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Savoring a victory over trash



Augusta’s mayor has bragging rights for the next year and a trophy to prove it.

The first “Trash Bash at the Border," held Sept. 18, pitted the city of Augusta against the city of North Augusta to see which city could bring together the largest team of volunteers to clean up on and along the riv...

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  1. This was an immensely successful event. The participants were friendly and eager to make our community better. From the North Augusta side, I am grateful for Mayor Williams for showing up and getting a little dirty. I have lived in North Augusta for about 6 months, and this is the second time I have talked to him in community events. With the great quality of life that the city offers, I feel as if I receive a trophy every day since moving to North Augusta.

  2. Wait a minute. If each city is scored on the amount of trash picked up on their side of the river, the logical conclusion is that people in Augusta throw more trash into and along the river than the folks in North Augusta. North Augusta should be proud to lose this event every year.

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