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TO THE WORKMEN who are fixing West Avenue in North Augusta: The sidewalks, the bricks, the road, it all looks so beautiful. You have done a fabulous job. Thank you very much for making the road beautiful.

OUR HEALTH CARE system needs to be overhauled in America to find less expensive ways to do a lot of things. In Japan, a person can go in the hospital and stay overnight and it is only $20. In America, it is $800 to ride five miles in an ambulance. Go figure.

RANT FOR THE lady from the senior citizen council who wrote the letter to the editor. I agree that we need to preserve our Medicare benefits, but I do not think she should have referred to it as an entitlement. It is a part of FICA, which is an insurance that people pay into for a lifetime. Therefore it is not an entitlement. It is a benefit that is worked for and paid for over our lifetime.

A REMINDER TO ALL those folks that drive with one hand, even taking curves, and use the second hand to either hold the phone or do some sort of texting. I had a close experience today while someone turned in front of me – and I believe I have the right to demand that I am left alive – just like many other people that don’t text or talk on cellphones. Nothing can be that important that one risks life and limb for something that can surely wait.

A HUGE RAVE TO Trinity Hospital of Augusta, I recently fell to a very painful illness and was admitted for an almost two-week stay. I received the most personal and compassionate care imaginable. Doctors, staff and all support departments had smiles and encouragement. This is an awesome facility for healing, physically, mentally and spiritually! I was born there 45 years ago and never imagined being a patient, but I am thankful for every single one of you, and even more thankful to call you my work family!

TAKES TWO TO MAKE the mess in Washington. Not just Democrats or Republicans. Both parties are to blame.

I’LL BET OBAMA wants to be a pharaoh too, just like Morsi.

THE PERSON WHO ROBBED a driver of $4 is not only a low-down, bum crook; he’s also a stupid crook. It’s also ironically sad that he won’t be able to read this, since he probably holds a high school diploma and can’t read a newspaper.

PLEASE CLEAN UP the city and remove all of these political signs.

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harley_52 12/10/12 - 05:57 pm
KSL 12/10/12 - 06:38 pm
Good for Marcus. I wish him well

Good for Georgia, jtf. Maybe good for SC.

Wish him well. Wish he could be on hand to mentor the younger athletes coming in. But he needs to do what he needs to do.

dichotomy 12/10/12 - 06:40 pm
Another Obamacare TAX.

There was another tax hidden in Obamacare that most companies have just been made aware of. Starting in January there is a $63 a year tax on every medical insurance policy which they must pay and which they will be passing down to YOU. This is in addition to ALL of the other Obamacare taxes that are built in and will start coming out of your paychecks in January. Sure, it's only $5.25 a month but with all of the other taxes your paycheck is getting a little lighter every day.

"Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul."

Obamacare, the gift that just keeps on taxing. All of those "good" things in Obamacare......well nothing is free and now you are going to start paying for them.

KSL 12/10/12 - 06:50 pm
Sorry Georgia fans

I had no connection to Florida, but I just loved Spurrier when he coached at Fla. I have a wonderful daughter in law who was there then.

Yep everybody in my family for 3 generations are UGA grads except for 3 and me and my husband. Some back to the 1800' s like my grandfather.

Willow Bailey
Willow Bailey 12/10/12 - 08:20 pm
Cause, Angie, you is kind,

Cause, Angie, you is kind, you is smart and you is important:)

allhans 12/10/12 - 10:59 pm
And...Medicare premiums are

And...Medicare premiums are going up $5.00 a month.

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