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BIG TIME RANT for Hephzibah officials. Several years ago, if I remember correctly, the city purchased the old school from the school board. Why, so you can make the city look tacky? Sell it back to the board. What is wrong with you people on council?

SOME THINGS IN the world never change. Russia wanting a warm water port is one of them. This was understood by Sarah Palin, and Putin invading the Ukraine was predicted by Palin in the 2008 election. Romney understood Putin’s ambition in the Ukraine and was mocked for his 1980s foreign policy. President Obama is the only one who really didn’t understand Putin, and look where we are now. For supposedly being the brightest man in the room, Obama appears very dim.

A RAVE TO Grady Abrams, who consistently gets it right when it comes to trying to get blacks to move forward and use the tragic past to inspire and instill a successful and independent future. Unfortunately, it looks like some people still feel that it’s easier to keep placing blame and feeling they are still owed something, while others would rather not see people of color get ahead. Here’s hoping that Abrams and others who just want us all to get along will prevail.

RANT TO RICHMOND County deputies. Here we go again. We have to assume traffic laws do not apply to deputies. The afternoon of March 4, I observed a deputy (marked vehicle but not a normal cruiser) speeding on Calhoun Expressway and maneuvering the lanes without using turn signal – cutting in front of people. They were not responding to a call but just trying to get to the front of traffic because they stopped at traffic light on Berckmanns Road. How can you expect the public to follow traffic laws with the deputies don’t follow them?

LEAVE KAY ALLEN alone. She did something for us that nobody else did. She brought the tag place to Evans. That way, we don’t have to go to Appling. She made the tag office a nice place.

RANT TO THE so-called leaders of the city of North Augusta. You need to stop romancing architects for a footprint of the baseball stadium and start romancing some debris removal companies to clean up the streets from the ice storm. It’s been exactly one month now and not one branch has been removed from any house on my street. I’ve been told my grass is technically dead. Thanks a whole bunch.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/12/14 - 06:46 pm
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Hephzibah School Building

Richmond County is going to have more buildings as they close down schools due to the loss of kids. Let's hope the county can use them for something and save a little money.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/12/14 - 06:55 pm
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You're Right Some Things Never Change

England and France helped the Ottoman Empire battle Russia to delay the spread of the Russian empire in the Crimean War. That's where the Charge of the Light Brigade occurred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 07:36 pm
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"Richmond County is going to have more buildings...

....as they close down schools due to the loss of kids. "

Is that a fact-based prediction, or just a wish?

harley_52
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harley_52 03/12/14 - 07:59 pm
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"How can you expect the public to follow traffic laws...

...with the deputies don’t follow them?"

Ask the judge that question after you've been cited for a traffic violation.

I suspect he'll tell you that you have no idea what reason the deputy has for driving in the manner you've described. You ASSUME he's not responding to a call, but your assumptions don't provide you an excuse to break the laws.

Just because lights aren't flashing, nor sirens wailing, it does not mean it's not duty connected.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/12/14 - 08:41 pm
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Harley, Dr. Roberson said

Harley, Dr. Roberson said they had lost students at some schools. Didn't you see the article on the projected school closings? Of course it's possible some schools increased the number of students, I suppose.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 03/12/14 - 08:41 pm
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Rant #5….

…Ok..So Kay Allen should be forgiven for possibly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, because you got a tag office?….

Really?..

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/13/14 - 05:35 am
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Off Subject, but can anyone

Off Subject, but can anyone explain what the purpose is on the profile section that shows who you are following and who is following you? Does this do anything or is it just for information?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/13/14 - 05:44 am
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Good Morning

Good Morning from the Broad St Canal, Bar&Grill and Psychiatric Center!! We're pushing a new agenda today! Let ARC Reopen the old racetrack that sits off Peach Orchard Rd just south of Tobacco Rd, we can get Kaye Allen to run it, and for drivers let the deputies practice high speed pursuit driving and PIT techniques. We can build grandstands and VIP boxes from all the schools we'll be demolishing using some of the drawings for the North Augusta Stadium and of course Marion Williams is already in negotiations to handle the Speedway Snack Bar where he'll be serving Ukrainian Sausage Dogs!!! Hephzibah can annex the back stretch and then be entitled to a portion of the proceeds from those seats to enrich their tax coffers!!

myfather15
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myfather15 03/13/14 - 05:48 am
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#4

So, we should assume you know everything, since you know he was responding to a call?

Ok, there are certain calls that are considered EMERGENCY calls, which require blue lights and siren!!

Now, a residential alarm is NOT one of them. But if YOUR alarm is going off, do you want us to get there as quickly and SAFELY as possible? Now, doing 90+ to get there is ridiculous, but 70? Would you disagree with us doing 70 to get to peoples homes to ensure they aren't being burglarized?

The VAST majority of calls for service are NOT considered emergency calls and therefore we are not SUPPOSED to exceed the posted speed limit. But the vast majority of those, the citizens who place the call, would LOVE for us to hurry up and get there!!

Now, once again due regard must be utilized!! We can't run red lights to get to an alarm.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/13/14 - 05:50 am
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ICL

The only thing I've noticed about the profile section and following, is that you can quickly click on that persons moniker and check where they have commented recently, if you want to join them in conversation.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/13/14 - 05:56 am
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The Menu

Today's Menu at the Broad St. Canal Coffee, Bar&Grill and Psychiatric Center begins with an Irish Coffee, why wait, let's get warmed up for St. Patty's Day, Bangers and Mash and a Big Old Cathead Biscuit with warm Cane Syrup and Real Butter!! So stroll on down the Marion Williams Skyway or boat on in on the Alvin Mason Canal and join us for a taste of Ireland, Southern Style!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/13/14 - 05:58 am
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NO LIGHTS - NO SPEEDING

It is a rule with few exceptions for safety and legal reasons.

With that said,
many of us each day push the Speed Limit by a 5 to 7 mph.

The major difference being, a speeding LEO without lights and no viable reason for speeding, that gets into an accident could place the RCSO in position of paying $$$,$$$.00 in a lawsuit.

We all know where the $$$,$$$ comes from...... our tax pockets.

Instead of just griping.
Next time call the 821-1080 number (dispatcher) with the Car number (tag #), the location, direction of travel and issue. Then ask if the officer is responding to a call, if so, shouldn't he have turned on his lights?

ALSO NOTE: There are emergency responses that call for NO LIGHTS Or SIRENS.

But I would say I-520, area express ways and Hwy's with traffic don't fit into that category for safety reasons.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/13/14 - 06:14 am
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Nope

Next time call the 821-1080 number (dispatcher) with the Car number (tag #), the location, direction of travel and issue. Then ask if the officer is responding to a call, if so, shouldn't he have turned on his lights?
They can't give that info out of obvious reasons. How do they know that you aren't the problem they are responding to? How do they know that you aren't setting that Officer up? With the number of 911 operators you may not get the one handling that area! You may as well try to call Fort Gordon and ask where they plan to conduct the next offensive in Afghanistan and see how long before there is a knock at your door!! With the current mindset of most drivers today using lights and sirens creates more hazards for a responding LEO than they solve. It's been proven time and again that running without them is faster, easier and with less danger to everyone. I know this from experience, not opinion!!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/13/14 - 06:18 am
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Thanks Myfather15, I suppose

Thanks Myfather15, I suppose that's a convenient feature.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 07:49 am
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Myfather15- I hope you have

Myfather15- I hope you have an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL DAY today!

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 07:51 am
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Listen, Russia is like the

Listen, Russia is like the Middle East- they have been feuding and fighting for thousands of years, too. As for Sarah Palin "predicting" that Russia would invade the Ukraine, if McCain had been elected President. or Romney, how would they have stopped it?

My dog Toby could've predicted that one, Russia likes to invade its neighbors.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/13/14 - 08:17 am
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How could they have stopped it?

Maybe by not bowing down to a Mideastern Ruler. Possible by having a spine. By not stepping back and redrawing their line in the sand everytime someone stepped over it. Should I keep going??

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/13/14 - 08:19 am
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Russia likes to invade its neighbors.

Is Alaska still safe??

If ever someone wanted to try for it, now would be the time...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/13/14 - 08:23 am
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Memories there....:)

"Let ARC Reopen the old racetrack that sits off Peach Orchard Rd just south of Tobacco Rd, "

We went to the ole races there years ago....the Fire Dept had to be there , so we had free passes .......great times.
That would be a great place for horse races now......I just wonder if the place is still available.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/13/14 - 08:27 am
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Reruns already

That 8:51 is a rerun.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/13/14 - 08:46 am
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countyman
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countyman 03/13/14 - 08:57 am
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Let's move this city forward!

The next mayor of Augusta must hit the ground running and not get bogged down over wasteless arguments.. The mayor doesn't need to become a dictator, but they have to concentrate uniting the local community.

The city of Augusta was ranked the 3rd best city in the US to start a business.
http://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-to-start-a-business/2281/

The commercial growth in West Augusta/North Richmond(outlet mall, cabelas, whole foods, movie theater, etc) industrial growth in South Augusta(starbucks, rockwood, eco energy, augusta renewable energy, etc), and the new local businesses downtown(Craft & Vine, Farmhaus, O'Donovans Pub, etc) shows that many developers have already noticed..

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/13/14 - 09:18 am
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Speeding cops....no lights or

Speeding cops....no lights or sirens. I just fall in behind them and pace them as long as they are going my way. Used to help me get to work on time almost every morning headed in to town on Doug Bernard and Gordon Hwy with all of those deputies who live out my way trying to get to shift change on time.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/13/14 - 09:27 am
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"Ok..So Kay Allen should be

"Ok..So Kay Allen should be forgiven for possibly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, because you got a tag office?….

Really?.."

Oh yea! Now I don't have to drive to Appling once a year for my tags. (I'm too stupid to use the mail in system)

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/13/14 - 09:54 am
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"My dog Toby could've

"My dog Toby could've predicted that one, Russia likes to invade its neighbors."

Then your dog Toby is smarter than Obama.

countyman
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countyman 03/13/14 - 10:04 am
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Facts

''Richmond County is going to have more buildings as they close down schools due to the loss of kids.''

Dr. Roberson comments about the lost of kids at certain schools was in reference to the past and not the future.. The comment above could be taken the out of context and make some people believe other schools are closing in the near future. The new magnet high school in South Augusta opened in 2013 next to Augusta Tech. The consultants want the RCBOE to build a new K-8 School and then add the sixth grade to AR Johnson.

The only vacant schools buildings will be National Hills, Collins, and Sego. The AGNC got tired of looking at the apartments on Washington rd and decided to buy them. The demolishing of Cherry Tree will begin soon across from Josey.

Richmond County won't be the only county dealing with migration patterns.. Columbia County recently closed down Belair elementary for good.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 10:02 am
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CBBP, the United States

CBBP, the United States cannot prevent Russia from invading another country. They can't prevent any country from invading another, and it doesn't matter who is president.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 10:04 am
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Oh, please, itsa, the idea of

Oh, please, itsa, the idea of Russia invading another country is like saying Israel is going to have more trouble with Palestine.

It's a given.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 10:05 am
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But what we need to do is

But what we need to do is KEEP OUT OF IT, and not send American soldiers to die for something that isn't our business.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/13/14 - 10:06 am
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I have a recommendation to

I have a recommendation to improve the RC school system. Every member of the BOE, including the superintendent, should be required to sit in a random grade 7 through 12 classroom ALL day once a week. Not the same classroom...randomly spread around. ALL day, once a week, every week.

I bet there would be some new policies coming out on discipline, suspension, and expulsion in a short period of time. Might even be some teacher changes too.

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