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Month: September 2018

Local government nearly dysfunctional

Thank you Clayton Tribune for printing the brilliant letter written by Judith Cox (Sept. 13, 2018) and for exposing the incompetence of the Rabun County Government, by publishing the articles of “SDS mediation” and “CDBG funds.” Ms. Cox’s letter, including the “7 Signs you Government is Dysfunctional” was enlightening. I attended the Aug. 16 public…

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Stop the power plays

Time is up for our elected officials and their hired managers. Put aside past grievances, stop the power plays and resolve the critical issues facing our county. The tipping point in encouraging the city of Clayton and t4eh county to come to the table on the “water wars” must be the recent rate study provided…

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Building more jails won’t solve problems

We hear politicians talking a lot about criminal justice reform. Most of it is just that, talk. Georgia, unfortunately, holds the top position in the United States for persons under surveillance (incarcerated, paroled or on probation). To continue electing the same individuals who have been unable to solve the problem is pointless. To continue on…

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To: Rabun County Commissioners – We need leadership or some new leaders

To: Rabun County Commissioners From: Rabun County Coalition for Good Government Re: “We need Leadership, or New Leaders” September 18. 2018 The continued failure of current county and city officials to work together to resolve the high impact issues facing our community is outrageous. The issues facing us are not unique. They have been resolved…

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To: Clayton City Council – We need leadership or some new leaders

To: Clayton City Council From: Rabun County Coalition for Good Government Re: “We need Leadership, or New Leaders” September 18. 2018 The continued failure of current county and city officials to work together to resolve the high impact issues facing our community is outrageous. The issues facing Rabun County and its cities are not unique….

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McCain the hero Trump will never be

Turning to the contrasts in sacrifice and character when discussing Donald Trump and John McCain, let us begin with sacrifice concerning both families. Starting with the grandfather of Donald Trump and continuing on to his two adult sons, there is not one day of military service – none. With John McCain, the total opposite is…

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County comprehensive plan should be reviewed

Once again, the cities and the county are in conflict over the special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) which is a financing method for funding high priority capital projects. At the August Rabun County Commissioners meeting several citizens objected to the commissioners proposal to spend $8 million dollars of potential future SPLSOT funds to expand the…

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