— I signed up for the emergency notification system in Spalding County called “First Call.” When bad weather approaches, my cellphone and home phone start ringing and I have immediate knowledge of what is heading our way. Great system, and if you haven’t signed up you should. I had two warning calls tonight so if I needed to take quick action I was ready for what was coming.
— I would like for one of our county commissioners to explain to the people of Spalding County why it’s necessary to pay nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on a 15-year lease for a lot with a cell tower. The cell tower is needed for our emergency response system, so why don’t they use the eminent domain law and purchase the lot for a one-time payment?
— I heard that a lot of people from Griffin wanted to compete in the Olympics because fencing is an Olympic event.
— I don’t like the baggy britches, but if they want to make fools out of themselves, then let them. Also, if they are criminals, it makes them easier to catch because they can’t run away with their pants falling down.
— The world would be a lot better place if there were more places like Mayberry. We lost a national treasure when Andy Griffith died.
— I’m voting no on the T-SPLOST.
— I would say that My Two Cents contributors have the mentality of preschoolers but that would be an insult to preschoolers.
— I have been a Baptist all my life, and I have always had trouble earning enough money to pay my bills. Meanwhile, these Scientologists are all rich and famous. Maybe God is sending a message that he wants us all to be Scientologists.
— If you are concerned about T-SPLOST and how other counties could force T-SPLOST on Spalding County, even though Spalding County could turn it down: Our own local state legislators put the people in Spalding County in this situation. This is an insane idea by our state legislators, who have taken away the independence of voters in Spalding County.
— I don’t got no use for these new-fangled flying machines and I don’t got no use for no new airport neither. If a man was meant to fly, God would have gave him wings. It ain’t natural.
— Have you seen the new billboard on Taylor Street promoting the T-SPLOST? I want to know who is paying for it and why. I doubt there’s a person in Spalding County who hasn’t heard about the T-SPLOST. We’ve all seen the proposed projects and most of us know the only things that the T-SPLOST would fund will be the new airport and the railroad.
— Some reasons why I am voting no to the T-SPLOST: 1. Ten years is too long a commitment for an extra project tax — enough money should be saved up from the general budget. 2. Taxation without representation — if our county votes ‘No’ we will still be taxed if the others vote “Yes”. It’s defeatist to use this as an excuse to vote “Yes”, vote it down and fix it. 3. Maintenance funds aren’t included — sure the SPLOST pays for new things, but it will be annual budget funds needed for upkeep. See what happened with our recycling centers.
— There are too many negative comments in My Two Cents. People need to be more positive.