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Several years ago when gas prices started to rise the city caused a ruckus among some of its employees bcause they said that to save money only essential personnel would be allowed to take their vehicles home, fiscal responsibility. With gas prices at an all time high and rising did the chief consider asking his offcers to car pool? Are city officers required to live in the city? What about a joint effort with the county and purcasing a minivan or full size one and send it around the county to shuttle public safety personnel to their respective departments? Don't forget to tint the windows. Recruitment of new officers for the Covington P.D isn't an issue, they are the higest paid in the county and get incentives to further their education. I am willing to wager that their is a waiting list of applicants. We have a good department but don't blow smoke in my face and tell me its fog to try and make me the tax payer like your idea.
A great example of the good old boy network at work. I'm wiling to wager that Goodman was shocked when she got word that the council proceeded with a vote in her absence after we the citizens were led to believe that more candidates would be looked at. The consulting firm shouldn't be used anymore going forward and If I and other citizens had known that we needed to call council members to let them know our feelings on whether to continue to look for other candidates we could have obliged them. It seems this council as a whole bears much scrutiny.This lady may be deserving but the way she got the job seems shady at best. Also agree wth nednewton on Whatley.
I just finished reading the Covington News, the legal organ for newton county and was enlightened as to why the Carpenters were paid. Shannon Black has a lot to do with it and her harassment techniques. I wasn't surprised to learn that she sent emails not only to Alcovy but to other schools in Newton as well as getting in touch with people and at least one news organization in Missouri as late as December 2012. Yes, as has been commented on before the lady, and I use the term loosely, is obsessed. She is the one who should be paying the Carpenters $70,000 to leave since the board seems to be trying to end this ugly chapter in Newton county history. Most of your anger and ill advised comments should also be directed at Black, Satan69 and her other personas since she post under so many names. The lady is obviously sick and refuse to let go even after herself moving to another county. I have never met the Carpenters or their lawyer but all three seem pretty smart to me since they have so far come out ahead in this mess. And citizens of Newton county, I personally wouldn't want to go to any type of trial with Shannon Black as my key witness. And this rag of a paper continues to give her a forum, wake up NEWTON COUNTY smh.
My goodness, Dalton bears watching. It may not be a conflict but it could have caused potential problems. I wonder if he would have seen a need to recuse himself if his business partner woul have had some issues that could have had council involvement? It appears that the original list of finalist wasn't very well thought out. I say go back and get it right.
I have always felt that by allowing the agencies who make arrests to keep the fruits of the crime whether it be money or possesions was a bad idea and could cause over zealous officers or agencies to abuse their authorty to gain the money or possesions..Although there are dumb criminals I find it hard to believe that anyone with a substantial amount of drugs in their possession would consent to a search. That final paragraph quoting the Putnam county sheriff in the article speaks volumes. What to do with the possessions? That needs to be researched further..
This has a ring of truth to it. I hope the truth comes out, Good luck Mr.Fox
You tell em Will (dripping with sarcasim)
Say what you mean and mean what you say John. Whether or not I found humor in the comment made to me or not was and is my business, You seem to want to comment on what you think has merit, I suggest you don't even read my comments. You and people like you (know it alls) I usually choose to just ignore anyway.
"No matter the situation", Slow your roll John. I think most people would agree, if there was an extremist that had "her" body wrapped wth explosives with the intent of detonating said explosives in a crowd, we would not hesitate to hit, shoot or otherwise neutralize the threat. Our soldiers are having to deal with such situations. My grandmother once told me to always respect women but that a woman has to be careful not to put herself in a mans place or she can expect to be treated as such.I agree with granny.
I absently made the comment when reading the headline of this article, "why would a man fight the mother of his new born baby? When someone who overheard me said "He may have realized that it wasn't his baby".
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