Fir Flying in Augusta Christmas Tree Debate

It’s tradition over tax dollars for Augusta Commissioners.

The proposal to use an artificial Christmas tree at the Augusta Common was cut down by city leaders, even though the fake tree would save money for the next few years.

Some tax payers say tradition can change, if, in the end, it saves Augusta money.

John Herring, Augusta, GA: “I don’t think an artificial tree would be bad…anything to save any money. In today’s economy we got to do something, I mean, prices are going up and you can’t expect the taxpayer to burden the whole cost. It’s Christmas, well Christmas or not, every dollar counts.”

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