Commissioner Chuck

How Did They Do?

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The past several years I started keeping the campaign material that I received from candidates. With the resignations of Council Members Gibbs and Richards (Tara), I thought it would be a good time to reflect on some of the campaign promises made. My guess is that their winning formula will be used by one of…

Don’t Stop

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Ever since the announcement of a special election to replace two Flowery Branch council members and my announcement that I will/will not run, I have wanted to write about the people that have been rumored to be in the running for one of the two positions. I was thinking at the time that Rumour would…

When Councilman, I will….

Flowery Branch Water

I think that most of you know that I got my start in politics when I was elected to Flowery Branch City Council. Since I have been home twiddling my thumbs for the past 3 months, a lot of people have inquired if I am going to run for one of the two open seats…

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…

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…

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…

Is SPLOST a Lost Cause?

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Looking back at when I took office as a Flowery Branch Council member, I don’t remember talking about the items for SPLOST VI. I just remember the sales job that was being made to the cities and to the public. What I remember is that almost as soon as it was passed, it seemed that…

State of Illusion

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After sitting through Obama’s 6th State of the Union Address, I have to wonder… how does someone see the county so differently than I do? I’m happy that the market has done well even though I haven’t been able to afford to invest in it. I’m also happy that gas prices have fallen through the…