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GREAT JOB, AUGUSTA! The GreenJackets want to move across the river, and now you’ve screwed us out of Hawks hockey! The powers that be need to go. It’s no wonder downtown is going down the toilet.

MEN NEED TO MARRY the mother of their children!

I VOTED FOR SANFORD. You can’t help who you love. And Jenny looks like a real piece of work.

ENTERTAINER CHRIS BROWN’S plane had to return to the airport because of smoke in the cabin? Oh, come on! What’s a little smoke amongst rap stars?

HEY, SHERIFF, PUT YOUR deputies where they are needed. Not stopping people going back and forth to work.

TWO DEPUTIES PATROLLING downtown? Two? Are you crazy? You need 10 or more for that crowd.

SECURITY CAMERAS ONLY take pictures of crime. It stops nothing.

ANY INSTRUCTOR WHO does not submit student grades before graduation day should be fired!

WHY DID AUGUSTA COMMISSIONERS go on a retreat to discuss county business? What is wrong with the new courthouse? It is no wonder Richmond County is in a bad financial state.

A BIG RANT TO the person who selects the items placed in the paper. When someone sends in a rant or rave, it should be placed in the paper and not just a select few.

RANT TO THE CITY OF Augusta for planting trees on Battle Row. The trees will grow up into the power lines.

HAVE SOME OF THOSE overweight policemen and women walk a beat. It would kill two birds with one stone: Crime in downtown Augusta and obesity in the Richmond County Sheriff’s Depart­ment.

CAMERAS ON THE STREETS downtown? It won’t deter the crime. It might record it, but it won’t deter it.

RANT FOR LETTING A senior appear in the yearbook holding a rifle in a sniper pose. It is appalling, especially after Sandy Hook.

AS THE GOOD REV. Jeramiah Wright would say: “Looks like Obama’s amateur hour chickens have come home to roost!”

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/21/13 - 07:43 am
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"Men need to marry the mother

"Men need to marry the mother of their children."

First, the mother would have to actually know who the father was. Nowadays baby moma probably couldn't pick baby daddy out of a lineup.

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dstewartsr 05/21/13 - 07:53 am
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"...Nowadays baby moma probably couldn't pick

... baby daddy out of a lineup."

I suspect they know very well. Baby daddies continue to return for more. It's just that we --the state, anyway-- pay them not to reveal him.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/21/13 - 07:59 am
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If any small precentage closed off segment of a population

that has a documented 72% birth outside of wedlock rate.

A high number who do not know the fathers name or the whom the father later hooked up with and produced more 1/2 Brothers, 1/2 sisters and "cousins".

How can any person in that group be sure if they "dating" OUTSIDE
their family gene pool?

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Sean Moores 05/21/13 - 08:25 am
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@ myfather 6:52

You are exactly right, and do you really want to read 10 Azziz and 20 Obama rants every day?

Thanks Roadkill.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/21/13 - 08:36 am
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seenit....'I think yall need

seenit....'I think yall need a wall ...don't think 5 Guys coming will make a big difference in the scheme of things."

You got that right seenit. We can't build a wall but I'm encouraging all of the "good guys" SOUTH OF SPIRIT CREEK to arm themselves and be vigilant.

A lot of us complain that the "city" is not "redeveloping" South Augusta but in a way they are. Their "redevelopment" plan for South Augusta is to dump their undesirable Section 8 people out on this end of the county and let them feed on us while Deke takes bows for the "old city" neighborhoods being "redeveloped" at our expense and countyman brags about the crime rate downtown. Well of course the crime rate downtown is stable.....they are moving it all out our way.

The hard working people of Southeast Richmond County need to turn themselves into the largest, armed, vigilant, in their face challenging Neighborhood Watch in the country. We need to let them know that if they come south of Spirit Creek messing around that we will take the necessary action to defend ourselves, our property, our family, and our neighbors. They should know that if they come south of Spirit Creek, we are watching them. And we need to FORCEFULLY let the downtown clowns know that we will not going to peacefully sit back and accept them making Southeast Richmond County into the same conditions that they are having to "redevelop" downtown by sending those folks out here. They are not fixing anything....they are just moving the problem out here where they can ignore it like they ignore the rest of us.

Deke, countyman, the "cabal".....they don't care about Southeast Richmond County. Out of site, out of mind. They will dump the Section 8 out here and it's no longer messing up their precious downtown.

I know a lot of the people out here don't realize it yet, but we are in a fight for out lives......literally. It's their plan......been their plan since Consolidation. And they have slowly but surely executed their plan while our businesses closed and ran for their lives and our property values tumbled. Oh, not according to the in cahoots Tax Commissioner and Appraiser, but anyone who has tried to sell property in South Augusta knows the truth. They have ruined us and they are still continuing to march......it's the Consolidation PLAN. Clean up the "city", keep West Augusta growing, let Southwest Richmond County benefit from the "can't quite afford Columbia County" growth, and let Southeast Richmond County bear the brunt of Section 8 relocation. And just to make life sweet for them, cut their garbage service in half, keep the fees double what they should be, and slap them with a RAIN TAX on their open, overgrown, sediment filled ditches.

seenit is right.....Five Guys (vaporware so far) and a Walgreens ain't gonna fix what they have done to Southeast Richmond County. Can't sell, can't move....they only thing left to do is stand and fight.

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LLArms 05/21/13 - 09:20 am
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"RANT FOR LETTING A senior

"RANT FOR LETTING A senior appear in the yearbook holding a rifle in a sniper pose. It is appalling, especially after Sandy Hook."

This is a joke right? Seriously?

Does this person get mad when spoons are pictured in a yearbook? Its appalling because of all the fat kids.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 09:23 am
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seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 09:23 am
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JTF

Don't need to water a thang....floating to the mailbox now..:)

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/21/13 - 11:12 am
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SIB4 - I would have went with

Bubba Shot the Jukebox

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/21/13 - 11:14 am
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Gwinnett Rain and floods

?????

Haven't come across any AC articles or photos?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 11:56 am
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Here ya go

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/roads-remain-closed-in-far-northeast-...

Put this on yesterday...some missed it...so I'll try again...

Lake Lanier is full to the brim & then some....:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 11:58 am
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Increased a foot

Lake Lanier grew a foot in 24 hours....now THAT is something!

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 12:20 pm
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South Augusta

Nonoc... The city of Augusta is not building anymore public housing projects. Augusta is clearly done with housing projects, and the last development was the mixed-income communiy off Sand Bar Ferry($30 million Walton Oaks). South Augusta is beginning to grow faster, and now is attracting nicer apartment communities similar to West Augusta. The Fort Gordon Place apartment community in South Augusta is under construction on Tobacco rd right next to the Fort Gordon entrance.

The new apartments(Augusta Place) coming to Peach Orchard near Boykin road are the result of an private developer, and had nothing do with the city of Augusta/Housing Authority...

Seenitb4 and Dichotomy.. Please mention all of the private commercial construction underway in other areas of the CSRA since you guys continue to mock Five Guys and Walgreens?

It should be easy to name all the private construction in North Augusta, Grovetown, Harlem, Martinez, etc since Five Guys and Walgreens are no big deal. The funny thing is the Walgreens development includes 3 additional acres of development.

I guess the corporate at Starbucks/Rockwood must have blinders on too, because their investing $287 million/255 jobs into South Augusta. I obviously forgot $100 million plants with high paying jobs come to the CSRA everyday.

Not to mention the compressed natural gas station, Hampton Inn hotel, Living Well pharmacy, etc in South Augusta.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 12:10 pm
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Politics in Augusta

Why should the guys downtown pay any attention to south Augusta.....they know how the vote will go everytime.....they don't have to work for that Dem vote...in other words ..s Augusta is shooting themselves in the foot....wake up if ya want the nice restaurants---nice groceries---nice malls----you know what I'm talking about dichotomy....but some don't.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 12:32 pm
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ctyman

No I am not mocking ...how many times have you said 5 GUYS would be in S Augusta.....too many to count....& you know THAT!
When will Bonefish come to S Augusta?? No ...this isn't your fault ctyman....I know that...but politics plays a big part in what happens to growth on the South side....& the voters are not helping either....maybe they can grasp that if some of the posters on here really work to get the word out.

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 12:46 pm
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FACTS

Dichotomy.. I think you need to ride on Jimmie Dyess, Belair rd, and Gordon hwy(between Jimmie Dyess/Gordon Hwy). This is the area that I call Southwest Augusta. The majority of new homes going up in Elderberry/Granite Hill are easily over the $200k price point.

Why do you think all of Columbia County is this expensive place to live? The cities of Harlem and Grovetown are definitely not expensive, and the majority of nice housing in Grovetown is located outside the city limits(Columbia rd, William Few Pkwy, Lewinston). Grovetown is growing, but their building another IGA(KJ Market) grocery store. Then you have several older neighborhoods along South Belair in Martinez and North Belair before Washington rd in Evans.

The Zaxbys on Jimmie Dyess is the #1 in the CSRA, and this area will become more uspcale than the overwhelmingly majority of shopping areas in Columbia County. A 25 acre shopping center and 10k sq. ft. strip center(Shoppes at Dyess Park) is planned along Jimmie Dyess near Fort Gordon. Not to mention the 13 acre shopping center on Gordon Hwy going towards Grovetown. Imagine if this area was located off I-20, and had the same advantages the Gateway area of Grovetown does.

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 12:58 pm
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FACTS

Seenitb4... The majority of commissioners live south of Gordon Hwy, and ZERO live in the Central Business District. The nearest commissioner William Fennoy lives in Laney Walker, and the voting in his neighborhood has more in common with South Augusta in 2013 compared to the CBD. I want South Augusta to continue growing, but you guys are being too hard on the area. West Augusta and the CBD in Richmond County are richer than South Augusta. This is not completely unique to Richmond County, because Evans/Martinez have more quality businesses compared to Grovetown/Harlem, and Aiken offers more amenities than anywhere else in Aiken County.

What's the big deal if Five Guys was mentioned multiples times? The residents of South Augusta should be very proud either way. This is not metro Atlanta, and we don't have numerous sit down restaurants coming to the area weekly.

When will Bonefish grill or any new sit down restaurant come to Grovetown, Harlem, Martinez, North Augusta, etc? The people of Grovetown had to settle for the Steak & Shake located nowhere close to the actual city limits(the address is Augusta).

The Walgreens development includes 3 acres so a new restaurant coming to South Augusta is not far off.

What areas outside of West Augusta, Evans, Aiken, and to an lesser extent CBD/Martinez have all of these nice restaurants, groceries, etc compared to South Augusta? There's only two malls in the entire CSRA, and the Aiken mall is struggling.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/21/13 - 01:28 pm
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Because ctyman

When it is mentioned over & over & it doesn't happen ...well that is like dangling a tidbit in front of a hungry dog.....they are HUNGRY for new stores ctyman.....don't tease so much...I agree the money isn't there in many households...BUT there are money folks south of the Gordon Hy...I know them...the don't flaunt it but it is there..
Anyway...have a good day ctyman..I have to get busy here & again...I know you want the best for the county...I see that.

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 01:29 pm
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Five Guys

What do you mean doesn't happen? The Five Guys is clearly on the planning & zoning website, and the construction will begin when the company is ready to build.
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4384

The metro area is close to 600k, and the CSRA is over 700k. The first location of Five Guys opened in West Augusta, second one in Aiken, and the final location became Evans.

Again, I'll repeat this is not the metro Atlanta area. National chain restaurants don't start construction every single week in Augusta. I could understand if multiple national chain restaurants had opened in the CSRA while I've been mentioning the Five Guys, but that's simply not the case.

The new Waffle House, Zack's, three renovated Bi Lo(Tobacco, Gordon, Peach Orchard), etc already happen in South Augusta. The Walmart on Deans Bridge road will soon undergo an major remolding project.

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InChristLove 05/21/13 - 02:00 pm
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Thought maybe we'd be able to

Thought maybe we'd be able to stay where we are until a ripe old age but looks like our best bet would be to put the house up for sale. If they are serious and going to put Cherry Tree on Boykin Rd area, then this area has got to pot.

One or two options, the rift-raft will begin from Windsor Spring Rd area toward's Hephzibah and Ft. Gordon area, or they will claim the territory between Brown Rd, McDade Rd, and Goshen area.

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 03:46 pm
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Private development

ICL... Did you read my earlier comment? The developer behind Augusta Place is from East Lansing, Michigan.

The development is a private apartment community, and has nothing to do with Cherry Tree. I don't even know how Cherry Tree even managed to get in the discussion. The Augusta Place is already underway, and Cherry Tree won't be demolish probably this year.

Cherry Tee is a housing project under the control of the Augusta Housing Authority.

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Riverman1 05/21/13 - 03:59 pm
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Population of 10 Largest Counties in the State

1. Fulton
920,581

2. Gwinnett
805,321

3. DeKalb
691,893

4. Cobb
688,078

5. Chatham
265,128

6. Clayton
259,424

7. Cherokee
214,346

8. Henry
203,922

9. Richmond
200,549

10. Muscogee
189,885

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 04:36 pm
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Growing

2010 population^^^^^...... The population of Richmond County is the second largest outside of metro Atlanta... I would expect Richmond County to surpass Henry/Cherokee(further out ATL burbs) in the near future.

The Chronicle should include the daily raves people give Augusta. Over 200,000 people are living here.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/21/13 - 05:35 pm
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"The development is a private

"The development is a private apartment community, and has nothing to do with Cherry Tree. I don't even know how Cherry Tree even managed to get in the discussion. The Augusta Place is already underway, and Cherry Tree won't be demolish probably this year."

Countyman, are you telling me that this new "private" apartment community will not house Section 8 families and that there is no possibility that even though Cherry Tree won't be demolished probably this year, that the Housing Authority will not move families from Cherry Tree into this new community. Surely they won't wait until they get ready to demolish Cherry Tree to find residential homes for all the families. Just because Cherry Tree is a housing project does not mean the Housing Authority can not place families in other areas.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 05/21/13 - 05:48 pm
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Yeah just like

the Bass Pro Shop was coming. Just because West Augusta has more money doesn't mean squat. I bet South Augusta has more residents therefore are paying more taxes. Do the math.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/21/13 - 06:36 pm
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Well, Crawford Place Road, Appling

is hitting the news again after the stabling death and accident that just happened a few days ago.

About 3:15 today, a vehicle about 1/8 Mile from me went into a 4 foot ditch, came back out and was in the middle of the road on it's roof.
As I could see, 2 teenage girls and one adult where involved. Just about to stop when 3 ambulances and Winfield Fire and Rescue arrive at the scene plus 3 CC Patrols. I was unable to determine if anybody was injured.

This will be interesting to see how this "Spins" out!

countyman
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countyman 05/21/13 - 06:51 pm
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South Augusta moving forward

ICL... Please name one new private apartment complex(built since 2010 which is even three years ago) where the housing authority moved housing projects residents into them?

What facts do people have or just noticed some apartments coming out of the ground? This is not the only new apartment community in South Augusta, and definitely not Richmond County.

The housing authority can't just place residents anywhere. I'm trying to figure out why are people focusing solely on the Augusta Place Apartments...

None of the recently built apartment complexes are housing section 8 families. The cheapest one is Avalon(Brigham Woods & Parc at Flowing Wells are much richer), and it's $700 for a one bedroom. There's multiple new apartment communities under construction or planned(Helena Springs, Fort Gordon Place, Augusta Place, Gateway Crossing, apts next to Costco)...

Augusta is starting to grow faster, and new apartments will continue to begin construction. More young professionals/singles from the city aren't moving to Atlanta/Charlotte in large numbers anymore, and the city is attracting new people into the county.

The Bass Pro development never made it through Planning & Zoning. Much higher property taxes= do the math...

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 05/22/13 - 07:14 am
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Not when

your outnumbered by 8 to 1

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