RetiredGuy 2 years, 7 months ago on Jordan beats Morgan in Dem primary for BOC chair

Hopefully the next commission chair person will realize how important the Library is and will direct funds to bring back the staff and restart buying new books and magazine subscriptions.

The Library and it's branches are an important part of the educational system for adults and children.

The Library needs to go back to the original hours of operation.


RetiredGuy 2 years, 7 months ago on Replacement Newton High to cost $500K more than expected

$5 hundred thousand dollars for lighting a sports field of a $54 million dollar high school? Looks like actual education of students doesn't even get second place in the minds of the Newton County school board. What kind of edifice is Newton County building? It certainly is not to education.


RetiredGuy 2 years, 7 months ago on DOT addresses T-SPLOST issues

When is a punishment penalty not a punishment penalty?

Read the following from the story:

"One misconception that has been reported is that counties that do not pass T-SPLOST will be punished with higher match requirements for state and federally funded road projects.

The only match requirements that would be affected are those required for the DOT's Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program, said Todd Long, deputy commissioner of DOT.

DOT distributes about $100 million throughout the state for the program. If a region does not approve T-SPLOST, local governments that are part of that region will be required to provide a 30 percent match for projects included in LMIG; if the region approves T-SPLOST, that match will drop from the current 20 percent to 10 percent."

No penalty for not passing T-SPLOST on project, BUT, the penalty is a matching % percent on maintenance. The current matching percent is 20%. If we pass T-SPLOST it will be 10%. If we don't pass T-SPLOST, it's going to be 30%.

Now is that a slick penalty punishment or not?


RetiredGuy 2 years, 8 months ago on DOT revising Salem Road T-SPLOST description

All of this "change" stuff and "widen" stuff all goes as far as Brownbridge Rd. The heavy traffic comes from south of Brownbridge Rd. With these "proposals" the GDOT and Newton County and any behind the scenes "movers and shakers" will have just the grandest bottle neck possible at Salem and Brownbridge where Salem would go from 4 or 6 lanes into 2 lanes. Does that make any sense?

Vote NO on T-SPLOST.


RetiredGuy 2 years, 8 months ago on T-SPLOST to be decided on July 31 ballot

The county commission wants to spend all of these millions on road projects while at the same time they have gutted the libraries, their services and hours of operation. Now I've heard that they Commissioners are going to take "benefits" away from the staff.

This is wrong. The citizens deserve better than this cutting up the library.

Libraries are part of the educational system for kids and adults. The funding must be restored so there is a full staff, more hours of operation, more buying new books and magazines.


RetiredGuy 2 years, 8 months ago on T-SPLOST to be decided on July 31 ballot

Vote NO for T-SPLOST. Newton Co. does not need any more growth. Do you want Newton to look like disasters of Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb , Gwinnett, counties?

Vote NO!