The county's death spiral continues

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I really enjoyed Rick McKee's cartoon Oct. 3. Is it any wonder that the National Barrel Horse Association left the civic center, considering where it's located? People do not want to go, or take their families into, the middle of one of the city's highest crime areas, then have to drive halfway across the county or into another state or county to find decent accommodations. Can you not realize, evidently, that no one wants anything to do with downtown Augusta? By the way, there is no more "city of Augusta," which the news media seem to not realize. There is no city charter.

You may not like this letter, but facts are facts, and unless the so-called elected officials would face the ugly truth, Richmond County will continue on its spiral down. They need to act to correct the problems.

I left Richmond County more than 30 years ago, and will not go there unless absolutely necessary.

Donald Turner

Grovetown

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humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 10/20/10 - 11:00 pm
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As for accommodations, there

As for accommodations, there are many within 15 minutes of the Arena including several very nice hotels within walking distance. I live in west Augusta and can leave my home and be there in under 10 minutes, and that includes being stopped by one or two Washington Road lights. How far can you go in Atlanta or Charlotte in 15 minutes? Have you been to the arena since you moved to the utopia of Columbia County? The arena is booked with many top name concerts and events on a regular basis now and even hockey has returned! I would much rather go to a downtown event than to make a trip to the Augusta Mall....I've lived in many locations around the country including DC and find Augusta to be as safe as any city and far more convenient for getting around. Is Augusta perfect? Of course not....But neither is Grovetown or any other city in America.

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catfish20 10/20/10 - 11:22 pm
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We don't miss you

We don't miss you Donnie.....How things in Gromexitown?

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 10/21/10 - 03:34 am
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"So-called elected

"So-called elected officials"? Wow! Mr. Turner's letter isn't very logical.

pointstoponder
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pointstoponder 10/21/10 - 03:57 am
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Gosh Mr. Turner, we didn't

Gosh Mr. Turner, we didn't realize you were gone.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 10/21/10 - 05:53 am
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Donald, if you don't like

Donald, if you don't like Augusta, you live in the right place. You're still close enough to take advantage of the metro area and far enough away to feel safe. Where's the complaint?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/21/10 - 10:38 pm
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Grovetown: The “city on

Grovetown: The “city on wheels!”

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