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ALVIN MASON IS RIGHT. A department head is someone to hold responsible for jobs under him. The county is like one big family. When you give a raise, you should give a raise to everyone. Just because they're asked to do a little bit more because they are supervisors, doesn't mean you should have to pay them more.

KUDOS TO Columbia County's only hometown garbage company that picks up everything you have on time, all the time and never charges you for extra bags or boxes.

Thank you, Columbia Waste.

IF YOU SEE A DOG tied to a tree in this weather, please call animal control. This is criminal. All dogs must have adequate water and shelter.

A RANT TO the person suggesting Columbia County needs to patrol in Stratford neighborhood. Maybe they should patrol your backyard. Like you say, who knows what might be going on?

How many civil liberties are certain people willing to give up? Enough is enough.

JUST READING about Claire at the Eye Guys office. She helped me also to reschedule. I'm a senior citizen. I had a small problem and she took care of me. She was very professional. Thank you, Claire.

HOW CAN YOU justify raises for some people in your office when other employees have to take furlough days?

I THINK THAT Augusta needs an administrator not a dictator. I agree with Mr. Mason. It's time for Mr. Russell to go.

I WANT TO THANK CSRA'S Life Savers. I recently had three of my animals spayed there at their reasonable rates.

HUGE RAVE to the Jamestown Community Center for a wonderful summer camp!!! My children enjoyed the camp very much. The staff was very professional, friendly and really cared about the welfare of each and every child in the center. We will definitely be there next year.

PLEASE STOP TEXTING while driving. If you don't care about your life, at least care about the life of others and the children. Go out in the country where nobody is around and text all you want.

GOV. HALEY AND other South Carolina Republican government leaders have lost their minds. They refuse to accept education funds from the federal government. Therefore, the income taxes that South Carolinians pay will now go to other states. No wonder South Carolina is always near the bottom in education.

A RANT TO The Chronicle, the AP, the BBC, Fox News and others for merely parroting the politically correct dogma that the riots in Britain are about "poverty" and "unemployment," when in fact, they are race riots arising directly from the failure of multiculturalism. Just Google The Daily Telegraph or The Daily Mail , or the British National Party or You Tube and read what ordinary Britons see when they look around.

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myopinion3 08/14/11 - 07:27 am
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Thanks Mr.Russel for your

Thanks Mr.Russel for your years of work for us. Now that some of the commissioners have gotten you to do their tough job they want to try again to move in their own man into the job. they knew those folks needed and deserved the raises they got but they didnt want it to show on THEIR record so they let you do it. Now YOU get the heat they get happeir dept.heads and they are already looking for a puppet to take your place

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daphne3520 08/14/11 - 08:33 am
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Texting OR talking on a cell
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Texting OR talking on a cell phone while driving is facetious, at best! Especially, texting while driving in the passing lane, going significantly UNDER the posted speed limit, simply because you haven't the god given intelligence to multi-task!

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dstewartsr 08/14/11 - 08:47 am
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I would have more faith in

I would have more faith in the system if I had not seen multiple incidents of deputies driving with their knees (I hope) while holding a cell with one hand and typing on their computer with the other. As it is, it is just another "too many lane change" reason to pull over drivers without probable cause.

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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 08:55 am
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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 08:58 am
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Why would anyone rant about

Why would anyone rant about police patroling in their neighborhood.......we pay extra for extra patrol here...if you have break-ins you will be glad to have them cruise through..

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dstewartsr 08/14/11 - 08:59 am
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As for the UK riots, I agree

As for the UK riots, I agree the media whitewash is across the board. I chatted with a friend who moved back to England and lives across the river from all this. His take on it, and he has no political goals, is that a lot of the younger people are discontent seeing foreigners move to the country, draw the dole at higher levels than citizens, being given allowances to 'adjust' and then create their own haji-stans where speaking English and being C of E will get you beaten. They're tired of being hassled (however merited) by the police when there are entire blocs of the cities --not just London-- where the police do not go. They're fed up with waiting for their 'free' healthcare only to be denied because the quota is used up by .. yeah, guess who.

Does this excuse the behaviour? Of course not. But it does sound all too familiar.

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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 08:59 am
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stewart....Do you think some

stewart....Do you think some of the officers have a 3rd arm?? LOL

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 09:03 am
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Yeh that doessound

Yeh that doessound familiar......but look at the photos...the stores were trashed & looted........burned.....who has the right to do that?? The store owners didn't cause their problems..

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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 09:05 am
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Yes... we do the same stupid

Yes... we do the same stupid thing here stewart....Watch out when the seniors have had enough.....seniors won't trash a store but they will vote a rascal out of office. :)

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billyjones1949 08/14/11 - 10:03 am
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People that move to another

People that move to another country should not get any special treatment from that country. They should not be given a handout or free medical care unless they have a job and support the country with taxes. Same goes for this country. You do not pay taxes-you do not get help. Exceptions for the old and truly disabled who can't work. No reason to ever burn or tear up property of another.

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allhans 08/14/11 - 10:08 am
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This was not an angry crowd,

This was not an angry crowd, this was a greedy crowd, said West Midlands chief constable..
According to reports the looters were taking time to try on clothes and shoes, breaking glass to grab jewelry. Some reports are that some of the young are of the wealthy class and doing this for a lark.

Ane the cops aren't allowed to use "harsh" treatment to stop them such as water hoses.

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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 10:22 am
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The cops should have used

The cops should have used rubber bullets when it first started...or water hoses.....some people would still have a business....I did see on the news that some gangs have caused some destructon in Philadelphia & the black mayor told the citizens that the government could NOT raise their kids...if they couldn't control-feed & house them..he said DON'T have them...wow...way to go Mayor. Sounds likeC Christie.

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Granddaddy John 08/14/11 - 10:48 am
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Gov Haley and the others just
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Gov Haley and the others just don't want to bow down to the Federal Government any longer,when the government gives you something they want plenty from you in return,if you wasn't a government sheep you would see that.So sit down,shut up and stop ruining our lives.

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Riverman1 08/14/11 - 10:53 am
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SeenitB4, why rubber bullets?

SeenitB4, why rubber bullets? Why not lead ones?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 10:57 am
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river......You mean to

river......You mean to actually kill crooks----who woulda thunk it-----run for President riverman--you could make a difference!!
You could be Perrys VP.

allhans
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allhans 08/14/11 - 11:00 am
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Yep!

Yep!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/14/11 - 04:14 pm
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So....I hear we are billed

So....I hear we are billed now for cell phones for others...when will the freebies stop....what's next....free tv service??

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allhans 08/14/11 - 07:05 pm
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Comcast has already started.

Comcast has already started. If those companies want to give away the services then that is their privilege, but to pass the cost along to those who are having a tough time paying for their own phone and TV is disgusting. They have us...what can we do but acquiesce.
I suppose the companies will use the program as a tax deduction, and I don't want to think of how much the amount added to the true cost would be.

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billyjones1949 08/14/11 - 07:31 pm
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Seenit, they call it the

Seenit, they call it the Obama phone. You can only get it if you are on welfare or a government give away program. You get 250 min free and then you have to buy the overage you use. I wonder if the government is paying for the 250 or is it just a marketing ploy to get those that cannot qualify the free phone and then charge a higher price for the min they purchase. Several people around my office in Harisburg have come and asked if we would fax the paperwork for them. Don't know anything about cable and whatelse can these leeches get for free. Alhans, I answered your email asking what was the last name of Chris. Did it begin with an M?

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bushwhacker 08/14/11 - 08:04 pm
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billyjones1949 very easy to

billyjones1949 very easy to get a phone if you want....Riverman1 and seenitb4 have them.

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Riverman1 08/14/11 - 08:45 pm
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Bushwhacker said,

Bushwhacker said, "billyjones1949 very easy to get a phone if you want....Riverman1 and seenitb4 have them."

Haha. Yeah, I picked it up when I went to get the free cheese being passed out.

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allhans 08/14/11 - 10:25 pm
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No Billy, an "H". H was

No Billy, an "H". H was raised in Harrisburg, I think he graduated from Evans High.

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seenitB4 08/15/11 - 06:53 am
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I don't mind giving to

I don't mind giving to some...BUT I want to decide when-why-how-what...not the dim government---I resent a charge on my bill without giving an ok to do it......you can not give a person a good life...just look at GB right now. This will only insure more people will vote Republican next time.

iLove
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iLove 08/15/11 - 07:46 am
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Re: London Riots Watch the
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Re: London Riots

Watch the BBC interview with Darcus Howe. Google or Youtube it.

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