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Opinion: Augusta Is City of Contrasts



A few years ago, I wrote that Augusta is a city of incongruities. It’s the Garden City but has a lot of funky smells. It has a Kroc Center close to a crack center. It has Arts in the Heart and a Soul Bar. It’s a city on the move until the trains roll into town.

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  1. Sylvia brings a smile to my face even when everything out of Washington makes me frown. Why can’t her wise, common sense rub off on local ‘leaders’ and other progressives. Augusta has such great potential… if only the small thinkers in town would just get out of the way.

  2. Sylvia hit on what would elevate the lives of Augustans: improved education. In this increasingly complex world, education is a must. Young people are at the total mercy of the Superintendent of Education and the Board to deliver a quality product so they can have a fulfilling life. Many are doomed to a hardscrabble life or, worse, incarceration. Yes, a lot of kids come from difficult circumstances but there are remedies, which I have written of before. It will take vision and thinking outside the box. There are successful examples in other parts of the country, if anyone cares enough to look.

  3. I read your “Biden Grime Family” colloquy to my dear sister in Massachusetts, and she was, like, “Shame on you for even reading that garbage about President Biden who is a nice man and who has been through so much in his life, and poor Hunter, too.” Now I have to wash my eyes out with soap

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