— The county spends the time and money to install no-parking signs along some streets. Either some people can’t read or ignore them and park anyway. The sheriff’s patrols must have the same problems because they pass right by and ignore the cars or trucks parked there.
— It will be interesting if both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann both seek the Republican nomination. That could be one nasty cat fight.
— I am glad that Spalding County will be getting a new airport. We need a way to better accommodate all of the tourists coming to see the General Griffin statue.
— Toot, toot, here comes the train. The plot is revealed. There is a Georgia law that prevented the train station to be built because the parked train cannot block a Georgia highway. Boom, Georgia 155 gets moved to South McDonough Road. Boom, problem solved. This shows what power the train gang has. Highway in the way, just move it.
— If ignorance is bliss, then My Two Cents contributors must be the happiest people on Earth.
— Toot, toot, before you go to trying to sell tickets on your amusement ride, there are a few problems to be fixed. First, there is the matter of a 2012 tax referendum (SPLOST) that has to be passed. Then, it has to be picked from a list of 210 projects to proceed with. Per the June 9 ajc.com article that reports on the whole mess, and I quote, “Others (projects) have risk factors that could stop the project or send it chasing its tail.”
— To the person concerned about the May 27 private school graduation valedictorian: Being valedictorian or salutatorian has nothing to do with your choice of college. It is based soley on academic standards. A student graduating with a college preparatory diploma has taken more rigorous courses, i.e., upper-level math and foreign language, not required of students graduating with a technical diploma.
— I do not think that the local motorcycle riders are necessarily criminals, but they do look kind of silly with their long hair and leather jackets. Especially the ones who are over 50.
— According to the Griffin airport manager, he has more business than he can take care of. Why is the airport losing so much money? Why does the airport need thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ money to get by? This is no reason to expand.
— To the old fuddy-duddy complaining about high school students kissing and hugging in the hallways at schools: That is called social interaction in today’s world.
— Griffin, Ga., has 1,938 potholes.
— As a retired school teacher, I am responding to the remark in My Two Cents. There are rules in effect regarding hugging, kissing and inappropriate touching in our high schools, but when you have a thousand teens, with their hormones out of control, it’s very difficult to control.
— Sometimes politics play a big role in valedictorian. Once teachers get a favorite, grades are curved and things you wouldn’t imagine go on to make sure their favorite gets the honor of being valedictorian. And, yes, they don’t always have the highest GPA.
— I don’t understand why gas prices are so high in the city of Griffin. If you travel outside the city of Griffin, they are much lower. If you go to McDonough you can get gas as low as $3.59. In Griffin I see it as high as $3.69. What we all need to do is stop buying it, but that is not going to happen since we all need it to put in our cars to get back and forth to work.
— To the person who wrote in about men wearing their pants buckled around their hips or knees: Do you think Griffin-Spalding is thinking about that? All they can think about is the replacement of the Sixth Street bridge and the airport. They are not thinking about tornado sirens or things we need. I think the money spent on the airport, bridges and other things should go toward something to save lives.