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CONCERNING “sheriff’s nephews arrested.” They’ll get off. They have connections. If it was me, they would lock me up and throw away the key. Read about their slap on the hand later.

I HAVE NOT SEEN anything about the breach in security at the Navy Yard. Surely someone has to be held accountable for letting a deranged person with a rifle into the facility? With proper security the shootings would not have occurred. The president jumps on the bandwagon of gun control instead of telling us what he is going to do about mental illness in this country.

GEORGIA TECH GETS a big ACC win over North Carolina and gets one small article in this paper. UGA gets a cupcake win over mighty North Texas and gets three articles, and two of those take up almost two complete pages. Does the inequality have to be so blatant with this paper? It really is getting old.

RAVES TO THE Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Office for the crackdown in Fairington/Town and Country neighborhoods on the speeders going through here. The speed limit is 25/20, and most people on Teakwood Drive run 45-plus mph. Keep up the good work.

THERE IS A leash law in Harlem; however, it does not appear to apply to the first lady of Harlem.

YOUR FRONT-PAGE story about a sickle cell GRU grant gave a lot of info, but did it ever tell us who provided the $8.8 million.

A QUOTE FROM MSNBC.com, “President Barack Obama urged supporters on Saturday to ‘go back at it’ and pursue gun control measures after mass shootings in Washington and Chicago in the past week put the spotlight back onto the problem of gun violence in the U.S.” Does anyone else see the irony in this? Both D.C. and Chicago have draconian gun control laws.

TO THE PERSON ranting about freeloaders and their “benefits” on Sept. 30: Realize that envy is one of the seven deadly sins. Perhaps those who feel these thoughts should be forced to walk in the other person’s shoes. I have. It’s not the ride you envision. I thank God for helping me through it, and I thank those kind enough to lend their hand.

PLACES SUCH AS Goodwill wonder why donations are down? You have so many people who keep saying they need handouts when there are already so many places giving those. Then you also see folks panhandling and getting gobs of money from maybe several people.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/08/13 - 08:51 am
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"HUGE GAPING hole " On the

"HUGE GAPING hole "

On the interstate no less. We'll have to fill that thing in fast.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/08/13 - 08:53 am
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JRC2024@ 8:24

"I too find myself agreeing with some of what t3 is posting. I just gave him a thumbs up"

Fear not, it is liberal black magic!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/08/13 - 08:53 am
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"Huge gaping hole"

Traffic has been forced to slow down to 65.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 08:55 am
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Yeh ^^ funny jtf

But true!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 08:55 am
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The truckers are really shutting down

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of tea party truck drivers is planning a government shutdown demonstration on the Capital Beltway that rings Washington.

"Truckers Ride For The Constitution" -- known as "Truckers To Shutdown America" before their original Facebook page was shut down -- plans to clog the Interstate 495 inner loop from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13.

The truckers said they hope create enough of a backup on the highway to express their frustration with the "lawlessness" of members of Congress "who refuse to work on behalf of the American people."

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/08/13 - 09:00 am
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The One on the Right Was on the Left

Here's a YouTube video that sums it up:

The One on the Right Was on the Left

T3 asked:

THE MIDDLE is the place which we all should be, RIGHT??!!

No, the RIGHT is the place which we all should be. MIDDLE??!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/08/13 - 09:00 am
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B4

I sure hope they can pull it off. It would be more effective then looting stores and burning cars.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 09:05 am
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On a cold winter night

The kid in the middle was the lucky one:)

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/08/13 - 09:06 am
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Trucker shutdown

Sure, make a a couple million more people hate you. The Tea Party needs a really good PR firm.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 09:16 am
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18 wheeler go beserk

I just hope we don't have one of those big wheelers go crazy & do what that woman did in DC....Now that could do some damage....don't think the police would be able to control him...
Keep cgee outta the 18 wheelers...pleeease..:)

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 10/08/13 - 09:21 am
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Envy? Someone might wanna get out their dictionary

Why would I envy someone who is sorry, won't work and lives off my tax dollars? I don't envy them. I am disgusted by them. Ashamed by them. FED UP with them.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/08/13 - 09:26 am
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Name?

Leave Grovetown out of it. Though its growth and development has been magnificent, "Grovetown" still carries some stigma from the past.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 09:28 am
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The Shark Tank --yall ain't

The more I read the comments on "certain" articles, I realize yall are NOT Shark Tank businessmen....nooooo, you will never make it in the big boy business world....crying in your milk over 1 little bass pro shop leaving town....boohoo... :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 09:29 am
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anotherday

I agree....Groovytown won't fly.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/08/13 - 09:38 am
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Exhibition

Okay, IAD and SeenIt do not think Grovetown should be in the name of the new hall. But "The Columbia County Exhibition Center" is just too clunky. Let's have some suggestions from Chronicle commenters.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/08/13 - 09:55 am
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CSRA Center

CSRA Center. It's about time some local government took advantage of that term.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 09:55 am
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The CGee Center

Maybe CGee will donate some money & they can name it after him!
:)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/08/13 - 09:58 am
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Antithesis Augusta Center.

Antithesis Augusta Center.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/08/13 - 10:00 am
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SeenIt, you may have

SeenIt, you may have something there. Let CG kick in a bit more and it's the Steelwater Safe Center.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/08/13 - 10:01 am
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Georgia Regents Convention

Georgia Regents Convention Center.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 10:04 am
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Ga Regents ==nooooooo

Please don't even THINK it!

The CSRA does have a nice ring though...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/08/13 - 10:14 am
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Naming Rights

Hey, that's a great idea to have a private business pay for the privilege of having their name on the center. Only Columbia County should be smarter than those who have gone before. Instead of selling the naming rights, Columbia County should lease the naming rights for five-year terms.

People seeking to name the center should be cautioned that the name should have no more than eight syllables total. The shorter, the better. And it should be forbidden to use the word "Junior" or "Jr." in the name.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 10:18 am
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What a mess

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Repairs to two southbound lanes of Interstate 85 are taking longer than planned. The Georgia Department of Transportation says emergency repairs to the two inside lanes of I-85 south will continue through midday on Wednesday, and the lanes will remain closed until they're completed.

GDOT says drainage problems are to blame for the emergency closures, which began on Monday. They say a huge crater opened up when the a drain failed and the road collapsed under the interstate. Crews worked continuously overnight trying to repair the damage.

Both the HOV lane and the adjacent lane on the left are shut down as crews repair the failed drainage structure and fill a void created under the pavement. They'll be working nonstop until it's fixed, and GDOT said Tuesday morning that will now take until midday on Wednesday.

GDOT says drivers should avoid the area, which is just north of Clairmont Road, if possible. If they can't avoid the area, drivers are urged to slow down and expect delays through midday Wednesday.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 10:23 am
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Give up sex/alcohol before coffee..

The survey by Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts found that 54 percent of people surveyed around the world said they make their first cup of coffee at home, and 78 percent said that instead of giving up coffee, they would rather give up alcohol, social media and sex with their spouse for a whole year.
Read more trending stories

Among travelers, 73 percent of respondents said they would give up TV and Internet in a hotel for a good cup of coffee.

And guess who just added 100 coffee specialists to their worldwide chain? Le Meridien, of course .... which begs the question: If the survey respondents had said they preferred morning sex over morning coffee, would the chain have hired 100 sex specialists instead?
- See more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/travel/survey-respondents-choose-coffee-over-sex...

Well DANG!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 10:25 am
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The naming

Just don't call it the James Brown center....

I have fish to fry & stuff to get into.......business deals to make....& I also have to work on that gaping hole on I-85 before some of yall from the CSRA come this way & fall in the dang thing! lol :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 10:27 am
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Oh...with spouse--I missed that part!

instead of giving up coffee, they would rather give up alcohol, social media and sex with their spouse for a whole year.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 10/08/13 - 11:22 am
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Pray Tell: WHO is the
Unpublished

"First Lady of Harlem?"

Echoes86
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Echoes86 10/08/13 - 11:53 am
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Coffee

I can see why that is. I missed my coffee this morning, and man am I feeling the effects :(

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/08/13 - 01:30 pm
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"The Tea Party needs a really

"The Tea Party needs a really good PR firm."

What for. No matter what goes on they are mocked and insulted. Everyone says the Republicans are a dead party after the next election anyway. So, we still have a little over a year to shut it all down and make our point. We are either right or wrong and if we are going to die anyway it's time to find out which it is. No point in kowtowing and caving in now. Like I told my ex-wife, if you are going to keep accusing me of things I might as well go do them. Obama says he won't negotiate....I hope Boehner doesn't feel very talkative either. If Obama is stupid enough to refuse to pay the interest on the debt and Social Security with the tax money coming in they the "default" is on him because they is plenty of money to do that even if they don't raise the debt limit. He would simply have to cut out some other things.

Which brings up a good question. You always hear the politicians talk about Social Security and Medicare running out of money but you NEVER hear them talk about WELFARE running out of money.....why not?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/08/13 - 02:32 pm
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@ dichotomy

Sure, you are correct. But how are truckers shutting down the beltway going to serve any good purpose? Make a point at the expense of innocent people who need to get to work or school? Does anyone think a mother taking her child to the doctor is going to change her perspective of the political mess we are in? I see it backfiring. JMO.

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