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Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities



In Augusta, we have two citizenries: one that seems satisfied with the status quo and the other that is up in arms with pretty much everything that goes on.

The satisfied are okay with things as they are-most can’t tell you who their commissioners are, nor can they tell you anything that is goi...

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  1. Well said Michael. Please consider an article on Augusta as an opportunity zone for citizens looking for opportunities. Specifically talking about lack of big super market in central Augusta area. I envision a small group of citizens starting a chain of very small food markets like was so prevalent in years gone by. example Augusta’s Wigfall Grocery of long ago.

      • Security is the issue. We may not have had the looting sprees of some cities. Augustas looting is on the quiet side, but definitely there. My favorite place to shop the Publix at National Hills. Has had to upgrade its Surveillance, they have an interesting new sign at the entrance. I’ve noticed a number of similar changes around town.

  2. Thank you Mr. Meyers for telling it like it is. Think about how great our country, state, and city could be if voters quit thinking about what happened over a hundred and fifty years ago. Too many people seeking office promise everything and deliver nothing, that’s why Augusta doesn’t progress the way it could. Unfortunately people’s skin color come up in every election, that’s wrong. The first black person I voted for was Alan Keyes. I was hoping he would be the next President at that time, why?, because he loved America and had the best ideas for this country. Unfortunately the minority community doesn’t accept intelligent black people. That’s proven time and time again. The Democrat Party is holding blacks back by telling them they can’t think for themselves. It’s time for people like yourself to teach them they can succeed and they would be much better off by electing people on their ability and not skin color.

  3. Absolutely spot on! We need leaders who understand government AND BUSINESS! We are saddled with far too many would be politicians who have little to no real life experience in making good decisions.

  4. Spot on, Mr. Meyers. Per the 2019 census, blacks make up 57.7% of Richmond County’s population, and hence they control the elected offices. If no competent candidates with integrity and honesty run for office, the self-serving, power-mongering, embarrassing government we now have will continue. Anyone, black or white, who wants to improve Augusta-Richmond County by running for office knows it will be a frustrating and unproductive effort, due to the current majority in the commission and the current mayor. Politics are driven by emotions and appearances, not facts, performance, and results. As long as people vote for a candidate based on race, gender, position on a social issue, personal relationship or financial gain, nothing will change. Kudos to Commissioners McKnight, Clarke, and Garrett for trying.

  5. I’m very thankful for the Augusta Press.
    Not only are the important subjects discussed, the fun ones are too. I appreciate everything I read on these pages. Including the comments, and opinions shared by the many people that obviously care about the city of Augusta.

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