Makeshift Jackson memorial outside James Brown Arena

Saturday, June 27, 2009 12:25 PM
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Felecia Jefferson Brown wanted to do her own little part to pay homage to the life of legendary pop singer Michael Jackson.

A message is being left at a makeshift Jackson memorial outside Augusta's James Brown Arena  Special
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A message is being left at a makeshift Jackson memorial outside Augusta's James Brown Arena

So, she started a makeshift memorial in front of the James Brown Arena on Friday in honor of Mr. Jackson, who died of a heart attack Thursday.

Ms. Brown -- who said she got permission from the arena management to put up the memorial -- plans to keep it there until the singer's funeral, which hasn't been announced. Some candles and teddy bears have been left at the memorial so far. Visitors can sign their names and leave messages on posters on a wall outside the Seventh Street building.

Ms. Brown, a member of the Citizens Emergency Response Team in Columbia County, said any gifts or item left will be donated to the MCG Children Medical Center.

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RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 06/27/09 - 12:35 pm
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Candles in this heat? Those

Candles in this heat? Those won't last long.

pah4r
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pah4r 06/27/09 - 01:03 pm
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What has this world come to

What has this world come to when we idolize women beaters, alcoholics, drug addicts, pedohiles and build memorials to them. How much better our world would be if we idolized, memoralized real heroes?? It is a shame how our priorities, morals have deteriorated and we as a society continue to hasten our demise by such misguided actions.

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Billy Shears 06/27/09 - 01:12 pm
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Well when you see a pair of

Well when you see a pair of little boy's briefs, a condom and a wine bottle of "Jesus Juice" on display, you'll know I've paid my visit there. Good riddance, creep!

SCGAL53
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SCGAL53 06/27/09 - 02:59 pm
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pah4r- probably the same

pah4r- probably the same mentality that idolized Elmore.

lokalloudness
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lokalloudness 06/27/09 - 04:12 pm
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Part of the reason this world

Part of the reason this world is in such a negative state is because people who choose to just continue to expose the world to all that is negative instead of showing the world that there is a positive light. While the world is celebrating the lift they received from Jackson's music there are those like pah4r who wish to go out of their way to show the world that all is dark and evil instead of opening the world to the positive side of things. We are all sinners. When you find a way to be without sin then please feel free to cast all the stones you want. Otherwise, "Beat It."

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charliemanson 06/27/09 - 05:29 pm
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The world hasn't

The world hasn't deteriorated. Behavior outside of the norm is just getting exposed more than in the past.

lylagirl
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lylagirl 06/27/09 - 08:15 pm
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Pah4r, why don't you shut

Pah4r, why don't you shut up!!!! Did you see Michael Jackson commit any crime. But that is just like people like you...you are so perfect and without fault! You are sooooo clean you squeak! I love Michael Jackson and he deserves all of the recognition he is receiving and more. All of his troubles revolved around money and people used their children to lie for a dollar bill. So get a life and stop condeming a man who has been aquitted of a crime. Just shut up and stop it!!!!!!

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elizaw 06/27/09 - 09:30 pm
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Lylagirl, dont get upset,

Lylagirl, dont get upset, dont you know they were right there when it happen. People like the ones here are the very judgemental. Some people have skeletons in their closets but I bet you rogue, pahr, Billy boy have a cemetary in their closets. LOL

lylagirl
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lylagirl 06/27/09 - 09:43 pm
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Elizaw...that is so funny but

Elizaw...that is so funny but probably true! RIP MIKE!!!!!

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patriciathomas 06/27/09 - 09:48 pm
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Wow, 4 memorial notices. I

Wow, 4 memorial notices. I guess child molesting isn't as popular as some posters would have you believe.

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RogueKnight 06/27/09 - 10:18 pm
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Eliza, did I say anything

Eliza, did I say anything negative towards MJ in my post? No. I said the candles won't last in this heat. I'm not going to revel in his passing. As much of a freak show as his life has been since "Bad" came out, I have been a MJ fan since the days he was in a band with his brothers. You may have heard of them...The Jackson 5? THAT'S how I intend to remember him in death. If there was any truth to the accusations of his questionable conduct with little boys, he's answering to God for it now. I HOPE there was no truth to it. I don't think we'll ever know the truth. Regardless, he was a musical genious. I'll give him props for that. I hope he is at peace now.

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