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PROPERTY OWNERS, it is your responsibility to clean up the hanging limbs on your rental property before someone gets hurt.

ONLINE COMMENTS say most will vote “yes” for the many special purpose local option sales taxes because “people … want progress and not decay.” All that does is gouge more from pockets of productive residents and hand it to politicians who will then get richer. If you trust politicians, vote for tax increases. If you don’t trust them, vote no.

DOESN’T YOUR Sunday Opinion section really belong in with the comics?

RON CROSS AND Columbia County Commission members, save yourself and us a lot of time. We do not need a hospital in Columbia County. It is all about the money. Please vote no.

FOLLOW THE MONEY. There must be some financial reason tied to one of the many grants that the Richmond County school board receives that is the motivation behind requiring the students to make up the snow days. Someone needs to investigate.

COMMON SENSE and compassion apparently are not prerequisites for becoming members of the Richmond County school board.

THE SCHOOL BOARD has chosen to make up the snow days in an effort to maintain the county’s strong position as an academic leader in the state, the nation and the world.

THIS IS A BIG rant to the Richmond County school board. The Tutt Middle School baseball team sat and waited almost an hour for a bus to take them to Glenn Hills Middle School for a game scheduled to start at 5 p.m. The team arrived at 6 p.m., then forced to run on field and begin game with no warm-ups or stretching. The bus system for after-school events has been a joke for some years now.

RANT FOR THE pants-down boys. Please keep your nasty butts out of sight during Masters Week. Augusta has a bad-enough reputation already. Have a little respect for the people around you. I don’t even want you walking down my street.

PRESIDENT OBAMA won the 2012 election with 29 percent of registered voters voting for him. Now, 73 percent of those who voted for him wish they hadn’t. That means that only 8 percent of America’s registered voters still support him.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/11/14 - 08:18 pm
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RAVE to a Real Hero

SFOD-D Walt Shumate that died this month in 1993.

A real person that made a big difference to SF community.

SGM Shumate’s awards and decorations are long and numerous.
It is enough to say he never engaged an enemy that he did not vanquish.

He will always be a corner stone of the US ARMY Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta community.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/11/14 - 08:30 pm
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There is a reason they call it saggin.

Because a BUTT(head) is judged by its cover.
Or lack there of in this case.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/11/14 - 08:40 pm
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Can't Follow This One

I'm trying to "follow the money," but why would someone give money to the Richmond County School Board members to have students make up snow days? Does not compute.

happychimer
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happychimer 03/11/14 - 08:51 pm
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There will be no makeup days

There will be no makeup days for snow in Richmond County.

KSL
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KSL 03/11/14 - 09:16 pm
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countyman
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countyman 03/11/14 - 11:07 pm
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#5-#7... The snow days have

#5-#7... The snow days have all been cancelled and I hope you give the RCBOE credit..

#9.. A bad reputation among who?? The 1.5 million million visitors per year in Richmond County without any water park, Ferris wheel, zip line downtown, amusement park, large performing arts center, zoo, aquarium, large arena, etc proves many people love Augusta..

The Krispy Kreme in South Augusta should begin construction soon and break ground right after the new Chick Fil A.. Peach Orchard will become the South Augusta version of Washington road..
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4611
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4588

The Augusta Exchange area of West Augusta is booming and continues to offer the best ingredients for the metro's first edge city... The city needs to build a park/green space and two signs to create a sense of place. The new Zaxbys coming to 3680 Wheeler road will join the Northwestern Mutual building, Residence Inn by Marriott, YMCA outdoor expansion, GRU expansion, Augusta Orthopedic Specialist, etc under construction.. The 45k SQ. FT. Harrington Park Health & Rehabilitation facility began construction a few weeks ago on Pleasant Home nearby the AE..
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4610

speakout77
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speakout77 03/12/14 - 01:49 am
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America wake up before it is too late.

Pastors need to warm their congregations about the Emergent Church Movement and Rick Warren and his Purpose Driven Church message. This formula advocates the new age doctrine of God is nature and reduces the authority of one God that is superior over humans and the world. It moves from a theocentric approach to ministry to a "human needs approach ". Materials used dilute the Word Of God and terms such as baptism are changed to " dunked". Wake up people. Read the Books of Revelation and Daniel. We are not to add to or take away from God's Word. Revelations 22:18.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/12/14 - 04:52 am
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Edge of Chaos

Countyman wants two signs put up to create an “edge city” around the Augusta Exchange area. I was wondering what the signs should say and came across a scientific theorem called The Edge of Chaos. It’s an attractor on this side of chaos where well-behaved dynamics begin to take on a different shape in a transition and buffer zone.

EnoughAlready2
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EnoughAlready2 03/12/14 - 06:22 am
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We need the new hospital in Col. Cty.

The Commission should review quality of care standards of each hospital submitting a proposal. Architecture and helicopters are one thing, but quality care is most important in my book. Do your homework commission!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 06:54 am
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chuckle chuckle

Thanks for the laffs each morning....they just keep coming..:)

Edge City---nahhh, I don't think so.

Make up snow days---forget about snow days...well, ok.

Only place for cyber command is Richmond cty moves....what have yall been drinking??

chapen71
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chapen71 03/12/14 - 06:59 am
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God's Word

Is there any other books that are written in the same manner as the Bible?

You have to interpret what was written and i bet there isn't two preachers out there that has the same interpretation.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 07:04 am
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answer to harley about points

You can give yourself ups/downs-----you can give friends ups/downs----sometimes some do that for others...also, anyone can punch downers on here all NIGHT long with 0 care to the content of post...& I think that happens all the time.
That is why it is FOOLISH to worry about getting points.....some just don't like the poster for whatever reason...just like playing on the playground in school...& some ADORE some male posters & give points til you-know-what freezes over!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 07:09 am
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Is this true or not??

Gun rights legal expert and activist David Hardy reported Friday that 250 law enforcement officers in Connecticut have signed an open letter stating that they will not enforce the new anti-gun and magazine laws, which they consider to be a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 07:30 am
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i will admit

I do adore cgee & I give him points all the time....even when I don't agree.....just because I want to....& he likes them...it is like a mini massage kinda thing. ♥

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 03/12/14 - 07:52 am
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Book vs. Author

What about other religious texts that were written thousands of years BEFORE the Bible? Where are those souls now?

Is it more important to know the Bible or to know the Author?
I lean toward the latter.

Get to know "God" for yourself and not by any man's definition.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 08:14 am
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"You can give yourself ups/downs........."

Thank you for the information, seenitb4.

So it's pretty much what I've always thought. Those with the huge number of points are either...

1. The most popular

2. Those most lacking in self esteem.

Points are awarded not for quality, nor even for quantity of posts, but rather as a way to reward your friends or bolster your own self-esteem.

It all makes perfect sense.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:14 am
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Good Morning "AC Points" America

B4 is pretty accurate with her assumption of the AC Points. Many are wondering why I have so many points, Right?

Well, I spend about an hour in the AM, hour around Noon and a hour or two in the evening reading 98% of all post daily. I click an upper or downer on every post depending on the comment and my way of thinking. I only look at the commentator after reading the comment and have given uppers for some that receive nothing but downers. I do not provide points as to who they are or their ideology. So if you look at the number of points you have and subtract the number of post you have made, that would be your total without my point. I have been doing this from the very beginning of AC's point system.

I have to agree with B4 "also, anyone can punch downers on here all NIGHT long with 0 care to the content of post...& I think that happens all the time."

That "IT' makes this point system real worthless.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:16 am
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OK TSD,

you can now give me your downer because I'm CobaltGeorge.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 08:17 am
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CG..

Thanks, but I'm not sure I understand....

Do YOU get points when you award somebody else points?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:20 am
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Harley,

Every Time you give someone a point, Yours just went up one.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:22 am
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Harley,

Your count goes up every time someone gives you a point also.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:24 am
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See

see, I just went up 4 because if I received 3 and gave out one.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 08:24 am
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Thanks CG....

That explains a lot.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 08:24 am
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A shock or two

Too bad we can't give some a shock like a stun gun...:)

I could really play with that! Gotta go now---see yall later....

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 08:29 am
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"That means that only 8 percent....

....of America’s registered voters still support him."

Does that include dead voters and voters who voted multiple times?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:46 am
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Harley

That them there is one good evaluation.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 08:47 am
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Also Harley

you get a point for every post you make too.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 08:55 am
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Thanks Again, CG...

....I think I understand it now.

The only other factor is the dreaded "censor" penalty whereby Sean and his reviewers can penalize a poster many thousands of points for stepping out of line.

What a blow that is....

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 09:06 am
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"We do not need a hospital in Columbia County....

....It is all about the money. Please vote no."

Does it occur to anyone that Columbia County residents are parasites on ARC? They tend to work in ARC, shop in ARC, enjoy ARC's museum, hospitals, higer education facilities, riverwalk, CBD, fine dining, and other amenities, without having to foot the bill for any of those things themselves.

What has always been remarkable to me is that even with all of that they TAKE from ARC, all some of them give in return is insults and demeaning comments about ARC.

It's all a mystery....

daphne3520
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daphne3520 03/12/14 - 09:41 am
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Even though
Unpublished

the TROLLS are here in force, I MUST agree wholeheartedly with the Rant about "Low Pants Boys!"

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