Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

A Rant to the person that stated we have the Lord's Prayer back in schools. I will make a deal with you. The schools will have the Lord's Prayer and a Bible in every desk if we can start taxing the churches. These days, the church is just a tax-free business anyway.

Rant to Richmond County commissioners: You are going to have a mess on your hands furloughing employees, even law enforcement and fire departments. Are you serious? Where is the logic? Employee morale is very low (some departments haven't had raises in three years) . I guess you just figure you can hire some criminals and pay them less. Criminals have already taken over the streets - you have cut law enforcement hours - why not let them take over county offices too?

Illegal immigration exclusively a federal issue? Does that mean that since bank robbery is a federal crime that there can be no local law enforcement?

After working with the public for so many years I have gained much appreciation and respect for my parents . We were always clean and well behaved when we were in public and always had respect for ourselves and others. And never would my mom let me out of the house sick.

THIS IS FOR the commissioners: I hope you sat down with your family for Thanksgiving and had a good meal. While all the city employees didn't have one because of the furlough days. This is for the police and firefighters; my heart goes out to you and your families . At least someone cares!

I was just in Augusta visiting family over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was really depressing to see the decaying state of the Riverwalk and all of the boarded-up buildings along Broad Street. It looked like the set from a post-apocalyptic zombie movie. I was really hoping things had improved in Augusta in the past 10 years. I guess I was wrong.

Thank you to the two gentlemen that stopped and helped my husband change his flat tire in front of the retina eye center. My husband has only one eye and I had just had a shot in one of my eyes. So we were so thankful when these two young men stopped to take over. We want to thank them so very much.

I went to the Aiken Mall yesterday. Everything was fine until I went to one of the stores and they didn't have the same items that they had in the Augusta paper. That's frustrating. You go to buy something and you have to go all the way to Augusta. Thank you, no.

Let the sheriff and the marshal's department share the substation in Harrisburg. Save the taxpayers a million dollars supposing to build one for the marshal's department. Plus it would be closer to the courts.

Rants to all those stores who opened on Thanksgiving Day. Your employees need to be with their families on this day. Everything is about money now, and they lost my business because of this.

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