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A SANDY HOOK committee voted to tear down the schoolhouse where the slaughter occurred and build a new building. That’s the dumbest thing yet. They’ll spend a fortune of other people’s money, bring on several years of confusion for parents, kids and school workers; and all for what? To play politically correct games?

SABRINA AT Steak ’n Shake has the best customer service skills. My fiance and I always ask for her and are willing to wait for her table. When she is not there, the service is just not as good. If you’re new to Steak ’n Shake, ask for Sabrina.

RAVE FOR DOLORES Robinson. Thanks for what you did. God bless and rest in peace.

IF REP. JOHN BARROW was really in favor of sensibly cutting federal spending, he’d have got results after having been in Congress so long. Since he hasn’t stopped robbery by government, he either favors continuing the spending or he’s totally incompetent.

PRESERVING GULLAH-Geechee stuff sounds like a good idea, until we hear it’s a federal government plan that so far has already come up with 272 pages just to “preserve sites and put up signs” to the place. It sounds like it was written by the same federal folks who thought up several thousand pages to grab our personal medical care out of our hands.

OBAMA’S JUSTICE Department grabbing phone records of a major news organization’s reporters is a case of the cops becoming the crooks. It sounds like a Stalin-era spy flick.

WHY WOULD A WOMAN stay with a man who beats her?

IT IS A CRYING SHAME it takes a reward to do the right thing. They should have turned him in whether there was a reward or not.

HUGE RAVE TO The Augusta Chronicle. Thank you for the explanation about the late paper. Also a big thank you to the Savannah Morning News.

EVERYONE I KNOW IS seriously disgusted over the criminal attack on Riverwalk Augusta. I am in awe of Ashlee, who so willingly forgives.

I CANNOT HELP but think that most criminals come from the homes of unmarried welfare mothers. They end up on the streets and in gangs. No fathers and violence on TV. This will only get worse if immorality continues.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/29/13 - 09:42 pm
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Fear Mongering

Coming home tonight I heard on NPR that some letters were sent to New York officials protesting the "Mayors Against Guns" organization. The letters contained ricin powder. Trouble is, the people who handled the letters are doing just fine. It looks like the health departments are trying to scare us by telling us that ricin and anthrax powders are so deadly that they must be classified as weapons of mass destruction.

It's kind of like the health department telling us that tuberculosis is so virulent that extreme methods must be taken to remove contagious persons from society.

It's kind of like the EPA telling us that trace levels of arsenic in potable water will kill us all. And like the EPA telling us that lead paint is the cause of the dumbing down of America.

They are all chicken littles. Nanny government to the rescue.

countyman
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countyman 05/30/13 - 12:18 am
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Augusta is moving on up!!!

The Augusta/North Augusta master plan, Richmond County master plan, connecting of the Butler Creek Greenway(Lombard Mill Pond, Butler Creek Trailhead Park)/Phinizy Swamp, 14 acres of riverfront property in East Augusta leased to the Savannah Riverkeeper, Laney Walker/Bethlehem development, Diamond Lakes master plan, Cultural/Mills campuses, Kroc Center, etc is creating a sense of visionary in Augusta.

The Urban Vernada Concept for Broad street is another way to move this city forward, and having T-splost paying for the project makes it even better.
http://www.wjbf.com/story/22449842/augusta-leaders-looking-at-plan-to-sp...
http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/New-plans-could-be-on-the-way-for-dow...

countyman
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countyman 05/30/13 - 12:25 am
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2020

10 things to accomplish by 2020
1. Light rail connecting the CBD/Medical District
2. Activities(Water/amusement park, Dave and Busters, large arcade, Ferris wheel in the CBD or Regency mall site).
3. Urban park in West Augusta(Augusta Exchange area)
4. Smaller Augusta Exchange power center in South Augusta(Peach Orchard/I-520/Windsor Spring)
5. New bus terminal/police precinct in the CBD(city is building new bus depot in South Augusta)
6. Regency mall(Regional sports complex to go along with the $3-$4 million lake)
7. East Augusta(extend the Riverwalk, demolish Marion Homes and replace with new housing/commercial)
8. Mixed use development in South Augusta(the city can build the next large structure here, retail/office/restaurant/residential, south of Tobacco rd along Peach Orchard or Mike Padgett).
9. Sidewalks/bike lanes on Wrightsboro, 15th, Peach Orchard, Wheeler, Broad, Reynolds, Deans Bridge, Washington, Gordon Hwy, Windsor, Laney Walker, and possibly Tobacco or Jimmie Dyess.
10. Public transportation(24 hr system or unless ending at 2am-3am, new logos/design, electric buses, additional routes/buses)

The city also needs to start on the Augusta Greenway using T-Splost funds, install cameras in the CBD/Harrisburg,/Laney Walker/East Augusta/major roads in the suburbs, construct electronic signs along I-20/I-520, and build one large digital billboard(to advertise local businesses, local festival/events/concerts, etc) in the Medical District or CBD.

KSL
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KSL 05/30/13 - 03:33 am
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Please explain the bus

Please explain the bus station/police precinct. LOL

KSL
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KSL 05/30/13 - 03:36 am
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I suggest a special tax

I suggest a special tax district in inethe cbd to fund the things that benefit them. Turn about is fair play.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/30/13 - 03:42 am
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About preserving GULLAH-Geechee

About preserving GULLAH-Geechee, since it's a dialect, what are you going to do, pay people to speak with a Geechee accent? The ranter is right, it's foolish.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/30/13 - 04:02 am
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Augusta Budget

Remember the Administrator, Fred Russel, can't find enough money to fund the budget. The city is tapping the reserve fund now. The Mill Study will be partially paid with money from the reserve fund. It all reminds me of when the old city was about to go bankrupt and Charles DeVaney and Co. came up with the consolidation plan.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/30/13 - 05:29 am
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To "It sounds like a Stalin-era spy flick."

Stalin was Socialist, too just like ________.

Can you guess the name by his repeated statements, actions and associations over the years ?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/30/13 - 05:34 am
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Steak ’n Shake

We visited Steak 'n Shake for the first time this past weekend....excellent burger and fries! No room for the shake, maybe next go round.

What I am curious about though, we observed about 9 out of 10 tables did not leave a tip for their waiter/waitress. Is tipping not customary or do people feel since it's a burger joint tipping isn't required. I saw these young women and a young man servicing table after table and only once (an elderly black woman) did I see a waitress receive a tip.

I was just wondering........

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/30/13 - 05:36 am
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"WHY WOULD A WOMAN stay with

"WHY WOULD A WOMAN stay with a man who beats her?"

Most time women who stay with a man who beats her, it is out of fear or low self esteem. As hard as it is to believe some people feel staying in this situation is better than being alone or somehow the beating is deserved because they did or did not do something. Somehow it's their fault and they deserve it. Some are so afraid of leaving because they have no other place to go or have been threatened by the man.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 06:11 am
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Let us empty the mental hospitals

And we will all live in a fantasy world of make believe ......

Sometimes I really can't believe what I read.....how do we THINK that dumping patients from mental hospitals is the right way to go...HOW HOW HOW....what brainy college kid came up with THAT idea....question...."How will the parents handle a grown boy with the mind of a 6 year old?"
If that worked we wouldn't have SANDY HOOKS & AUROA shootings....then I think....we will reap what we sow....so hold on to your britches ---the show is just beginning..:(:(

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 06:13 am
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Steak/Shake

We always tip there....why not....they worked hard for the money!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 06:21 am
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PRESERVING GULLAH-Geechee stuff sounds like a good idea

The gov needs to stay out of something that beautiful....imo

I love to listen to that language...some of my kin from South Carolina had that magical way of talking...I can still hear it in my mind today....down around the ocean back roads in Yemassee & Varnville & Green Pond area...they spoke with lyrics & sweetness....Edisto Island was a fav place to be.....food was out of this world...I can still hear their laughter ....oooh how I wish I could relive those simple wonderful days again...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 06:34 am
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IT IS A CRYING SHAME it takes a reward to do the right thing

Like it or not it gets the job done....I'm glad the offer was put on the table...it flushed the punks from our midst.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/30/13 - 06:48 am
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Countyman's Top 10

Sounds great. But, by 2020? Best focus on getting that Five Guys open first.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 06:48 am
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To this

A SANDY HOOK committee voted to tear down the schoolhouse where the slaughter occurred and build a new building.

They actually should use it for a mental hospital.....THAT is needed in our world of make believe nonesense thinking.....it won't be gun control measures....we need to strengthen the care & medical needs of the mentally ill..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 06:50 am
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By the time it opens

5 Guys will turn into 10 Guys by then....LOL

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 05/30/13 - 07:04 am
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T Splost for Building Projects

Correct me if I'm wrong but the T Splost was put forward as a Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax. That means it is to be used for Transportation, NOT pork projects in the "CBD"! It looks like ARC will be paying back money again!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 07:13 am
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^^^^Ain't that the truth coldbeer

I ain't never seen nobody like them...haha

here ya go....their song---they deserve it!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSBpux-_ec

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/30/13 - 07:15 am
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10 Things

1. Light rail to connect the central business district to the medical district — for goodness’ sake, the central business district and the medical district are directly adjacent to each other! All one has to do is walk across the street and he has passed from one district to the other. Move on.

2. Water/amusement park, Dave and Busters, large arcade, Ferris wheel — these seem like appropriate projects for private businesspersons to build with private investor dollars. No government intervention except for zoning approval. Move on.

3. Urban park in Augusta Exchange area — sounds good. Put it on the next SPLOST referendum list.

4. Smaller Augusta Exchange power center in South Augusta(Peach Orchard/I-520/Windsor Spring) — huh? Is this some kind of newspeak for shopping center? If so, it's for the private sector to build. Only government intervention should be for proper zoning. Move on.

5. New bus terminal/police precinct in the central business district — for goodness’ sake, you've got the actual police headquarters in the central business district on Walton Way. You don't need another one that nearby. As for the bus terminal, I would think the current one on Broad will still operate as a transfer hub. Move on.

6. Regency Mall sports complex to go along with the $3-$4 million lake — such a thing would cost $50 million or more. Put it on the next SPLOST referendum. And don't forget you will need someone to manage it. Paul Simon and Augusta Riverfront LLC would love to have that sweetheart contract. Move on.

7. Extend the Riverwalk eastward (taking any private property in the way by eminent domain), demolish Marion Homes and replace with new public housing with any amenities the residents desire at public expense — yeah, right. Move on.

8. Mixed use development in South Augusta (the city can build the next large structure here, retail/office/restaurant/residential, south of Tobacco rd along Peach Orchard or Mike Padgett) — once again, such a thing would be for the private sector to build once careful market research is done. All the city needs to do is stay out of the way with their bureaucratic red tape. Move on.

10. Public transportation (24 hr system or perhaps ending at 2am-3am, new logos/design, electric buses, additional routes/buses) — well, the city is going to get a few million in TSPLOST dollars over the next several years allocated to the bus system. I hope they spend them wisely. The buses are practically empty in the day time. I'm sure they will be completely empty at 2 am. Move on.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 07:31 am
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Blake Shelton last night

i watched it & was a little disappointed....I guess that was the best they could do at the last moment---throwing it together....I hope Toby puts on another one & really blows it outta the water......He is good & many singers would join him I'm sure....I would join him if he asks me....& I can't sing......but I can mouth the lyrics & pretend to sing.....maybe coldbeer could play some music in the background or something---rdkilll could drive his big rig ----cgee could put on a shooting show---riverman could eehh uhhh---uuhh--well he could find a pond & go fishing..heh heh

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/30/13 - 07:34 am
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Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Hey, SeenIt, is it okay if I play Alabama Jubilee on my guitar and sing a verse or two?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 07:37 am
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Llamb

YOU would be welcomed with open arms.....:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/30/13 - 07:41 am
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One of my favs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTv3jxswBAc

I have a busy busy day.....see yall later..♥♥♥

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/30/13 - 07:47 am
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"Put it on the next SPLOST

"Put it on the next SPLOST referendum."

Isn't Fred already spending the next SPLOST referendum????

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/30/13 - 08:03 am
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Chickens before they hatch

Good point, Dichotomy. We have seen Chronicle stories published that strongly insinuate that they are gladly spending money today that they hope to collect on Tuesday. It's the Wimpy principle.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 05/30/13 - 08:04 am
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"2.

"2. Activities(Water/amusement park, Dave and Busters, large arcade, Ferris wheel in the CBD or Regency mall site)."

At the Regency Mall site? You've got to be kidding me! The place would be trashed in a few short years.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/30/13 - 08:07 am
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Preserving Gullah?

Not on MY dime, you don't. Preserve it in the history books like was done for all other similar cultural oddities.

Are we going to preserve the Irish Traveler culture? What do Greek descendents do? Irish, Italian, etc?

junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 05/30/13 - 08:23 am
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sports complex/water ect

regency mall area couldnt keep a movie complex open. columbia county will get all the entertainment venues eventually and augusta will be left with high school sports which is pretty much what s left now

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/30/13 - 08:30 am
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" columbia county will get

" columbia county will get all the entertainment venues eventually and augusta will be left with high school sports which is pretty much what s left now"

Don't forget Aiken County; like ColCo, they are not hindered by small minded politics.

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