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I READ IN The Chronicle that the power outage situation here was so dire that Georgia Power had to bring help in from as far south as Florida and as far north as Tennessee. I’m just glad that they didn’t have to go as far west as Alabama or as far east as South Carolina. Those guys would have been worn out from the travel. By the way, I loved the headline about “shiver” and “shake.”

A HUGE RANT to the adult who held class at Dunkin’ Donuts on Feb. 15 at the Washington Road restaurant. I was told the students were from John S. Davidson Fine Arts School. The kids were well-behaved, but they took up the entire seating area restricting access for the regular customers. Staffers told me they remained in place for over two hours.

THIS IS FOR all the out-of-town and state utility companies that have assisted our area with restoring power to our homes. We want to thank them for all the assistance in restoring our power. These companies are still at work round the clock to restore power to the remainder of our area. I hope all of Augusta and the surrounding area will join me in thanking these wonderful people.

RAY NAGIN WAS a lifelong Republican until he thought he could not win the mayor’s race and switched party. Now that he has been convicted, you can have him back. He is yours, GOP!

STOP SAYING Augusta looks like a war zone. I have been to a real war zone and there is a big difference. You can’t jump into your car and head to Waffle House because you don’t electricity in a war zone. Americans are too soft. Hats off to those who gave a helping hand.

THIS IS A RAVE FOR the young man who works in the meat department at the Kroger on Wrightsboro Road. Thank you for helping me and my kids get our car back on the road when our car hit the ice and we went off. Four other cars passed us but you was nice enough to stop and help push it back up on the road thank you so much from the bottom our hearts.

FOR THE NORTHWOOD neighbor who blows all his yard debris in the middle of the street to share with everyone along the street: Keep it in your yard and pick it up. Grow up and be responsible. We are tired of your debris in the street.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/21/14 - 07:12 pm
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To the Misinformed LIBERAL about Nagin's Political Party

He has been a Liberal Democrat from the Start.
He violated the Law as a Liberal Democrat while Mayor.
He was convicted in court while registered as Liberal Democrat.
He is just another Liberal Democrat that said he was for the people and robbed them.
He was is now a Liberal Democrat convicted of 21 FELONIES.

Us Right Wing Conservatives would never assume to steal liberalisms poster child.

He has been your from the start, he will be remembered for what he did and the Political Party he was a part of.

A Mayor of the Liberal Democrat party that after a disaster took kick backs to allow contractors to do the work. Work needed to make repairs so people would have a home again.

SOURCE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Nagin
(Political affiliation section)

An I quote.
Several news sources, including BBC News and numerous blogs and editorials, have stated that Nagin was a registered Republican for most of his adult life, and a George W. Bush supporter, but switched to the Democratic Party shortly before seeking office. In 2004, he endorsed John Kerry for president. In a January 13, 2006 interview on the Tavis Smiley Show, Nagin himself denied these rumors, stating that he "never was a Republican" and that he has been a "life-long Democrat", and several of the news sources reporting that he was a Republican have since issued retractions.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/21/14 - 07:15 pm
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The CSRA - should be proud

Look what the CSRA went thru.

Look how in a jam a lot people stepped up and pitched in.

Look how we came together and got back on our feet.

happychimer
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happychimer 02/21/14 - 07:41 pm
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A group of power workers from

A group of power workers from Alabama got our power up and going again. I saw a truck from Indiana- Michigan power on Wrightsboro Road near the mall.There were workers here from several states. I thank them for their hard work.

happychimer
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happychimer 02/21/14 - 07:44 pm
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nocnoc yes people helping

nocnoc yes people helping their neighbors = a pretty sight. liberals and conservatives, white and black, young and old, rich and poor

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/21/14 - 08:21 pm
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Dittos happy

Nothing like hard times to bring people together. We all bleed red.

KSL
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KSL 02/22/14 - 08:41 am
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ahhhh, ranter #1

I beleve the SC workers were a little too busy in SC with the storm damage in SC to travel to help out in GA.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 02/22/14 - 06:24 am
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Excellent reply KSL.

Excellent reply KSL. Evidently ranter #1 didn't realize SC suffered from the storm also.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/22/14 - 07:26 am
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Same here

S C & Ala. had their own problems....our guys had been in Penn the week before this happened..they were called back home.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 02/22/14 - 07:47 am
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I was on a southern route

I was on a southern route when the storm hit. We drove through the thing. We were in snow, ice, and freezing rain into Texas. Most of the southern states had their own problems to deal with. Overall great job by all the power companies. I have heard other folks complain about neighboring states no sending anybody... see above about how far west the storm was.

In my travels I have also seen power companies heading to a predicted storm area before it hits so they are in place before they are needed. I assume they have a mutual aid agreement sorta like fire departments do.

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scooter2762 02/22/14 - 07:59 am
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Thanks KSL. Being in Aiken I

Thanks KSL. Being in Aiken I wanted to point that out too. We were just as busy on this side of the river.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/22/14 - 08:03 am
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Pioneer spirit

We have lost our spirit it seems...now everybody waits for daddie gov to come to their aid...what in the world did our great grandparents do before power came on board...I guess they were tougher than the folks living today..
Maybe we need to go back to horse ---private wells & out houses & growing our own food....just in case we actually have a huge disaster & need to live the ole fashioned way...well, ok, just for a few weeks & then back to today's world.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/22/14 - 08:06 am
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Good ole boy

Thank goodness I'm married to one...give him a chain saw & a grill & we are back in business...ok --give him a rifle/shotgun & we will have food...

to tell the truth1
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to tell the truth1 02/22/14 - 08:27 am
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Alabama Power

Commenter #1, Alabama Power as well as Georgia Power are part of the same parent company of Southern Company Services. I imagine they were one of the first that Georgia Power reached out to for help.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 08:52 am
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Secret: Loss of electricity renews personal responsibility. LOL
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Secret: Loss of electricity renews personal responsibility. LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 08:53 am
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Secret: Loss of electricity brings folks together. LOL
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Secret: Loss of electricity brings folks together. LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 08:54 am
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Secret: Loss of electricity renews the human spirit. LOL
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Secret: Loss of electricity renews the human spirit. LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 08:55 am
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The hope of America is the removal of electric power.
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The hope of America is the removal of electric power.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 08:56 am
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The Amish are right on. Electricity and phones have separated
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neighbor from neighbor. Friend from friend.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 02/22/14 - 09:04 am
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Hey Seenit

There is a lot to be said for a shotgun a rifle and a four wheel drive!!!

myfather15
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myfather15 02/22/14 - 09:07 am
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Yes, it's a fact that people

Yes, it's a fact that people of past generations WERE tougher than people of today!! They had to LEARN to live off the land!! They cured and preserved their meats with salt. They stored their foods with ice!! I saw one commenter saying they did this as well, during this storm. I also did this when the power went out. I gathered snow and ice and placed it in my freezer and fridge; it worked!!

It would do people well to learn to live off the land, just a little more!! Have some .22 LR ammunition ready, in case you have to take some small game to feed your family!! I'm sure PETA would have a stroke over this, but rabbit's and squirrels are abundent, and very tasty!!

myfather15
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myfather15 02/22/14 - 09:11 am
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Ray Nagin??

First of all, as another commenter pointed out; this is a lie!! In his own words, Nagin was never a republican!!

Second; who cares???? You know what he was?? A HUMAN BEING!! A human being who cheated and scammed people, harming others!! I couldn't care less what side of the political isle he is on, he deserves PRISON!!

This is an issue that should NOT be made political!! We should all STAND TOGETHER and stand against such behavior!!

KSL
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KSL 02/22/14 - 09:11 am
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I am reminded of these words

I am reminded of these words painted on a power truck from a northern state in 1989: "Where Hugo, we go."

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Bizkit 02/22/14 - 09:13 am
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Spying on citizens, spying on

Spying on citizens, spying on the "free press" wow is this Russian-Nope it's the Obama administration. No need for govt now because he's got a cell phone and a pen. We should be making him king within three years.

myfather15
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myfather15 02/22/14 - 09:30 am
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#5

Stop being so sensitive!! It's just a saying, to be used as an example!! I didn't use this saying during but I did say the area looked like a "disaster area". When everywhere you drive, there are trees on houses, across the roads, on powerlines; it DOES look similar to disaster areas, or "War zones".

People use many analogies to describe events; what's the big deal? People with common sense, realize it's just that, an analogy. It's not meant to lessen the reality of war!!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/22/14 - 09:27 am
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Good Morning "USS" of America.

Myfather, Thanks for squaring that idiot Ranter away.

myfather15
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myfather15 02/22/14 - 09:29 am
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During a storm like this, we

During a storm like this, we ALL needed to pitch in!! I realize everyone doesn't have a chainsaw, but MOST people have the ability to drag limbs. I did see great acts of compassion and caring!! Lots of people were out helping us and themselves, by helping clear roads; and helping neighbors clear limbs and trees!! In this type situation, it's overwhelming to ANY government agency like the State or County Road Depts. Without the help of ALL OF US, roads still wouldn't be clear to this day!! So, to those who helped; THANK YOU!!

But, I also witnessed people doing NOTHING and expecting someone else to do everything for them!! We had to break up arguments, between citizens and power companies; because citizens were going to the power companies or calling them, raising cain about their power being off!! Even making threats towards them!! This was day one or two of the storm and people were already being very impatient!! Seems that SOME people believe their power should come back on immediately, during a major storm!! Not utilizing common sense that THOUSANDS are without power and making threats towards the power company, only postpones their response!!

There were also acts of greed during this storm!! We had scammers going around posing as power companies, saying they were evaluating the damage; but were stealing from people!! We had wrecker drivers driving around looking for people who had slid into ditches, and charging them $150.00 just to attach a cable to them and pull them out!! We had tree removal companies, riding around accessing damage, but wouldn't lift a finger to help, until they were PAID for their service!! There were many more examples of greed, but I'll stop with these.

KSL
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KSL 02/22/14 - 09:37 am
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Speaking of Hugo

A son was in college when Hugo hit. He and some friends drove to Charleston the next day. He said Charleston really did look like a war zone between the damage and the armed National Guard on the street corners called out by the governor to prevent looting.

The governor of Louisiana should have learned a lesson from SC. But then there is a difference between Democrat and Republican, most of the time.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/22/14 - 10:02 am
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