Rants & Raves

A HUGE RANT to the driver’s license office on Mike Padgett Highway for their arrogant, rude and discourteous attitude toward the public. A great big rave to the office in Evans, where one can go without leaving feeling humiliated and disgusted. I’ll drive 25-30 miles to avoid the office on Mike Padgett.



THE WEEK OF Thanks­giving, we flew out of Augusta Regional Airport to Fresno, Calif. What a hassle my husband was put through going through security. Why? He has metal implants, staples from open-heart surgery and artificial knees. It took over 20 minutes and a severe patdown till he was let go, and we had to hurry to get on the plane. We were the last passengers boarding. Returning from Fres­no airport was a breeze; we were in security no longer than it took us to put our shoes back on because the airport had an X-ray body scanner. Please, Augusta Regional, install an X-ray body scanner for those with metal implants.


I WOULD LIKE TO send out a big rave to Breezy Hill Baptist Church for the wonderful light display. My family and I really enjoyed everything. It was also so very well-organized. We are looking forward to next year.


WHAT KIND OF chemical is in the menthol cigarettes that causes people to throw the empty green packs on the street? They’re all over the CSRA. 6,000 soldiers have given their lives to keep our country safe. The least we can do is keep it clean.


AROUND CHRISTMAS­TIME, people drink who don’t normally drink, the level of illicit sexual activity goes up, you are more likely to be mugged or robbed, people spend money they don’t have and the mental health professionals brace themselves for an influx of patients who have seasonal affective disorder. It doesn’t take Sigmund Freud the see that we must not be celebrating Christmas right.


THIS IS A RANT about the Christmas decorations in downtown Augusta. It is a shame to put up faded red bows and greenery that looks like it is 30 years old. Do not even bother to put up Christmas decorations that look so tacky.


I HOPE ALL OF THE decent, hardworking, good people in the Richmond Hill area of Augusta stick together and don’t let the criminals get the best of you. I know there are a lot of good people in that area and I am praying for you every day.