JimmyOrr

JimmyOrr 1 year ago on Public input coming Thursday on toll extension

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

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 1 month ago on Public input sought on toll lane extension

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.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 1 month ago on YARBROUGH: Speaker Ralston discusses proposed ethics legislation

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.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on Former chairman takes on advisory role

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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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on Former chairman takes on advisory role

Good call, Tommy. Wayne will be an asset to the authority. Especially in the ongoing political arena in dealing with water rights (supply) involving Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Having a long tenure as Chairman should also be an asset as all contracts for the continuing improvements to our water and sewer infrastructure came before Wayne and his fellow commissioners for approval. The location of the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center high tech treatment plant was selected as Wayne flew his private plane over our county looking for the best possible place to build this facility.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on Loganville woman hiding with children shoots intruder

The lady is to be commended. JV, you beat me to it. I was going to mail the clipping to "The Armed Citizen" in NRA's 1st. Freedom magazine myself. I am a proud member of the NRA. Have been since 1960. Support your NRA. An annual membership (I think) only costs $35.00 dollars.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on LETTER: Why you want me to register my gun

Gene, your letter was well thought out and written. Same expresses my sentiments exactly. I make no aplogies for being an avid supporter of our 2nd. Amendment or for being a member of the National Rifle Association since 1960. I especially like your recognition that we have too many Americans who are fat, dumb, and happy as they drink the kool-aid being poured out by the liberal establishment. It all translates that when a people lose their stomach to defend themselves from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, those SOB's who "ain't" lost their will to fight will take them over.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on BOC to mull budget on Thursday

BuzzG, your pressure by those in power comment was, as the young folks would say, "right on." My wish for 2013 is that somehow those investigating the so called cultire of corruption in Gwinnett County would somehow look into why, since 2001, outside interests have been allowed to override county staff in their (county staff) attempt to make changes to the material standards in pipe used for storm water conveyance. County staff being overridden in their recommendations would not have negated the $360 million dollars needed to replace known failing storm water pipes in Gwinnett County but, as sure as Hades is red hot, their recommendations would have prevented our county from contining to travel down the same road. Should the investigation into this matter become a reality, there may be absolutely no impropriety in same. However, one most wonder why outside interests would continue to dictate to our elected official on this matter since 2001. Should an investigation be forthcoming there is one thing to remember, the FBI does an excellent job in turning over rocks looking for snakes of the two legged variety.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on Beaudreau steps away from office with no regrets

Another intellectural comment from Kevin, Gwinnett County's resident d.a. I "ain't" talking about him being a district attorney either. Kevin, give me the location of the stop signs you had placed and the name, rank, & serial number of those in the Gwinnett DOT you spoke with. It is just like that meeting I invited you to attend back in November. You were a "NO" show. I surmise you are all hat and no cattle, Cowboy.

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JimmyOrr 1 year, 3 months ago on Beaudreau steps away from office with no regrets

To those of you making negative comments about Mike's tenure as a county commissioner ask your self the question. Would you have been willing to box 8 rounds (years) in the political arena and take the jabs and punches with the aplomb that Mike displayed? My realtionship with Mike over the eight years that he served as my district commissioner was not without our ups and downs. We often crossed swords so to speak but when we did, we simply agreed to disagree. and drive on. I attended many of his Saturday AM "Meetings with Mike" when I had an issue or issues to discuss with him. I found Mike to be attentive and polite as I aired out my concerns. Two intersection safety issues that he helped me with continues to help the many motorists who pass through those same intersections today. One was the intersection at Winder Highway and Dacula/Harbins Road. Mike was the catalyst in getting a split phase traffic signal with a left turn arrow on the Dacula Road and the Harbins Road sides of this intersection. Same thing for the intersection at Dacula Road and Old Peachtree Road. Mike was instrumental in getting split phase timing with a left turn arrow at this intersection prior to the SPLOST intersection improvement project. Mike, although we had our disagreements and in all proability stepped on each others toes at times, I hold you in high esteem for being the epitome of Isaiah 6:8 (KJV) in answering the call and be willingly to take the verbal abuse thrown your way over these past eight years. I wish you well in your future endeavors.

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