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The Citizen Newsletter
Issue #198 August 4, 2010 The Conservative Voice of Henry County
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In This Issue
• This & That • Bibb Co. Chair Dumps Handel • Andy "Half-Truth" Welch • Andy "Conflict of Interest" Welch • Jeff May Endorses John Douglas for PSC • Knee-Jerk Reactions • Henry BoE: Dist 5 Issues • Todd Hilton for State Senate • Support for Ryan Davis • Your Voice • RWHC Meetings • Ethics Complaint Against Tim Echols • The Lovejoy Battlefield The Citizen Newsletter is available on Scribd.com. We are posting the newsletter online. At this time we have achieved over 800 Reads. See The Citizen at http://www.scribd.com/larry_stanley Stop by and leave your comments!
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Stockbridge City Council Meeting
Hello Friends, Residents and Citizens of Stockbridge: Just a quick reminder here .... mark your calendar! THERE WILL BE A REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE STOCKBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL THIS COMING MONDAY, AUGUST 9th @ 6:00PM IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT STOCKBRIDGE CITY HALL. The meeting agenda is not yet available for publication but we will forward it to your attention as soon as possible. See you then .. Concerned Citizens of Stockbridge
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Have you seen the Mid Year State of the County Address? Mathis is still pushing the fiber optic plan and other things.
Larry Stanley is a nut! That may be true. But the personal slams posted at The Henry Neighbor website are typical of mindless liberals with no real argument or defense for themselves. Larry Stanley is not a racist.
I taught Ryan Davis in High School and got to know him quite well. He was a very respectful, brilliant student. I am sure he is a very respectful, brilliant young man who learns quickly and Henry County would be proud to have him on their team, fighting for their children. There is no doubt in my mind that he could do the job and do it well. Good luck, Ryan. ~~ "Teach"
at the Jason Harper Event Center Oct. 16, 2010 to benefit the upkeep of the Veterans Wall of Honor. Honor Booth space $10 no power $20 with power.
Community Yard Sale
Address is 100 Lake Dow Rd, McDonough, GA 30252
Also you can donate items to the yard sale. For further details you can call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 770-288-7300.
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Statement From Maurice Atkinson - Former Bibb County Chair for Karen Handel for Governor ("Former" as of August 1, 2010) "For months I have been organizing for Karen Handel in her quest for governor. Karen is a friend and was helpful to me when I served on the Bibb County Board of Assessors. Several years ago, when she was running for Sec. of State she visited a Bibb GOP breakfast. After the meeting I asked her about the issues Fulton County faced with the Board of Assessors and how the issue was taken care of. She put me in contact with her Chief of Staff and they provided documents and resources which I then gave to our Commissioners. The rest is history. From that time, I developed a respect and friendship for the Handels. I admired her tenacious spirit and can do attitude. "When she decided to run for governor, supporting Karen was a no brainer. I organized and connected people extolling her personality and tenacity. While many of you knew of my differences with one of the gubernatorial candidates, never did I purposely and publicly attempt to humiliate or malign him. I built up Karen, based on the Karen Handel I knew. "Now the field is narrowed to 2 candidates. Coming out of the primary, Karen had momentum. She was nearly 12 points above her competitors. People were inspired and motivated for "reform". But something happened. Her ad just days before the election bugged me and I contacted her staff. She ran an ad portraying EVERYONE's a crook but me. They shrugged it off and so did I. "Then Karen got into another battle with the Georgia Right To Life over stupid comments. Karen then began calling foul to the Deal campaign and began trashing Nathan because he wouldn't get involved in her issues with a private organization. I again spoke with the campaign and suggested to them that they stay focused on the issues, not things they have no control over. Daniel assured me they were, but had to respond, as they were being overwhelmed with calls into the office. I strongly suggested they refocus to their message and what Karen could accomplish as governor. "This week the Handel campaign unleashes a snarky advertisement calling Congressman Deal corrupt! In concert with the ad, her surrogates have lit up the blogosphere with a literal trashing of Congressman Deal. Then sends out a mailer promoting a website funded by none other than GEORGE SOROS! You can probably lob some bricks at Mr. Deal for serving as a congressman, but to purposely and aggressively destroy his character is morally wrong. I will have no part of it. I am resigned from supporting Karen Handel. "I decided to do my own review of the candidates and posted items at the Bibb County Republican Party website [Maurice owns this site]. My findings are that there is a significant contrast between these candidates. Nathan Deal has spent a life of service. He is a military veteran (captain), was an assistant District Attorney, Juvenile Judge, State Legislator and Congressman. He conducts himself in a kind and humble manner, yet deliberate and focused.
"This election is a mere days away and early voting has begun. Do we want a respected public servant who has lived a life marked with esteem or are we going for door number two, a political neophyte we really don't know much about, who touts a resume that is incredibly suspect, but can say great buzz words. For me, I'm supporting a real patriot, Congressman Nathan Deal. Kindest Regards,
Andy "Half-Truth" Welch
In a last minute mail piece Mr. Half-Truth Welch painted a negative picture of opponent Lee Spahos. Both are in a close runoff election for Georgia House District 110. It is not unusual to see a candidate 'go negative' in the last days of a campaign. It is done to prompt voters against your opponent. It is done although voters are not stupid. It is done although most voters will immediately cast those negative thoughts on the mud slinger. Lee Spahos is endorsed by Georgia Right to Life. In the beginning he refused to fully adopt their special interest agenda because of his personal convictions. When the GRTL changed wording of their platform, Lee Spahos signed on. GRTL changed their position, not Lee Spahos. A man of strong moral conviction stood his ground and indeed did not cater to a special interest group, although he knew it could ultimately cost him votes. Lee Spahos said, "The Fair Tax sounds like something that is a good vote-getting gimmick." True, but that is only a sound bite Welch has used. In fact, the Georgia legislature will not, and cannot enact The Fair Tax in the manner Mr. Welch has proposed. To do so would greatly increase the Federal Income tax burden on Georgia's citizens and increasing taxes is something Lee Spahos made clear he would not support in the full context of the debate. It is also very questionable about whether a 11.5% state sales tax (as it would currently be in Henry County) would actually be good for economic development in Georgia. This is the figure that Georgia State University has determined would be required to replace the income generated by the current income tax. This rate is tremendously higher than any other state in the Union. It is also a highly volatile tax source that has put some states on the brink of bankruptcy due to severely declining tax revenues. Lee Spahos supports The Fair Tax as he stated in the full context, but he recognizes it is a national initiative that must pass the US Congress and that it is not as simple at the state level as Mr. Welch is proposing. Lee Spahos favors reworking and simplifying Georgia's tax code and shifting more of the tax revenue to a sales tax, but not increasing federal taxes for Georgians as Mr. Welch proposes. Here is what Lee Spahos ACTUALLY SAID in the forum referenced by Welch's mailer: I am a supporter of the Fair Tax at the federal government level. Period. If the State of Georgia eliminates the income tax and replaces it strictly with a sales tax, our sales tax in Henry County would be 11.5 percent. And if we lose the ability to write off that income tax deduction on our federal return, which is going to result in a tax burden that the State of Georgia taxpayers pay the federal government an additional billion dollars. So we don't need to do it absent the federal government doing the same thing first.
Roy Barnes was governor. CHARLES Spahos, Lee's brother, was appointed to fill the interim term of Henry County Solicitor amid the scandal involving former solicitor John Rutherford. Charles Spahos has been duly elected by the people of Henry County. Please recall that A. J. "Buddy" Welch is Andy Welch's father. Buddy Welch was a college classmate with Roy Barnes. They are personal friends. Barnes benefited from campaign donations, influence and a political ally. This is spurious innuendo is just more Welch's negative (and false) politics. Finally, The School Bond referendum failed by a whopping 70% to 30% among Henry County voters. Lee Spahos was chairman of the citizen committee setup by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce to promote the bond issuance. This is the same chamber board that Andy Welch was then Chair-Elect of, and unanimously supported. Mr. Welch was just as much a part of establishing this committee as Lee Spahos was. It was a public service identical to Larry Stanley (whom Welch quoted on his flyer) serving on the United SPLOST Advisory Committee for SPLOST II and subsequently serving on
the SPLOST III Advisory Committee. Public service through appointment or volunteering is not a shameful act. Please read A misleading mailer in HD-110 posted at JasonPye.com: http://www.jasonpye.com/blog/2010/08/a_misleading_mailer_in_hd110.html
Mr. Andy "Conflict of Interest" Welch
The facts about Mr. Andy Welch - He will not abandon a very lucrative law practice. His firm represents Henry County departments, agencies and Cities. In every case his professional conflicts of interest will force him to deny representation to the people of House District 110. "Do you want the government's lawyer representing you in the state House?" Client listing was found at the website of Smith, Welch & Brittain: . . . . . . . . . . . . Butts County, et al Water & Sewer Authority Butts County Board of Education City of Hampton : 2009: $112,675 2010 YTD: $56,209 City of Jackson City of Locust Grove City of Stockbridge: 2009: $149,080 2010 YTD: $52,323 Henry County Board of Education: FY 2008-09: $392,358 FY 2009-2010: $317,726 Henry County Chamber of Commerce Henry County Tax Commissioner: 7/1/09-6/19/2010 = $373,257 Henry Water & Sewerage Authority: 2009 + 2010 YTD: $233,046 Lamar County Lamar County Water & Sewer Authority
Henry County government entities that were asked: $1,686,674 during 2009-2010. As a state representative Mr. Conflict Welch would have access to planning, budgets, and other Insider Information. As the Government Lawyer his actions will never favor The Citizens. Mr. Conflict Welch's Democrat law associate is now mounting a campaign to unseat our conservative Representative Steve Davis in House District 109. As a fellow employee of Smith, Welch & Brittain firm, this move to represent all of Henry County in the state legislature is too much to accept. Do you want your State Representative to file lawsuits against Henry County? An interview with Henry's 4th District Commissioner, Reid Bowman, revealed facts about the Smith, Welch & Brittain firm. "Smith, Welch & Brittain have been involved in many lawsuits against Henry County. I do not know the number, but they are representing another client against the county now. Andy Welch cannot represent the people of Henry in State House District 110 in Atlanta while he is filing lawsuits against them back home. We recently went to the Georgia Department of Transportation to work n some intersection improvements. The chief engineer for GDOT told me that Henry County pays more for right-of-way purchases than any other county, and that is due to a certain law firm." ~~ Reid Bowman
There is a difference between a negative campaign and simply telling the truth. Vote for Lee Spahos, House District 110.
Jeff May Endorses John Douglas for Public Service Commission
(Atlanta) - The John Douglas for Public Service Commission campaign announced today the endorsement of State Representative Jeff May in the Republican Runoff for Public Service Commission. In making the endorsement Representative Jeff May stated, "On August 10, I will be casting my vote for Senator John Douglas in the Republican run-off election for Public Service Commission. After careful consideration, I believe John is the most qualified candidate to fill this very important position. We need an experienced and consistent conservative to represent Georgia taxpayers, and I am certain we will achieve this with the election of John Douglas to the Public Service Commission. It has been an honor to serve with John in the Georgia state legislature for the past 6 years. He has shown great leadership through his service in the armed forces, the state house, the state senate, as well as along the campaign trail. There is no doubt in my mind that Senator John Douglas will fight for every Georgian and stand up for their conservative values. On August 10th, the choice is clear. I hope you will join me in voting for conservative John Douglas." Representative May garnered nearly 120,000 votes in the Republican Primary and he joins an ever-growing list of supporters for Douglas' bid to the Public Service Commission, including scores of members of the General Assembly, and several locally elected officials throughout Georgia. "We are truly honored to receive the endorsement of a leader like Jeff May. He ran a great campaign and I look forward to working together with him as we continue to spread the positive message of bringing conservative leadership to the Public Service Commission," stated John Douglas. A lifelong Republican, Senator Douglas is a retired Army Officer who served 18 years in the US Army before retiring as a Major. John works for the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He was first elected to the Newton County Board of Education, then the Georgia House of Representatives and is currently serving in the Georgia Senate. He was the first Republican from Newton County to be elected to both the House and Senate. Senator John Douglas, his wife Susan and daughter Katherine reside in Social Circle and attend Salem United Methodist Church.
Rodney "RC" Christopher did not like the photographs posted with an article at the Henry Neighbor website. His children were in the picture of RC and his family at the Obama Inauguration in Washington. Rodney "RC" Christopher sent Larry Stanley a Cease and Desist letter, quoting several Georgia laws, accusing Stanley of stalking his children, and saying that charges against Larry Stanley are being pursued in a court of law. This guy jumps on the defensive and makes threats. The published photos were found on the Internet at http://archive.noorimages.com/id/00017323 and HTTP://ARCHIVE.NOORIMAGES.COM/ID/00017320. Prior to his announcing as candidate for the school board the same photos were published at Christopher's FaceBook page. In fact Christopher is now using photos of his family, including his minor children and the children of others, on his campaign website. Inasmuch as Rodney Christopher allowed publication of said photos at a publicly accessible Internet site they were already public domain material. As a candidate for public office whose campaign literature includes photos of his minor children, there is no legal expectation of privacy. It is right and honorable to consider a candidate's family as off limits in any capacity, so two of Larry Stanley's FaceBook posts were voluntarily removed. Electing a loose, liberal cannon to our school board seems an invitation to ill informed decisions and knee jerk threats.
Henry Board of Education District 5 - On the Issues
The candidates are Rodney "RC" Christopher and Ryan S. Davis. The real question is "What will each DO to improve Henry schools?" Below are the positions and plans published by each candidate. Mr. Christopher published A Brighter Look at Education at his campaign website: www.rc4education.com
With the lack of resources available for our schools, educators and students, a New Energy for Education is a top priority. Rodney's vision is that all Henry County students graduate equipped to compete globally and lead productive lives. Rodney "RC" Christopher is that resource of new energy.
New Energy Platform
• Efficient - Making the best decisions with system resources • Effective - Making sure the students can excel and compete • Engaging - Making parents, the community, and educators connect and communicate • Empowering Making students pillars of success
Mr. Davis has published a plan at his FaceBook pending completion of h is campaign web presence. Go to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001201914589&ref=ts#!/profile.php?id=100001201914589&v=info&ref=ts
The Davis Plan
If given the privilege to serve, I will pursue these five main objectives during my first term as your School Board Representative: 1. I plan to use my knowledge in finance to help prioritize spending as well implement strategies to save the taxpayers money without furloughing teachers. Additionally, I would like to implement a personal finance course that will enable our students to learn about credit cards, taxes, mortgages and simple family budgeting that will help them become more productive citizens. 2. I plan to champion an open campus setting at the Academy for Advanced Studies located at Henry County High School. The current policy requires full time attendance to Henry County High School. District 5 students are being left out of the opportunity to obtain additional and advanced technical and vocational courses offered at this Academy. I will work to change this unfair policy. 3. Common sense disciplinary policy that uses discretion and understanding rather than a one size fits all "zero tolerance" policy. Strong leadership requires us to be tough on bullies, gangs and drug dealers; it does not mean we must expel a 2nd grader for accidentally bringing his Cub Scout pocket knife to school. 4. Better cooperation with the State would enable our system to take more responsibility in our financial situation. I will vote to eliminate the lawsuit with the state over charter schools and will work to improve these options for our underserved and disadvantaged students. 5. I believe the Fine Arts, Physical Education and High School Athletics are not just good policy but a building block for students to learn discipline, determination, and dedication. They are a key part of educating our children and I will fight to maintain if not increase funding for band, chorus, art, and athletic opportunities for male and female students. Many times these are the tools that not only keep students in school but also help them get to the next level in education. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Ryan S. Davis Davis for School Board email@example.com Mr. Ryan Davis is talking about real issues that concern the education of our children. He has a plan and commitment to make things happen.
Todd Hilton for State Senate
For far too long, the voice of the classroom educator has been silent in the Georgia Senate. Now is the time to stand together and send one of our own to the Capitol to say "LET TEACHERS TEACH". With almost 60% of our state's budget focused on education, it makes no sense that we have no active educators at the table of discussion. Todd Hilton is in the District 17 Senate runoff taking place on August 10th. If you live in District 17 or know someone that does, please don't miss this opportunity to stand up and be heard. Every vote is crucial in this runoff. Even if you did not vote in the Primary, you are allowed to vote in the runoff. Early voting starts on August 2nd and goes through August 6th, so you don't even have to wait for the runoff date to cast your vote. If you want to find out more
about Todd and his passion for education, you might want to check out his website at at www.toddhiltonforsenate.com.
Support for Ryan Davis, Henry BoE
I would like to express support for Ryan Davis for School Board. It seems now that a majority of young people are not interested in politics enough to even be informed about who or what will be on the ballot for the next election let alone have enough awareness to run for office. I believe that it is a great service to the members of Henry County that Mr. Davis is running for office. We should encourage young people to participate in the political process at all levels and not criticize them for being active. There have been comments made by people with an agenda that Mr. Davis is too young for office or that Mr. Davis does not have enough experience. These are only distractions to the voter and detract from the real issues. None of these criticisms have any merit or basis other than an obvious bias. Mr. Davis meets all of the qualifications to run for office, which is all that is required. Mr. Davis should be heard for his ideas, praised for his dedication, and supported for his beliefs. It is for these reasons that I believe that he will be a responsible school board member. We should all hope that our children grow up to be proud members of our society and are willing to give back in some manner. Wayne Seguin
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Is there a Tax Allocation District Conspiracy?
Is there an ongoing conspiracy link between Tax Allocation Districts (TAD) and the Internet Fiber Optic Cable Business? The first question you must answer is, "Are the principles involved capable of planning something like this? I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Henry Daily Herald, "Are Tax Allocation Districts Really for the Benefit of the Community". It was about a TAD briefing given to the Henry County School Board. As the Distinguished Gentlemen made their presentation, a peculiar comment was noted, but not include in the original article. From my notes I wrote, "when we get approval for Tax Allocation Districts, ask legislature to make amendments on how we can use them". The comment could be innocuous, but was it? What brings this all into a possible conspiracy focus is the following:
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Andy Welch, who is running for a house seat, was one of the Distinguished Gentlemen, and he believes that TADs' could benefit Henry County. I do to, if I was reassured by four to five years of frugal spending by the Board of Commissioners (BOC). The only way that I can conceive of the BOC starting an Internet Fiber Optic Cable Business is using TADs' to pay for it. Then there was the fact that the Internet Fiber Optic Cable Business was presented to the School Board at the same meeting. Coincidental, maybe; then combine that with the level of friendliness shown between the separate groups. It makes one wonder. Let us look at a short possible scenario outline: First, one or more of the interested parties supporting TADs' agrees to run for a legislative seat. Second the BOC puts the TADs" on the November ballot. Third, if the TADs' and the candidate are both successful, place a Henry County
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amendment before the legislature concerning TAD laws. Any of this sound familiar to you? Each time I think of that meeting, it reminds me of childhood summers along the Atlantic Coast, when sharks would infest the local waters. I find line from "Finding Nemo" appropriate, where Bruce the Great White Shark states, "Fish are friends - not food". In my experience, sharks always act according to their nature. The only questions I have are, Is there a TAD conspiracy, and Whom will it consume? Bruce Kendall
It appears that it is not politically in the BOC's interest to call a millage rate increase an increase. Noted in the paper, they referred to it merely as a millage adjustment. Something they have to do from time to time. Just food for thought. Be of Good Cheer, TNS
Henry TEA Party Patriots
FINAL FORUM WITH SOME OF THE REPUBLICAN RUN-OFF CANDIDATES
Monday, August 9 at 6:30pm Location: Government Annex Community Room, 116 S Zack Hinton Pkwy, McDonough, GA
Pat Condell on Ground Zero mosque: "Is it possible to be astonished, but not surprised?
The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
A British view of a controversy.
RWHC - MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, August 10 at 6:30pm Location: Henry County Administration Building
Thursday, August 19 at 11:30am Location: Golden Corral Remember: Early voting THIS WEEK
Ethics Complaint Filed Against Tim Echols, PSC Candidate Submitted to The Citizen
Mr. Scott Helyer of Atlanta filed an ethics complaint against Friends of Tim Echols. The complaint alleges violation of O.C.G.A. § 21-5-41(a)(3) by accepting an in-kind contribution beyond the $6,100 contribution limit as set by the State Ethics Commission. Along with $4,262.69 in payments to own company, Gold Dome Consulting. Violation of O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34(b)(1)(A) by failing to disclose an additional in-kind contribution from Gold Dome Consulting. Violation of O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34(b)(1)(B) by failing to disclose an expense incurred on April 29, 2010 of $3,493.57, constituting candidate qualifying fee made payable to the Georgia Republican Party..
TeenPact kids' campaign efforts raise questions
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Margaret Newkirk The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 7:22 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010
Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine has paid thousands of dollars for the door-knocking services of 150 home-schooled Christian teenagers in the run-up to this month's primary vote. The teens are in Georgia at the request of state Public Service Commission candidate Tim Echols, who is the founder of the national nonprofit TeenPact. A for-profit consulting company owned by Echols sold the TeenPact teens' grass-roots services to Oxendine, in an arrangement that is raising legal and ethical questions for the nonprofit group. A former head of the tax-exempt division of the IRS said the arrangement could well violate two tenets of laws requiring nonprofits to avoid political campaign work. Two Oxendine rivals, too, said they were approached with the same deal but turned it down because they were concerned it was both distasteful and possibly illegal. Find this article at: http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/teenpact-kids-campaign-efforts-562509.html
Teen outreach for governor hopeful raises ethical questions
by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer 07.01.10 - 11:00 pm
ATLANTA - Republican John Oxendine paid his former campaign manager's consulting firm to dispatch Christian teenage volunteers door-to-door promoting his bid for Georgia governor, a move that raises ethical and legal questions about the mingling of politics and nonprofit groups. The volunteers are dropping Oxendine for governor fliers and promoting fellow Republican Tim Echols' campaign for an open seat on the Public Service Commission. Echols is Oxendine's former campaign manager. The arrangement suggests the campaigns could be using a nonprofit group for political gain, experts said. The Internal Revenue Service bans nonprofit groups with tax-exempt status from participating directly or indirectly in political campaigns. Find this article at http://cherokeetribune.com/printer_friendly/8119246
The Lovejoy Battlefield
In June 2010, the National Park Service brought the Nash Farm Park into the core battlefield area. There is very little left of the Lovejoy Station Battle area. According to the Park Service the area within the Clayton County Sprayfield is in danger from flooding the last of the original earthworks. There is a map on their website that shows the potential National Register Boundary for the area. I was on one of the original groups who searched the area 30 years ago. The area was studied and artifacts were recovered for the AHS. The Dorsey Family Plantation was a key part of this battle area as can be read by the 1984 and 1985 editions of the Atlanta Historical Society books that have printed the information from those who lived in the area at the time. Some of this can be viewed at the B&M section of the CRG online at www.crghenry.org where it discusses the words of Judge Stephen Dorsey. But here is the story today. I worked with a lot of good people who most are gone now. If the area can be saved with the help of those involved and give it the care it really needs then I am for it. I don't want people to come in and make a mockery of our work as if we didn't exist. I am glad the Civil War Era is being remembered. I too had many many in that struggle. Time heals old wounds and with it goes the fleeting shadows of yesterday. I am but a ghost of past history looking back at yesterday and as tomorrow arrives will fade away to a place where no one can see or hear. Thank you for listening. ~~~~~ The Civil War Sites Advisory Committee update says that 204 acres now owned and protected by the Henry County Commission, has been added to the Lovejoy Station battlefield "core area." The Potential National Register boundary
represents an assessment of the area's surviving landscape and features that convey a sense of place. The Clayton County water authority, La Costa trailer park, and residential housing now cover the area of conflict during the August 20, 1864 Battle of Lovejoy's Station. Nash Farm has been touted as "battlefield" since BJ Mathis first needed a legitimate (legal) use of eminent domain to take the property from a nasty old developer. I agree with every word The Doctor wrote about preserving the true history and the work of many people. A few years ago the stories told by the esteemed Mr. Pollard and the pseudo-history reported by the paid consultant from LAMAR Institute (fancy name for a one-man show) were refuted by the Georgia Battlefields Association, the National Park Service and even those good folks whose family heritage was sacrificed - the Dorseys. I hate that an historical designation has been granted because the real battlefield has been destroyed by development. Yet, I praise the work and intentions of those whose involvement show respect for the true history. Larry Stanley The Citizen Newsletter is provided by Henry Citizens for Responsible Government Larry Stanley, Editor 899 East Lake Road, McDonough, GA 30252 Please report broken links or other problems Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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