Free Speech 8-1-07

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 4:56pm
By: The Citizen

First I would like to say “Thank you!” to Kedron Kroger. I found it very disturbing to hear the comments made about the store. I have noticed over the past month or so a complete turnaround in the overall conditions of the store. As for the help I don’t know what store that person was shopping in but every time I go in I always get friendly service and the products I need. I have even went as far as to talk to the managers about getting special products and they always come through for me. I feel the only reason I have ever had to wait in line is because of the store being under-staffed but someone always opens a register and I have even been checked out by a store manager before. I love Kedron Kroger and I hate to know what we would do if it wasn’t there or if they had moved some over-priced retailer in like Publix.
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When is someone going to do something about cleaning up the shopping center around the dollar theater so that people can go to the theater or the restaurants without being robbed or killed. My daughter and granddaughter met friends at Stevie B’s last Friday night. When they came out, my daughter was terrified until she could get to her car and lock the doors. She had her cell in her hand programed for 911. She said between the thugs walking around the parking lot and the ones driving around, she couldn’t leave fast enough. We like to eat at Village Cafe but won’t go there on a Friday or Saturday night. I know Dollar General is leaving because they have been robbed so many times and the shoplifting is about to put them out of business. Of course Tinseltown and the Pavilion is also taking your life in your hands if you go there.
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Why do you, the people in the front center table at the B.B. King concert, have to jump up in front of everyone else at the concert? Do you really have the urge to dance that badly? And I mean dance that badly. You block the view of everyone else. We don’t come to the concerts to see your exhibition. Sit down!
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To the city of Fayetteville officers that sit on Booker Avenue everyday clocking traffic on Ga. Highway 54: Why don’t you all do something productive for a change, like go patrol the Pavilion or something? That stretch of 54 is not dangerous, but you guys are always right there in the shadows ready to ruin someone’s day with that speed trap. I hate to think tax dollars are paying you guys to pull cheap stunts like that everyday when you should be out patrolling looking to catch real criminals.
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I went shopping for school supplies for my three grandchildren. When the bill rang up $100, I went into shock. Not only do we have to buy pens, pencils, crayons, folders, paper, etc., for the kids, but we have to supply soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels and sandwich bags. Also some things so the teacher can have her supplies. Their parents have also spent money on supplies; I was just helping out. I was also told that these supplies are due the first day of school and that we will get another list after school starts. Also they demand name-brand items or they will send them back home. Each grade has a different list. It is very expensive for parents with more than one child. So please tell me what does my school taxes and the lottery pay for? Even though the school system in Fayette County is better than other counties, Georgia as a whole is terrible. I wouldn’t mind paying for supplies if I could be sure my grandchildren will get a good education. Do the schools supply anything? I know some can’t afford all these things and some won’t bother, but the rest of us shouldn’t have to foot the bill for those people.
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When a blank mind tries to read a blank sign, it is lacking cents to make a full dime.
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Did Fayette Idol follow their own rules this year? It appears they did not. The rules about singers having only one initial minute to perform was enforced on few, significantly disregarded for many others, due to apparent sound crew oversights. Could this have been an unfair advantage to those who were able to sing almost their entire song? The competition was supposed to be 75 percent based on appearance, stage presence, and star quality. That had to be on paper only, not practice. If they are really just looking for a certain type of act to open the next night’s show, then just state such. People make song choices and performance decisions based on the rules given. Lastly, and most importantly, the unwritten rule of impartial judges appeared to be lacking. Judges should not have connections to the performers or be in a position which may appear to be a conflict of interest. Fayette Idol should ensure the process will have integrity. Certainly, the winners were fine and talented singers. But, the process was flawed and should be corrected in the future to ensure fairness for all performers.
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I cannot believe that someone living in the South actually insulted the name of Ronda Rich, our heroine in Southern humor. You call her stupid? Not so. You say she is blonde? You, sir, are ignorant. Everyone knows she maintains a healthy shade of red. You did not have to tell us your knowledge about Scots-Irish. She had it correct. My money says you have an A-type personality. Ronda would have the grace to laugh at your correction.
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To all my Colonnade neighbors, can’t we all just get along? Sincerely, Rodney King.
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Fayette County citizens beware: Keep your eye on the current Fayette County Commissioners, namely Eric Maxwell, Herb Frady and Jack Smith. They might just bring down our local government as we have known it. The recklessness they have shown when they fired County Attorney Bill McNally and County Administrator Chris Venice is staggering. They have just thrown away years of experience, knowledge, integrity, and dedication when they fired these two. Some might say that this is just the changing of the guard, that change is good. Change is good when something needs fixing. In the case of Chris Venice and Bill McNally, they both did a stellar job. They both contributed to the high quality of life that Fayette County citizens have enjoyed for years. So why did the commissioners fire them? And, to make matters worse, we find out after the fact that the county will not even be saving any money by hiring an in-house attorney, as Eric Maxwell originally claimed. As a tax-paying citizen of this county for many years, I’d like to know what is really going on here.
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There you go again, Mayor Logsdon. The best budget the self-proclaimed financial genius can produce borrows funds from vacant police positions he can’t fill and flushing the city’s reserve funds away. For this he needs a double pay raise? Now that’s brilliant.
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Tyrone’s government doesn’t care who they harm with their rezonings. They rezoned property of a 90-year-old lady, taking away land uses that has caused her to lose income and property value. The elderly lady is an Alzheimer’s patient at Ashley Glen retirement home in Peachtree City, who suffers from total memory loss. The only notice she received was a tiny ad published in the Fayette News. Of course, due to her disability, she cannot read and comprehend. When questioned about this inadequate notification, Town Manager Barry Amos said, We follow minimum requirements of state law and act on the advice of our attorney. Mr. Amos was unconcerned as he later said, Let the people sue; we have insurance to protect our officials. (The yearly liability premium paid by taxpayers is over $200,000 per year). But who is going to protect the citizens? Our elected representatives take an oath to protect citizens’ rights. However, numerous letters sent to council members over the past six months about this immoral injustice done to this lady have gone unanswered. A claim letter for damages however, was quickly answered recently with a flat denial. When an individual wants a rezoning, they must send out notification letters and post signs on the property as well as advertise. But Tyrone doesn’t think the government should be held to the same standards imposed on the lowly citizens. When will Tyrone’s voters finally wake up to this unequal treatment and elect true representatives of the people? You never know whose disabled parent may be Tyrone’s next victim. Current councilmen Michael Smola and Paul Letourneau voted for the rezoning and were supported by Barry Amos and Assistant Manager Valerie Fowler with their recommendations.
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People who have not traveled to other countries do not realize what a rip-off country America has become. I just took my teenager to the dentist to have her wisdom teeth removed. The cost is going to be exactly two times what my high option insurance will pay. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to see that they are collecting twice. Once from the insurance company and again from the patient. I pay exorbitant prices for insurance and then these greedy pigs still charge me out-of-pocket cost at more than the service was worth to begin with. This country is going to hell in a hand-basket if we don’t stop this greedy gouging by the medical profession and the oil industry. Of course it will never be stopped as long as the working Americans are willing to keep paying for free medical care and living expenses for the illegals that dominate our society.
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Please allow me to share with you what I know about government-run hospitals based on three Vietnam-related surgeries over a period of three months in two foreign hospitals. The military doctors that I encountered were like Attila the Hun with a stethoscope, especially the orthopedic surgeons. They were working for peanuts fulfilling their obligations to the government before chasing their fortunes in private practice. How do you think doctor’s attitudes will be affected when they have no hope of escaping the government and no hope of ever entering private practice? Would you spend 10 years of your life in intensive medical training for that? I sure wouldn’t. Well, then, where will most of our doctors come from in a socialized healthcare system? Third World countries, of course. After returning home, I spent many days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veteran’s (U.S. Government) Hospital in Atlanta waiting to see a doctor. This is exactly what you can expect from socialized healthcare in America. You will be a piece of meat with a number stamped on it. According to one brilliant man, we should be excited because our government healthcare will be better than the healthcare in France. How could any true American make such a degrading and insulting comparison? France is already a fallen country. It will be under Muslim control within a decade. Our wounded veterans returning home today are still being treated in veteran’s hospitals far better than those in Russia. How comforting is that? Should we accept such deplorable conditions just because they are the best the world has to offer? When you are forced to sit in a waiting room for eight hours to see the doctor that the government has assigned to you, will you be consoled knowing that America’s socialized medical system is better than the one in China? When you are in violation of the law because you visited the doctor of your choice instead of the one the government has assigned to you, will you be distraught? As long as our medical system is better than that of Canada’s and Ireland’s, will that ease your pain? Expect to hear this, “I’m sorry, but surgeries are rationed and you have already reached your limit; come back next year.” This commune-minded malarkey of take from each according to his means and give to each according to his needs is just another step toward enslaving us under a government ostensibly designed by Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. I have no problem whatsoever providing free healthcare for children. We are the most blessed nation on earth, yet over half of our population is obese and about 30 percent live the most self-destructive lifestyles imaginable. Socialized medicine might be inevitable, but if American taxpayers are going to provide free health for the masses, including the millions that have recently broken into our country illegally, we deserve a say as to how it is allocated. Stop smoking, getting drunk, taking drugs, overeating and living high-risk lifestyles. Once you reach a defined age of accountability, you will be tested on a regular basis. If you fail, you will have three chances to clean up you act. After three failures, your healthcare will be your own responsibility. The government will no longer pay for it. If you become a danger to society, free health care will be restored to you in a federal prison. This sounds harsh, but is it not fair? I implement every recommendation my doctor offers and then go a few steps above and beyond. Do you think that is easy? Is it right for some to work, sacrifice and deprive themselves to maintain their own health while being be forced to pay the bills for others so they can continue to be gluttons, whores, drunkards and dope addicts? Americans are compassionate, but we should not be obligated to take the whole world on to raise and not expect anything in return. There has to be accountability. When these one-world-under-the-U.N. minded liberals from the sixties find themselves living in chaos akin to 1969 Cambodia, who do you think they will blame? Certainly not themselves. They sprawl out on their fat loins in front of their strawberry-fields-forever computers puffing smoke rings and dreaming dreams of a perfect world at somebody else’s expense. And then they propagate their nonsensical lucidity that Americans, in order to be good Christians, should graciously lower their standard of living to that of a Third World country so we can all be equal. Oh, I forgot that the U.S. Constitution guarantees every human inside our borders the right to see a doctor at my expense while allowing them the freedom to indulge in whatever destructive lifestyles they wish. My dad has been gone 40 years, but one of his favorite sayings rings louder than ever, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
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If you want to know about what universal health care will look like, just ask anyone that has anything to do with a V.A. hospital. They will tell you that it is a nightmare dealing with them. Just look at what a mess Walter Reed was in, and it was supposed to be the best that the government had. We need to go after the insurance and drug corporations; that’s where the real problems lie.
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I keep reading and hearing comments by numerous people who say they would vote for Hilliary Clinton just because she is a woman or for Obama just because he is black. What kind of idiots do we have in America now? Voting for someone “just because” of their race or gender is pure stupidity and it’s that kind of blind voting that has this country in the mess it is in now. How about educating yourself on the candidates and vote for the one best suited to lead America folks? Forget race, gender and party affiliation and vote like an American citizen interested in your country rather than some personal agenda.
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When is enough enough? Child murders, child killers, child pedophiles, etc., are walking out of America’s courts each day because of technicalities and it’s all because of “their rights.” What about the rights of that innocent baby that was cut from its mother’s womb (from the woman desperate to have a baby), or that sweet little girl snatched out of her bed while sleeping one night (from a neighborhood pedophile), or that sparky little baby boy that was shaken to death (from a daycare provider), or that 6-year-old girl that was brutally raped by a neighbor’s 16-year-old brother? Who is going to fight for for their right to a speedy trial for justice? Who is going to take a stand for them and say, Enough is enough?

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Submitted by 1975poppy on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 1:41pm.

Recently I purchased an automobile on August 8, and went to the Fayette Tax Office to transfer the title and purchase a plate. I had a hard copy of the emission inspection that was valid thru August 12 that the previous owner had given me. The clerk told me that I had to have the emission inspection done. I argued that according to the Clean air force website, the emissions are good for 12 months, no matter how many times the car may change hands. I finally won my case but had to go to George Wingo to get it done. I will post the link here and hope I get it right, but if not, you can "Google" Ga Clean Air Force and see for yourself.Don't be fooled!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 3:58pm.

These things are another way to make businesses not needed.
Just as were the safety inspection certificates we used to have.
Also, Georgia's title loan robbers.
If you ever read the law about safety inspection certificates, you could easily see that if a station performed the check strictly according to the law, it would take at least a full day to do so. At $70 per hour that would cost them $560 to do! All they were interested in was smoky mufflers, and headlights.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 9:14am.

To the person who doesn't want the cops to give speeding tickets at 54 and Booker, if you go the speed limit there will be no problem, thats the idea behind it. I go that way every morning and I make sure I slow before I top that rise.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

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Submitted by Cyclist on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 1:07pm.

It's a very simple concept. I never go over the posted speed limit...... when I ride.

BTW Band camp is going very well. Today is the warmest day that we have had. A few were complaining about the heat. We had enough sprayers filled with cold water to perk them up.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:19am.

Just slow down a bit, run no more than 5 or so over the limit, and they won't bat an eye at you.

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Submitted by TonyF on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 9:47am.

you know very well the speed limits apply to everyone else except the entitled few. How DARE you suggest this person obey a law that clearly does not apply to them. I, sir, am appalled! By the way, we all know "speed traps" are employed merely as an inconvenience or at least, a way for our officers to kill some time and have a few laughs.
My suggestion to this person is: tell the officer who you are and what your station in life is and I'm sure an apology will follow.

"The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime.You shuffle in the gloom of the sick room,and talk to yourself as you die."
(R. Waters)

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Submitted by hutch866 on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 11:26am.

The bad part is that for the people trying to cross 54 there, they run the risk of being t-boned by the people speeding. The limit there is 35 and I have people pass me doing 60 all the time, not to mention the people hanging out in traffic as the attempt to cross the east bound lane to go west. The cop in Griffin that gave me my ticket changed my attitude 100%, or at least $166.00 dollars worth.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

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Submitted by chippie on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 12:30pm.

My oldest got pegged in front of the credit union (across 54 from Booker) a few months back to the tune of $130. We'd been warning him about having a lead foot and I was very thankful he wasn't let off with a warning because it wouldn't have hit home quite like it did when he had to pay for it.

Kids - sometimes they just have to learn the hard, or, in this case, the expensive, way! Smiling

Submitted by JJsMom on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 4:11am.

To the person who left the comment on Fayette Idol-you (or your child or spouse) obviously didn't do well in the contest. Making unsubstantiated, slanderous comments suggesting the judges weren't impartial and your disparaging remarks about the winners not having star quality, etc., etc. is just churlish. Learn to be a gracious loser-I daresay you've lost before considering how well you complain and you'll need the lesson for the future.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:11am.

This is why we need NO such idol crap!

Submitted by too bad on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 10:26pm.

"Tyrone’s government doesn’t care who they harm with their rezonings. They rezoned property of a 90-year-old lady, taking away land uses that has caused her to lose income and property value. The elderly lady is an Alzheimer’s patient at Ashley Glen retirement home in Peachtree City, who suffers from total memory loss. The only notice she received was a tiny ad published in the Fayette News. Of course, due to her disability, she cannot read and comprehend.When questioned about this inadequate notification, Town Manager Barry Amos said, We follow minimum requirements of state law and act on the advice of our attorney." God, if that is true, that may be the worst thing I've heard. We have just got to have someone new soon. To read that makes you lose sleep.

Submitted by BACKINBLACK on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 10:54pm.

The stories just get worse and worse. I can't believe a community activist group has not yet been formed by the citizens of Tyrone. What else is going to have to happen before the town council wakes up and realizes they really need to get a new town manager. Maybe someone should start a fund for this poor old lady. I feel so sorry for her. It is reprehensible what has happened in Tyrone government. Can you imagine, if a small, hole in the wall town like Tyrone does have this kind of subversion of laws and true lack of care for the citizens, the higher you go in government it must just get really terrible. We are taught to respect and trust our government but it seems like their actions no longer support blind faith by their citizens. We are lied to by the federal government, the state government, and now just look what has happened in small town Tyrone. Oh my goodness!!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 7:59am.

These kind of things never tell "the whole" story."
Anyway, only old bankers take advantage of senile old widows property, not towns.
Now what is really happening?

Submitted by freedomofinfo on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:28am.

The whole story is this. Once upon a time, about 9 years ago, a really bad man came to town and was hired as town engineer but given title of town manager in name only. He was hired by a man who no longer works for the town but this man who hired the big bad engineer told said engineer that he had absolutely no power as a town manager. Then that man left. Then the figure head town manager began gobbling up power, making up power and exercising power. One day the town manager went to a city planning/town manager seminar and he learned of a way to garner federal grant money for redevelopment of downtown. Several people who worked for the town told him he could not do many things he wanted to do, so he fired them all. Then he began applying for federal grant money and started trying to get his hands on the downtown private property so he could then contract the redevelopment out to people like Bert Clark. Now, there was a problem, because the town manager did not own the property he wanted to redevelop and he especially did not want to go down the legal route of condemnation and paying these private property owners the fair market value for their property, so he slowly began zoning them out of business and devaluing their property by taking away the property and land uses that downtown property owners could rent their property for - for example, once upon a time, business and property owners could get business permits, now they can't. Thus the property decreases in value and then the developer can buy it up at less than market value, as has been done down on the other end of Palmetto Road. Getting the picture yet??

Submitted by too bad on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 4:56pm.

we have a chemical plant spewing God knows has been a year and the Fed gov is doing what? Property values are going down partly due to Flatt Rock and Sandy Creek...and the school board is doing what? They have test scores lower than other schools in other counties...and the school board is doing what? The ratio is 51/49 and doesn't represent what lives here...and what is done about it? Thelma and Barney run amock and who do they answer to? I know people who have bought another house before their empty one here sold, just to get aint just me feels this is time to call it as it is and leave...Thelma and Barney have been acting this way for YEARS..the schools are going down like the Titanic and so are can't fight it...I have tried and lost...know one will admit there is a like Nero fiddling, [school board rep from this area], Gloria n Grace are only two people [town] against people with an agenda and Thelma and what is the use?

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 4:34pm.

Oh, is that all?
Heck, we have had that in PTC for 40 years or more. It is standard!
It is how some millionaires are made.

Submitted by too bad on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 4:20pm.

I have never seen anyone act so unprofessional as when I tried to get info out of Valerie years ago. That she could treat the public so disgracefully and get away with it left me speechless. I have been in public contact all my life and never saw anything like it. No one seems to understand the two of them are just hired hands, that can be F.I.R.E.D... They must sit around and snicker at what they get away with. The police department was no better till we got a new chief. You had one or two rotten apples but no one did anything with them. No one seems to think they are in charge of them. I would love to have a job like that. I think anyone would.

Submitted by freedomofinfo on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 1:28pm.

Everyone should attend the meeting tonight and show a force of citizenry. Citizenry means citizens as a group!! Let's make the town accountable!!

Submitted by BACKINBLACK on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 5:17pm.

Alright boys & girls - tonight is a crucial town council meeting. I beg of all of you, please attend and speak your minds. I would also like to express my support for Don Renwaldt for Mayor!! I am extremely curious to know why Bert Clark has disappeared. Where are you Bert? Waiting for a new administration to come in and approve your zoning? Well, I have news for you Bert - the new council will be fully informed of all that has been going on. In fact, a key question for any potential candidates will be - "Are you for or against Barry Amos and Valerie Caldwell?" If the answer is that they are for them - then no vote; if the answer is against them - vote, vote, vote!! Everyone, should ask all their friends if they are registered to vote. If not, we should step up and do our civic duty, help those who aren't registered, get registered. You can register at the DMV, the library and I am sure many other places. Not even a 1/4 of the community votes. Come on ya'll - ROCK THE VOTE. See what a democratic government can really do, if you get involved. Barry Amos and Valerie Caldwell are taking advantage of the fact that we, as the Tyrone community, are not active in our government. I recently read over the town council minutes and the planning commission minutes posted at and I noticed that more times than not, no one spoke in opposition or in favor of the proposed actions. I would really like to see the meetings look like the one in April where the mayor had to recuse herself and Coucilwomen Caldwell & Furr actually won a vote. There were a lot of citizens there is oppose the Bert Clark zoning, and he lost. I don't hold out much hope for Smola, he is Barry's man, but Latourneau recently sided with Caldwell and Furr, which gives us hope for Latourneau. Come La'T we are counting on you!!

Submitted by BACKINBLACK on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 6:24pm.

It really is a disgrace! If the two councilwomen you have named would read their powers as elected officials, they would see that they have the power to fire the town manager and his assistant. It seems like Latourneau may be flipping sides as he voted against Barry at a recent meeting, making Barry very mad!! So maybe Councilwoman Caldwell and Councilwoman Furr could speak to Councilman Latourneau and get his vote - that is all it takes - those 3 would have the majority vote. They may be worried about firing two "key employees," the town manager and the assistant town manager/zoning administrator, but it can't get any worse than it already is and taking such action would be a good faith move to separate themselves from all of the alleged illegalities and violations of citizens rights that Barry Amos and Valerie Fowler have been involved with and apparently still cause. Shame on you town council if you do nothing in the face of all of these complaints. Citizens should not have to move, although I know of another citizen that moved a while back, solely because of the treatment he received from Barry and Valerie.

"SCRATCH A LIE, FIND A THIEF" quoted from Ray Charles.

Doing nothing in the face of clear problems like these is like saying it is ok and becoming an enabler.

Submitted by too bad on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 7:14pm.

This is what you get for electing a puppet mayor. She does nothing without asking Barney. Leatourneau may or may not do something, but one time fliping after standing with the rest on so much is just not a lot to hang your hat on. Nov is just around the corner and then new mayor and 1 or 2 new council people, but I agree it is a long time to wait, but for me, it is much more, the school is ruined and when someone could of stood up for this area, they didn't. People are just tired of the bs with the schools here. Smola doesn't care, far from it, and the school board doesn't do anything but keep Mcintosh and Starrs mill just so at our expense, so why not leave and let them have it? Then later they can have their precious Mcintosh and Starrs mill, I will take Northgate over Sandy creek any day, and it looks like so would all the people I keep seeing who USE to live in this area that moved there.

Submitted by freedomofinfo on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:41pm.

What the heck?? Why should citizens be forced to consider moving because the local government is so bad? From the downtown redevelopment i.e. violations of property rights to the school problems - WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND STOP BEING A COWARD? Everyone is so scared of Barry and Valerie, albeit for good reasons like the way they treat the citizens, etc. etc. etc., but we can't keep running scared!! You know that our local taxes pay their salaries; so from where I am standing, they work for the citizens of the town. But they have failed miserably. I heard of this organization in GA that helps people who have problems with local governments - it is called the Southeast Legal Foundation. Look it up on the internet and contact them about the problems in Tyrone. They recently won a case against the city of Stockbridge over very similar property issues. Couldn't hurt. They will help with any problems from school to employment to property. Give them a call, they will do anything they can to help. Who else is going to run for council? I heard that Chip Young was not going to run against Don Renwaldt. I don't know if it is true but if anyone knows who the potential candidates are for the November election please post them so we can do our research and see if they are what Tyrone deserves - the opposite of Smola, Latourneau, Amos and Valerie whatever her last name is now. GET THEM OUT OF THERE!!

Submitted by OhMy on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 6:39am.

I think everyone agrees that the current administration has to go. Your reasons are one of many.

Do you work for the Southeast Legal Foundation or know someone who does? It appears that you are very close to this foundation or have close connections. I dont think we need a foundation to help, we need citizens to elect the correct candidates. Electing the correct candidates would resolve the problem quickly and without costs.

Submitted by too bad on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:39pm.

It is like a divorse. Sometimes you have to understand it is not a good fit and you must move on. Another thing you have to understand is a lot of these people here are RELATED to each other. When you stand up for what you think is right, at the first chance someone gets, you have the strangest things start happening to you and your family/children. I have had very inapropiate things happen to mine. I'm not referring to at school. I'm talking about adults in uniform that they were taught to respect. The same with me. I doubt they will ever do it again, but the memory is there. I don't want my money going to pay saleries for certain people I have no respect for. That also goes for V as well, I don't think she will pull that again, but I just rather move on. And like I said, the schools are trashed in part due to the representation, or lack there of, of the people who are suppose to be looking out for our best interest. I'm just sick of the whole thing and feel there are good people in other places, that will respect me and my tax money. It shouldn't be so insane for the taxpayers as what I have encountered here.

Submitted by cecedupree on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 6:22am.

There is alot going on in Tyrone and it is time for change. I think we all agree on that. But the name calling is becoming redundant. I think we all get the picture and agree, if we didn't I believe there would be at least a few people defending Barry and Valerie's honor on this site. But they can't. Too many people know by now what they stand for and what games they are playing. I think it is time for us all to get to work and start pounding the pavements in Tyrone and elect some competent, caring visionaries for our Town.

Submitted by too bad on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 8:16am.

name calling, and frankly tired of the discussion. There is nothing left here for me worth staying, and it looks like a lot of others have the same idea as they keep moving to Coweta in droves. In my eyes, some things have been trashed by people who are either so mean, stupid, or so lazy, that the effort to undue what they have done would take too long, or can't be fixed. And the unpleasant memories aren't something I want to be reminded of. I want to be in a positive place for me and mine where there is a possiblity of a better future and let these negative people stay here and feed off each other and dwell on how to get even. There is more to life than this.

Submitted by ConfushaSay on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 12:50pm.

Come on over to our side. We need good people to help us get representative government.

Submitted by too bad on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:58pm.


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