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Old 07-28-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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In all these threads (mostly about Columbus) I excluded Augusta because I have never spent any time there... just passed through. Despite what some might think, my opinions come from actually seeing and being around a place for at least some time. Of these "second tier" cities we keep ranting about, Augusta is the only one I cannot honestly comment about. And I do not purposely look for the bad things either.... despite what some might say. The funny thing about this is that I live about 40 miles from Macon, yet I think I was called a 'Columbus' guy!! But, that is way better than being called a 'Macon' guy... that place is just nasty.
LOL. Now I know why I go to Atlanta at least five times every year including this Friday and next Thursday and have never visited Macon or Columbus. I have only passed through Augusta on the interstate.

 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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BUt from what you said earlier.. you didn't see Augusta.. you saw the outskirts..I520 and I20 are atleast 7 miles from the center of Augusta..
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In all these threads (mostly about Columbus) I excluded Augusta because I have never spent any time there... just passed through. Despite what some might think, my opinions come from actually seeing and being around a place for at least some time. Of these "second tier" cities we keep ranting about, Augusta is the only one I cannot honestly comment about. And I do not purposely look for the bad things either.... despite what some might say. The funny thing about this is that I live about 40 miles from Macon, yet I think I was called a 'Columbus' guy!! But, that is way better than being called a 'Macon' guy... that place is just nasty.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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LOL. Now I know why I go to Atlanta at least five times every year including this Friday and next Thursday and have never visited Macon or Columbus. I have only passed through Augusta on the interstate.
You don't pass through Augusta on I20.. you pass "by" it. All you see are billboards, fast food restaurants, and strip malls.. you'd never know there was a city there. It just looks like a pit stop on the interstate.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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You don't pass through Augusta on I20.. you pass "by" it. All you see are billboards, fast food restaurants, and strip malls.. you'd never know there was a city there. It just looks like a pit stop on the interstate.
I imagine it still looked better than the downtown area. LOL.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Well maybe they came from someplace worse like Florence, SC or Albany, GA... which in that case Augusta may seem big time.. or maybe they just like the smell of rotten eggs in the morning.
I came from Boulder, Colorado and Honolulu, Hawaii. And yes, I'm a huge fan of Augusta. This city has a lot of potential and it's starting to live up to it.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I came from Boulder, Colorado and Honolulu, Hawaii. And yes, I'm a huge fan of Augusta. This city has a lot of potential and it's starting to live up to it.
You came from where and you're a huge fan of what? Oh dear.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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I came from Boulder, Colorado and Honolulu, Hawaii. And yes, I'm a huge fan of Augusta. This city has a lot of potential and it's starting to live up to it.
How long have you lived in Augusta?? You still havea lot to learn. Those of us who grew up in Augusta have been hearing this same song and dance for over 30 years.. Every place has "potential" it's what you do with it that matters.. and in Augusta ppl love to talk about what they want to do.. but their is rarely any follow through. I cannot tell you how many different "master plans" they have unveiled for Augusta in the last 25 years.. with none of them being acted on. Augusta is a pace where good ideas go to die.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I have high confidence in this mayor, and this city council. Things are getting done, and the mayor at least has a very clear vision of where he would like to take the city. Despite the weak mayor system, the council is getting behind it a little.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Hephzibah, GA
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There are brand new houses and a crane building the james brown townhomes. And the library which has alread started construction. Also the judicial center starting in nov. Are all on this one street.. Ride down 9th street james brown boulevard. Augusta is full of construction

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Here and there
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BUt from what you said earlier.. you didn't see Augusta.. you saw the outskirts..I520 and I20 are atleast 7 miles from the center of Augusta..
Dude... read more, post less. I commented on the highway projects and admitted that I have only passed through. Exactly which part of that did you not understand?
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