dgarrett 3 years, 8 months ago on BOC pursues county manager position over chair's objections

We have 3 commissioners that just voted to give the power to someone they pick and they control. For those of you that didn't want a "good 'ole boy" system, you ain't seen nothing yet. Hold on Newton County...it's about to be a wild ride. I hope we survive.


dgarrett 3 years, 8 months ago on BOC considers govt. form change

This issue is NOT about who you like and who you don't like. This is about a change in our county government. Put your feelings aside for a minute, if you can manage that, and think about what happens in the future. This is an appointed position. You may like the commissioners that are in office now and trust their appointment. You may not. What happens next election. The new elected officials go into office working with someone NOT elected by the people of Newton County but appointed by a group of 3 or 4 people no longer in office. This person will be free to do as pleased with no fear of losing his job or being held accountable by those that elected him/her. Is that really what we want? We haven't faired too well under the current board. Long time businesses are closing, unemployment is higher than state average, foreclosures are still happening. Are these the people you want to make the decision who runs the county for the next 3 years. Personally, I want to make that decision when I vote. That is my right as a citizen of Newton County. Stop letting feelings get in the way of this most important decision that changes everything not just for today or next year but for the foreseeable future.