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Opening day should go smooth. There will be a slight learning curve in that when it is your time, so to speak, to traverse the DDI you will find yourself driving on the "wrong" side of the road. Joe Allen and Chuck Warbington (Jimmy Carter Blvd./I-85) are to both be commended for their attention to detail in studying the first DDI in our area at Ashford-Dunwoody Rd./I-285 in order to ensure a smooth transition from the old to the new when their respective DDI's were opened. FYI, Joe is the Executive Director of the Gwinnett Place CID and Chuck is the Executive Director of the Gwinnett Village CID. Both are good men who have the best interests of our county at heart.
Good post Patrick T. Malone. The late, great General George S. Patton, Jr. would definitely categorize pcjohns as a coward. If he has something to say to Mike Beaudreau either say it to his face or give his full name if he expects his post to be printed in our outstanding Gwinnett Daily News newspaper. Otherwise, he should continue to "enjoy" his misearble life and continue to hide behind the cloak of anonymity. I venture to say that he never attended one of the Saturday "Meetings with Mike" so as to express his concerns face to face. As for censorship dentaldawg83, I served in our U.S. Army to defend the Constitution of the United States of America which, as you know, includes freedom of speech. You seem to imply censorship in the name of decency would deny your freedom of speech. With freedom of speech comes responsibility. Especially when it comes to civility.
God bless you, Sgt. Teague. You are one of our brave first responders (Fire, Police, EMT) who stand between us and harm's way each day of our lives. Each of you are the epitome of Isaiah 6:8 (KJV) as you stand willing to answer the call without hesitation no matter the circumstances.
To Todd Cline, Editor, Gwinnett Daily Post from James H. (Jimmy) Orr, Jr. Todd, I am upset that your newspaper would post the callous comment from pcjohn directed at former Commissioner Mike Beaudreau. The article is/was about the horrific tragedy at the Bostom Marathon coupled with the fact that Mike Beaudreau, who is an accomplised distance runner, was a participant and that he and his group escaped bodily harm. Such comments do not belong in your fine newspaper and same should be monitored for exclusion. That comment was about as low as whale dung and that's pretty low as its in the bottom of the ocean. I
Mr. Stepp, I surmise your son's two tours were either in Afghanistan or Iraq. Whether Afghanistan or Iraq your son has stood in the gap on my behalf and that of my fellow countrymen. I regret to hear that he suffers from severe PTSD. I appreciate his willingness to put himself bewteen me and those who would do me, my fellow countrymen, and our country harm. I appreciate his standing in the gap for me and my kith and kin. I appreciate his service to our country. Whether they be first responders (Fire, Police, EMT) or members of our armed forces, ALL are the epitome of Isaiah 6:8 (KJV).
Scrutiny of those in positions of authority is but one of many reasons whey Gwinnett County government needs for an independent Office of Internal Auditor to be reinstated. If I am not mistaken, a 2006 Grand Jury made this same recommendation. I understand that internal auditing is now done by whta is called the Performance Analysis Division which, in my opinion, in all proability is nothing more than a bureaucracy within a bureaucracy. I would further surmise that when it came down to "hardnosed" auditing, the Performance Analysis Division would be about as useless as you know what on a boar hog. The investigation of an elected official would not be necessary if Gwinnett County had a bonafide Internal auditor. One of the responsibilities of the Office of Internal Auditor is to police those in positions of authority whether said positions be in the private sector or the public sector.
Mack711, you are absolutely correct. Gena will not be there. However, type in http://www.georgiatolls.com/about/leadership as this will (or should) take you to the State Road and Tollway Authority website. Click on Programs and Projects and see what awaits us in the future. How about a toll lane for semi-tractor traliers? Like the late, great Al Jolson is alleged to have said following his first song when he was coaxed into coming back on stage following retirement, "You ain't seen nothing yet." Selah
ACC12_SEC 13Booster, I cannot remember when you came on board so to speak with your well written and well thought out comments. Over the times I have been reading your "stuff," I wish there had been someway I could have printed your comments out invidually and filed them by category so I could use same for reference from time to time. In your comments today (Thursday) I took particular note to a paragraph that begins with: "It's just that the real estate developers who run this town." This is ture today, it was true yesterday, and it will continue to be true tomorrow. I would like to think that you were thinking what I was thinking and that is,"Isn't it about time we return the seat of county government from 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway back to 75 Langley Drive?" Just a thought. I may be absolutely wrong in my thinking. Keep up your excellent commentaries on articles of this nature. FYI, I will be attending the public hearing in Braselton on Thursday, March 28th.
Dick, I would not have believed it if I had not read it in today's GDP. The "it" being your meeting with Mr. Speaker. I admire you two for getting together. A good rule of thumb is that you don't mess with folks who buy ink by the barrel or newsprint by the ton, nor do you mess with folks who have access to same. That you and Mr. Speaker found common ground comes as no surprise to me. Dick, you could find common ground with a gathering of eskimos. I sure wish I had known you were meeting with Mr. Speaker. I would have asked you a favor. I would have asked you to please ask Mr. Speaker that when Ways & Means gets through with House Bill 159 to send it to the shredder. Bad piece of legislation. Should never make it to the floor of either body of our GA General Assembly for a vote. Saw Dr. Ben Carson on TV last (Friday) evening. He spoke of the virtual school technology just like we have here in Gwinnett County. Know you maintain a busy schedule but I would appreciate your contacting the Gwinnett on-line campus at 770-453-2086 and arrange for a visit. You will be glad that you did. I guarantee it.
The authority was already comprised of good men. Wayne's selection will ensure that the trend of having good men or women on the authority continues. For those of you who may not know, the Gwinnett County Water & Sewer Authority is comprised of five members. Chairman Nash and each commissioner selects a member to serve on the authority. Their term of service is for one year. As dman stated, Wayne can help the authority.
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