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EDITH AND ARCHIE Bunker were Honey Boo Boos. They are everywhere you go in the South. Sometimes, the truth hurts.

WE ARE ON THE Do Not Call telephone list; however, we get four or five calls per week from credit card service telling me my credit card is going to expire. Then the phone rings and it is someone telling me they are from the FBI and we are having break-ins in our neighborhood, which is false. Does anybody know who to stop these scammers? I am sick and tired of them using my phone, which I pay for, to promote their scams.

IF A CANDIDATE for the Augusta Commission works for the state in a position that requires him to be on call seven days per week, 24 hours per day and we pay him for that as an exempt employee, why would we want to pay him to be a commissioner? I bet if elected he will be a big no-show and we will not be represented.

A RANT TO SO-CALLED teachers and preachers who spew hate toward people, white or black, who disagree with them and call them racists and Uncle Toms. I am white and I did not vote for Obama, not because of color. He had no background in politics. No one knew him. I did not vote for Carter for the same reason. Only an idiot votes for someone because of the color of his skin.

I DID NOT HEAR A word about the five escaped prisoners on my phone machine. I live near that facility, and I would like to know if I could be in danger.

WHAT WAS SO surprising about the Cherry Tree Crossing story was that the mother, grandmother, nieces and
nephews all live in Cherry Tree Crossing. It must be a complex for people who don’t want to work or pay for their own rent. It is for generations of people in the same family living off the government and the taxpayers.

I AM CONSTANTLY getting a crease on the second page of the paper you have to unfold before you can even read it. Somebody needs to fix your machinery.

THE LONGER WE MAKE it easy for all these illegitimate babies to be born for these teens and the more money we give them when they have them, the more will have them.


I WOULD LIKE TO ASK for support for Freddie Sanders for sheriff of Richmond County. He has the qualifications and experience and is the best candidate.

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LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/01/12 - 12:55 pm
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Haven't laughed so hard in a long time

Just hope he didn't hurt you - we can't let others "take our joy"

countyman
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countyman 11/01/12 - 02:08 pm
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Seenitb4. I never said you

Seenitb4. I never said you have to explain anything to me. It's funny how you respond to my comments all the time. Then the first time I decide to respond back my feelings were hurt or I'm mad lol. The same few people love to get personal by mentioning I live downtown, but can't take the return heat.

Rebellious... What roads were built for people to exit and enter out of the county? I'm guessing you're referring to the Saint Sebastian, but it goes directly to West Augusta. When did Riverwatch pkwy become another county? Plus the GADOT built the Saint Sebastian, and not the city of Augusta.

The Starbucks and Rockwood plants are related to the demographics of the entire county. It's just a fact that many(20-40) singles prefer to live in urban areas of the US. Those new residents moving downtown will help attract the aviation/manufacturing to South Augusta.

The future roadwork on Wrightsboro rd, Windsor Spring, Marks Church, Mike Padgett, Belair rd, etc are Richmond County will make Augusta more attractive. The Village at Riverwatch, construction around the Augusta Exchange, and Five Guys/Edible Arrangements opening at Colony Plaza will make Augusta more attractive.

Somebody is obviously moving to South Augusta. New homes in Lake at Spirit Creek, Walton Farms, Manchester(Diamond Lakes), etc. New subdivisions include Sadie Landing, Fairways at Goshen, Spring Creek Village, etc.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 01:02 pm
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Heck no....no hurt from him...

I'm tough....I have been touted by the best on here & it sho ain't HIM...haahh.....
He whets my appetite.....he stimulates me in all the ways except---well you know...hahaha...
Need to get busy now........gosh this is fuuuuun...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 01:10 pm
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countymn

I can take anything you dish.....go for it......what I didn't like were the untruths about me...I don't deny where I live or about crime in this area....The AC brings attention to breakins---muggings--thugs & crooks & that seems to bother YOU....why is that......people want to be safe ...they want to prepare for danger......so why do you care if we comment on CRIME?

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/01/12 - 01:13 pm
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hahah -

Countyman - I live on a 3 acre pond in the country (won't say which one) and I'd love to know how you know so much (someone said you were a politician) - just curious! And B4 - you do titillate these poor fellows - I'll be sure to tell my brothers to keep an eye on you.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 01:18 pm
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Just for countyman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_LSHg053c

Ain't had no loving & kissing in a long long while......my hair is still curly & my eyes are still blue......

Thanks Lilly for telling me this "granny" can titillate....oh boy!

seeyall later.....no hard feelings countyman...:)

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/01/12 - 01:53 pm
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"So, I guess if you're
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"So, I guess if you're against illegitimate children being born and using your tax dollars to pay for them, then you would be in favor measures that might prevent these children from ever being born in the first place."

Oh the liberal mindset.....our only options are kill them or pay for them....how about just NOT make me pay for someone else's children. What's wrong with that option?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/01/12 - 01:54 pm
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Actually, we do have some of

Actually, we do have some of the wealthiest people in the world visiting the CSRA often. Why we don't play more on why they come is beyond me. Our strong points are golf, horse activities, hunting, city of Aiken with its society. The Summerville society, likewise. The richest man in the world has a house in Augusta and that's good enough for me.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/01/12 - 02:16 pm
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Another way I take up for the

Another way I take up for the city of Augusta is by pointing out often the hospital medical facilities should be concentrated in the area. All these University satellites cost lots more than consolidating downtown. Land around the hospitals looks pretty cheap to me, too. That would be another way to revitalize and get rid of substandard structures.

Jane18
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Jane18 11/01/12 - 02:29 pm
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Commenters

Too much scrappin goin on for me...see y'all later................

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 03:11 pm
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" The richest man in the world has a house in Augusta....

.... and that's good enough for me."

He does? Are you sure about that?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/01/12 - 03:25 pm
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Carlos Slim Helu has a house
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Carlos Slim Helu has a house in Augusta?

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 03:45 pm
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"Carlos Slim Helu has a house in Augusta?"

Next we'll hear a rumor he's been tagged for membership at the Augusta National, or maybe that his wife has.

rebellious
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rebellious 11/01/12 - 03:46 pm
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Countyman

Whatever......

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 11/01/12 - 04:24 pm
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"our only options are kill them or pay for them

....how about just NOT make me pay for someone else's children. What's wrong with that option?"

Sweetie, that is hate speech- the very idea! Making someone responsible for their life choices! Next, you'll be advocating withholding the money taken from us to support other people's (filtered word) for our own children.

Hater!

Hater!

:- )

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/01/12 - 04:38 pm
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Harley, ha, okay

Make that ONE OF THE RICHEST men in the world has a house here. But I wouldn't be surprised if Carlos is not in the CSRA often. The New Bridge Polo Club has matches and teams from Spain and Central-South America fly their horses into the Columbia airport. Spanish players are prevalent in the sport.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 05:00 pm
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His house

Bill Gates house is on Walton Way...but you can't see it because of the trees....

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 05:04 pm
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I've Heard Rumors...

....that the big house off Walton Way that you really can't see much of belonged to Bill Gates, but I've heard lots of people say it's all just an incorrect rumor.

Aside from the rumors, has anyone seen any real evidence (like a legitimate news story) that Gates actually lives there?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 05:11 pm
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harley

He might be a nabor & you don't know it...:)
Don't you think it would be like a vacation house & he is seldom there...just security..

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 11/01/12 - 05:18 pm
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I like Honey Boo Boo. It's

I like Honey Boo Boo. It's funny.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 11/01/12 - 05:20 pm
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You can go on augustaga.gov

You can go on augustaga.gov and see who owns any house in the county. You can see how much they paid in taxes too. But who cares about Bill Gates anyway

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 05:23 pm
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Not in his name

Why would he put any house in his name.....he is too smart for that..

Now honey boo boo might..☺

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/01/12 - 05:31 pm
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Well we've beat these dead houses dead

Well we've beat these dead houses dead -

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 05:48 pm
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seenitB4..

I'd be happy if Bill Gates was an Augusta resident. I'm just not convinced he really is and I haven't seen anything (beyond rumors) to even suggest any real evidence.

It's not like it's a state secret where he lives. There's all kinds of information available about his house in Medina, Washington on Lake Washington.

If anybody would know I suppose it would be Countyman and I haven't heard him verify the rumor. Well, maybe Riverman would know because I'm pretty sure they hang out together.

HH

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 05:54 pm
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seenitB4..

I'd be happy if Bill Gates was an Augusta resident. I'm just not convinced he really is and I haven't seen anything (beyond rumors) to even suggest any real evidence.

It's not like it's a state secret where he lives. There's all kinds of information available about his house in Medina, Washington on Lake Washington.

If anybody would know I suppose it would be Countyman and I haven't heard him verify the rumor. Well, maybe Riverman would know because I'm pretty sure they hang out together.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 05:55 pm
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hahah a funny harley

Well, maybe Riverman would know because I'm pretty sure they hang out together.....in his dreams...:)

All I can say is ---my daughter lives right off WW...& she says she sees the house when walking her dog......a huge place.....& why in the world would countyman know THAT......he is a lowman on the totem pole in the BIIIg city of Augusta......& the people in the know are not talking!

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 06:00 pm
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I've Seen The House...

....many times and even followed the progress while it was built. There were lots of rumors at the time that it was Bill Gates' house, but I've talked to lots of people since then (some who live in the immediate area) and none of them could verify it was really Bill Gates. Some have said it's one of the doctors from GRUA.

Countyman seems to know a lot more about what's going on in Augusta (real estate development) than anybody else in here, even though most seem antagonistic to him and what he has to say for some reason.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 06:06 pm
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For some reason??

Telling others to exit if they can't look forward...

Telling half truths about posts..

AC prints many articles on crime in Augusta....we post on those articles.....why not----negative news is not always what folks want to hear but it is part of life...

Just maybe he works in the department that gives data to new business permits....just maybe.......it is good to hear the positive side sometimes but harley.......everything isn't rosey all the time...

harley_52
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harley_52 11/01/12 - 06:08 pm
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Somebody Said...

..."everything is rosey all the time?"

When you find him/her, tell them it really isn't.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/12 - 06:12 pm
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Not in this world....

When I get more info. on the so called Gates house I will tell ya harley....I will send more feelers out on this......gotta go now...
sweet dreams...

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