Rants and raves

Comments from our readers.

 

WHY DON'T THE COMMISSIONERS and mayor get stores and restaurants to come back to the Riverwalk? People used to love going to the Riverwalk. There was nothing like doing that in the evening, having a nice safe walk with your loved ones and family. But the security went out the window. The punks and thugs took it over.

A RAVE TO Andy Cheek for the fantasy world of the canal idea. But we don't want him to forget First Friday! He needs to find a magical person who can walk on water to entertain all those people sitting under the umbrellas and riding their canoes or riding along the canal.

I'VE NOTICED SINCE I've lived in Augusta that The Chronicle has taken over the front page for sports. Is that a Georgia thing?

A HUGE RAVE The Chronicle. Bless you for making the puzzle page where I can read it again! Thank you so much.

RANT TO The Chronicle for promoting tattoos with their recent articles. Don't you know that tattooing is against the Bible and God? Check out Leviticus 19:28.

IN REFERENCE TO the person who had the tattoos and she said that she wasn't a danger to anyone. Well, I'm 76 years old and I'm afraid of people with tattoos.

THIS IS ABOUT THE third time I've called and my rants have not been printed, but someone needs to tell Bob Smith how unprofessional he looks without his coat on.

TO THE MENTALLY challenged person near the Augusta airport who stopped out of the blue. It appears you stopped for a dead raccoon on the side of the road and you almost caused a wreck.

A RANT TO THE doctor who announced his retirement in the newspaper rather than by a letter to his dedicated, regular, frequently seen patients. What a shock to learn of his retirement in such a cold, heartless way.

TO THE PERSON ranting that Elvis got front-page coverage, and wanting to know where Jesus' front page is: First of all, my Jesus conquered death and is alive and well on his throne at the right hand of God. And secondly my Jesus gets the front page every Easter, Christmas and several times in between.

ON DAYS WHEN IT seems like the world is down on me and I'm even down on myself, and a Southern belle calls me "Honey" or "Sweetie," its like therapy, only it don't cost me a penny.

A RAVE FOR RYAN'S on Bobby Jones. Your breakfast bar is the best we've had in a long time.

A BIG RAVE FOR those laws in South Carolina for keeping sex offenders a thousand feet away from all child care facilities. I think it is a great idea.

A RANT TO THE person who wrote they hope I go to jail for turning my music up louder. I used to be polite about it and turn it down at red lights, but now I keep it up just because I know it aggravates people.

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