Only on 12: News 12 tracks the noise at Club Dreams

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

News 12 at six o'clock, November 9, 2007

Augusta, GA---Neighbors are upset about the noise in one neighborhood. They want the Augusta commission to get involved. News 12 takes a closer look at Club Dreams. "I don't have anything against the people; it's just the noise." A fed up Betty Rutherford says Club Dreams has become her worst nightmare.

She says the music is too loud. "Oh it is, and I live farther away than some of the people do." Commissioners voted not to take action on Thursday. They said come back next time.

"We should not have to come back because all of the corrective actions that are neccessary have been taken. It's a matter of politics I suppose," says Attorney Leon Larke.

"Everything we do they try to take it away so you know what I'm saying if we got one thing you know let us have that," says club supporter Maria Walker.

The popular nightspot has been cited at least 10 times for noise violations. Neighbors say enough is enough. "Cannot sleep...get up in the middle of the night and look, go outside and hear dum, dum, dum, music."

"They can go to sleep. I'ma need them to go to sleep," says Fatima Stills.

Rutherford says, "I just want the noise to stop because I think they should have enough respect for people you know that live in that neighborhood."

"We would like to invite Hudson Trace over to be great neighbors with them and friends and resolve the problem as soon as possible," says club owner Marion Rosier.

Until then...the party will go on.

Commissioner Jerry Brigham says, "Obviously there is a problem in one neighborhood that's being addressed different than it would be in another neighborhood. Until that is resolved, I don't know where we go to in the future."

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  • by Terry Location: home on Nov 11, 2007 at 05:00 PM
    I know someone that made a complaint about loud music from dusk til after midnight in a residential area. You wouldn't believe what happened if I told you. After the unbelievable part happened, the perps continued their loud party until dawn. Do yourself and your family a favor and move somewhere else, it's the safest thing to do.
  • by Jeremy Location: North Augusta, SC on Nov 10, 2007 at 06:12 PM
    I have lived behind a night club beside a Radio Station on bennet lane in N.Aug for 10 years now, I have made several complaints about the loud noise, but yet A.C.S.O. has not done anything about it, why? I have a 4 y/o and a 3 y/o at home all the time, there have been an reluctant amount of sleepless nights and sometimes we hear gun shots go off, after contacting the ACSO all they tell us is that they will send a Deputy out to eliminate the noise, after they leave in about 30-45 minutes later the noise gets louder and we contact the ACSO again, they tell us that they had already sent a deputy out, and that their is nothing they can do about it any further. I don't understand why we have a sheriff's office that does not want to enforce laws concerning loud music in neighborhoods, maybe WRDW 12 can make a difference for the people, and to be our voices that will be heard for once, since no one else is listening.
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