Rants and raves

YOU KNOW, Northerners are correct. They are allowed to come down South and complain. What I fail to understand is why people would want to stay in a place where they complain about so many things. If you think that we intend to change because you complain, I think you will find the tenacity of most Southerners a surprise.


TELLING PEOPLE to go back to where they came from when they complain about Augusta is ignorant. A lot of the people here can't just "go back" because they are soldiers. Augusta should do something besides making everything a black and white issue and bring some excitement to this city. This way, when our soldiers finally do get a chance to settle down, they will remember Augusta and want to come back.

IF AUGUSTA WOULD impose some type of a tax on all employees that work in Augusta but live in counties other than Richmond, we could provide many more services at a lower cost for the residents of Richmond County.

AUGUSTA STATE posted this statement on all students' e-mail accounts: "Students completing degree requirements fall semester will be hosted at a reception on Dec. 15, from 4-7 p.m. and may pick up their diplomas at that time. There is no commencement ceremony in December." In other words, you work yourself to death and pay us thousands of dollars, but we're too cheap to give you a graduation ceremony. Thanks, ASU.

THIS IS A RANT to the drivers that will not obey the posted speed limit on Tobacco Road at Gracewood Elementary School every morning between 7:30 and 8:30 and in the afternoon between 3 and 3:30. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, school buses, county cars and trucks speed, some going 55 or 60 mph. Richmond County should put the motorcycle police with radar out there for several days.

PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW what they are talking about before they get in other folks' business. I'm tired of hearing about cars with Richmond County tags picking up kids in Columbia County. My daughter and her school-age child live in Columbia County. I live in Richmond County. I have to pick up my grandchild every day because her mother works until 7:30 p.m. I'm sure there are plenty of others with the same thing.

THIS IS A HUGE RAVE for the Richmond County Board of Education. As a teacher, I really appreciate having my job. I truly thank you for our time off. Hats off to you all. I know that this was a hard decision, but it is only fair.