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The problem with Covington and Newton County is the elite few always find a way to repress the truth. Fears of reprisal are a part of life here and have been for years. You cannot say what you think or what you know without some sort of act or action coming against you or yours. But the citizens are becoming much braver and more brazen.
Hunter Hall must be a total dufus if he thinks the people dont realize what he is trying to do. He should have been speaking directly to the School Board, not Mr. Meadows. WIth such questions as "Why dont we have a more successful school system?" And expecting some honest answers!
If this mentality projects the feelings of the Chamber of Commerce, we are in a sad state of affairs. Instead of solving the problems, let's just cover them up. And as others have mentioned, a person who attempts to void the Second Amendment to free speech in the Constitution of The United States is generally deemed an internal terrorist.
"Newton County has its own little country down there" is a phrase Ive heard several times before from people who are would be investors and also attorneys who will not come here to handle cases. Even some builders will not come here to do business. I know because I was turned down by four of them before I found one who was willing to build me a structure here.
It does make one stop and think. You know in every situation of this nature, the snake has only one head. This control and intimidation is a bit like the lords and serfs of medieval times during the middle ages.I have to quote a TV Atlanta newsman who, after spending a day in Covington to follow up on the voter fraud case some years ago stated, "After spending the morning in Covington I have been unable to find anyone who will comment on camera because of fear of intimidation or reprisal." Voter fraud is a federal offense and the suspects got a slap on the wrist? I wonder why the DA settled for such nonsense on a vote buying case?
Well that says it all. And that video is probably available for anyone who would want to see it. I believe it was channel 5, Fox.
One other phrase Ive heard is "Rotten to the core" and people they are talking about our home county and the place our children are being raised.
Hopefully at the end of the day the Carpenter saga will allow the good citizens of Newton County to rise up against further incidents which play bad on our hometown. People in control, take heed! Citizens, bring it on!
We are all rooting for you!
Meadows deserves an award for his efforts. Seems to me it is the other school board members who should be pushed off for taking no action on this issue. I dont know him but he must be quite a guy to buck the system and be a whistle blower. I read Mr. Carpenter was looking for work elsewhere. It may be tough for us to get rid of him by his own volition when the word gets out about him hiring his wife who has created a situation which would most likely not be tolerated by any other school system. A question for the Newton County School Board; Why are they allowed to continue to be employed here?
Isn't all this intertwined with Walker's Bend? County gets money, gives it to City, City throws it at Walker's Bend, County agrees to maintain Walker's Bend without any cut off date. Why would we do that? Our Commissioner's bought the farm on this one. WE the taxpayers of Newton County will be taking care of maintenance at Walker's Bend, which is in the Covington City Limits, from now on. BUT WHY? And, who has the accounting for the 'office' that was set up to handle the same type projects over on Fairview?. Isn't that in Mrs Nancy Shultz's district? Shouldn't she have been minding the store on a project in her district? I dont think anyone can figure out all this shuffling of money.
Nobody ever made money running an airport. Neither will the City. It is, after all, our money that is in jeopardy on this or any other incident or maintenance or repairs or upkeep or expansion, Business, of any type, is historically best left to private enterprise.
If the Newton County Board of Education does not have a policy on nepotism it should have. If it does, why wasnt it followed with the Carpenters? That simple, basic business rule would have most likely prevented the problem we now face with this major distraction. I attended a 'seminar' held by the Superintendent several years ago and asked a number of questions. Carpenter was the guy providing the answers. He had not one single answer for any of my objective questions. At that moment I totally wrote him off as being management material. I was told I would get the answers, later. I never did.
Hahahaha. Nobody gets it right. TSPLOST goes down in flames because that is what the people wanted it to do. The other option not on the ballot should have said. "Do the people of the State of Georgia want a smaller, more efficient GADOT and better roads?"
Summarize, Prioritize, Budget, Focus, FIX THE PROBLEM! Not just at the library but this is the formula for success in any life, government, or private enterprise. Otherwise you are simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Cars kill near 100,000 people and injure millions each year. We have a car problem.
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