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Category: Letters To The Editor

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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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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