inthemiddle

inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton Sheriff Brown makes accounts of bullet-proof vest fund available

I read and understood that. Maybe you should have read my post. My problem is that the monies raised pay for the vest up front, but the grant reimbursements go back to the County's general fund. The general fund should have been used to pay for the reimbursable portion up front since the reimbursements would go back to the general fund. If that were done, the vest fund would have only used approximately 1/2 of it's monies.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Porterdale enhances historical ambience with boxcar

The reality is that the feds were going to spend this $250,000 somewhere. If porterdale turned it down, another community would have accepted it. Porterdale accepting or turning down the grant has no bearing on the deficit. I would rather the $250,000 go here rather than somewhere else.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton gets $2.1M in federal funds for roads

The state wants to knock down Henderson's Restaurant to redo the intersection. That will be a sad day in Newton County.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton gets $2.1M in federal funds for roads

Actually, none of the road names listed above are Hwy 142. Hwy 142 starts at Hwy 81 and travels south crossing over I-20 until it reaches Hwy 278. Hwy 142 then turns left and is the same road as Highway 278 and then forks to the right (south) to travel to the 4-way stop at Hwy 11.

Eagle Drive, County Road 653, Covington Bypass, and MLK are all names of the road south of the intersection of Hwy 278 and Hwy 142 but Hwy 142 turns east and is not the same as any of these Roads.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 18, 2012

The county cleans up off of city residents. City residents pay the same property taxes as country residents but receive far fewer services from the county since the county does not provide law enforcement, fire, or road maintenance to city tax payers.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 18, 2012

Surely you aren't suggesting that the government be allowed to deny a fast food restaurants or drug stores just because you don't approve. Free market economics 101 says let supply and demand and market based economics determine which businesses sink and which ones swim.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 25, 2012

Georgia Law does not allow City Police or County Sheriff's to cite speeders for less than 11 mph over the speed limit (except in specific zoning areas). Also, the majority of the fines collected do not go to the city. By the way, check your stats. I-20 is a 65 mph zone, so 15 over is 23% over the speed limit (not 20%).

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Rec Commission proposes tobacco ban in parks

Yes because necessities like vehicle transportation really compare to the choice of smoking cigarettes. Nice analogy. That really drove it home.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 9 months ago on Rec Commission proposes tobacco ban in parks

If you want to smoke, then fine ... go smoke! Just don't smoke in a public place where people with allergies, asthma, etc may not want to breathe in your second hand smoke. When I was a kid, my mom told me that "the right to freely swing your fists ends where someone's face starts". Similarly, your right to smoke outdoors ends where my right to breathe clean air starts. Don't let your rights infringe on mine. I don't care if you smoke if I don't have to breathe in your smoke, and you should be polite enough to not smoke around people who don't want to breathe in your smoke. Kudo's to the Rec Department.

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