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Michael Meyers: Richmond County commissioners and the Confederate monument stir controversy

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So many things to cover in this week’s column while keeping in mind that I am only afforded so many words.  I’m going to make sure however, to address...

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  1. The people who want to remove our Confederate Monument are entitled to their opinion, but they are not now and never will be entitled to remove part of our local history by moving the monument from where the citizens of Augusta placed it for all people to acknowledge the sacrifices made by our local soldiers fighting against the Northern aggressors and their supporters who are still working today to destroy the South.

  2. Well, Michael sitting in the class is important and frankly those classes mentioned were interesting-even reviewing them online. Perhaps there should be an informational forum and “trip report” from the attending Commissioners about what they “learned” and how those concepts could, should, or not apply to our County.
    Every corporation, government entity, and especially the military files such a report upon returning from such conferences. It serves as a forum of open discussion and a validation that they actually participated.
    If they found nothing useful at all-perhaps, they could seek to become presenters at the next Conference. For surely, we are a beacon of a transparent government, technologically advance, inclusive, and diverse county, that values our parks, recreational areas and definitely education.
    Perhaps…but please don’t call me Shirley

    • Project Access to reduce indigent care expense for the county since July 1, 2002. It has saved the County millions of dollars indigent care that way being spent with University Hospital. The project can from a NACO held in Charlotte, NC.

  3. Nothing new under the sun where the human heart is concerned
    They need to go ahead and get busy and design the replacement monuments around the country, the north included, dedicated to the United States current multi billion soul destroying slave enterprise that goes under the moniker of ” Human Trafficking “:

    Atlanta, GA

    “Atlanta is another city long known for sex trafficking. In a recent statement, its Mayor suggested that the illicit sex trade in Atlanta has reached $300 million annually.”

    United States being #1 in the world in producing soul destroying films using enslaved children as well .
    Is there any doubt this land is condemned ?

  4. A great excuse for boondoggles of this nature, is that our commissioners are following the travel example set by their outgoing “leader”, Hardie Davis!! Follow the leader!! Fortunately, MUCH CHEAPER than the very high, still unknown, costs incurred by our “great leader” and his taxpayer funded credit card. Where is the GBI investigation??!

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