Carolina rants and raves

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IF A JAMES BROWN museum is established (in Beech Island), would that not be in violation of the NAACP boycott (of South Carolina)? Or do they think as long as they make money off the state, it's OK? And if they think the boycott is working, why don't they check the lottery lines?

IF BUDDY DALLAS and the Brown family have their way, people just might be paying admission to view the casket of James Brown in his Beech Island home in the near future. I think the residents of Aiken could petition the courts to make the family bury or cremate Mr. Brown. Just a thought. If it was anyone else, how long would the state allow a family to keep a body in its home? Think of the money families could save on burial plots. Poor James; he should have recorded a song with lyrics that screamed, ''Please, please, please plant me.'' Maybe then the family would show some respect for the deceased.

A RAVE TO THE CHURCHES that donated to Greendale Elementary School for kids' new shoes, and to the principal and assistant principal who helped make sure my nephews had a good Christmas. I have four kids of my own and had taken in my nephews and my niece when my brother got locked up for (failure to pay) child support. Thanks a lot.

DOESN'T A MUSEUM that makes money for James Brown clash with the NAACP's boycott on South Carolina? And if it's a public place and in South Carolina, wouldn't the state be able to fly the Confederate flag there? After all, the Brownland scheme is one hand washing the other. It looks as though the Revs. Al and Jesse forgot about the boycott. but the people of South Carolina haven't. And, like the Civil War, we never will.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, can someone explain to me why no one monitors Interstate 20 east and west from the state line to Belair Road for speeders? Not only is there a construction area, where I occasionally see the marshals, but it is (45) mph through much of the area. I live in North Augusta. I travel regularly on this stretch of highway. Every time I cross into Georgia, someone is blowing by me and usually doesn't slow for the construction. Why is it so hard for the Georgia Highway Patrol or Richmond County to stop these people? Talk about missing out on some revenue! It is a ridiculous situation.

THIS IS A RAVE for John Lynn, the weatherman of WJBJ, for giving Kroger the information on the cold weather so we could get extra people in to help with the customer volume from the cold-weather days. So give him a hip, hip, hooray.

FROM READING the Edgefield Daily, I learned that a resident of Mount Vintage Plantation had his property owner's privileges revoked after taking documents regarding residents' concerns to developer Bettis Rainsford in order for him to prepare for the upcoming homeowners association meeting. I am extremely interested in how a developer can revoke one of his property owner's privileges only because that person was the messenger of the entire community's concerns. What is the point of a homeowners association meeting if you cannot bring up your concerns for fear of your privileges being revoked?


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