Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

 

NOW THAT Augusta-Richmond County has forced the garbage pickup on residents in outlying areas, what happens to all the little guys that have been taking care of this for many residents for decades? They get thrown to the wolves, or into the unemployment line?

 

RANT TO GEORGIA DOT. The Wrightsboro Road project is the first time I have ever seen a DOT project that consists of topsoil and sand as base material. It has always been clay and crush-and-run. This road will not last five years if they are using sand/clay as base material.

 

RAVES TO MR. Michaels at the Fort Gordon Commissary. He is a wonderful cashier. He goes the extra mile for his customers. One day my arm was hurting and he came around to put my groceries from the cart onto the counter.

 

I WISH IHOP WOULD buy the property they are clearing at Crawford Avenue and Walton Way so we will have an IHOP in the neighborhood. Or Dairy Queen, Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts.

 

CONTRARY TO WHAT the North Augusta city administration implies, there are many other North Augustans than those who live on the river who oppose taxpayer money being used to develop Project Jackson, meaning the stadium. Why not have a referendum and find out?

 

THERE ARE LAWS to protect people. When I see someone smoking within 25 feet of a business door that I have to go into to do business, that makes me mad. When I see people throw cigarette butts out of the windowm that makes me mad. When I see a bicyclist breezes through a stoplightm that makes me mad. Government is getting too big, but if we abide by the laws we have now, it would be a better place.

 

I DON’T THINK IT is fair to enforce seat-belt laws on grown men and women.

 

A BIG RAVE TO the gentleman at Kroger in North Augusta who saw my wallet in my buggy and returned it to the store. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 

SOME PEOPLE SAY take off the rose-colored glasses when dealing with the founding of America; I say take off the dark shades. America has afforded more opportunity to equality than any country in history. So I’ll keep my rose shaded glasses on and you keep walking around in the dark.