Comments from readers:
THANKS TO THE Richmond County Neighbors section of The Chronicle for showcasing such a talented young lady. All I can say is WOW for Sophia Bell and her fantastic reading skills. I know she is young but maybe she could help other children who are struggling with reading?
TO THE PERSON RANTING about a barking dog, I have two service dogs and one companion. Our neighbor children have decided to make a sport of coming to the fence and agitating the dogs, their response is to bark. One service dog only barks if she picks up the scent of marijuana. Don’t want her to bark? Don’t use drugs upwind of her.
THE SCAMMERS AND schemers are at it again this time to the tune of $1.6 million. Six people were indicted recently in a scheme to bilk money from vulnerable people who thought they were helping disabled people by contributing to an organization entitled “Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.” Let’s pay more attention as to who is vying for our money.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jesika McNeal and Jamilla Shabazz who graduated recently. The odds were stacked against them for most of their lives but with sheer determination they got there. They now know that by achieving this major milestone they can go on to bigger and better things. Way to go!
KUDOS TO Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for instituting a fitness program for his firefighters. Yes, the yearly physical will keep the spotlight on how well individuals are doing. I know that Chris James has believed in physical fitness for years based on his regular workouts at a local gym.
I AM GLAD TO SEE Helen Blocker-Adams is running for mayor. I think that she has what it takes to make a difference in Augusta. All contenders for the mayoral race should watch out since Helen is in the race to win. Go for it, Helen!
READ THE LETTER THE city sent out about the new garbage schedules. How insulting. And the wording tries to make it seem like the reduction of service (no tire pick up, once a week trash pick up) is somehow a benefit for us. Whoever approved it should be fired. Don’t get me started on the threatening page about cleaning your property; as if the city does a good job cleaning their property.