, too. Please spend the money to build the last half of the berm up so we don’t have this same awful happening in the middle of the year and ruin the river again. Wake up!

Since it rained over the weekend do we need to tell our neighbors to the south to not drink the water?

Do unto others as you want others to do unto you ... When you tell somebody that you will do or give them something, do it ... don’t lie about it ... cause one day it will all come back to you and bite you where the sun don’t shine.

Is it smart to announce your intention to run for reelection to the Valdosta City Council after ignoring the sewer problem for years? He should be the first one tossed out for this debacle!

Parents of school children ... It is going to be cold/cool this week. Please don’t send your child to school in summer clothes and sandals.

Please bring back at least one garbage collection site, if only on Saturdays. Advanced Disposal can’t keep up. Some families are larger than others, and when requesting a second can, we were told to sit the bags next to the cans on the ground. With garbage pick-up a day late, the bags are torn open by strays. Bulk pick-up was also late, and was rummaged through by someone at the end of my driveway. Not to mention how unsightly it is. If Advanced can’t do the job, give the citizens an opportunity to take care of their own disposal needs on a pay as you go basis.

Only in South Georgia do folks think it’s normal to ask a 35-year-old woman if she is a grandma!

Yet another AT&T rate increase. Time to expand Mediacom. Come on up Bemiss towards Moody.