New Year, New Beginning

Since losing my race for Georgia Public Service Commission last May, I have had 7 months to think about two things: what am I going to do next and what did I actually accomplish in 6 years of public service? So, when the opportunity came along to acquire this website, I felt like it would give me something to check off both boxes; I can now do some writing and reflecting. I am reaching out to some friends and even to people that may have written here before to see if the load can be shared. I am also trying to think of some ways that we can rebrand the site so that it isn’t too Hall County centric. I want to write about more than just local politics, and it seems like the title is a limiting factor.

I am reaching out to both old and new writers in an effort to bring in diverse viewpoints. I also plan to set up social media accounts to not only help drive traffic, but to alert the readers of new posts. If you would like to contribute, please e-mail me at; I would be very interested in exchanging ideas. As I completely endorse the disclaimer on this site, I will allow anonymous postings, but I do reserve the right to not publish everything that I receive.

I am looking forward to a great year. I think that we will have a lot to talk about.   The state legislature begins on January 12 and taking a look at some of the prefilled legislation; it looks like we get to rehash (no pun intended) legalizing marijuana and horse racing. Shortly after the session, we will get to talk a lot about local politics with the SPLOST election. I am hoping for city news to play into the site this summer through fall as we will have elections for the local municipalities. We will probably wrap up the year with people announcing intentions for county and state elections with primaries to be held in the spring of 2016.

I hope that you will join me this year for what should be an exciting ride. I am once again a private citizen and now allowed to say whatever I want (even though I rarely censored myself on the Commission).

Your friend,

Commissioner Chuck

  11 comments for “New Year, New Beginning

  1. GT183
    January 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Welcome to the Truth Commissioner! Believe it or not, I liked most of what you did in office and I am looking forward reading about your perspective on local issues. Please let us know what your future plans are.

    • January 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks GT, I plan to do a lot of reminiscing.

      • January 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        I will talk about the future too. I don’t think I am ready to do anything now. I am just enjoying not taking calls about barking dogs, pot holes or litter.

  2. Your Boat Dont Float
    January 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Want to reflect on something? How about when you violated the Constitution by illegally raising taxes on lake property owners?

    • January 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      I think you are referring to something done by the Tax Assessors in Hall County. Stay tuned. I think I will have more to say about this after Thursday’s commission meeting.

  3. Riled Up
    January 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    It is crazy to see that the site is back up. I don’t know what I think about the new ownership, but I guess that time will tell. I will be watching you.

    • January 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Just goes to show everything that is wrong with capitalism. If you want to write again, let me know.

  4. Sterling Living
    July 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Your site has been very entertaining. Keep it up!

    By the way, I voted for you 2 out 3 times.

  5. bwk
    August 15, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I find this site informative. I appreciate the information and all who contribute. Thank you Commissioner Chuck for your time and effort hosting this website.

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