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Palin speaks in Augusta today

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to be in Augusta today with U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who faces Democrat Jim Martin in Tuesday's runoff election.

Mrs. Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, will speak at 8:30 a.m. at the James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m.

People were asked to RSVP, but officials indicated they would probably let others in.

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said his office would have a presence at the arena.

Other races


Public Service Commission:


- Lauren "Bubba" McDonald (R)


- Jim Powell (D)


Court of Appeals Judgeship:


- Sara Doyle


- Mike Sheffield


When to vote


All polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voters will be required to show a photo ID.

2 arrested, charged in teen's shooting death

The Burke County Sheriff's Department has arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Simpson Tyrone Cates Jr.

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey said 22-year-old Christopher Derik Chance, of Jenkins County, and 17-year-old Tray Sapp, of Burke County, have been charged with murder in the death of Mr. Cates.

Mr. Sapp will be charged as an adult.

Mr. Chance and Mr. Cates were cousins.

Mr. Cates' body was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the driver's seat of his mother's car on Ben Bargeron Road about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Capt. Frankie Parker said a drug deal was involved in the shooting.

Traffic update

Aiken County

- Crews will be resurfacing the southbound lanes of Richland Avenue between York Street and Vaucluse Road today. There will be some lane closures and detours.

- Gray Mare Hollow Road is completely closed to traffic as work continues. The closure is near Hollow Creek Road.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 12/01/08 - 02:30 am
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Go Home Palin...
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Go Home Palin...

Nammy
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Nammy 12/01/08 - 02:44 am
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No, come stay, Palin!!! w00t!

No, come stay, Palin!!! w00t!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 12/01/08 - 04:10 am
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She is butt-ugly, and stupid.

She is butt-ugly, and stupid.

dickworth1
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dickworth1 12/01/08 - 05:04 am
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Shut up democRATS-we'll see
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Shut up democRATS-we'll see in 4 years how great your elected
president is and how well he performs. I know if he doesn't do well you will claim how big a mess it was when he was elected,
but no one in the democRATS is admitting that the democRATS and bill clinton actually is to blame for the housing mess. Look it
up if you can do that by yourself or maybe your preacher can help you.

Ga Values
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Ga Values 12/01/08 - 06:35 am
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Saxby WILL NOT be the last

Saxby WILL NOT be the last man to stop a Democratic majority. He will sell us out for what he gets from the LOBBYIST. Saxby has sold our vets out by voting to cut spending on the VA, sold the small farmer and TAXPAYER out by writing a farm bill that gives everything to the clients of LOBBYIST, sold McCain out with the GANG OF 10 TRAITORS and sold us out by voting for the now $6 TRILLION Bail Out Wall Street Act for a few million from the LOBBYIST. Saxby is in it for the money and that's what he gets from the LOBBYIST. Jim Martin is not perfect but he will work for GEORGIA not SAXBY's LOBBYIST SON BO.

Fishboy
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Fishboy 12/01/08 - 06:39 am
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You forgot to mention that he

You forgot to mention that he eats babies, the elderly, puppies and kittens...

easy breezy
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easy breezy 12/01/08 - 06:46 am
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omg...how imature! Sarah

omg...how imature! Sarah Palin is a very pretty lady! Get over yourself copperhead bet you're one of those that's been beat with the ugly stick!

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EJ 12/01/08 - 06:49 am
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GACopperhead, you're not a

GACopperhead, you're not a very intelligent person, are you? When one makes personal remarks such as yours above, (about Sarah Palin) it shows lack of intelligence........for starters!

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_Imabadamerican 12/01/08 - 07:06 am
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Ga Values, you definitely

Ga Values, you definitely proved you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Follow on sheepie.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 12/01/08 - 07:19 am
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" When one makes personal

" When one makes personal remarks such as yours above, it shows lack of intelligence". Now your personal remark about his personal remark tells us what about you?

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 12/01/08 - 07:21 am
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You would think that as

You would think that as popular as her supporters claims she is, there would be no room left at the Arena for those who failed to RSVP.

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artheologist 12/01/08 - 07:23 am
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My understanding is that

My understanding is that Chambliss is at least pro-life. So, Ga Values, he is giving the unborn a chance whereas all those people you seem to be so concerned about experiencing unfair situations ought to be grateful for their very existence and that someone didn't legislate something years ago that allowed that their moms could abort THEM. They've had their shot at life. Vote Saxby and give the unborn a chance at all the "unfairness" that life has to offer, as well as the good times. But to be realistic, as any Christian knows , life has its crosses and no Christian should be complaining against such or they are enemies of the Cross as it is written. As for the rest of you, Jesus really does love you and you should be grateful to Him for each birthday that comes along!

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Chuchi 12/01/08 - 07:26 am
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GACopperhead, that was a very

GACopperhead, that was a very unbecoming comment to type about a lady whom you have never met and has done no harm to you. Just because you say those things about her doesn't mean it's true. Has Gov. Palin ever insulted you or any of your loved ones in such a way? I think you are a better person than that. Why don't you show all of us posters that you can be a really nice guy and apologize for that unkind and uncalled-for remark?

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augdowg 12/01/08 - 07:46 am
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Copperheads lack of class is

Copperheads lack of class is showing..

pofwe
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pofwe 12/01/08 - 07:54 am
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GACopperhead, all your tastes

GACopperhead, all your tastes are in your mouth.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/01/08 - 08:09 am
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Hypo, were Palin's visit a

Hypo, were Palin's visit a "get out the vote" effort, the arena would be packed to overflowing. Since it's a Chambliss fundraiser, the situation is different.

augdowg
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augdowg 12/01/08 - 08:11 am
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Show the pictures of these 2

Show the pictures of these 2 punks who murdered this guy !! Bet the whole deal involved LESS than 100 dollars..and your own cousin !!! EYE FOR AN EYE ....

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 12/01/08 - 08:13 am
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So much for blood being

So much for blood being thicker than water.

christian134
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christian134 12/01/08 - 08:18 am
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GaCopperhead your less than

GaCopperhead your less than average comments are even less than average if that is possible...Your ramblings on the subject of Gov. Palin only cover up your own inadequacies and apparent lack of self-esteem...:-)

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/01/08 - 08:21 am
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At least she is not a

At least she is not a glorified janitor.

rufus
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rufus 12/01/08 - 08:44 am
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Hyposht- check out the lines

Hyposht- check out the lines waiting to see her

edst4
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edst4 12/01/08 - 08:51 am
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Gacopperhead goes to the

Gacopperhead goes to the redneck games in Dublin to find his women. Fat no teeth and has 4 children from different men. To him his donkey and sheep look good.

edst4
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edst4 12/01/08 - 08:51 am
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Maybe just his sheep looks

Maybe just his sheep looks good to him.

Rose
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Rose 12/01/08 - 09:30 am
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morning HYPOCRITES 08.

morning HYPOCRITES 08.

Rose
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Rose 12/01/08 - 09:33 am
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Obama never did anything to

Obama never did anything to you people and you still say ugly things about him. So you shouldn't have a problem with anyone saying the same things about Palin. Obama never spoke bad about any of you.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/01/08 - 10:09 am
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So Rose, two wrongs make a

So Rose, two wrongs make a right? I don't remember Gov. Palin saying anything bad about you.

3572
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3572 12/01/08 - 10:13 am
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dickworth1 your name said it

dickworth1 your name said it all thanks so much !!!!!!!!

EvansResident
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EvansResident 12/01/08 - 10:24 am
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Even if Chambliss voted for

Even if Chambliss voted for the bail out... didn't all the democrats in congress do the same????? otherwise, it would never have passed.

truth4u
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truth4u 12/01/08 - 10:43 am
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Jim Martin for sentate Dec.

Jim Martin for sentate Dec. 2. 2008

ANGIE61
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ANGIE61 12/01/08 - 11:07 am
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shut up with the w00ts

shut up with the w00ts already namasta. That word has totally lost it's umph...jeese louise...

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