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THIS IS A RANT for Marion Williams and the other commissioners who want to spend $6 million on a racetrack. That $6 million would be better spent helping the residents of Hyde Park, who have those dangerous chemicals out there in the ground; they need to be moved, and that $6 million would be a good start for moving those residents.

MY RAVE WOULD be a great big rave to the gentlemen on Highway 25 for his continuance to light the cross on his property. ... It gives us travelers a sense of God's presence - especially needed amidst all the road construction.

THIS RANT IS for Glenn Hills Middle School. At the end of the school year, when we ask our children what they learned during the school year, they are going to answer: how to evacuate for bomb threats, because it seems that's all they're doing every other day of the week.

CAN SOMEONE please explain to me why, when a law enforcement officer is accused of misconduct or an inappropriate act, his or her name is splashed on as many news pages or seen on as many news bites, TV news bites, as possible, so as to convict them before the final findings of any and all investigations? But when they perform any heroic deeds or go above and beyond the call of duty, they get a small write up in the paper and a 10 to 20 second mention on TV news - if any at all. I just wish someone would answer this for me.

THIS IS A RANT about the three deputies in Richmond County that got in trouble for the MySpace Web site. I don't know what this world is coming to when we can't even trust police officers. We raise our children to look at police officers and firemen as good people. And here we are, we have three cops that we can't even trust because they put these disgusting things on the Web sites for children to see.

LET ME EXPLAIN why people voted against the tax. It is because I have looked at the people that spend that money, and I wouldn't vote for a tax increase if it had my name on it. That is how much I trust our politicians who are spending it.

PANHANDLERS AREN'T only in downtown Augusta and 15th Street. I was approached yesterday by one outside a supermarket in south Augusta. The panhandling problem needs to be dealt with in more areas than mentioned in the editorial page of the paper.

THIS IS NOT A RANT nor a rave. Let's open a drive-in movie because, No. 1 we don't have one right across the river, meaning Jackson. And No. 2 , we would not have to worry about noise pollution. Besides, everyone loves to watch movies.

THIS IS A RANT and a big rave. Thank you to the lady and man who helped my daughter and me when we were going in the south Augusta post office when I fell and broke my left wrist, Tuesday, Nov. 6. I would also say a big thank you to ... a post office customer supervisor who let me sit down in the post office and call for an ambulance.

NOW THAT THE election is over, the Democrats I hear are having a hard time getting that duct tape off John Kerry's mouth.

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97wrangler
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97wrangler 11/22/06 - 06:31 am
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This is for the rant of the 3

This is for the rant of the 3 Deputies and the Myspace websites rant. If you looked at the sites you would see that only 1 had a racially graphic video and the other 2 just used poor judgement of using county owned property on the sites. Dont judge all Law enforcement cause a few bad apples.

Just me 2
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Just me 2 11/22/06 - 07:44 am
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WHY NOT RELOCATE THE PEOPLE

WHY NOT RELOCATE THE PEOPLE IN HYDE PARK AND THEN PUT THE RACETRACK THERE?

peonynut
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peonynut 11/22/06 - 09:20 am
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Why not investigate and find

Why not investigate and find out how much money Marion Williams will be putting in his pocket from the race track deal? He has a habit of that.

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RebelTA 11/22/06 - 10:03 am
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This is a rant for the idiot

This is a rant for the idiot commenting on the bubbas and bubbettes who hunt, my 16 year old son hunts, he spends every weekend with his grandfather at the hunting club during deer season and most weekends either clearing the land or preparing it for the next season. He has a wonderful relationship with his grandfather, he pays for his deer to be processed and he donates the deermeat to a family who uses it. He isn't out running the streets with hoodlums, he doesn't have a juvie record nor is he hanging out in subdivisions. Can you say the same?

angelmineof
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angelmineof 11/22/06 - 01:59 pm
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Could someone please build a

Could someone please build a skating rink in Martinez or Evans area? Its hard to only have on in the area for all counties and cities. Its a long way when you live in grovetown, etc.....

mommy_w4
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mommy_w4 11/22/06 - 05:32 pm
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The issues in the Sheriffs

The issues in the Sheriffs Office are a direct result of the Sheriff and his buddies (the commissioners) running off competent deputies due to below standard working conditions, benifits and pay. Ill give you one guess on how to correct this problem.

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jungletobacco 11/22/06 - 07:30 pm
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This is a rant on the city of

This is a rant on the city of Augusta. You have been the number two city in the state for a while now but haven't mad yourself known to the country. You need to stop living in the past and become the future of the south. You are very bitter because you have no friends and you reject being opening minded to the ones who love you. Your big sisiter, Atlanta, is the most popular city in the south because everyone (white & blacks) fells excepted when they are around her. Hopefully this Thanksgiving Augusta will thank God its not abandoned.

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123duh 11/22/06 - 10:11 pm
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I wish people would stop

I wish people would stop driving in the fast lane if they are driving slower than the speed limit. Pull over! Get in the right lane, (the slow lane) if you didn't know. Save your gas and walk. You might get there faster. Some people have places to be! Some people have a job. And after the job they want to get home! Quit blocking intersections and running red lights. Get some manners and quit being so "king of the road!" You are not the only one on the road if you didn't notice. Just stay home if you can't be polite. Blinkers are nice too! Use them sometime. They really do help. Driving tests need to be updated. The CSRA needs a refresher course!

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sad 11/22/06 - 10:12 pm
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This is a rant to all

This is a rant to all deadbeat dads and moms! Child support is one thing, but when you have a child in the hospital for one week and you don't even call and check on him? Even on Thanksgiving? You need to be "spayed or neutered"! Money does not make a mother or father! Love does!

Augustaman
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Augustaman 11/23/06 - 02:20 am
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To the person that needs some

To the person that needs some explaining about the three deputies in the news recently. You don't really get it do you? When you are in a position such as they are they must realize that they are in the spot light whether they are on or off duty. It has been heard that they live in a glass house so to speak. When you do stupid things it effects them, the department and the city. While two did nothing quite as concerning as the one they had been forwarned. It is the nature of our time. We are always recognized for the bad things. And bad things they did. We already suffer in this city with racial tendencies. We cannot afford for this type of drama with people we trust and pay to serve and protect us from ourslves. God help us if this type of behavior is not brought to the light.

Augustaman
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Augustaman 11/23/06 - 02:42 am
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In regard to the race track!

In regard to the race track! What I rediculous notion. Do we really need to spend $6 million dollars on something like that. I mean really. We had the Augusta Motor Speedway that was closed several years ago after a short tme. Mr. Mayor Pro tem will have nothing but persoanl gain from this fiasco, I would bet otherwise he would have not voted for this race track. It is high time he resigns or something. All we hear about is how the city commissioners can't get along and how they want to use our hard earned tax money to pay for thier legal counsel to resolve personal matters. They really are pathetic. Where is the next trip for them to take for information that they have not used in the city. It would seem that they are fraudulently using tax money for a vacation rather than work. It would also appear that our allustrious leaders on the city counsel are really more concerned with their personal agenda rather than what is good for our city. I think it is way past time to not have them sit on the commission. Our good Mayor is trying to improve the city but when you have lame commission members then it is like butting your head against the wall.

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