Tag Archive for flowery branch

Courthouse Perks

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I promised to follow the Truth no matter where it leads which makes this one of the hardest articles that I have written. I was alerted to this story in a completely different context, but here I am. I have talked to several friends about this piece, and while I am not held to the…

Monica Beatty Wins in Flowery Branch 102 – 73

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Monica Beatty deals a harsh blow to the Dark Side of the Force in Flowery Branch. In a crushing 102 to 73 landslide, Ms Beatty beat Sith Lord Mike Miller’s hand picked candidate. I hear Emperor Andrews is a little stressed too. Ms Beatty, we wish you luck in your new position on the Council.…

Counting to Four

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Sometimes when I am at forums like the South Hall Republican Club listening to public officials, I can’t help but to think about what I want to write because there are times when it seems like they are addressing me, but I am not allowed to rebut; as was the case this past Tuesday when…

One for Three is Good in Baseball

Chairman Richard Mecum

After Flowery Branch increased taxes, followed by the Hall County School Board increasing taxes, the Hall County Commission eked out a narrow 3-2 vote to hold the line. So with this victory, you would think that there would have been some decreased spending with this rollback…. If you think they spent less, you would be…

The Tax Man Cometh

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I attended the Flowery Branch City Council meeting tonight to watch them raise my taxes for a 3rd consecutive year by a vote of 3 to 1 with Mayor Mike Miller casting the deciding vote and Councilman Joe Anglin casting the dissenting vote. The issue that I have is that only one person, Councilman Anglin,…

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…

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…

Business vs. Small Town

Let me start by saying that this is second hand.  I was at another meeting, but I sent a friend over to give me an update on the forum hosted by the South Hall Republican Club this past Monday night.  My friend said that is was a good meeting with Representative Broun’s wife kicking off…