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I AM A TAXPAYER and residents of North Augusta, and do not see the need for a baseball stadium. Keep it in Augusta. We do not party all night in North Augusta.

RAVES TO The Augusta Chronicle its local carrier in Riverwood for delivering the paper all of Masters Week although we only subscribe for weekends.

TO THE PEOPLE WHO hate to have any kind of control over people getting guns: My grandfather was killed years ago by someone with a mental health issue who was permitted to buy guns. That man also kidnapped and tormented a young girl before he killed my grandfather. Two lives directly affected by the use of a gun in the hands of someone unbalanced. Yes, we do need background checks and other gun controls!

OUR GOVERNMENT IS no longer of the people, for the people and by the people, but is becoming the government versus the people.

IN YOUR EDITORIAL concerning Mark Sanford and Tiger Woods, there is no comparison to what was said. First of all, Woods is not running for any public office, and Sanford once told his wife on Father’s Day he was going to the mountains and left his four boys and wife. Second, all men cheat, whether they are looking or lusting. You figure.

IT’S TOO BAD for the middle class who voted for President Obama thinking he would make life better for them. How does it feel now paying more for the bottom feeders?

IT’S TOO BAD people can still commit fraud and fool so many others. How many times must we tell people to not send off money to unknown places and that you be careful of checks you cash from unknown people?

MASTERS PATRONS were recognized as the best in golf. Not anymore after this year’s tournament. The disrespectful, obnoxious fans whose “look at me” mentality disturbed golfers and fans alike took care of that. What a shame! I hope security was able to get badge numbers.

WE NEED TO STOP letting government control our money for its use like Social Security. Give us back every penny we ever put in and let people who want to be in such a system be there. The rest of us can control our own savings quite well to regulate them if you will just let us dump more money into IRAs.

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countyman 04/19/13 - 02:55 pm
Following the money!

What does East Augusta have compared to South Augusta? The only new public construction in East Augusta is the sheriffs office. The CBD is richer than South Augusta, and the only projects were the tee center, judicial center, and library(approved by taxpayers years ago).

The residents living in West Augusta, Summerville, and Forest Hills may feel their tired of supporting the residents of South Augusta.

The majority of funds really help out South Augusta compared to West Augusta and Summerville. Millions spent on Diamond Lakes, $3 milllion lake for Regency Mall, Hyde Park, $20 million vocational high school, marshal's office, police substation on Hwy 56, new bus depot, Morgan rd widening, Butler Creek greenway/trail head park, etc.

In terms of amenities the Diamond Lakes park(library, community center, basketball gym, walking tracks, tennis courts, baseball fields, etc) blows away both the Warren road center on Warren rd and Brookfield Park on Furys Ferry in West Augusta.

The auto manufacturer would more than likely open in South Augusta(possibly East Augusta).

Every part of the city must play their crucial role in the process. The CBD/West Augusta need to attract white collar office jobs, and East/South Augusta have to increase the number of high paying manufacturing/aerospace jobs.

gargoyle 04/19/13 - 06:47 pm
BRAVO! Dichotomy…One thing I

BRAVO! Dichotomy…
One thing I might add to you comment is under who’s ownership has the Downtown and East Augusta become blighted? Under whose leadership have these areas fell into decline, and why now should we trust truckloads of resources to the same Cabal of owners who squandered the gifts in the past?
The same people who didn’t feel the property they own worthy of investing now stand with beggars hands open, unwilling to sell at market value but willing to take taxpayer money to live in the means they want to become accustomed to.
Countyman if the privledged Four Miles failed the rest of the CSRA would profit.After thirty years of watching from the Hill the Downtown dirty dealers fleeced a whole county I only see the past being the future. Where is the Downtown power broker skin in the game.There are property owners downtown who can do what they want but not with their money.A fair market and code laws would solve many problems

itsanotherday1 04/19/13 - 06:16 pm
I've done my share of

I've done my share of bar-hopping in my younger days, and 2AM is quite sane as a cut-off. The only time I was exposed to all night bars was in Florida in the early 70's. The only reason I was there was to see that my very drunk buddy got home OK.

Gage Creed
Gage Creed 04/19/13 - 06:20 pm
Regency Mall....Lake? Really?

Regency Mall....Lake? Really? Hyde Park...Really? I mean REALLY?

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