As of Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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The leaves are falling in Georgia on an even-numbered year, so we all know it's election time. One would expect mudslinging during the election season, but apparently one local paper believes that, when there's no mud, it's their job to initiate it. That's exactly what one publication did in calling two candidates "invisible." Calling Ricky Corley an invisible candidate is as factual as saying a rock will float.
Anyone who knows Ricky also knows he's anything but invisible. He's been active in this community for the entire 25 years I've known him. He's been active in many ways: serving the community through his business, serving as a PTO president, in his church, his many years on the Board of Education, and in various other ways. Regarding Ricky's past tenure on the BOE, I've been at his home many times for family events when one of his constituents called. Ricky always stopped what he was doing, listened and tried to help. Invisible? No way. Available? Definitely.
Yes, Ricky did miss the forum held by the aforementioned paper and co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, but he had good reasons to miss it. Ricky's dad passed away Aug. 24 and Ricky has two sisters who have serious health issues. He had to attend to some medical issues for his sister on the night of the Chamber of Commerce Forum.
I find it reprehensible that a publication would use such tactics to disparage Ricky's name, knowing the circumstances he faced.
-- Greg Evans