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WHY WOULD ANYBODY think that ENHANCED garbage service is better? What it means is that your service went down from twice a week to once a week ... for the same price. This is a good thing? Better not miss your pick up!

IT’S TOO BAD THAT the Justice Department spent so much time investigating James Rosen, the reporter, and so little time investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, the Boston Marathon bombers. Eric Holder must be more afraid of Fox News than he is of terrorists.

THE WEAPONS BAN in Chicago sure didn’t help in Chicago Memorial Day weekend with six murders.

THE SUBJECTS FEATURED on the first page, editorial cartoon, and main editorial were certainly pertinent, but a rant to The Chronicle for running Memorial Day articles predominantly on Sunday rather than Monday.

SHAME ON ALL for questioning Ashley Solesbee’s willingness to forgive her attackers and for those comments made in judgment of her relationship with Wesley Spires. Spend your energy praying for their healing and your own lack of sensitivity.

I AM AMAZED AT the number of people who didn’t honor the Veterans by putting a flag out for Memorial Day. As military communities you would think that more support and respect would be shown for the people who are defending your country, and the ones who died for your freedom. Shame on all of you!

INSTEAD OF BLAMING the sheriff for all of the problems, sweep around your own neighborhoods first and take some initiative. You live there. Reclaim your neighborhood, if possible. It’s worth a try. I can’t recall any of this accountability being held on Ronnie. He did as he pleased and all you could hear were crickets. Not taking away from him but that’s the way it is.

ALVIN MASON OR Hardy Davis are not good choices for mayor of the city of Augusta. He is the commissioner of south Augusta. There haven’t been any substantial companies come and provide jobs that provide medical, retirement or any salary above minimum wage. They sent Davis to Atlanta. Both men think that the average black voter will put them in office. Thanks, Mason for all the “dollar stores” in south Augusta. Will you be at the next grand opening?

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countyman
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countyman 06/09/13 - 07:41 pm
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South Augusta

Last rant.... Starbucks(Won ''GA Deal of the Year'' in 2012), Rockwood, American Tire, etc?? I can't blame the citizens in terms of forgetting the progress, because 90% of the coverage the media provides for South Augusta is crime reports..

The only suburban areas really outpacing South Augusta would be West Augusta, Evans, and Aiken... The Walgreens/3 acre development, Hampton Inn hotel, Five Guys, remodeling of the Walmart on Deans Bridge, etc would be considered good for anyplace in the CSRA.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/09/13 - 09:19 pm
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Parking Lot

I hereby nominate the Bobby Jones/Scott Nixon Sams Club parking lot as the worst designed and worst implemented parking lot/gas station in the entire CSRA, if not the whole state.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/09/13 - 10:15 pm
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"THE WEAPONS BAN

... in Chicago sure didn’t help in Chicago Memorial Day weekend with six murders."

Of course it did. All the victims were unarmed, weren't they? Helped the perps.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/09/13 - 10:17 pm
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"Eric Holder must be more afraid of Fox News

... than he is of terrorists."

Why would he be afraid of terrorists; aren't they on the same side?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/09/13 - 10:22 pm
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"I am amazed at the number of people

... who didn’t honor the veterans..."

Well, remember, this is America where most people call Memorial Day by another name: Monday.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/09/13 - 10:27 pm
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"...Both men think

... black voter(s) will put them in office."

Why would they not? Worked in the sheriff's election. "Grateful Mother" sure wasn't elected because of his spectacular career in law enforcement.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 07:26 am
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average black voter will put them in office.

Hello South Augusta......of course they think that & because THAT IS HOW IT HAS WORKED FOR MANY YEARS......now....instead of griping on r/rs ....get out & talk with neighbors---sub div---have rallys & put some DOUBT in their minds...
MAKE THEM come to you----some come on & fuss about Rhodes Dr & Lindsey & want more done but you go right into that voting booth & put the same ding a lings back in office...
Get a clue folks....even Mayor Reed knows that action doesn't work.....he has played with the Reps & it is working for him.......we are giving yall good advice....please listen.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 07:31 am
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Independent

If thousands in South Augusta would change their voting card to Independent ...hah..I promise you the folks in the palace downtown would RACE to your area to see what in the world happened....YOU would get their attention.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 07:34 am
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5 GUYS

countyman...you are making sick of 5 guys...& they can't help it.....you just put that name on here soooo much....I have one near me & I can't use it because of you. ........really.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/10/13 - 07:42 am
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Any one else notice that

Any one else notice that areas that President Obama is ideologically associated with (Chicago, NYC, Colorado,
California and others) all seem to have more problems, especially when he is campaigning against something or visiting the area?

BTW: Why did the government wait days to release for the name of the most recent nut job?

What was to gain?, and for who?, by delaying the gunman's name release?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/10/13 - 07:47 am
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Regarding MASON not a good choice for mayor

OH I beg to differ,

May be he can get us some free Falcon, or Braves tickets from the ARC contractors?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/10/13 - 07:49 am
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To ranter 6, my flag was out

To ranter 6, my flag was out but it was out on a cabin about 350 miles from here and to the last ranter, what makes you think that every business is supposed to give medical and retirement benefits? ome cannot because the competition will not let them at the currant pricing structure. It would be calculated in the prices the consumer pays.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/10/13 - 08:15 am
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John Zawahri - was the recent shooter

in California, "we are told".

He was of Lebanese descent.
We are to believe just an other person from the middle east killing people on USA streets. A middle easterner that owned weapons with lots of ammo.

He was 23 turning 24 in 2 days, killed family and then torched the house and hi-jacked a car and started down the streets killing people until he got to, naturally, a school / college.
Which is a scenario that is constantly being repeated?

With the frequency of this scenario, why aren't schools improving physical security?

Either way
Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said the 23 (24) year old suspected gunman had contact with law enforcement in 2006. "However, because the individual was a juvenile at the time, I'm not at liberty to discuss circumstances of that contact," she said.

Huh! ?????? the gunman is DEAD.
He killed his family, what is keeping the Gov from releasing the Teen record info now?

allhans
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allhans 06/10/13 - 08:42 am
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Zawahiri's mother has just

Zawahiri's mother has just returned from a month long trip to Lebanon. Maybe she will talk without blaming the U.S.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 08:36 am
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We are losing the great country singers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxnDEd3vlno

The country music today is NOT real country.....when we lose the rest of the greats the best music will be gone forever....they just don't put the feeling & emotion in the new songs.....the bands--the fiddle--all of the good sound will disappear....I think hey know that too.....if you ever see a bunch of the oldies together you can see how they appreciate each other & respect the other guys songs...

It seems almost impossible that some have aged so fast.....Dolly--Porter gone--Conway---Jones--Tammy--my daughters finally said they like some of the old songs but I had played the music so loud & sooo many times right next to their bedroom ...hahah...(I did too)they got kinda sick of it.....just like I am of hearing 5 guys.....haha

Anyhow.....just day dreaming of the good ole days...please forgive me..

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/10/13 - 08:37 am
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10 months and no Five Guys

All that you mentioned in no way betters south augusta. It's dilapidated and outdated. The mall has been left to decay with no action taken and even allowed to pay lower property taxes while south augustans get screwed with a garbage tax and higher property taxes on property they cannot even get a buyer for. All we see is our tax money being thrown into downtown projects that we could care less about and then get to hear you cheerlead for even more pork downtown. It's pathetic...

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harley_52 06/10/13 - 08:54 am
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Rant #6...

The reason for Memorial Day is NOT to honor veterans, but rather to honor those veterans who died in America's wars. Veterans Day will be celebrated later in the year and is intended to honor ALL veterans.

As a side note....once again, this year, President Obama failed to recognize the Anniversary of D day, the allied invasion at Normandy which was the beginning of the end for Hitler and WWII. This is the third consecutive time he has overlooked the Anniversary. I wonder what those few remaining men who actually participated in the landing think about that?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 09:02 am
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Kick the footlights out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGZQaYT3Ngc&feature=endscreen

One night our lights will go out too....this video just shows how much they respected each other.......ok I'll rest now....moving on..

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/10/13 - 09:08 am
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Well harley...

At least he didn't say his grandparents met on the beaches of normandy as the bombs were falling...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 09:17 am
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Proud of America

Maybe some just aren't proud of America like we are......funny because they have had every privilege available ......even college at the elite schools....
We also paid for the Boston bomber to go to college.....tax money.....if that wake up call didn't change the way we distribute these funds...welll nothing will!!

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/10/13 - 09:19 am
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We also gave them welfare...

The insanity won't stop. Just look at the defenders in thes posts everyday...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 09:37 am
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Attention please

Rep John Lewis says...
"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."

Ok now.....figure this out Mr Lewis without blaming the white folks.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/10/13 - 09:50 am
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SeenIt...John Lewis

"I don't believe I'd told that." Lewis Grizzard.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 09:51 am
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Oh Lordy

I have read most of the article & it says Mr Lewis feels that African Americans are being treated unfairly in the criminal justice system & it starts at an early age....like school days.....

When will this blame game stop.....5 guys again....again again again.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 09:55 am
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Just thinking RM

I was on jury duty in Richmond county many moons ago.....we had 2 young black youths accused of drugs & etc.....we found them INNOCENT because they didn't have the proof to put them in jail...we didn't think color........we just thought fairness..most people give young folks a fair chance in life because we have all "been there."

bigj706
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bigj706 06/10/13 - 10:05 am
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5 GUYS!!!! makes everything

5 GUYS!!!! makes everything better!!!!

bigj706
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bigj706 06/10/13 - 10:06 am
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Funny Seenit

Funny Seenit

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/13 - 10:37 am
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Thanks bigj706

Don't encourage me tooo much cause I will post all day....someone here at this house is pressure washing stuff & wants my help.....he thinks I need to do my share of work around here...haha///a womans work is never done.....seeyall later.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/10/13 - 10:40 am
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Regarding Veterans Day

It boils down to the old adage,

If you fight for something you cherish it more, than something that is given to you, that required no sacrifice, or no effort to have.

BTW: that pretty much sums up 47% of America right now.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/10/13 - 10:53 am
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"Last rant.... Starbucks(Won

"Last rant.... Starbucks(Won ''GA Deal of the Year'' in 2012)"

Starbucks is good for Richmond County but does little or nothing for South Augusta residential amenities such as shopping and restaurants.

What tells the story here is that the height of optimism anyone seems to have for South Augusta right now is a hamburger joint, a remodeled EXISTING store, and ANOTHER drug store. The hamburger joint will be a nice change ...... if it actually materializes. I question the wisdom of where they are locating but hey, what do I know? I think they should have come further south. The Walmart sorely needed remodeling since it was nasty and terribly cluttered and is now located next to the traffic nightmare they have created with the stop lights on Dean's Bridge at Bobby Jones (don't go there during rush hour if you need to go north or have to get back on Bobby Jones when you leave Walmart). And the drug store really wasn't needed (there are plenty of them in South Augusta) but it probably means they will close down one of their other locations when they get this one up and running. I do hope there will be additional businesses locate near the new store.

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