Suwannee Democrat

January 18, 2013

Rant & Rave - Jan. 18, 2013


Suwannee Democrat

Live Oak — I want to send in a rave for First Advent Christian Church in Live Oak. They have a true heart to serve God,reach out to our community and help in anyway they can. They offer their facility to Girl Scouts, and other groups to use, run Sword Seekers for elementary school children and a Youth Group for middle and high school students on Wed. afternoons. The Ladies Fellowship was able to help over 75 people this Christmas with funds they raised from their yearly yard sale. Thank you for all you do!



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Why are you asking someone else to take care of your problem? This is the problem with America!!! Ref below

Yes, I sent a complaint in with Suwannee County animal control. I have called over a month ago about a dog on 120th Street right off of Hughes Road and I just recently called again. Nothing has been done about the dog. I am tired of having to go back and forth on that road and that dog just constantly chasing me. Please somebody help get rid of that dog.



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Reconfiguring the three elementary schools will not solve the school system's problems.  It's only obfuscation, and probably at a cost of several million dollars.



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Boy, it appears there are many B.S.ers in the Suwannee County School system.  "Smaller grade level teams would also help the school to be more vertical and horizontal in curriculum development."  Read that five times and see if it makes sense to you!



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Having just read Dr. Walter E. Williams' article, "Dishonest educators,"  http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/01/09/dishonest-educators-n1482294, in which he asks, "If they (those testing to become certified teachers) manage to get through the mockery of teacher certification, at what schools do you think they will teach?

I've met a few of them in our schools!  Want names?



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The property appraiser is the poster child for term limits. What, you think your a congressman? 11 terms is more than enough, wake up people!



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The BOCC needs to audit every community board we fund. Are these after hours "cliques" actually providing value for our $$$? Thinking not!



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What's with all of the golf carts in the City? I thought they had to have proof of insurance. I would be shocked if even one has insurance. Is this being monitored? Why do we have laws like this if they are not going to be enforced?



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The Suwannee High School Drama Troupe will perform "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" at the Suwannee High School Auditorium on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 PM and on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00PM. Mark your calendars for this year's spring production.

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It would be very nice if all the schools in Live Oak had the electronic marquee like Suwannee High School. It is such a great PR measure to keep the community informed of the events happening at SHS.



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I understand County employees closed offices during working hours to have 3 hour Christmas parties. Suwannee Democrat should check on how much time people take off in County jobs. Come on people. There is so much waste in Suwannee County. If the schools and County employees can have all this time off then I think we can eliminate some of these employees. The City Council, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners, and the Suwannee County School board should be investigated. Let’s cut out all this waste of Suwannee County taxpayers’ monies.

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Reconfiguring the three elementary schools will not solve the system’s problems. It’s only obfuscation, and probably at a cost of several million dollars.