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REGARDING THE GRU name change: Maybe the reason “Augusta” is not included in the name is because future plans are to move the university out of Augusta.

REGARDING DR. AZZIZ’S chamber luncheon on Friday: What are the odds with him being there, will the protesters be allowed?

MR. A OUGHT TO GO back to where he came from. Nobody around here likes the Regents name. It ought to be Uni­ver­sity of Augusta.

RAVE FOR REV. Father Bill Williams. Thank you for all you have done to make our parish alive and active in the community. Your example of compassion for all people is a blessing and show of true faith.

GET RID OF AZZIZ. HE seems to be causing most of the problems.

A RANT about the Rich­mond County Board of Education Trans­porta­tion Department. The Rich­mond County Board of Education is still not running their department efficiently or even caring about getting the kids to school on time.

THE WEATHER PAGE with the crossword puzzle should be the last page of the Metro section. It is not part of sports or any other section, and since its main point is weather conditions in our area it seems very appropriate for Metro inclusion.

SINCE WHEN IS IT a requirement to send a ream of typing paper to school with your child? I pay more than $1,500 a year in school taxes.

HUGE RANT! That photo of the USA women’s basketball team is a disgraceful representation of the dignity and prestige of an Olympian.

I THINK A POLICE substation would be a good idea for protection for downtown. One close to Broad Street.

COPELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is much need of repairs with tax dollars. Also, parents and teachers need to donate pots of flowers to put out at the entrance to make more inviting.

TREMENDOUS RAVE to Ed Turner and Number 9. Great concert for a great cause. Best one yet! We love you guys!

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Jake
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Jake 08/21/12 - 08:17 pm
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Critics

When everyone seems to be criticizing almost everything you do then I think you must be doing something right.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 08:22 pm
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Election Count is On

Black voters were lined up around buildings downtown. This could be interesting.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 08:30 pm
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AT 830pm

23 of 77 precincts reporting

10,610

Scott Peebles

46.58%

4,930

Richard Roundtree

53.42%

5,653

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 08:45 pm
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43 Precincts In..Tree Ahead

Tree now has a 900 vote lead and it's getting closer to the end now.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 08:53 pm
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This is Close

Close as anything I've seen.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 08:51 pm
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RM

I don't guess you were invited to sp's party tonight...heh

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 08:59 pm
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Peebles' party is not too far

Peebles' party is not too far from where I live. I'm going to put on my Riverman nametag and go out there I think. That would be fun. Remember that lunch? Heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 08:59 pm
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RKill

Good luck to RKill.......back on the road wednesday....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:00 pm
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Yeh

YOU would make a big impression I'm sure.....most of your friends would be there...like Austin..

allhans
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allhans 08/21/12 - 09:01 pm
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The Democrats always carry

The Democrats always carry Richmond County, we have known that for years.

..If this continues then we can congratulate all those who supported Rountree in spite of warnings.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:03 pm
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Veeery close

62 of 77 precincts reporting

21,586

Scott Peebles

49.65%

10,689

Richard Roundtree

50.35%

10,838

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:05 pm
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some are way off

very sarcastic.....why not give thanks to those who say the race is over TONIGHT!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:09 pm
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at 910pm

69 of 77 precincts reporting

23,403

Scott Peebles

49.83%

11,631

Richard Roundtree

50.17%

11,709

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 09:13 pm
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 09:22 pm
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Rountree has got this.

Rountree has got this. Riverman is taking a bow.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:24 pm
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Rep. in November

Vote for Freddie....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 09:30 pm
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I'm sure Blanchard will help

I'm sure Blanchard will help Peebles find something if Roundtree doesn't swear him in and if he beats Freddie. Blanchard has connections up in that little county he where he works on weekends. But maybe Tree will be magnanimous and keep him. He would be smart if he did.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:31 pm
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I'll bet you this RM

Most of the names running will end up working together .......Silas-Sanders-SP-Rtree...all of them....esp. if Freddie wins.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 09:47 pm
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SeenIt, you are wise

I wouldn't bet against that.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/12 - 09:49 pm
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goodnight RM

sleep tight---& all that..:)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/12 - 10:48 pm
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Countyman, What Photos?

The only photos I saw showed Tree with his supporters.

Thanks, SeenIt...you too... Ha...long day.

soitgoes
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soitgoes 08/21/12 - 11:22 pm
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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/21/12 - 11:31 pm
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Roundtree would do VERY WELL

Roundtree would do VERY WELL to keep Peebles ; he is a good LEO who can certainly make him look better. I had a measure of success in my career as a manager and it was because of the good people who reported to me. Surrounding yourself with good people is smart.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 08/21/12 - 11:37 pm
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What God has for you, it is
Unpublished

What God has for you, it is for you.

Congrats Richard Roundtree....

hotsaucemom
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hotsaucemom 08/21/12 - 11:51 pm
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After 48 straight hours of

After 48 straight hours of Republicans falling all over each other calling for Rep. Todd Akin to rescind his ridiculous, ignorant - of basic - biological - functions comments about rape and abortion, their (GOP) party just voted to embrace Akin's position by including a constitutional ban on all abortions - even in cases of rape or incest - in their 2012 platform. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are now, incredibly, saying they don't agree with the policies of the (GOP)party whose nomination they're about to accept, but guess what? Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party are showing their true colors - and just how dangerous they will be for women if they're victorious on Election Day.We can't let them continue to say one thing to the public while privately pushing to make it harder for women to control their own bodies. We know what we're up against, and if we aren't give Democrats the resources they need to win in November, women in America stand to lose decades of progress.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/22/12 - 12:15 am
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I bet Blanchard's party was

I bet Blanchard's party was like one of those things where the subject doesn't show up. Just drink the liquor up and get on out of there.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/22/12 - 01:11 am
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#1

Tonight's election results explains a lot about why "Augusta" can not be associated with "world class".

corgimom
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corgimom 08/22/12 - 05:42 am
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RC is a majority black county

RC is a majority black county now, things have changed. It's going to take some people awhile to absorb that.

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RoadkiII 08/22/12 - 06:38 am
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G'morning posters and posers

With just a little luck in just a few I will be...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_GFP1PD9GA

thanks for all the well-wishes everybody

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/22/12 - 06:42 am
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As America Turns

Congratuations Richmond County.
You have now added to a heck of a lot more to worry about than Crime and Poor Education.
I extend my best wishes to you all but I don't want to see crying and yelling in the future. You have sowed it.
"I Don't Hear, I Don't See, I Don't Speak" is what you will have to live with.

Sorry, you haven't learned from the 2008 history.

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