Hugh Akston

Freedom of What?

At least they talked about it I read an interesting article in the  Times concerning prayer at the City of Gainesville council meetings.  While the posers (yea, I said it)  seem to want separation between church and state, they seem to be rather confused as to why.  Several of them think that the separation of…

Flowery Branch – of the Money Tree

Translucent at Best The Georgia open meetings act can be found at O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1 through 50-14-6.  I start this way because I was caught a little off guard when I read that the City of Flowery Branch hired a new Finance Director.  In looking back at the past several agendas, including the agenda where…

You Can’t take it With You?

Back to the Future O.k., let’s start by saying that not everything that I write gets published.  Back during the Flowery Branch council race, I submitted a brilliant article called “House Divided” that talked about the camps that had been established in Sterling with the Mayor and Councilmember Richards both sporting Mary Jones and Damon…

New Flowery Branch?

Secession! The hotline, hughakston@hallcountytruth.com, has a good one; reportedly, a group of Sterling on the Lake residents has met to talk about de-annexing from Flowery Branch.  The tipster said that the group is asking what they are getting for their taxes and wondering why they need to be in the city. 

The Old Switch-A-Roo

Tail wagging the dog In the past weeks I have heard two stories that are eerily similar, but slightly different concerning the upcoming special elections in Flowery Branch.  Both smack of conspiracy theories, but the similarity of the two stories from two different and unrelated sources makes me think that where there is smoke, there…

The Times Jr?

It’s my party and I will invite who I want While meeting with the Armadillo Hat Club over Christmas break, one of the members asked me to go look at a new online paper: The South Hall Gazette.  It appears that most of the content is provided by John D’Aquino.   A Google search shows that…

Recall Effort Gets Bitch Slapped – AGAIN

(title provided by The Truth) Where’s Waldo The recall Lutz effort has failed.  Now that it is over, the conspirators have scattered like roaches when the lights are turned on all because the piper needs to be paid.  This was doomed to fail from the beginning.  One of our loyal readers posted on the  Times…

One will win, We still Lose

Five down, now where do we go? We are down to two candidates left in the ring for the State House seat: Emory Dunahoo and Bobby Banks.  The race turned out to be very interesting.  Let’s take a look at the fallout:

Welcome to the Bigs

To Disclose or not to Disclose The  Times reported that three candidates for State House 25 (James Mills’ seat) failed to report their campaign contribution reports on time: Bobby Banks, Paul Wayne Godfrey and Todd W. Reed.  As of 11 am on November 2nd, only Todd W. Reed has submitted his report.