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TO THE PERSON ASKING where the priestly people are, you are hanging out with the wrong people. We are here.

MY, MY. The alternative students are “stigmatized” by moving (temporarily) to accommodate the rebuilding of another school. Boo-hoo! If each of those students had not acted inappropriately, they wouldn’t be in alternative school.

IS THERE NO OTHER principal in the CSRA besides Wayne Frazier? He surely has his own PR department.

IS ALVIN MASON GOING to give up his lucrative job at Fort Gordon to run for mayor? If not, why not? How does he get that much time off from the commission?

STILL NO RALLY on the courthouse steps for the baby in Brunswick.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS don’t care who they sell a home to; they still make a commission. It’s the banks you need to be chiding. They are the ones who fed the mortgages to deadbeats coming from Section 8 that couldn’t make the house payments.

WHEN DO WE GET our garbage bill cut in half now that we have the new “enhanced” once-a-week service? I hate this town.

GARBAGE IS GOING to be everywhere!

A RANT TO THE public education system that continually places Special Ed students in regular Ed classrooms. Many of these students could not care less about learning and are allowed to run the system by Special Ed “specialists” who care more about moving these students on to the next grade rather than holding them accountable for their lazy work ethic and lack of respect for authority.

$3 MILLION is an awful lot of money to plow into any school and not get a dramatic improvement in academic results. From what one can gather, the money was used for intensive teacher training, technology, extended learning time and help from the state intervention specialist. Even though absenteeism and disciplinary problems have been reduced, the end goal of improved performance has not been achieved, which leads one to believe that the $3 million has been misspent.

I THINK FAST-FOOD restaurants, grocery stores and other stores can exist in any current historical structure downtown. I’ve seen McDonald’s, Office Depot and other such stores in older buildings in Atlanta, so it can be done.

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dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/08/13 - 10:25 pm
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"... where (are) the priestly people (?)

... you are hanging out with the wrong people..."

"Priestly people"? Really? If you are looking for people actually practicing their religion, they don't spend all their time together- for the same reason doctors don't hang out together at health spas. There are some out there, but they are visiting the sick and feeding the hungry, and yes, carrying and sharing "the word" which tells them to love their neighbor.

(And, no, I'm not one of them. Apparently, someone once described as "Satan's evil twin" doesn't qualify.)

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/08/13 - 09:38 pm
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"STILL NO RALLY

... on the courthouse steps for the baby in Brunswick."

And there won't be. The "community organizers" can't make a buck from a murdered black child when the perpetrator isn't white.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/08/13 - 09:45 pm
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"I think fast food

... and other stores can exist in any current historical structure downtown."

They can. However. It's a pain in the hips (actually about six inches lower) to bring older buildings up to code for food service, then there's getting the permits through an anti-business commission and often fighting "preservationists" who'd rather see a building collapse on their watch than spoil its, "unique historical flavour."

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Jake 06/08/13 - 11:07 pm
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Last R&R

Yes, it can be done and hopefully it will. History cannot be replicated. Use as many of the existing historical structures as you can while they are still with you. Augusta has very many of them. Parts of Greene, Telfair, Broad and Reynolds St look very good.
Keep the city streets secure, well lit and clean then I am sure you will see folks walking about in comfort and safety.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/08/13 - 11:23 pm
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"Keep the city streets

"Keep the city streets secure, well lit and clean"

Yessir, you are correct; but I will differ with one word. You said "keep"; you can't "keep" what you don't have. They need to "get" first.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/08/13 - 11:36 pm
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I agree.

"A RANT TO THE public education system that continually places Special Ed students in regular Ed classrooms."

It is unfortunate for the kids and their families they were dealt this hand of cards, and I am thankful every day that we didn't have to face those challenges.

That said, it is patently unfair to the other students and the teacher to have special ed students in the regular classrooms in a misguided feel good effort to mainstream them. They are often disruptive; particularly in the elementary/ middle school years, and take up an inordinate amount of teacher time that is taken from the other students.

There has to be a better way to accommodate special needs students without sacrificing education of mainstream kids.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/09/13 - 08:16 am
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Question please

If I had bet $1000 how much money would I get in winnings on Palace Malice...River ??? I didn't bet but thought about it.....did any of the posters bet on this horse??

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Riverman1 06/09/13 - 08:57 am
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SeenIt

$29.60 for a $2 bet

(PS....You picked right up on THAT wording over there didn't ya?)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/09/13 - 09:07 am
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Picked up on it!! heh

I have become very astute to the postings of Riverman & Cobaltgeorge....hehheh...

Wish I had bet $1000.....dang me for not going ahead with my gut instinct.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/09/13 - 09:31 am
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"Obama presses China on cyberspying...."

Am I the only one who thinks that headline has to be from The Onion or Saturday Night LIve? Obama against spying?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/09/13 - 12:50 pm
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