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I WOULD LOVE to give raves to Grovetown workers for the excellent job that they did on putting up the Christmas lights and props to my boyfriend for leading the pack!

I WOULD LIKE to rant about the personal use of government vehicles. I was behind a county vehicle this week, and the gentleman had his dry cleaning hanging up from the back window.

WE SEARCH to find out why the state of South Carolina is at the bottom of the list in the United States for education. Then it suddenly comes to light when over a 1,000 adults show up to campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I WOULD LIKE to thank several doctors and staff, including Dr. Pye, Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Bush and all the staff on the 11th floor of the Eisenhower hospital at Fort Gordon for helping my mother get home and get well. We thank you, and you are truly special and wonderful people.

A RANT to obese people too lazy to do anything about it. You're making our insurance rates rise, making your loved ones cater to your every need. And you expect everyone to feel sorry for you. I don't.

A RANT to the UPS driver who backed his delivery truck into a handicap spot in front of a Columbia County property tax office.

A RANT to the city of Grovetown. You all made the law to not have cars and trucks parked on the streets, but the police are not enforcing it. Please enforce it in the neighborhood of Harvestwood.

MOTORCYCLISTS OFTEN complain about inattentive drivers, but I've seen a motorcyclist driving on his back wheel at top speeds down Interstate 20. He could have caused an accident. but the car drivers are always to be blamed.

IN REGARD TO the rant about the Columbia County Board of Education not honoring Veterans Day, I also agree. I think it shows a great disrespect to our servicemen who are overseas fighting for our freedom and safety, and yet Columbia County refuses to acknowledge or give pupils the day off for that day.

THIS IS A COMMENT to the person who isn't going to buy anything for Christmas this year that wasn't 100 percent made in America. I just want to say: Good luck finding it!

A RANT FOR the Columbia County Board of Education. Stop disrespecting the school nurses and start paying the nurses more.

A RANT FOR the Aiken County school board. You did not serve the citizens and students or teachers of Aiken County in going out of the area to select a candidate that has had controversy. There were two qualified candidates, one more than qualified, Dr. Frank Roberson, who would have served and has served us well. Citizens should remember this when they get ready to vote again.

IT WAS REALLY great that Channel 12 had the Dec. 2 parade on TV. I love it! Thank you, Channel 12.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/18/07 - 03:59 am
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Inattentive drivers ARE the

Inattentive drivers ARE the biggest bane to motorcyclists. The foolish rider is a self healing problem. He'll either stop being foolish or die. Hopefully he won't take anyone with him.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/18/07 - 04:02 am
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For the people buying Made In

For the people buying Made In America products only, many of the knock offs are stamped with Made In America when they aren't. That way they can double or triple the price.

Ole School
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Ole School 12/18/07 - 04:40 am
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a doctor under blue cross and

a doctor under blue cross and blue sheild of georgia can someone tell me of a doctor that takes bcbsga hmo and it opened for business monday thru friday i sure cannot find one ,

jaschild
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jaschild 12/18/07 - 05:19 am
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refer to www.madeinusa.org/

refer to www.madeinusa.org/ for info about american made products and services. support america!

What a Day
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What a Day 12/18/07 - 06:08 am
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Breaking News...Looks like

Breaking News...Looks like the money left over from the babies that were killed by their mother will be going the the Augusta Safe Home. The amount of $10,000 will be presented this morning at the Kenny's Masters Kutz on Lumpkin Road. Amazing how you guys were so quick to criticize where the money would be going. Well, here's your answer.

sTiCkMaN
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sTiCkMaN 12/18/07 - 06:30 am
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i bought a table from W-mart

i bought a table from W-mart that said made in america on the box. when i was putting it together i noticed little stickers on the table that read "made in china". maybe the box it came in was made in america.

PAW
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PAW 12/18/07 - 06:33 am
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portuguese, The money should

portuguese, The money should go to the people in Hyde Park........They have been living in contamination for over 20 some odd years and they are dying slow.......The money should go somewhere - where it will have some good use......Not to a organization where the money will sit and just pay the employees salaries

shivas
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shivas 12/18/07 - 06:40 am
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I'll join the rant against

I'll join the rant against obesity. I went to a Baptist sermon while visiting friends out of town last week. The preacher must have weighed 400 lbs., and all the while he was delivering fire and brimstone about out of control children in society. He talked about their lack of discipline, and failure to understand God's true purpose for them. I just had to chuckle at the irony of the sermon.

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heartablazing 12/18/07 - 06:44 am
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part s for certain items are

part s for certain items are made in other countries and shipped to american factorieswhere they are assembled. After assembly is complete it is considered as Made in the USA because that is the final procuct. Look at your American made cars there are a lot of parts that came from a foreign country.

kiddspur
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kiddspur 12/18/07 - 07:07 am
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shivas -- go read Proverbs

shivas -- go read Proverbs 28:25 maybe that will help !!!!

MartinezMom
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MartinezMom 12/18/07 - 07:10 am
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ole school, look on the BCBS

ole school, look on the BCBS website to find a Dr.

DeborahElliott2
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DeborahElliott2 12/18/07 - 07:13 am
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SC is at the bottom of the

SC is at the bottom of the list for education cause either you are too dumb and blame Clinton for your problems, or you haven't realized that money cut programs are due to BUSH's WAR!

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 12/18/07 - 07:19 am
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Humans of all theistic

Humans of all theistic persuasions should remind ourselves that "self discipline" is not an oxymoron and that self-indulgence is not a sign of virtue.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 12/18/07 - 07:28 am
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This bit about Columbia

This bit about Columbia County being out for Veterans Day- evidently you have not attended one of their Veterans Day programs where the schools honor the Veterans and in turn the Veterans tell their story about the war they fought in. Is this not a better way to honor and remember our Veterans than to have a day where the students all desend on the Mall? Their are already too many frivolous "holidays" in the schedule now-days which should be spent in school learning the history behind the people they represent.

im2kraz
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im2kraz 12/18/07 - 07:29 am
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A motorcyclist that cares so

A motorcyclist that cares so little about his/her own well being by doing wheelies on I20 does not represent all motorcycle riders. The statistics about the major cause of motorcycle accidents (inattentive automobilie drivers) speaks for itself. Maybe if drivers would take the cell phone out of their ears and concentrate on their driving, less accidents, including motorcycles would be the result. Obviously the writer of the Rant does not ride a motorcycle.

PlayaFace
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PlayaFace 12/18/07 - 08:11 am
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I just want to make it known

I just want to make it known that yesterday charlieyonce said that woman with tattoos are the people he wants to see in prison. not dog fighters. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! charlieyonce: i have over 25 tattoos... and working on more. i have never stolen, cheated, killed, gambled, fought dogs, etc. so why should i be in prison? because i have art work on my body that i paid tons of money for? that makes sense buddy.

maninthepi
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maninthepi 12/18/07 - 08:28 am
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playaface i don't know your

playaface i don't know your age but if you have that many and working on more i wonder how you will like them when and if you are in your 60's and over.

lezniack01
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lezniack01 12/18/07 - 08:31 am
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PAW YOU ARE SO SO

PAW YOU ARE SO SO WRONG!!!Take it from a woman who had to take advantage of this organizations good will. Alot of the people there volunteer. The people who actually work in the safe home itself dont get paid more than youd get at mickey d's. They even have volunteer counciling.They hire attorneys who work at a discount rate for women who really need one, like me. They support the home. They buy food and pay utilities. BUy toys for the play room.They help the women and children get clothing if they had to leave their home with nothing. They also have programs in the office during counciling for the children to take part in. They do so much more than you realize. I have been a part of it and i will not sit back and let you criticise them. Its unbelieveable how thoughtless your comment is.This is a fine organization that i am proud to now be in a position to support. In fact , when i first thought of what they would do with any extra money, i hoped they would help out Safe Homes. I suggest that you research what they really spend the money on before you open your mouth to say something negative.

critter
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critter 12/18/07 - 08:34 am
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Yeah, let's all get nothing

Yeah, let's all get nothing but made in america stuff and pay triple for it!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/07 - 08:53 am
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Hey Deb 2, where was SC

Hey Deb 2, where was SC ranked in education during Clinton's 8 yrs.? Last. Same as today. I am not blaming Clinton, but it certainly isn't Bush's fault. Come on! Programs, meaning money, have nothing to do with it.

hockey cat
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hockey cat 12/18/07 - 08:56 am
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I invite you all to the James

I invite you all to the James Brown Arena tonight for some great hockey. Come on out and enjoy a game and meet some of your fellow citizens. We would love to see you there. The Lynx are playing great. Beer and soda 2 for 1 tonight. The game starts at 7:05.

Hope to see you there!

swolf612000
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swolf612000 12/18/07 - 09:18 am
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Hey Playa, merry Christmas!

Hey Playa, merry Christmas! Ignore charlieyonce - just waving his idiot banner again. Veteran's Day is a holiday where I work, and if my daughter's school doesn't have something special planned (they usually don't), I keep her home as a "sick day", as do the parents of a couple friends. We take turns using the day to do something to honor those currently serving (cards, packages) or those who have served (letters to veterans in the hospital or nursing home). In school or out of school, they should do something pertaining to the day.

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Dan White 12/18/07 - 09:24 am
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I had to check my wife the

I had to check my wife the other day to make sure she was made in America and not in China.

Eric
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Eric 12/18/07 - 09:28 am
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hey justthefacts, it's

hey justthefacts, it's amazing how people forget that most of the things that happen in a President's term were started during the previous President's term in office and it takes way more than just a year or two to turn around what has already been set into motion. It can take as many as eight years to get things turned around.

peachykeen
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peachykeen 12/18/07 - 09:28 am
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merry christmas everybody and

merry christmas everybody and god bless america!

Eric
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Eric 12/18/07 - 09:29 am
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green, mine was made in New

green, mine was made in New Mexico. Guess that makes her a New Mexican, huh?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/07 - 09:43 am
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Sorry Rolltide, but, I am

Sorry Rolltide, but, I am missing your point.

Tall1
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Tall1 12/18/07 - 09:56 am
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Roll: Each President seems to

Roll: Each President seems to like to leave a legacy of programs and laws that are impossible to repeal or recant. You're right in stating few people research completely the origins of something. It's too easy to just complain about the President that one does not support. No matter who becomes our next President, you can be sure of one thing: the supporters of the losing candidates will whine about it ad-infinitum.

NotyourDadsBuick
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NotyourDadsBuick 12/18/07 - 10:00 am
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SC ranks last in education

SC ranks last in education because so many of the people who live there are idiots. That shouldn't come as a revelation to anyone. As for Veterans Day being a holiday, perhaps only veterans should have the option of getting a paid day off, regardless of whether they work in the public or private sector. We earned it. No reason why schools should close because of it. With respect to the rant about the use of government vehicles: how does the writer know it was the driver's dry cleaning? Finally, motorcyclists are fair game on the road. Go Hawaii! Beat Georgia!

cyoung
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cyoung 12/18/07 - 10:01 am
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I love the comment on SC

I love the comment on SC education and Hillary Clinton!

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