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Haven't agreed with Meadors on much but I do on this issue. It should be the parents responsibility to get their mis-behaving children to and from the school. This might cause them to start parenting because it will become an inconvenience to them. There should be a strict limit on suspensions, when three are reached during a childs school career they should be put out permanently no matter their age and put in a reformatory until they graduate mandatory classes for twelve years. If I have to support their unproductive behinds better in a cage so that children who want to learn will be able to do so. Their parents should be made to pay for their upkeep by taking a portion of their payroll checks or from their welfare assistance.This madness has to stop.
This will be my final comment concerning this because I realize that I don't know it all and I can't presume to speak for any or all law officers. Apparently the troopers you chill out with or more aquaintances than friends because if you got a ticket from one of them for speedng while going with the flow, suggesting that you weren't the only car that could have been ticketed.......and as for your comment that they aren't fond of deputies tells me that you "don't know what you are talking about". Law officers are like a brotherhood and unless a fellow peace officer is blatantly breaking the law or involved in some activity that is extremely dangerous or just stupid they are shown a 'professional courtesy". This isn't automatically extended by all and depending on the officer be it a trooper ,deputy or policeman some of those are given a pass. I don't comment on a lot of articles for various reasons but especially if I have no idea of the subject matter...hint hint. Finally I too have known a few troopers since we had one in the family and I once got a break because I was a class mate in high school of the trooper that stopped me for speeding.
You don't know what you're talking about John, what do you base your uninformed comment on?
Unfortunate but, due to the severity of the infraction plus his excessive speed thus increasing the likely hood of causing an accident This man's career in law enforcement should be over. The trooper should be commended for not looking the other way.
My comments were not meant to attack Mr.Horton whom I too agree seems to be a fine individual, the comments had more to do with the way this city runs things. My comment about Mr. Horton had more to do with, that is in my own mind, the fact that he has attempted to retire from public service on more than one occassion and is asked to come back to either help someone transition into a position or take ove a position on an interim basis. Again I have to ask is there no one who resides within the Covington City limits with the business sense to help lead this city into the future? As for not caring where an individual resides, maybe I am in the minority on this but I do, otherwise we should ask retirees from other counties and states to come in and help us run our city.
Is there something the citizens of Covington aren't being told? I read in the Covington News that the mayor and council have given themselves a raise but I haven't seen anything in this paper about it. Funny thing is the raise was never talked about publicly. Mayor Ronnie Johnston, "who championed a review of Main Street by an outside consultant" is a partner in a business on the square that will be on the receiving end of a revitaliazation grant and now Ms.Kelly is resigning? Inquiring minds want to know. Is Steve Horton the only citizen with the business acumen that is able to guide the city? It seems he is called back every few months to help out in some capacity, Does Steve even live in the city limits? This just doesn't feel right seems like business as usual in Good Old Covington.
"Also council members agreed to spearhead beautification efforts along I-20 exits, specifically exit 90. "
I was in the military, in transit coming home on leave and had no idea about the Tornado that had passed through. I couldn't get in touch with any family to pick me up at the airport because the phone lines stayed busy so I decided to surprise them. Imagine my surprise when the Southeastern stage bus drove down old Covington Hwy.through Conyers. I will never forget the despair I felt.
For the record John, there is "no law on the books in Ga. for running a caution light". I stand behind my intial statement and will gladly do a rebuttal if I am wrong. That's part of a growing problem with drives today, many are mis- intepretting the rules of the road and the law although I will say once more "Your point is well taken". State to me the state traffic law code in which a driver can be ticketed for running a caution light.
For the record John, there is no law on the books in Ga. for running a caution light. Although a caution light should cause drivers to start stopping and not speed up Your point is well taken I only mention this because many of our fellow posters believe anything they see in print or hear on the news. By the way I see that Mr. Douglas has changed his mind about running for a higer office, likely because he feels that the public didn't react to his attack on his fellow commisoners as he thought they would. I think he plays to the crowd and no sympathy from me because he as myself happens to be a cancer survivor.
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