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Month: October 2018

Rabun County is at a turning point

Rabun citizens have moved from complacency to engagement. Spearheaded by the tireless efforts of a group of non-partisan Rabun citizens, more and more citizens are demanding out elected officials meet and discuss options to resolve SDS, SPLOST and the “water wars” – without paying consultants and lawyers. Thanks to the Clayton Tribune for their September…

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Time for Clayton to get out of the water business

As a Clayton resident and a leader of the bi-partisan Rabun County Coalition for Good Government, we demand that our elected officials end this toxicity between city and county and seriously sit down together to resolve the SDS and water-wars. I was alarmed when I read the Sept. 4, 2018 report by John Hewitt on…

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Please end hostility and lack of agreement

We are entering the fourth year that Rabun County has been deprived of millions of dollars in state funds due to the lack of a signed service delivery strategy (SDS). We continue to live with cracked sidewalks, rusted water lines, busted pipes, potholes, unkempt hiking trails and pollutants in streams and lakes. The hostility and…

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Flexibility required to resolve SDS

I was struck by Republican Senator Jeff Flake’s recent comment that, if he was running for reelection, there is “no chance” he could have compromised with Democrats last week to delay a senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court. “There’s no value to reaching across the aisle,” he explained; “there’s no currency…

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