“I would like to thank Trooper Pete Lukas. He pulled me over about two weeks ago for a seatbelt violation. I always wear my seatbelt, and for that one minute drive I was taking down the street, I didn't put it on, and he got me! So, in my eyes, a higher power was lookin' after me because I always wear that dang seatbelt! Thanks Trooper Lukas!”
“I also have a challenge with the traffic lights. Please explain why the City spent so much money moving sidewalks, widening roads, painting center lanes and installing new signals only to have a nonfunctioning left turn signals? This happens in several locations. Also, the duration of red/green is haphazard at best.”
“Eric Holder's statement about no right to possess guns was made long before the Supreme Court decided otherwise. Rants about Holder's statement are outdated and pointless. People are just looking for something to complain about these days, especially in regard to the government.”
“The powerful seem pretty happy with things as they are. Things sure slow to improve around here. To get power into the hands of the people who actually have a motive to make a difference will require planning, cunning and education. Power will flow from that. Let's support programs at our community libraries.”
Some don’t like it
“Some people don't like the idea of local police patrolling I-75 because it looks more like a revenue-raising deal than a law enforcement function. In some extreme cases, the state has threatened to take over all funds raised by interstate fines.”
- Rants & Raves - March 12
Letter to the Editor: Go Big Blue!
I watched our young men through the entire game this past Saturday night. I am so happy with the coach, team and the Tifton fans. I was unable to attend as I am under doctor’s care for a long bout with the flu; but I watched every second on GPTV.
- Rants & Raves - March 11
- Rants & Raves - March 7
Letter to the Editor: Demand term limits
In a recent televised press conference, a reporter inquired about Sen. Dave Camp's (R.Mich) tax overhaul plan, John Boehner tells him, "you're getting a little ahead of yourself" and says tax reform is difficult because of loopholes, deductions, write-offs for oil production, manufacturing, investment income etc.
- Rants & Raves - March 6
- Rants & Raves - March 5
Letter to the Editor: Proving who we are
I recently visited the DMV to renew my driver’s license. I was helped by courteous staff, but was confused when asked for my Social Security card and birth certificate in order to obtain a new license. This was done after collecting $20 for the renewal and taking my original hard copy license that had not yet expired.
- Rants & Raves - March 4
- Column: Tear down the fence and go for a swim...together
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