sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on DCSS IT employee out on bail

Sis. Ruby, I once worked with a woman who was so proud that she had graduated from college and let everyone know it. I read some of her reports and was surprised that she graduated from high school without fundamental grammar basics. What really shocked me was that before you could graduate from Georgia public university or college you had to pass the Regents exam. I passed it my first time taking it and know some people who could never writing part of it, and I still wonder how she did it. so the person above could actually be a college graduate (I always figured she was telling a fib). Scary isn't it? Oh and I don't think that she was a product of the DCSS.


sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on Squawk of the day - March 18, 2013

The reason we have to wait so long is that they schedule multiple patients for the same time, so if you are a no show, it is not as if that slot is open, they normally have at least two people scheduled and if one doesn't show then they still get paid. And I agree, they should pay us to wait for them when our appointment comes and goes and still no doctor.


sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on Rogers expands holdings with new Mike's Country Store

I used to rent a house from him and he is a very nice man. I knew about the rental and construction, but didn't know that he also owned Mike's Country Store, I would stop by when going to practice shooting at the shooting gallery and purchased some of their meat products. I will definitely give him my support whenever I down in Putney.


sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on Florida lieutenant governor resigns in gambling probe

Reminds me of a church organization that used to sit outside of the local grocery stores in Dawson and ask people for donations. They claimed that they were collecting the money to give to charities to help with diabetes research. I stopped once and asked some simple questions and they were not able to give answers that actually made any sense so I took my money and later made a donation to the Diabetes Association for a friend who had died in Ohio from dialysis mishap. She was a diabetic and ended up on dialysis and bled to death in her home while her parents were in another part of the house, by the time they checked on her it was too late. I do have to thank them, because it reinforced my desire to do something in her name and I learned that just because they put on nice clothes and talk the talk and walk the walk, does helping others is their main cause, rather helping self, so now I no longer place money in people's hand, but I will put change and a few bills in those jars to help those with medical problems, such as needed kidney transplants or assistance paying for extremely expensive life saving medications or procedures.


sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on Trial starts for woman accused of public assistance fraud

Food stamps and public assistance is not the problem, but making rules and not following through on them is or it should be a crime. Seems to me about 15 or 20 years ago, government said that people would only receive x amount regardless of how many children they had and that they could only receive assistance for a certain amount of years.

Assistance is needed in these troubling times with unemployment rampant, but these programs should be used as intended as temporary help not a way of life. If my mother could work two jobs to take care of herself and her five daughters instead of waiting for a handout, then these young and able bodies should be able to do the same.I don't always agree with what is said here, because most of it does seem to very mean spirited and racist, but I have worked my entire adult life and feel that others should do the same instead of waiting on the mailman every month and for those of you who don't know, not all Blacks want to be taken care of and don't appreciate being lumped in a group for something we have no control over, such as the color of skin.

Moral fiber and ethics should be taught in the home and children should receive home training at home from their parents or guardians.


sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on PSC Suspends Monroe Principal Valerie Thomas for 90 Days in CRCT fallout

See paragraph one, which states "without pay" and that is gonna hurt a lot. Wonder will she get her old job back when she returns?


sowegap 2 years, 4 months ago on Squawk of the Day - March 6, 2013

My brother-in-law has a golden lab and he is so sweet and playful, does not have a mean bone in his body and all he wants to do is play and he is as big as a mack truck and only just a little over a year old. He is so docile, he does not recognize when another dog is being mean to him. My niece has a poodle Jack Russell Terrier mix and he is mean as all get out and only weighs 10 pounds soaking wet, but will snap at you in a minute, get close to his Momma, her mother or brother and he is very protective.


sowegap 2 years, 5 months ago on Young Dawson mayor meets city's challenges head-on

You call the citizens of Dawson stupid for voting for Chris because he is only 23, according to you it an example of voting for skin color instead of qualifications, well, there is one major flaw with your statement--both candidates are Black/African American.


sowegap 2 years, 5 months ago on Terrell hit and run leaves two dead

I am very familiar with this area, I live in Dawson and my sister lives in a neighborhood across from where this tragedy took place. You have a very busy highway and an extremely busy convenience store in this area and those who live here use this highway all the time. It is the only way to cross the street to get to the store, most people as was the victims were standing in the turning lane, which is the practice because even though this is a busy highway, there is no crossing lights so if you are unlucky enough to have to go to the store, then you have to cross this highway. They were doing what hundreds have done before them. They are not the only ones to lose their lives in that area. IT WAS A TRAGEDY. The victims were just innocent victims doing what they have probably done countless times before.