TEN THOUSAND RAVES to all of the support personnel who cleared the roads, law enforcement who patrolled the slick roads looking out for us, and in particular all of the power staffers who worked so diligently to get electricity restored. I wish I could shake each hand individually.
I BELIEVE THAT the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center chief (Pam Tucker) should be censured or fired for abandoning her responsibilities during the ice storm emergency response. According to the report from The Augusta Chronicle, she decided to leave her responsibilities to be handled by her deputy at the EOC from 6 a.m. until at least 2 p.m. because she thought it was more important for her to be at a hospital for a grandchild’s birth.
IT IS AMAZING TO me how many Augusta drivers do not know that when traffic lights are out, the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop.
A HUGE RAVE TO the all the different power companies working hard in Augusta. A special shout-out to Elliott Power from Kentucky for getting our power back on. You all were so kind and we appreciate it.
BIG RANT TO Imperial Theatre and Morris Museum of Art Series for failure to communicate publicly on the status of the Southern Soul and Song Concert because of weather conditions in Augusta.
THIS IS A RANT TO the young Richmond County deputy Feb. 13 just cruising down Washington Road near Furys Ferry talking on his cellphone and running traffic lights that were out. This just encouraged others to do the same.
THOSE OF US WHO live on the south side are still waiting for Windsor Spring to be widened south of Tobacco Road from special purpose local option sales tax money approved seven years ago. Meanwhile the Augusta National gets its Berckmans Road detour fast-tracked. Where is our commissioner, Wayne Guilfoyle, to speak up for us?
LET ME THANK Columbia County for sending out some nice, hard-working people to cut large trees and stack by curb. I could not have done this. Good people are everywhere; you just have to look.
THANK YOU TO the Chronicle’s paper delivery people in North Augusta during this icy weather. You make my day!