Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:

WHY CAN'T WE get our roads resurfaced? Farmer's Bridge and Fulcher roads have so many potholes until it's best to drive in the middle of the road. Richmond County has been called so many times and all they do is come out and put a little asphalt in the holes. The asphalt lasts a couple of months if we are lucky. Lately they have been fixing the potholes by putting dirt in the holes instead of asphalt. I guess we will soon be driving on dirt roads again.

CARS ON THE road are to bikers what bikers are to the folks using the Greeneway in North Augusta. They go way too fast, almost run into us, cut us off when they pass and clearly think the path belongs only to them. My heavens, we all have to share the space; fast walkers, slow walkers, babies being pushed in strollers, kids on tricycles and rollerbladers.

A RANT TO anyone who thinks that just because you're doing the speed limit you should be in the left lane. The left lane is for turning left or passing. If you're not turning left or passing get in the right hand lane and quit blocking traffic! Oh yeah, take your bikes to the Greeneway and you will never get hit by a car.

CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN to me why the Obama administration sent a rented ferry to pick up the Americans out of Libya and now they're sending our warships and our planes to pick up Egyptians to take them home to Egypt. Can anybody explain this to me? What am I missing here?

I WAS JUST wondering, does the downfall in south Richmond County have anything to do with Underwood Homes and Gilbert Manor homes being torn down?

MY FRIEND AND I were in Wendy's on Washington Road on Sunday night and a nice young man paid for our meals. We do not know who you are, but we greatly appreciated your kindness and God bless you.

THIS IS A RANT for the commissioners and the mayor. The commissioners took on the job of representing their districts. If they can't do that, then resign. They are getting paid for doing nothing. As for the mayor, he should've known what his duties were before he was sworn in office. All of you, take a leave of absence and study your bylaws. The citizens and taxpayers are getting tired of the games you all are playing.

CAN PEOPLE JUST put their foot on the gas pedal and give it some gas within 10 seconds of the light turning green? This way more than two people would be able to get through the light before it turned red again and it would really speed up the traffic in Augusta, especially at 5 o'clock.

TO THE PERSON in the Rants and Raves who said cell phones should not be used in vehicles. I disagree with you. I always carry my cell phone with me when I am away from the house, in case something happens and I need to call back home for something.

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