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DON’T BLAME the paper mill or anything else on the south side for the horrible odor in Augusta. That stench is coming from the Marble Palace in downtown.

A RAVE for Quayshawn at the Church’s Chicken on Laney-Walker. She always has the hottest and juiciest chicken and I never have to wait for it. She keeps that place running.

RANTS TO THESE elected officials that are trying to further erode our Second Amendment rights. The Second Amend­ment was not intended to protect hunting rights. It is there to ensure we the people have the capability to resist a tyrannical government.

AT LEAST ONE thing’s for certain if the 22nd Amendment is changed: Barack Obama will have to beat Bill Clinton before he can serve a third term.

TO THE PEOPLE who think Augusta is all bad, this is what you do: move out or don’t come here. That will fix your problem.

HILLARY CLINTON claimed she assumed responsibility for everything that happened in Benghazi by then assuming no responsibility. And Americans accept such blatant lies. No wonder we’re sinking fast.

WHO ARE YOU ARMING yourselves against? If the “government” wanted to take your weapons, they have that Army that less than 1 percent of us have ever served in.

OUR NATION’S founders are being recast as racist, sexist, rich slave owners when in reality they were the greatest collection of thinkers and humanists in the same place at the same time in world history, and the republic they left us is the best that has ever existed. Honestly, do you really believe Obama, Biden, Boehner, Reed, Pelosi and the rest of today’s geniuses are gonna leave us and, more importantly, our children’s children with a better nation?

PLEASE SPARE US from having to look at photos of Alvin Mason and Marion Williams in the newspaper. I wish the local stations would stop showing them on TV.

INSTEAD OF BUILDING a bridge connecting two buildings, wouldn’t it be smarter to have a pedestrian bridge connecting us to North Augusta, especially with the new stadium?

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LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 02/04/13 - 08:44 am
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Policy

Don't you think the problem is that there is always a leak?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 02/04/13 - 08:44 am
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Check the jail report and you

Check the jail report and you will see who does the most crime. I like Augusta and it has been good to me. I also lived in North Augusta and it has just as much of the same types of crime that Augusta has in the same type of area. Go to the nicer areas and the crime goes away for the most part. Those type of areas are where the Sheriff should concentrate and it looks like he will so far. Good for him. But I do not think a raise should be considered just yet. $10000.00+ per month is a very good salary.

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RoadkiII 02/04/13 - 08:53 am
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Roundtree

No pay raise.....yet. Give the guy a chance. If crime drops significantly then he deserves a raise. One month is not much time to judge him. Now for the deputies on patrol, if the county can find a way to pay for it give 'em all a raise. Now everybody tell a LEO "thank you".

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 08:58 am
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I won $200 on the SuperBowl

I won $200 on the Super Bowl last night. Right before I wagered, I thought, who to pick, who to pick and I wished I had been paying more attention to JTF and River:) (about football)

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Riverman1 02/04/13 - 08:58 am
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Lilly, of course there are

Lilly, of course there are are always leaks. That's never going to be stopped. Those in the media, law enforcement and the public acknowledge that fact. So what does it come down to? Who can go on the air or print and speak for the RCSO. If the media person wants his pet and can't have him, it upsets him/her.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/04/13 - 08:57 am
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Grammar errors

There has been a big baahaa about grammar errors of the new Sheriff....sorta like the white politician running against Barrow....I would be willing to bet as time goes on.... his learning process will include correcting errors of all kind....btw...it is laughable on here when the very folks complaining goof up DAILY right here....
No...I don't claim to be "perfect" in anything.....cause honeybuns ...i don't live in a pristine world of make believe!!

I'm feeling the downdraft from GOB....seeya..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/04/13 - 09:02 am
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Campaign Contributions Will Solve the Salary Problem

Hey, I'm not necessarily saying Roundtree should get a raise, but his salary should be in line with what other departments pay for similar sized departments and populations. In any case just tell him to hold on until his next election because campaign contributions pour in for that office even when there is no opponent to the tune of hundreds of thousands. Why? You tell me.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 09:04 am
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I've got to get technical

I've got to get technical help from the ACS. I must not receive the same comments as others do here. Who's doing all this complaining about Sheriff Roundtree's grammar? I did see one who reported the letter on Austin's website. And then there was some conversation about who made the typo's...other than that, who commented, who cared and why keep making such a big deal over it?

And WHAT rebellious said.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 09:13 am
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Back to the Bowl. The

Back to the Bowl. The highlight of the game for me was the performance of the Sandy Hook Elementary Choir and Jennifer Hudson.
WoW, just plain WOW!

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 09:14 am
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Well, I see....

...the Augusta/Richmond County haters are out in force today.

I moved to this area 31 years ago and decided to live in Richmond County. Since that initial decision, I have moved three times, each time to another residence in Richmond County.

What a fool am I. Anybody know where they sell hair shirts?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/04/13 - 09:15 am
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Willow

Congrats on winning. Good thing you didn't ask River or me. You would have lost!!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 09:21 am
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Oh, no, JTF. No wonder

Oh, no, JTF. No wonder River's so quite. You want my method for choosing:)?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/04/13 - 09:23 am
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Elections for Sheriff

I’m going to answer my own rhetorical question of why elections for the office for sheriff have gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions for the incumbent as if no one knows. Keep in mind, I always keep confidences with everyone so don’t worry.

A public official well known to us explained to me his support in the last sheriff’s race this way when he supported someone he really didn’t want to support. He said he had 10 vehicles on the roads and implied he had to pay the piper and support the likely winner.

That mindset of paying “insurance” is obviously why the big money is always contributed to the incumbent sheriff to the tune of hundreds of thousands. It’s the most powerful position in the country.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/04/13 - 09:25 am
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Willow

Color of uniforms?? BTW, the winner usually buys the drinks. Just sayin.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 10:08 am
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Good Morning harley.

Good Morning harley.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 09:28 am
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It's much better than that

It's much better than that JTF! Okay on the drinks, but when the money's gone, River pays.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/04/13 - 09:29 am
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That Darn Game

Yeah, I was wrong, but, geez the 49ers had some bad luck. Fumble, long kickoff return, inside the five yard line at the end of the game. Oh, well, that's what makes betting betting.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 02/04/13 - 09:34 am
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It's not so much bashing as it is...

Observing...unfair property tax rates. Neglected South Augusta residents. Unfair Tash Tax and blight along the so called "corridors" of the county. Remember the Xmart fight? Any development at that part of Gordon Highway? In fact has there been any between Walton Way and Barton Chapel Road in the last 20 years? All I see in that area are closed businesses and vacancy. It's not a slight against Augusta to say that people will not go to places they don't feel safe. Any one that says that is untrue needs to remember what really closed the mall down...

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 02/04/13 - 09:39 am
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Letter

I saw it, thought you'd want to know. (But, seriously, I'm positive the next official letter that goes out of there will not look like the 1st one) THE END

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 09:46 am
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It's Bashing....

...pure and simple. I've been observing it for about two years. I used to think it was just thoughtful observations, but I've become convinced otherwise.

ARC has its problems. I will be the first to admit it. But I've lived all over the continental U.S. and in Europe and I have yet to live in a perfect place. Augusta isn't perfect, but neither is Columbia County, Burke County, Lincoln County, North Augusta, or any other place in the region.

Second, most of the people who daily bash ARC don't even live here. They live in some other Georgia county, or in SC, or even CA. What's up with that? As I commented the other day, it's not unlike a brother who's always badmouthing his brothers or sisters at home. It's fine and dandy until someone outside the home starts badmouthing those same brothers and sisters and then everything changes.

As for the "feeling safe" issue.....I don't feel any less safe here than in any other surrounding county. And yes, I know why Regency Mall closed and I'll assure you that businesses across the Country have closed for the same reason. I don't think you can attribute that failing as one unique to Richmond County.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 10:01 am
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People From Columbia County...

....don't seem to recognize their dependence on the city of Augusta and Richmond County. Columbia County is a "bedroom" county whose fortunes depend on a strong ARC and a strong Aiken County. It would make a lot more sense to me that they would sing the praises of ARC so as to not discourage people who might read their comments from locating here. Not to beleaguer a cliche, but it seems to be a classic case of cutting off their noses to spite their face.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 10:05 am
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" I'll pick up one for you when I get my....

....new "Go Co Co" tat today.

Thanks, but I'd better pick it up in person, I'd like to get the color just right.

But, I would like to see the new tat....

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 10:08 am
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Rest In Peace...

...Chris Kyle, a true American hero.

The Nation mourns its loss. I hope the cowardly #@%^&* pays the ultimate price for murdering you in cold blood.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/04/13 - 10:09 am
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harley, yeah but..

"As for the "feeling safe" issue.....I don't feel any less safe here than in any other surrounding county." With what you are packing you would feel safe in Iraq!! Sad news about the former Navy Seal. He is the guy who punched out Jesse Ventura.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/04/13 - 10:11 am
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Thanks for the reply, harley

Thanks for the reply, harley you know I was playing with you. I love Augusta and would love to see DT restored to what it was when I was growing up.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 10:26 am
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" It’s the most powerful position in the country."

Holy moly.

And here, all the time, I thought it was Presidential Press Secretary.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 10:28 am
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"He is the guy who punched out Jesse Ventura."

Extra points for that one. He was an amazing guy....

harley_52
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harley_52 02/04/13 - 10:39 am
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"....you know I was playing with you....

....I love Augusta and would love to see DT restored to what it was when I was growing up."

I know you were, Willow. I know what you mean about how the downtown has changed. I was here for a few months in 1966 and Augusta is a different place than it was in those days for sure.

Things change....not always for the better.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 02/04/13 - 10:39 am
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Well I don't mean my comments as bashing...

Can't speak for anyone else. I can say my property taxes going up triple and the forced trash tax I have to pay along with less services and no action by our commission other than to throw money hand over fist at the CBD gives me the right to complain...

countyman
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countyman 02/04/13 - 11:04 am
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GnipGnop... There's been

GnipGnop... There's been plenty of new development on Gordon Hwy in the last twenty years between Walton Way and Barton Chapel..

I think you might need to ride down the Gordon Hwy corridor more often. There's a multi-million Hampton Inn hotel under construction right now.

Other new developments since 2006

1.$5 million 81k sq. ft. American Tire Distribution facility
2. Farfield Inn by Marriott
3. $15 million master plan community Endinburgh Point
4. Value Place Hotel
5. Comfort Inn & Suites
6. Red Lobster renovation

The majority of growth along the old part of Gordon Hwy is located near I-520... The newer part of Gordon Hwy(btw Jimmie Dyess and Harlem/Grovetown) is growing extremely fast. The Regency Mall needs to become the regional sports complex, and build the $4 million lake included in the latest SPLOST.

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