Rants and raves

Comments from readers:

THIS IS A RANT to the person who understood not using cell phones in a church or a library but said that when it comes to a restaurant it's OK. It's called being considerate of others. Tables in restaurants are very close together, and most people talk loudly on their cells. The people beside or behind you can't enjoy their meals or conversations because of your inconsiderateness. At least put your phone on vibrate and go outside to talk.

RAVES TO entertainment writer Steven Uhles. He does his job well. I enjoy and appreciate his research and coverage of new music and movies. He is a gifted writer. He makes you think and is very amusing. See you at the show!

BEING A FOREIGN language teacher myself, I have to say that I am very disappointed that funds were allocated for only one Columbia County elementary school. If the board cannot afford to fund all elementary schools, then the program should not be offered only to students who live on the affluent side of town.

I HAVE A RANT for all the parents who take their children camping at the lake and let them run wild. I am there at least twice a month, and you would not believe the kids who go for hours with no parental supervision - swimming and jumping off the fishing docks. No parents. Many people must forget that we have sick people out here. Our kids are precious. Watch them and keep them out of harm's way. Also they could get injured or even drown. Wake up, parents.

THIS IS A RANT to the person in my office who stole the last doughnut today. I know you read the Rants & Raves, so don't even pretend you didn't take the last doughnut when you knew I had called it already.

A BIG RAVE TO THE Augusta Mall for bringing in all of these high-end retail stores and restaurants. Now, if we can just get Crate & Barrel and J. Crew.

IN THESE TIMES that we live in, where not everyone is so nice, a big rave goes out to the city of Grovetown for having such good employees. I recently moved to Grovetown and ran across such an employee. I think his name was Raymond, such a nice and helpful person. Thank you, Grovetown, for your foresight in hiring such a person.

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