Butler County Times Gazette
  • Viewpoints 8-25-12

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  • Augusta is a sad town and the sooner people face the truth, the better. Nothing good is happening around here. That lady on the city council is right.
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    Belinda, you go Girl! Thank you for setting the record straight! Augusta is now my hometown where I have raised my family! We need representatives who are supportive and positive and not always looking for trouble. If they cannot change the negative attitudes, they need to be replaced! We need to all work together to make Augusta an even stronger community! Great jobs by the mayor and city manager!
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    So if the city council lady feels so strongly about Augusta being such a sad town then why hasn't she attempted to make changes in the past year? What exactly would make us not 'sad'?
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    I would love to know why the people still live here who believe that Augusta is such a sad town.
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    Nothing good is happening here? Really? Because I'm pretty sure that our school district is giving our children better schools and lunch programs as well as providing the tools for them to become successful young individuals. How do you think that isn't something good happening? Look around and I'm sure you will see all the good happening. If not, then just move to a place where everything is perfect (I wish you much luck with finding that place).
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    Does Augusta really need a gun store?
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    Sue Jones was right, Augusta has been a sleepy little town for a long time. It is often referred to as a bedroom community. The parks are a disgrace, there is no community center, no sports complex, little interest in parades, and no enforcement of blight conditions that exist all over. It may become a ghost town if the water situation isn't taken care of soon. I salute her courage to speak up.
    (Editor’s note: Mrs. Jones called Augusta “a sad tired little town” and Augusta is called a bedroom community when referring to our proximity to Wichita, a larger city. It really has nothing to do with being sleepy.)
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    I agree that soccer should receive free electricity. I can't understand how the usage can amount to $900 for the concession stand no longer than the season is and the games are all in daylight hours. Soccer has always received the short end of the sports stick. The high school has decided not to have a JV team this year and it is a constant struggle to get any of the perks other sports receive.
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