inthemiddle

inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Knight named Covington city manager

If you are saying that Turner made more than Maloof then I think the pay scale was about right. 3 decades later and Covington is still a decent place to live with financials still looking positive. Dekalb is a blighted dump who can't pay their bills. I think Turner was worth ever penny if the alternative was getting what Dekalb had.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 25, 2012

40-14-8. When case may be made and conviction had

(a) No county, city, or campus officer shall be allowed to make a case based on the use of any speed detection device, unless the speed of the vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit by more than ten miles per hour and no conviction shall be had thereon unless such speed is more than ten miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 25, 2012

So how is my statement incorrect. Citing someone for too fast for conditions has nothing to do with enforcing maximum speed limits. I said that, aside from specific situations, city and county police can't cite for less than 10 MPH over the posted limit. This is true. 40-6-180 is the commonly used code for too fast for conditions (" No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards then existing. Consistently with the foregoing, every person shall drive at a reasonable and prudent speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching and traversing a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.")

Notice there is no mention of speed or maximum speed limits. It would be hard to make a TFFC case if a car was doing 90 mph on I-20 in perfect weather with no other cars on the road. Similarly, it would be relatively easy to make one on a car doing 35 mph in a 35 mph zone on a rainy day in an area with lots of crosswalks and pedestrian traffic. Enforcement of this code sections is made on the conditions, and the number of the posted limit is irrelevent.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Newton Sheriff Brown joins others in opposition to House Bill 1

So how will the NCSO pay for much needed training and equipment when the BOC takes forfeited drug money (which was previously used for NCSO training and equipment) and wastes it on Mort's dairy farm, buying foreclosed properties, or making a park in a neighborhood?

And most drug task forces are federal / local conglomerates and are funded by a combination of federal and local monies but the locals usually break even due to seized assets. If the locals can't break even, then they are less likely to participate as that money being spent could b used on primary enforcement (patrol) rather than specialty enforcement? I can see the increase in drug crime now.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Council divided over city manager appointment

The mayor wants a "near unanimous" decision - translation: he doesn't want the heat from casting a tie breaking vote! They have spent enough on this process. A 3-3 vote will get it done and the mayor needs to do his elected duty. Time for the city to move forward; not start over with the process.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Fliers from the KKK appear in yards of south Newton County residents

It shall be unlawful ... to dump, deposit, throw, or leave ... litter on any public or private property of this state. I would consider throwing a plastic bag containing a rock and a piece of paper into my driveway to be littering in my driveway. this is a rock, bag, and paper that i neither requested nor want and will have to now pick up and throw into my trash can because ... It is trash. If their aim is to disseminate material, then they should go door to door but when they simply throw trash in a driveway i consider it littering.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Group asks school board to promote Fuhrey as superintendent; School board approves superintendent qualifications

I have had the chance to meet Mrs. Fuhrey several times and was very impressd. Several high quality teachers i know have told me that they hope she gets it. I hope the board is listening. And i hope that Turner and Eddie aren't looning for one quality and one quality alone!

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