Mayor's prayer breakfast Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist

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The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be 8 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road.

Pastor Gregory Young, Augusta Commissioner Matt Aitken and Mayor Deke Copenhaver will take part. Dr. L. Gordon Robinson, Hillcrest’s pastor, is host of the event.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/27/12 - 08:16 pm
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Hang in There

Way to go, folks!

rebellious
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rebellious 07/27/12 - 10:45 pm
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Wow, Deke knows how to get there?

I am amazed. I thought when Deke's Benz got past the Gordon Highway, especially taking a left, it would say...."calculating route. You have taken a wrong left turn". He really knows how to enter the "ZONE" of South Augusta? I have it on good authority that when Fleming Baptist had the ceremony to open their new family life center, Deke had something else to do. Well, it is an election year, so grace is abundant to the chosen. And South Augustans are such mullets, believing election year promises, year after year after year. So I guess we get what we deserve. Who knows, there might be filming of a Jerry Springer show for him to watch. Deke, keep your wallet in the front pocket, you know how "they" can be out there. And wipe your hand with a Kleenex after shaking hands with them. God Bless us, everyone!

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/27/12 - 11:36 pm
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Have a chip on your shoulder

Have a chip on your shoulder Rebellious and I don't think Mayor Copenhaver drives a Mercedes although he can very well afford one. I have one and my SUV is much more comfortable.

KSL
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KSL 07/28/12 - 12:09 am
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Don't get too rebellious.

Don't get too rebellious.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/28/12 - 04:51 am
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Below the Gordon Hy line

We know there are many good folks in S Augusta...hey...I know them...but sometimes they are left hanging on the vine...
You would have to understand the sadness we feel when we realize what we had at one time & now it really is GWTW....Lumpkin Rd-Peach Orchard--Wheeless-Glenn Hills-Richmond Hill......all of these streets were beautiful with nice yards & homes...some feel forgotten.....I can't blame them.....Make a change in your politics in all directions.

myfather15
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myfather15 07/28/12 - 06:55 am
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Finally I'm impressed by a politician

Thank you Mayor for standing up and continuing the Prayer Breakfast. We must stand strong!!!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 07/28/12 - 07:42 am
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I totally get where

I totally get where rebellious's sarcasm is coming from. I think seenitB4 explained it quit well.

Jane18
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Jane18 07/28/12 - 07:54 am
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Spread it around

A prayer breakfast here, and a prayer breakfast there, keep it going Mayor Deke! One thing is for sure, it can only help if we are sincere!

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 07/28/12 - 08:01 am
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Yessirreebob!

Don't let some penny ante group with nothing to do except attack people of faith get to you.
If they want us to stop having a prayer breakfast then they'll have to come down here and try to stop it. Having no God to help them win their case we can simply ignore them or buy them a bus ticket back to Wisconsin.

beboisme
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beboisme 07/28/12 - 09:02 am
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Rebellious is just another

Rebellious is just another word for rude,self-centered and, oh my I could go on with definitions! Listen up everybody, when folks from other zip codes moved to S.Augusta no one taught them the basics of real neighborhood living. For example: Return your trashcan from the curb after pick-up and place the can back in your yard. Buy a lawnmower and use it to cut your grass and weeds before it is tall enough to hide your 100lb. pitbull,(do not rob your neighbor of their mower to cut your grass,buy one with the money you receive when I see you on the corner selling drugs.) Consider waving to your neighbors as you and your posse walk past our houses instead of looking like your scopeing out our houses. Little things like this makes for good neighborhood appearances. BTW for safety sake you and your posse should not stand around in the middle of the street socializing and "Conversating", the streets and roads are for vehicles. It would so be a pleasure to have a old neighborhoods restored to what the once were where anyone would feel welcomed and safe when coming here. Being we have our beloved Ret.Sheriff Webster and former Mayor Sconyers that still reside here in S.Augusta it shouldn't be all that bad to be a part of S.Augusta. Make us look good and be good to others. Represent where you live in a good way don't be a reason to drag us all down because of your lack of respect for yourself and others.

Tots
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Tots 07/28/12 - 01:03 pm
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I totally get where,

rebellious@10:45 was coming from too...

Because i live on the Southside and as a taxpayer, I feel we get the shaft shoved up our no sunshine zones,just for living in the 30906 zip code..I've met Deke many years ago and thought he would do better for us out here.......I was wrong...I still like Deke ,but i need someone who cares about the outskirts of downtown.....And stop sending us your misfits.Keep your project people from the past three generations in one location..>>>DOWNTOWN..

rebellious
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rebellious 07/28/12 - 01:27 pm
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Just call me Chip

Yes I do have a chip on my shoulder, put there by politicians who promise long and deliver short. I back the Mayor's prayer breakfast 100% but stand by my comments on the treatment of Southside like a red-headed step child. Yes I use sarcasm to make and illustrate my points. It also makes me feel better. My grass and yard are immaculate, not for my neighbors but for my enjoyment, but I get where BeB is coming from. Don't consider myself rude or self centered. I have been advocating inclusion of South Augusta in Augusta's plans actively for 20 years. My pit bull is on an invisible fence and will bite anyone choosing to enter his Zone, except by my command not to. I show up, armed, when my neighbor calls, go check houses when I hear their alarm, and generally enjoy living in the relative quiet of South Augusta. And I don't care what Deke drives, although I am pretty sure it is a Lexus. I prefer my BMW, thank you.

beboisme
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beboisme 07/28/12 - 02:58 pm
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I wish all my neighbors would

I wish all my neighbors would take a lesson from you Rebellious. I am truly sick of the bad and nasty attitudes that persist around here. Some just don't want to get it. They were either self raised and totally without a clue or raised by the nasty who love to do the opposite just to stir the crapola with people around them. Regardless of how or where they were raised it really doesn't take rocket science to see how life should be lived. BTW I drive neither A Beamer or Lexus I simply have a vehicle that is 17 years old. I neither have high taxes on the car or high payments each month and,lol, I am keeping up with the Jones's! Cause we all be here on the poor side for a reason.

DMPerryJr
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DMPerryJr 07/28/12 - 03:58 pm
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What is up with Wisconsin?

The people of that state are really bizarre these days....

countyman
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countyman 07/28/12 - 06:34 pm
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Both Grovetown and Harlem are

Both Grovetown and Harlem are less developed than Evans and Martinez... If people continue to move to South Augusta then businesses will follow behind...

The project people tend to live in East Augusta, Bethlehem, etc and not 'downtown'... The CBD is richer, safer, etc compared to South Augusta and you can't blame Deke for the demographics...

No city can force private businesses to open in South Augusta... Augusta could build some type of city owned building, or create a public/private partnership to spur development in the area... But in order to create a public/private scenario first you need to have developers willing to invest...

The majority of the Richmond County master plan focuses on South Augusta.... The majority of commissioners happen to live in South Augusta...

The $172 million Starbucks and $115 million Rockwood plants are both under construction in South Augusta...

While I do agree the city needs to buy the Regency Mall property, and turn the property into bmx/skateboard park, basketball goals, baseball/softball fields, walking trails, soccer fields, etc to go along with the millions dollars in splost funds set aside for the lake near the mall..

South Augusta will probably have to wait for the I-520 construction to end... The problem is the money is near Willis Foreman, Goshen, Diamond Lakes, Old Waynesboro, Brown, etc but the traffic/infrastructure is located at Peach Orchard/Windsor Spring...

countyman
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countyman 07/28/12 - 06:43 pm
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If anybody should be

If anybody should be complaining it's the residents of West Augusta... The overwhelmingly majority of construction in West Augusta is based on private businesses... I don't have any problem with that, because the demographics make it easier to attract investment.... Nothing in West Augusta can compare against the millions of dollars going towards Diamond Lakes, demolishing homes, Augusta Mini Theatre, Marvin Griffin rd improvements, Vocational high school next to Augusta Tech, etc in South Augusta..

This is why the majority of tax dollars should focus on the CBD, South Augusta, East Augusta, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, Bethlehem, etc....

Except for the performing arts center, large urban park, and future arena... IMO the CBD is good for now in terms of things which the city can participate in building.... With the GGHF property about to explode in terms of new growth... The majority of attention can shift to East Augusta, South Augusta, Laney Walker, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, MLK, Sunset/15th street, etc.....

If people really want to see South Augusta grow and prosper... Then visit the Walmart on Deans Bridge instead of the one in Martinez, go to the Applebee's on Peach Orchard and not the other one off Washington rd, etc... The Regency Mall area will improve, but I doubt it will ever be the same again... That's why trying to land Target, Chick Fil A, etc near Peach Orchard/Windsor Spring should be top priority... The land around Tobacco/Deans Bridge rd near Fort Gordon is also a nice future growth spot...

Tots
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Tots 07/28/12 - 11:01 pm
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Countyman@6:34pm ,

The project people tend to live in East Augusta, Bethlehem, etc and not 'downtown'... The CBD is richer, safer, etc compared to South Augusta and you can't blame Deke for the demographics...

Tots says-DO WHAT?......

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