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IN THE PHOTO OF Gretchen Caughman in the Metro section of The Chronicle, the university identification on the back wall lacked the name Augusta. It looks like to me that the con game continues! Let’s never forget that the agreement was to add Augusta to the university name.

I WILL NEVER understand how my great-grandfather lived to be 97 without all of these so-called vitamins and supplements. No flu shots, no pills; just good, clean living.

RANT TO THE the Board of Elections and The Augusta Chronicle. In Hephzibah, I saw a lady vote for herself and then said she needed to vote for her daughter, too, since she was at work. The lady said it’s OK. I know her daughter, and that lady voted twice. I complained about it then and nobody did anything about it.

RAVE FOR SHERIFF ROUNDTREE. When a new sheriff is elected, they have the right to demote or promote who they want. Each sheriff who comes in has that right.

THE REASON THE DEER population is down in recent years is the coyote population is up.

IF EVERYONE WORKED as hard as the young man advertising pizza on the corner of Alexander Drive and Washington Road on Sunday mornings, the world would be a better place!

RANT TO THE GIRL sitting at the drive-thru at Bojangles’ on Walton Way searching through your car for what looked like change to finish paying for your order. After almost 15 minutes, you finally get it paid and pull up to the exit only to sit there searching your car again for something? I had to honk at you to go, and thanks to you, got my daughter to school late! Next time, pull over! If you had been considerate and moved up so others could have gone, I’d have been happy to pay for your food!

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA professor Keith Poole studies congressional voting trends. He recently stated that Repub­licans are now more conservative than they’ve been in 100 years, especially in the House, which is dominated by the GOP’s “hell no caucus.” No wonder hardly anything gets done in Congress these days.

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countyman
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countyman 01/27/13 - 11:59 pm
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Augusta becoming more progressive

#6. Let's hope the government, residents, community activist, and local philanthropist of Augusta work extremely hard on accomplishing the upcoming goals. I truly believe were living during the critical turning point of Augusta. The recent news over the last few months(2nd in the nation for high tech job growth, 4th best city to live, National Planning Award for the Laney Walker/Bethlehem, ranked 6th for Digital Cities) clearly shows Augusta is attracting national and statewide recognition.

The Laney Walker/Bethlehem project receiving the constant national press including Harvard Journal using the phrase 'Game Changing'. Along with the $1.8 million grant(DOT is also widening the street) coming to 15th street because of the Richmond County master plan. This kind of momentum is a big reason why Starbucks decided on Augusta. The city of Augusta is moving forward, and becoming progressive.

http://appweb.augustaga.gov/agendapublic/AttachmentViewer.aspx?Attachmen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMejTXdFijs&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

The first two major initiatives should include the Regency Mall area(large sports complex: and finally build the lake with the SPLOST funds), and East Augusta(get rid of Marion Holmes, develop future plans to extend the Riverwalk, and continue helping the Riverkeeper create the beach/water activities on the 14 acre Preps Phillips Drive property).

The first three neighborhoods who come to mine include Sand Hills, Dover/Lyman area on Deans Bridge rd, and Harrisburg.

Jake
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Jake 01/28/13 - 12:00 am
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I'm with countyman

Let's hope Augusta continues to move on and be more progressive. The past is a fine thing to remember and I am guilty of being very nostalgic and living in the past but Augusta and Richmond County seem to be moving on and I wish the best for the area. This includes GRU which I hope turns out to be a fine university and a positive draw to the area.

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Riverman1 01/28/13 - 06:06 am
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Professor Says Republicans More Conservative

Ummm, so the UGA prof says Republicans are more conservative than they have been in a hundred years? Do you think it’s in response to Democrats being more liberal (or would you rather use their new name, progressive) than they’ve been in the last hundred years? "Forward" and all that. Maybe the prof should take a look at both parties with a cause and effect view.

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Jane18 01/28/13 - 06:20 am
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Last Rant

That may be because of all those "hell yes's" from Democrats that got America and us in the mess we are now!!

Jane18
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Jane18 01/28/13 - 06:26 am
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Rant #5

My husband, son, brother and their club agree!! They have killed every coyote they have seen, but, like people these critters keep having offsprings......................

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 07:21 am
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Good Morning "Call For Impeachment" America

Yes Jane, saw two crossing the pond Dam head yesterday, didn't have time to get my rifle. Those critters do have offsprings but do little damages to humans unlike the people critters offsprings that are killing us with their tax requirements.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 07:25 am
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@2

They were the lucky ones just like we have some today making it into the 100's. The average life expectancy of our Great Grand parents was in the upper 50's.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 07:30 am
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I’d have been happy to pay for your food!

Did you ever think maybe that was just what she wanted you to do?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 07:33 am
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@6

Don't worry, it will not be long before you see a lot of people standing on corners advertising pizza "just for a slice of pizza"

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:07 am
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Big question for this weekend

Will we have enough chicken wings for the game?

Follow Crime & courts

DORAVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say two men are accused of stealing $65,000 in frozen chicken wings from a cold storage business where they worked in Doraville, just north of Atlanta.

Still looking for the wings....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:09 am
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Many ford trucks---why ford...anyone?

More Ford trucks were targeted by a thief or thieves last weekend in the Mall of Georgia area.

Gwinnett County Police responded to four car break-ins on Jan. 19 -- two on Mall of Georgia Boulevard and two on Buford Drive. The incidents are the latest in a string of January car break-ins in which the locks on Ford F150s and Ford 250s have been pried or punched.

According to Major John Strickland, GCPD North Precinct Commander, the department is closely monitoring the recent entering autos.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:13 am
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Going to a park...better take gun with you..

A thief or thieves stole two guns and numerous other items during a Nov. 11 car break-in at Little Mulberry Park.

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the thief or thieves pried a security keypad off the driver’s side door of a 2008 Ford F-150 to gain access to the interior of the vehicle. A Glock 17 9mm pistol, a Beretta 96 .40 caliber pistol, a purse, wallet, cell phone, identification and a credit card were stolen.

The victims told police they had parked the vehicle in the equestrian lot of Little Mulberry Park at approximately 3 p.m. When they returned to their vehicle two hours later, they discovered the damage and the theft.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:14 am
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See countyman

I do report crime in my area too....lately we have had more than our share ...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 08:16 am
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Jane

I gave you the 10000!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:19 am
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Rubber bumpers would work..

RANT TO THE GIRL sitting at the drive-thru at Bojangles’ on Walton Way searching through your car for what looked like change to finish paying for your order

Now if we had rubber bumpers you could just push that car out of your way....many many times I wanted to do that.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:26 am
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Rave to Rtree

Yes he has a right to fire/hire/promote...but I'm glad he didn't fire a bunch of folks...that cost Clayton county millions in lawsuits & the money needs to go to combating crime...

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GnipGnop 01/28/13 - 08:31 am
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Thoughts with the people...

At IP, Proctor and Gamble and Olin that are losing their jobs...these are not statistics these are real people....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 08:42 am
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This is interesting...

And now, increasing numbers of sheriffs and others across the country are publicly saying they will engage in nullification if faced by federal gun or health-care laws they find unconstitutional.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 08:47 am
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"Nullification"

The loading of weapons before being fired.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 09:00 am
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TSD's

Sleeping late today!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 09:02 am
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South Carolina

I just read that SC still makes the old light bulbs..they passed a law to do this...GREAT for SC....I like the light better & the gov in getting too nosey in our personal life.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/28/13 - 09:07 am
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Jane

Hey, Jane reached 10,000 points today! 99% of her posts have been winners.

balloon2008
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balloon2008 01/28/13 - 09:11 am
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Roundtree hire and fire

I think someone needs to read the legislation that was passed back in the 80s.The sheriff can hire and fire but demotions other than the chief and his secretary can be appealed to the merit board and if 5 members find that a fire or demotion is not justified by law the sheriff must abide by the merit board decision. I think even the chief can only be reduced to Lt. The Colonel on down are supposed to be protected by this legislation. I guess if no one appeals a demotion I guess it is ok. Your thoughts!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 09:16 am
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No Ups, No Downs

A silent word from everybody..........

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/28/13 - 09:22 am
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Let's see....the Democrats

Let's see....the Democrats ram Obamacare down our throats in the middle of the night, double the deficit, virtually double the number of people on food stamps, make temporary unemployment a semi-permantent incentive not to work program, refuse to build the Canadian pipeline and deny access to public land for energy resource development, raise our taxes, doulbe the price of our health insurance, and try to ban our guns........and some lefty professor says that Republicans are getting more conservative. Well Prof., here is another basic rule that any educator should remember.....For every action there is an equal, and oppsite, reaction. When you have the most radical left wing socialist regime in history come to power over a historically capitalist, freedom loving country I assure you that the conservatives will become more vocal and more entrenched at preserving what is left of a formerly great country.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 09:27 am
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I gave you one cgee...happy now..:)

Balloon....I liked your choice for Sheriff....Freddie.....too bad we didn't get to see him in office.....some are saying that Ga will soon go Dem in national elections....even saying Reed could be in the Senate or Governor....we shall see,

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liann62 01/28/13 - 09:28 am
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@6

"IF EVERYONE WORKED as hard as the young man..."
That's my son! So proud of him. Thanks to the person who made the comment in "Rants and Raves" and for all of the support he receives from all of you, Augusta!! He loves his job and enjoys all the "shout outs" he receives from passersby.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/13 - 09:36 am
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liann62

Evidently you did a wonderful job raising your son...congrats..

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harley_52 01/28/13 - 09:41 am
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I'd Love To Hear....

....Professor Keith Pool's explanation of how he can possibly draw such a conclusion by looking at someone's voting record.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/28/13 - 09:47 am
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Pizza Guitar Guy

I see the pizza guitar guy when I am going home from church each Sunday. I like him. I'm always wondering what music is playing in his head as he strums that cardboard.

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