Where the Streets Have No Name

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I didn’t advertise it back when I was running for county commissioner, but I am not from around here. In fact, I graduated High School in Southern California. I can’t imagine how many people that voted for me are now saying: “It all makes sense now”. Well, back in 1987, I was a freshman in…

State Road 347, What’s in a Name?

The Commission started the meeting very strangely. They started by moving the items of the agenda all around. I’m not arguing that the rearranging was not beneficial. I’m just saying it starting things out with confusion. So they moved the discussion of SR. 347 to right after the consent agenda.

I Call Tails

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Early voting has started for continuing the tax referendum we call SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). That is with a T, by the way, not shh as in SPLOSH. I have listened to the pros and the cons, the supporters and the opposition. There are some subcategories of both, but first let’s talk…

Anyone Have a Penny? We Need to Build an Empire!

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One penny here, another penny there. Here a penny, there a penny, anybody got a penny?   When I was little, my father use to sing this crazy little song that went something like this: Christmas is A’coming, and the geese are getting fat Put a penny in the old man’s hat If you ain’t…

Pass the Clothespin

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We constantly complain there aren’t enough good candidates running for office. We see others hold the proverbial clothespin firmly on their nose and vote for candidates they really don’t like.  Unless we have decided to totally disengage from the system, we all do it at some point. In Georgia, such behavior is essentially required thanks…

Time to Crash the Party

it is time for the Republican Party to get their brand back. Imagine if I were to bottle some soda and apply the Coca-Cola label to it; you think I would get into some trouble? You see, Coke gets to determine who can use their brand, but the GOP cannot. Sure the GOP had a…

Schools getting hit hard this year.

First time school board members must be asking themselves why they ran for school board. The State starts by telling them they may stop paying for insurance for all part time non-certified employees. Then the State tells them they may take away the E-SPLOST penny in fuel tax by converting it to an excise tax.