Rants & Raves

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RAVES TO THE 2012 graduates of Columbia County! A rant to the Board of Education for cramming in the schools all on one day within 11/2 to 2 hours of each other. What a nightmare it was trying to get in and out of James Brown Arena for seating and parking. Did you honestly think this was going to work? This needs to be rethought for next year. One school was coming in looking for seats before the other school was even finished, some pushing trying to fight for seats. Not a good situation, especially for those of us with elderly grandparents, trying to get them in without an accident. There has to be a better way!

THE BURKE COUNTY school higher-ups of those sixth-and seventh-graders in the bus accident should be ashamed of not calling up personally each and every one of those parents immediately as the accident occurred. Were they so afraid of making the effort to call twice instead of once?

THAT WAS SHAMEFUL to have mishandled the body of that man so that his family could not have their open-casket funeral.

A RANT TO THE North Augusta Kmart for watering a concrete wall, sidewalk and parking lot with a sprinkler during this drought. I wonder when they will discover that concrete won’t grow?

IT’S A PITY THE current Paine College administration might blemish the overall history of the wonderful institution founded in 1882. I hope they will have a turnaround and be more fiscally responsible. This should provide some good lessons to their finance and business students.

IT IS INTERESTING to see Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt insert himself into high-profile tragedies on television, even the Aiken Public Safety ones. He sure did not help us.

BIG RANTS TO both the super-soft Augusta plea bargain, anti-death penalty criminal justice system members and the bleeding-heart, anti-death penalty jury members. This weak system has repeatedly failed the elderly, helpless, and/or handicapped victims of brutal, premeditated, cold-blooded, senseless murder, such as 81-year-old Johnny Luckey. The three accomplices in addition to the triggerman should be executed.

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