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A HUGE RAVE to the woman and her son who helped me with my groceries during the recent rainstorm. She even loaded them in my white van for me. Thank you for your respect.

A RAVE FOR THE family who were at Red Robin. We did not have the chance to thank you for the thoughtful act that you did for us. God bless you!

RANT FOR THE PEOPLE who manage our lake. Thanks to you, our lake is in a big mess. The water level is dangerously low. You seem to want to blame it on not getting enough rain, but then I see lakes around us that are full. The fact is you're letting too much water go downstream.

RANT TO THE FAMILY Y for taking a position in support of the Columbia County referendum on an aquatic-tennis complex.

RAVES TO THE engineers who have designed and the workers who are building Augusta an interstate highway complex which brings our road system into the 21st century.

GEORGIA PUBLIC SERVICE commissioners are paid $117,400 a year? That's too much for a public servant. Remember, no incumbents.

PARENTS IN COLUMBIA County need to step up to the plate and pay for their children for field trips -- education is a two-way street -- and not allow the teachers to shoulder all the burden so every student can get the opportunity to go on the trips.

CONGRATULATIONS GHHS! The new uniforms look great! Homecoming was beautiful, even though it rained.

AUGUSTA CANAL FOLKS still beg for money from taxpayers. The canal won't go away, and in these tough economic times, why would sensible voters vote to tax themselves more?

RAVES TO THE Augusta Canal Authority and those who assisted them in the design and construction of the impressive improvements made near the Augusta Canal Headgates near the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Columbia County.

THIS IS A RAVE for the faculty of Evans High School. As the parents of a ninth-grader, we were concerned about the transition from middle school. The compassion and concern shown by all have made this move a wonderful experience.

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georgiaboy30909
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georgiaboy30909 11/03/08 - 02:03 am
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to the ranter about the lakes

to the ranter about the lakes name one lake around us that is full.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/03/08 - 03:32 am
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George Bush caused Thurmond

George Bush caused Thurmond Lake to be empty. He sent the rain to New Orleans and upset the weather pattern and caused global warming.

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PTHS225 11/03/08 - 05:20 am
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g'mornin y'all

g'mornin y'all

Nammy
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Nammy 11/03/08 - 05:23 am
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holy crap--they are JUST NOW

holy crap--they are JUST NOW saying that when Obama gets in office--he is going to purposely bankrupt the mining industry!!! AND to expect our power bills to skyrocket!!!

Bet the folks that voted early for him in those regions are PO'd big TIME!

Imagine all those jobs GONE!!! Morning pths/whoever ya are now and all--bedtime for me. Nite. (':

Nammy
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Nammy 11/03/08 - 05:23 am
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LOL Hiya gator- bye ya

LOL Hiya gator- bye ya gator...

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 11/03/08 - 05:56 am
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Morning everyone. I think the

Morning everyone. I think the worm has finally turned. The political race is tightening up and now UGA has the Gators number.

Trouble1
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Trouble1 11/03/08 - 06:05 am
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morning all

morning all

kat30815
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kat30815 11/03/08 - 06:09 am
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The corps of engineers does

The corps of engineers does seem to be slacking off on addressing the lake level issues. When you can look behind any shopping center within 20 miles of the lake and see full storm water retaining ponds, it makes you wonder why that water can't be transported to the reservoir instead of sitting stagnant and breeding mosquitoes.

Reality
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Reality 11/03/08 - 06:19 am
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Bankrupting the coal industry

Bankrupting the coal industry and causing home heating fuel bills to sky rocket, only scares the people that actually work and pay for their own bills........

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TrukinRanger 11/03/08 - 06:27 am
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It wouldn't hurt my feelings
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It wouldn't hurt my feelings if coal burning plants were put out of business for good. They're nasty, dirty, and pollute the environment more than most other means of generating electricity. No matter how many times I hear the term... there is NO such thing as "clean coal".

PTHS225
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PTHS225 11/03/08 - 06:45 am
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nice comment coming from

nice comment coming from sombody who makes his living burning diesel fuel. HYPOCRITES 08 is already taken - maybe HYPOCRITES 12 is available.

christian134
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christian134 11/03/08 - 07:26 am
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Good morning all:-) Ya'll

Good morning all:-) Ya'll have a great day today...Now let the games begin...Coffee's on...Maybe today might be the day for the delusional to come to receive the gift of an a sane thought...Not a great deal but just a little tee tiny one...Try for a moment to view this criminal terrorist loving racially biased baby slaughtering Obama character with clear minds....Okay that is better...Now that I have gotten that off my chest...More coffee anyone?...:-)

Reality
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Reality 11/03/08 - 07:31 am
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I am confused as to the

I am confused as to the actual amount that is considered middle class or rich. The Obama camp has gone down to $120,000 if I'm not mistaken.....At Least Obama has been added to all of the spell check software........

christian134
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christian134 11/03/08 - 07:35 am
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Some are still going with the

Some are still going with the Obaba spelling Reality....:-) Viewed that awkward spelling just yesterday....God bless all the poor delusional folks...They haven't a clue as to the spelling of the name or of that man's character...

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kiddspur 11/03/08 - 07:37 am
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Good morning to one and all -

Good morning to one and all - Actually recognized some of these names, welcome gator bait, morning nam, reality, christian 134,hey patricia -- to the ranter about the lakes, there are three in 10 miles of me -- they sure as H - - - ain't full.

kiddspur
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kiddspur 11/03/08 - 07:38 am
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Sorry Trouble missed your

Sorry Trouble missed your name!!

christian134
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christian134 11/03/08 - 07:38 am
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Morning kiddspur...:-)

Morning kiddspur...:-)

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 11/03/08 - 07:49 am
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Ungodly, unholy hell bound -

Ungodly, unholy hell bound - looks over at christian134 the tongue is an unruly evil. God help you. The cares of this world.

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triscuit 11/03/08 - 07:55 am
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Well, Lake Oconee is almost

Well, Lake Oconee is almost always full, or at least highter than Lake Thurmond and I know the difference is not in rainfall amounts since we are only about 70 miles apart. Must be whoever is managng Lake Oconee knows what they are doing.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/03/08 - 08:03 am
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Trukinranger, how do you

Trukinranger, how do you propose we generate electricity, Obama is against nuclear power, yeah he says he's for it but has so many stipulations that he'll stop construction of new plants if he is elected. I guess you'll have to connect your computer to a bicycle to power it when he is sworn in!

shivas
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shivas 11/03/08 - 08:04 am
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Gerogiaboy, Lake Sinclair is

Gerogiaboy, Lake Sinclair is always full.

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southern2 11/03/08 - 08:05 am
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Good RANT on the lake levels.

Good RANT on the lake levels. Today's paper, page 8C, shows 7 out of the 10 listed lakes, 5 feet or less of full pool. Clark Hill is not only feeding downstream, but also pumped back upstream to keep Lake Russell near full. The same report shows while Thurmond fell .4 Russell rose .2 and Hartwell remained at 0. Obviously, Clark Hill can't meet the demands that are presently being enforced.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/03/08 - 08:05 am
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Lake Oconee is full, Lake

Lake Oconee is full, Lake Russel is full, Santee Cooper is full, Need More?

getalife
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getalife 11/03/08 - 08:07 am
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Lake Oconee and Lake Russell

Lake Oconee and Lake Russell are both full or very near their normal level. Other areas, Lake Jackson and Lake Sinclair are near their normal level.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/03/08 - 08:14 am
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Southern2, that just means

Southern2, that just means the Corps should get out of the electricity business!

i know
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i know 11/03/08 - 08:29 am
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Lake Thurmond was built

Lake Thurmond was built solely for the production of electricity. Not for recreation. The generators require a certain amount of water to go through the dam for the electricity to be produced. The other dams that were built to produce electricity do not require the same flow of water the Thurmond does based on the design of the turbins. The corps is not tasked with making sure that the boats have places to go, but to keep the lights on. I for one enjoy having lights in my house.

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tusmooth1 11/03/08 - 08:41 am
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wow there was nothing on

wow there was nothing on rants and raves about obama and yet you haters seemed to get your hate in this morning. unbelievable.

1941
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1941 11/03/08 - 08:55 am
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I am so sorry that some of

I am so sorry that some of you have nothing better to do than wake up with Obama on the brain. To say that you dislike him so much, you sure like to think about him first thing in the morning, and the last thing at night , I wonder why? They talked about Jesus the same way!!!!!

christian134
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christian134 11/03/08 - 08:56 am
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People we all need to realize

People we all need to realize this election is one that will set this nation on a collision course with disaster...Everyone must pray for the hand of God to be replaced and the eyes and ears of the blinded and deaf will suddenly be healed...This fall into evermore liberalism as well as the ever tightening noose of government over the states is leading us into a place that no one of a sane mind could possible want for themselves let alone our children and their children..Obama is not the man for the White House...He is a man who deals well with criminals and terrorists not with the welfare and security of this nation...Wake up people...Even if McCain wins the election we must all pray for God to put him(McCain) in touch with trustworthy patriotic God-fearing people who will seek to work together for the reuniting of this nation...

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/03/08 - 08:56 am
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U Know, the power generated

U Know, the power generated by the Corp only amounts to about 1% of what is needed, couple that with the pumpback at Russell dam and it's like having 2 holes in the bottom of your boat! If those dams went permanently offline you would never notice it!

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