RAVES TO FORT GORDON for the great July Fourth music, festivities and fireworks. A big rant, though, to their new idea to move traffic off base afterward. Most of the parking was on the south side of the field and had to exit by Gate 5. What a mess with three lines merging into one at the gate. It took us over an hour to get off base and then were thrust into unfamiliar territory in the dark. We live 10 minutes from Gate 1, but got home near midnight.
I CAME BACK into town from Florida and turned off Peach Orchard Road onto Bobby Jones Expressway. I was shocked to see how bad that area looks. The grass in the median and on the roadside hasn’t been cut in months. It’s awful!
HAS ANYBODY NOTICED how much tire debris is on Interstate 20, especially between Augusta and Atlanta? The 18-wheel trucks are having blowouts, and the debris is littering our highways. I bet the prisoners could get it all cleaned up and keep it maintained for us with very little cost to the taxpayers.
WHY DO SO MANY people assume that troublemakers must be provided with something to do late at night? There were at least two comments made to the media about this. People are responsible for finding legal things to do at any time of day or night. Why not settle down with a good book safely at home?
DON’T BLAME THE violence downtown on First Friday. Decent people already enjoyed the arts and left downtown appropriately or stayed quietly in the bars. I don’t know who all the ruffians are who decide to shoot up people and places, but they are bad on their own, nothing to do with the good people. Don’t stop First Friday, please!
GOOD GRIEF, Brenda Durant. How on Earth can you say that “we” need to provide something for kids to do real late so they won’t cause problems? Are you making us be free baby sitters now? Parents and other biological elders are the ones responsible for the kids.
A RANT TO THOSE downtown businesses who want to keep First Friday but don’t want to pay for the extra law enforcement required. End First Friday or let them pay up.
OK! ENOUGH ALREADY of this killer heat. I’ve been converted! I believe, I believe now in global warming.