blah blah blah... like usual nothing original from you folks.. just sheep regurgitating the Boortz podcast or something heard on Fox entertainment. The 4 leaders of the conservative media make more money than all the lefties combined. 3 ex DJs and a pizza guy. Hillarious. Baaaaaa. They play you just like your candidate...
Mudcat I agree it would be interesting to know which 47 of "our betters" were annointed or appointed to go on this trip. First why Franklin County and now Greenville. Neither is a fit to our geography or demographics. Best guess says its Market Street's or a new consultant's latest success. The worst part of the Vision scam is its lack of transparency. Who is on the board and who made them the board? Where does Dan Cathy's money fit?
Its interesting when our county needed an ESPLOST to support its schools in the teeth of the depression in 2008, neither Mr. Cathy or Ms. Reid were anywhere to be found to stick their necks out to advocate a tax increase.
47 people??? Huh??? Is that a real number of people on this trip? Who is paying for this? Where is this being reported?
Neil, All I know is that I voted for Commission, BOE, and City Council Members. If I known that each of my elected would be lemmings to one group from the COC, I would have altered my votes. Should the COC have a voice at the table? Absolutely. Should they be directing how we move forward as a county? No. Do 47 people need to take a tour of Greenville? No.
Itt is smart to analyze and compare what other communities have done to bolster their economy. But we are unique and need to have unique ideas.
And by the way, the art center is not dead. Our beloved annointed are raving about Greenvilles Peace Center.
H&F reid is a board member of Fayette Vision. I guess we are no longer going to be like Nashville we now want to be like Greenville. The ironic thing that out annointed and appointed visioning friends seem to miss is that many moved here because we like Fayette County GA. Can we improve sure, are we a tear down? no.
this is one bad hombre
We have no interstate. It takes 25 minutes to get to the Interstate. We have rail, but tell me how have we utilized this with industry? Has our DA used this to our advantage? Does anyone really think that it is financially logical to spend the money to bring a commuter rail line to FC? Bob Ross would have a field day with this idea.
I just love how our elected just allow the COC/Vision to run the show. Why did we elect these people, if they are going to allow others to make the decisions.
We got river and rail and interstate when they finish that road to nowhere, so we good to go with Greenville, SC! It is dangerous letting our elected people alone with the Visioning folk. Never can be sure where they are headed with their vision, except I do think they like light rail and public transportation. And once again the Chamber of Commerce is involved. How does a Chamber who has a mission statement to promote existing local businesses that is funded by those local businesses that are members justify going on a trip like this? Bringing in some more competition for our local businesses? Or do they now have an economic developmet role? How is that new role getting funded?
I don't recall ever getting a check from them.
What an absolute RIP OFF Supposed to be an anti monopoly deal,,,,but just try and start your own power company (or for that matter Hook up Solar Panels that might spin your meter backwards) , Jessie's dad back in the early 90's worked for ADP he would tell us about so n so's weekly/bi weekly pay checks,,Monica Koffman,,(WOW) any way in 91 I think it was he got to do the Checks for some Ga Power big wigs year end bonus, Evidently the ADP check writing machine back then would only Print out checks to $999,999.99, That year he made out checks , Most of the big wigs got 3 checks at max value, but 4 clowns took 8 Checks to get them all nice an "Bonused Up",, I never looked at another power bill the same way after that .....
H&F & EMC
Don't know about you, but Last week I got a $130+ check from them--about the same as I get annually.
Our fearless Vision/COC leaders along with select elected, left on a chartered bus for Greenville, yesterday. Sponsored by EMC/Coweta Fayette. You know the power company you and I own, but dont get a choice how they spend our overpayment each month.
They are all in G-Ville. Because someone thinks that they have great leadership. Which they might. But they also have infrastructure that is 100 times better than what we have. An interstate, a river, rail traffic, Top businesses such as Michelin, GE Power, Flour, Lockheed, Bosch, Hubbel, and BMW. Multiple hositals, and a minor league baseball team, and the Peace Center
The Peace Center and the BiLo Center were cataysts in Greenvilles rebirth in the 1990's. Of course, having an interstate and colleges close by, helped bring in people.
Our self annointed enjoyed a nice ride, and a good dinner, though some of our elected did look a little bored. Hope they come back with some good ideas, relevant to our situation.
Who's in Greenville? County Commission? Why? Did they take lame duck Barlow? Why?
I don't think you can actually learn anything by going the Greenville except maybe what not to do and it is clearly obvious that there are plenty of places in Fayette County to host meetings openly, so one can only conclude secrecy is the motivating factor. How do elected people go from being sincere candidates and agents for change to arrogant incumbents who make costly travel decisions using taxpayer money? Do they really believe they are better than the rest of us because they got elected to a public office by an extreme minority of the 100,000 people who live here through a process that most decent and successful people would not subject themselves to? Yard signs? Cheesy ads? Waving at traffic? And that makes them better than me and entitled to use my tax dollars anyway they see fit? So many questions, anybody want to answer them?
No worries Mudcat. We have all our leaders in Greenville, SC right now deciding our future on our dime. Forget that town in TN. Be like Greenville, or at least have leadership like greenville. (Plus an existing infrastructure, and solid businesses). The hosts, being ever so gracious, left a nice bottle of liquid leadership for those in need.
Looks to me like we ought to be Hiring the Folks that run Senoia to Run the General Assmebly if not Congress ,,and for DANG sure Fayette Pinewood,, Here's a hick town that took an opportunity and MADE MONEY WITH IT ,,without screwing the citizens and cheating Taxpayers. (yes Bonds sold WITHOUT elected official approval is Cheating Taxpayers as far as I'm concerned)
True enough jb, true indeed The dude is bad for the county and usually we folks inside have to endure it and move on the best we can. But today in the Sunday AJC - widest circulated paper in the region (meaning the Sunday thing) everybody gets to read about Brown, Barlow and the others courtesy of Jill Howard Church who has a space to write in and she has chosen this subject. First, I'm embarrssed for the county because of the brown clown and the Barlow blob, secondly I'm mighty unhappy that this Jill person who probably lives among us has chosen to air our very dirty laundry in a regional newspaper. What's up with that, Jill? Does that help us recruit new business? Does it enhance the lifestyle of our residents? Or are you just a narcissistic journalism major (like Steve Brown was at UGA) trying for some fame.
Yes, we know. Brown is a clown, Barlow is worse and Oddo is not a leader at all. Ognio is a fine man, but speaks roughly. Rousseau is a former Fulton County employee and a Democrat who was forced upon us by circumstances. So Jill, does that cover it? Howabout we keep that in-house here and not show the rest of the region what dumb***es we are. Last thing we need are more Yankees or Democrats coming down here to fix up our politics. Enough already. Or as Archie Buknker would advise - "Stifle Jill"
Outstanding honor!!! Perhaps, one day in the future, this young lady's name will be prominate in the mental health field.
Indeed, well done Kaelyn! This is a great honor, and it sounds well deserved. Congratulations.
Congratulations to Phaidra and Krista! They sound like fantastic students with a whole world of possibilities ahead of them. It is so encouraging to read of these successful young ladies.
Well Done Young Lady !! If your parents are 1/2 as proud of you as your County is, you have some mighty beaming with pride Parents...
IT'S OFFICIAL !!
Cubs in the World Series; Hillary Elected President; ..................,,,,,,.............................................. HELL IS FROZEN SOLID
You are right, I am wrong, it was past my bedtime. A lot is past my bedtime but I do not have a normal bedtime now. Budget, yeah, let's give Hillary an open checkbook, that will work. Binkie Kaine still is on the horizon when Hills has her heart attack or stroke. That should scare the bejeus out of the masses.