Rants and raves

Comments from our readers:

SHARON MCALEVY IS a true leader. Gracewood Elementary is very organized, on task, and educating the beautiful children of Richmond County under the leadership of this lady.

I HOPE SOMEONE investigates the crime scenes at each gas pump, because it is criminal what they are charging and getting away with.

RANT ABOUT the lack of available Gamecock merchandise at Border Bash.

A SHAME TO SEE all the new vehicles on the road with a major defect. It seems that the turn signals do not work on most of the vehicles on the road.

RAVES TO Columbia County School Superintendent Charles Nagle for having the good judgement and courage to solve a longstanding personnel problem, a problem his immediate predecessor had hoped would just go away!

RANT TO PEOPLE who think Sarah Palin should be vice president because she "represents everyday women." Sorry, but I don't want an everyday woman running this country, I want an extraordinary woman running it.

I WOULD LIKE to know why classroom teachers in Richmond County cannot get the supplies they need for their classrooms, including material for those students who cannot read on grade level without paying for it out of their underpaid pockets, yet Bedden gets a $15,000 bonus?

TO THE PERSON who said people who work at MCG should be fired for "abandoning our posts" to smoke: We have the right to take a break just like anyone else.

IF YOU DON'T want a progressive Columbia County then move to Richmond County. They will love to have you there.

HUGE RAVE FOR Richmond Academy's Coach Hughes. He has proven to be a championship coach in soccer and now has the perennial cellar-dweller playing very respectable football.

GAS STATIONS price gouging should be fined heavily or shut down for 30 days!

RAVE FOR THE Augusta Roads and Bridges Department that reacted quickly to my call about the serious plant and shrub obstruction as you leave Jackson Road to pull on to Walton Way. The obstruction was corrected promptly!

SALUTE TO JOHNNY Hanpton. Also, thank you very much for what you have done for us.