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Augusta's Human Relations Commission will stop taking new cases Wednesday as it prepares to shut down Feb. 27, according to a news release.

The commission's doors are being closed because of budgetary constraints.

It no longer will provide assistance involving employment, consumer or housing complaints or investigate or prepare charges of discrimination.

Pending federal cases will be forwarded to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Savannah office at 410 Mall Blvd., Suite G., Savannah, GA 31406-4821.

To file new charges, contact the Atlanta district office at 100 Alabama St., S.W., Suite 4R30, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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business owner again
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business owner again 01/25/09 - 03:43 am
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Good riddance. A waste of

Good riddance. A waste of money anyway.

justus4
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justus4 01/25/09 - 07:07 am
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The closing is a complete
Unpublished

The closing is a complete failure of that entire office to remain relevant. Having visit that office, they were out of their league and provided poor advice. They didn't understand the larger picture and their resopnsibilities to equal employment. They feared the local establishment and did not have a strategy to combat discrimination in hirings. In this economic downturn, who do you think will be the FIRST to be fired? The Human Relation Commission. Well, this bunch found out pretty quick, eh? So when the minorities need this agency most, especially with the South's history, they are being closed out. Now they can experience the true consequences of their years of failure. And the minority commissioners must step up & appear to be fighting for this office 'cause it looks like minorities are being eliminated. Of course it won't work, but a good appearance can go a long way in politics.

rufus
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rufus 01/25/09 - 08:51 am
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White men are being

White men are being discriminated against in the NBA. I demand more short slow white men. I don't care if they can play. We need equality everywhere.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 01/25/09 - 09:09 am
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Well at least Idiots are not

Well at least Idiots are not being discriminated against by the Chronicle. They let you post your stupid comment.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 01/25/09 - 09:25 am
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Wait......I thought

Wait......I thought discrimination ended with the ascension to the throne by the newly elected messiah last week. Maybe now the Augusta National will stop discriminating against poor people by not inviting them to join. Now the NAACP is no longer needed, nor the American Negro College Fund and the other discrimatory groups in America. CNN and Gannet Newspapers discriminated against Republicans for the past eight years by NEVER having any positive news about the Bush administration. Yes people, discrimination is alive and well in the world. It always has and always will be there.
Get used to it.

usnvet
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usnvet 01/25/09 - 09:47 am
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All commissions of this type

All commissions of this type are a waste of taxpayer money. They amount to nothing but taxpayer supported special interest groups. The people who proposed this in the first place should be fired to save even more taxpayer monies!!

edwardc
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edwardc 01/25/09 - 09:56 am
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There was no such thing as

There was no such thing as equal employment opportunity during the Bush years.

donnymack
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donnymack 01/25/09 - 10:14 am
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If you have ever had the need

If you have ever had the need to use their services for a legitement reason,you would never have a clue what these people actually do. I personally never used them,but have recommended there usage to a few people while I was a project manager for a Rather large construction firm in Florida. I had sub contractors that cheated their personell out of money's that they earned so by documenting their schedules on the job ,by subpeana they were able to get their earned monies. Also with the subcontractor theme if a person is paid by the hour and works continuously for the company he or she is not a subcontractor. Georgia fly by night contractors who use hourly or salaried individual personell as subs are in for a rude awakening. If an employer does not deduct income tax from an employee the employer is liable for the taxes. Everyone who thinks that their individual carpenters/laborers/roofers are subs will soon wake up to the fact that they have been cheating the government,the employee and the respective people that they are doing work for. Sonny has finally figured this out and so has IRS. How much income will it generate for the state and country?

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jack234 01/25/09 - 10:22 am
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The Negro College Fund

The Negro College Fund doesn't discriminate. Anyone can contribute regardless of color. HELLO! HELLO! Had there been postive news about Bush, I'm sure it would have been reported. HELLO! HELLO!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/25/09 - 10:47 am
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If you're a moron, repeat the

If you're a moron, repeat the word hello

jack234
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jack234 01/25/09 - 11:04 am
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If you want your post to be

If you want your post to be read, repeat the word hello at the end of your post. It has worked for me. HELLO! HELLO!

jack234
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jack234 01/25/09 - 11:07 am
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Don't forget to order your

Don't forget to order your reprint of the historical Inaugural event to show to your grandchildren so they will know that you were part of this historical event. Nothing like it before in the history of our country. We were all proud to see the helicopter lift off headed one way to Texas. HELLO! HELLO!

karmakills123
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karmakills123 01/25/09 - 11:41 am
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Don't worry justus barry will

Don't worry justus barry will fix that...(lol) hello?..and don't hold your breath.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 01/25/09 - 12:02 pm
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Don't forget to order your

Don't forget to order your lifelike Barry Sotero T-shirt. So lifelike, it has a face on front and back.

WAG
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WAG 01/25/09 - 12:10 pm
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Well let's just wait and see

Well let's just wait and see what the "new god" can do....
Can't wait til I do not have to pay my rent and do not have to work... Nor will I have to have medical insurance. Can't wait as I am paying $400. 00 a month for med ins and it does not pay a thing..$5,000 deductable...so bring it on Mr Prestident...By the way who paid for this inaugaration????? Me and you.... Mr Presidet is ok as long as you go along with what he says but if not watch out...

jack234
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jack234 01/25/09 - 12:10 pm
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ITDoc: Where can we find it?

ITDoc: Where can we find it? HELLO! HELLO!

WAG
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WAG 01/25/09 - 12:10 pm
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So there HELLO Hello.

So there HELLO Hello.

jack234
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jack234 01/25/09 - 12:15 pm
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uga1031: Now, that is really

uga1031: Now, that is really just asking for too much. We must be realistic. Life will still go on as we have known it. HELLO! HELLO! You need a realistic view of life like Obama supporter have. You have listened to too much Rush, the grand dragon of hot air. HELLO! HELLO!

SandyK2005
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SandyK2005 01/25/09 - 12:18 pm
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"I personally never used

"I personally never used them,but have recommended there usage to a few people while I was a project manager for a Rather large construction firm in Florida. I had sub contractors that cheated their personell out of money's that they earned so by documenting their schedules on the job ,by subpeana they were able to get their earned monies." ------- That's how it's suppose to work, but in Augusta, how things are done is one step forward, two steps back. As you see, the sockpuppet rants here exemplify how and why it does.

disssman
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disssman 01/25/09 - 12:30 pm
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I guess it was a choice

I guess it was a choice between funding the EEO or the Mini theater and the EEO wasn't deemed important enough to keep. BTW Fred has been saving about 40% of the budgeted cost of fuel this fiscal year so why didn't he use that money for the EEO?

c1212
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c1212 01/25/09 - 12:31 pm
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just4us, learn how to write.

just4us, learn how to write. you visited the office and they gave you advice.

pofwe
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pofwe 01/25/09 - 01:49 pm
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I never understood the reason

I never understood the reason for it being called "Augusta's Human Relations Commission." Aren't all people human? This commission was entirely operated by blacks & for blacks. Shouldn't it have been called "Augusta's African-American Relations toward White Peoples' Commission?"

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 01/25/09 - 02:45 pm
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The EEOC isn't any better..

The EEOC isn't any better.. regardless of the color of your skin!!

soldout
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soldout 01/25/09 - 06:07 pm
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Of the over two million folks

Of the over two million folks in Washington for the big event Tuesday it was determined that 17 had to miss work to be there.

WAG
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WAG 01/25/09 - 08:12 pm
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Ha ha that is funny!!!! Who

Ha ha that is funny!!!! Who were the ones with the jobs Queen Oprah and all the little movie stars that follow this man around like they are in some cult!!!! Makes me want to puke.

mable8
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mable8 01/25/09 - 08:59 pm
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The Augusta HRC never helped

The Augusta HRC never helped anyone anyway, so why are they even necesary?

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