The Citizen Newsletter
The Conservative Voice of Henry County
Issue # 348
May 24, 2012
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Henry County Farmers Market Rocky Branch Railroad School Board Accountability These are The Time Henry Master Gardeners Tour Strategic Communication McDonough Secures Loan Nelva Lee in Senate D-17 Cherokee GOP Jason Hill Campaign Roark Ends Campaign Only DeKalb, Fulton like TIA Trea Pipkin Qualifies for D-111 Warren Holder for Henry D-1
On this day in 1940, Hattie McDaniel wins the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of former Tara slave "Mammy" in "Gone With the Wind," the 1939 blockbuster film that took home eight Academy Awards. Though McDaniel was the first African American to win the prestigious award, she was criticized by some groups, including the NAACP, who claimed she was reinforcing black stereotypes. McDaniel responded by saying she'd rather play a servant on the silver screen than be one in real life.
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Henry County Farmers Market
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Plenty Of Excitement
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Heritage Park in the Arena, 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough GA Buy fresh produce and meet local producers Fresh vegetables, Crafts, Baked goods, Ice-cream, Honey, Jellies, Fruit Thursdays from 2:00pm 6:00pm May 31 thru September 27, 2012 For information call 770-288-8421
)Train rides are available everyday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.) 106 Center Point Rd. Bremen, GA (770)537-9264 HTTP://ROCKYBRANCHRAILROAD.NET/
School Board Accountability
"In the first place God
made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards."
Mark Twain's withering contempt for a body elected to oversee the person hired to run schools remains as fresh today as in 1897 when the writer penned the words. One Stanford University case was argued by the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank on campus. The opening salvo was a description of school boards as dysfunctional families filled with unlovable types such as would-be politicians, teacher-union sympathizers and single-issue advocates. They are people who would run screaming from the label conservative, yet they block reform efforts such as charter schools and high-stakes testing in favor of conserving the status quo.
Rocky Branch Railroad is open May through December Birthdays Weddings Sleepy Hollow Camping Corporate Events Lodging
1,585 pupils ranked in the top 10 high schools statewide. LARRY STANLEY is not a union sympathizer. Every employee should be fairly compensated for an honest day s work. Collective bargaining should never include a guaranteed job or pay scales not commensurate with industry standards. Attaining tenure, a protected status in academia, should be a reward only for continued effectiveness and high performance in the job. LARRY STANLEY knows many issues face school boards. The responsibilities of managing a school system, even with a hired superintendent and staff, must remain accountable to the taxpayers who support the system. LARRY STANLEY is a conservative. He will provide openness and accountability. He will stand to protect taxpayers. He will serve as an advocate for students, parents and system staff. Henry County Schools averaged 24.8 from a possible score of 100 in college preparedness, reported on May 8th by a US News nationwide analysis. We read about college readiness in the news and how important it is. But until now we were not provided a national measurement to compare how well we prepare students for postsecondary education. The Georgia Department of Education has released a new measure of student achievement for public high schools around the state. The measure is a four-year high school graduation rate. Simply, it is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years of starting high school. Henry County Schools did not fare well as shown below: · · · · · · · Eagle s Landing High graduation rate was 64.24 percent Luella High s rate was 73.58 percent Dutchtown High s rate was 74.61 percent Woodland High s rate was 84.63 Henry County High s rate was 72.81 Ola High s rate was 83.01 Union Grove High had the highest graduation at 91.91 percent. The school of
We cannot be satisfied with the status quo. From Stockbridge to McDonough to Locust Grove the effectiveness and quality of education provided varies widely. Larry Stanley s opponent says at his website: My decision to run for the District 2 BOE seat was made for one reason. I think I am the best person to help preserve & protect our communities [sic] integrity. THAT is simply not enough! Larry Stanley is forthright and a fighter! He steadfastly clings to his ideals, while reaching out for consensus and consultation; all of which are great qualities in a leader. Larry Stanley has been willing to question the conventional wisdom - to look around and ask whether our politicians were in sync with the sentiments of most Henry County citizens. Larry questions the notions that our elected officials cannot tackle multiple challenges at once. Larry Stanley has tenacity and vision to recognize what should and could be done. Larry has courage to stand up and act in the face of considerable pressure and proven ability to effectively get the job done.
Voters in Henry County s District 2 are urged to choose experience. Choose proven abilities. Larry Stanley will back-up his good intentions with conservative principles and determined action.
Larry Stanley for Henry County School Board District 2
We have five exceptional gardens on display, all located in Henry County. Ticket prices are $10 (for the five gardens) and may be purchased at all Moye s Pharmacies; Eagles Landing Pharmacies in Stockbridge
If you do not like online transactions, send your check to Stanley for Henry BoE at 260 Oak Leaf Drive, Stockbridge GA 30281 VISIT the campaign website at WWW.STANLEYFORBOE.ORG for more information
"THESE ARE THE TIMES!"
The First Lady s Patient-Dumping, Privacy-Meddling Scheme CIVIL WAR IN US BEFORE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS? OBAMA GETS WHAT OBAMA WANTS BIDEN: TEA PARTY STOPPED US FROM
and Locust Grove; the Henry County Extension Office; Wilson Bros. Nursery; G Designs, 3359 Jodeco Road, Jonesboro; Steers Restaurant, in McDonough; and Duncan's Landscaping, 9280 Turner Road, Jonesboro.
"Effective strategic communication" they call it.
We know it as Bovine Scatology!
It is campaign season. We must expect meaningless rhetoric to fill the blogosphere and speeches. Conservatives have long cautioned readers and fellow patriots to beware of good sounding phrases and veiled accusations against the honest and dependable candidates and officials who fight the good fight. We have examples from the Obama administration that would fill a library. Such nonsense as The Tea Party Stopped Economic Growth is false on its face and does not require explanation. Closer to home there is a local blogger who was once expected to give opinions in an authoritative manner, but is really most interested in painting a false picture only to advance his chosen candidates. Writing for the campaign of Mr. Rutledge, previously identified as The Puppet,
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the blogger constantly refers to Steve Davis Transportation Tax T-SPLOST as if Representative Davis single-handedly foisted the proposed tax on unsuspecting taxpayers of Henry County. Of course that is a lie no matter how the blogger paints it. The same blogger says Rep. Davis is out of touch. That is also far-fetched as Davis has already served four terms 8 years with a conservative voting record and he remains completely open and accessible. The strategic communication is pure propaganda. It is what a candidate throws about when he brings nothing to the table; no experience, no personal knowledge of real issues, no clout or influence that could benefit the voters of House District 109. A smidgen of truth is mixed with a pack of lies. It is all designed to impress the ignorant and unknowing voter. For example, polls show DeKalb and Fulton counties generally support the new tax. Henry and Rockdale voters do not. Rep. Davis represents Henry, Rockdale and Newton counties not Fulton or DeKalb or Cobb or Gwinnett. Yet the ghost of accusation says Davis is responsible for T-SPLOST and the blogger splashes that ugly paint like an artist. As stated many times already, Rep. Steve Davis has become strong and influential in the GA House. Henry, Newton and Rockdale need experienced conservative leadership in our delegation. A newbie with no experience or proven ability to navigate the workings of the Georgia House of Representatives simply cannot be effective. He is simply following the mantra of the puppet masters and will serve only a handful of citizens those who propped him up and selected him as this term s challenger for Rep. Davis.
Re-elect Rep. Steve Davis, a real conservative with no strings attached.
McDonough secures loan for water, sewer improvements
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan was announced by Kevin Clark, executive director of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). McDonough applied for the funds, which can only be approved with a recommendation from the Georgia legislature. State Rep. Steve Davis (R-McDonough) gave his recommendation during the recently completed legislative session. GEFA does numerous loans per year lowinterest loans to help communities throughout Georgia, said Davis. We are such a high-growth area ... that it was a struggle to keep up with infrastructure for the needs of the citizens. Clark expressed appreciation to Gov. Nathan Deal and Davis for their support in the project. For more information, call (404) 584-1000, or visit WWW.GEFA.ORG.
Voters are urged to choose experience. Choose proven abilities.
Dr. Nelva Lee Announces Campaign and Qualifies for the State Senate race in District 17
Contact: Nelva Lee, Candidate for State Senate District 17 at, 678-763-6150 or
I am a compassionate, commonsense, conservative who will uphold the values of this community and revitalize our small business sector. Dr. Lee will be hosting a $5 All you can eat Hot Dog Cookout fundraiser at her home in Heron Bay on Memorial Day. All are welcomed to attend. Details are found on her website WWW.ELECTDRLEE.COM . To learn more about Dr. Nelva Lee, visit WWW.ELECTDRLEE.COM. Or contact Dr. Lee at 678763-6150 or INFO@ELECTDRLEE.COM Dr. Nelva Lee, Candidate for State Senate District 17 email@example.com www.electdrlee.com 678-458-1671 Direct 678-763-6150 Campaign Headquarters Contributions can be sent to: Dr. Nelva Lee for State Senate 289 Jonesboro Rd. #416 McDonough, GA 30253 or via Paypal HTTPS://WWW.PAYPAL.COM/CGIBIN/WEBSCR?CMD=_ SXCLICK&HOSTED_BUTTON_ID=3NQ6C5TQBEP3Q
May 23, 2012 - (Locust Grove, Georgia) On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Dr. Nelva Lee qualified for the State Senate District 17 at the Georgia State Capitol. District 17 covers the southern portions of Henry County, major portions of Newton, and certain precincts of Butts and Rockdale counties. Dr. Lee is a resident of Heron Bay in Locust Grove along with her husband retired Air Force and Veteran of the Gulf War; Donnie Lee Sr. Dr. Lee has two sons Donnie Lee Jr., and Robert D. Lee who both attend schools in the Locust Grove area. Dr. Nelva Lee is a native of Panama, having migrated to the US due to the Noriega Dictatorship, Dr. Lee moved to the US to live with her mother, then a soldier for the US Army. Dr. Lee s harrowing experience under a dictatorship gave her a greater appreciation for democracy, one s civic duty to the public at large, and the belief that those in public office should be public servants of their constituents. Both of Dr. Lee s brothers currently serve in the military in the US Air Force and Army, and are both veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Dr. Lee has a wealth of leadership experience as a healthcare executive and business owner; in addition Dr. Lee is a professor for various proprietary universities. Dr. Lee has served as Chair of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters in addition to the Chair of the MiTio Foundation a 501c3 charitable organization that benefits missionary youth. When elected as the next State Senator for District 17, Dr. Lee will work to improve initiatives for small business development; improve the math and science focus of our schools; and reduce the tax burden of our citizens in regards to the criminal justice system.
Our next slated breakfast will be on Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 am at O Charley s Restaurant on Highway 92 in Woodstock. Our guest speaker will be Janet Munda, Executive Director of the Cherokee County Elections Board. This promises to be a very informative session. Arrive early. Breakfast is $8.00
From the Jason Hill Campaign
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now. I also will not publicly endorse anyone for any of the open seats on the Board of Commissioners. As a resident, a voter and a taxpayer, I will only say that we cannot afford four more years of the status quo, and we cannot afford to go ten years in reverse. I look forward to following the campaigns as a private citizen, enjoying the summer with my family, and continuing to tell Henry County's stories on local television and in print. May God richly bless our community. Monroe Roark May 22, 2012
Jason will be at the WHISTLE POST TAVERN, this evening, May 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm with his family. Please join Jason there. Jason wants to see you, talk with you, and share his vision for our County. Thank you all so much for all you have been doing so far. Your support has been remarkable. For Rockdale County in 2012, a new vision, new ideas, new vigor and new commitment. For Rockdale County in 2012, a new Chairman.
Poll: Suburban voters oppose transportation referendum
The poll found 42 percent support the referendum, while 45 percent oppose it. Thirteen percent remain undecided. Voters in DeKalb and Fulton counties showed overwhelming support for the tax, by a 52 to 33 percent margin. The numbers are nearly exact opposites in the other eight suburban counties where the measure is opposed by a 20 point margin. I think the critical T in TSPLOST is trust. A lot of voters don't necessarily believe the state will do with the $6.1 billion what it's supposed to do, which is unclogging traffic, said Channel 2 political analyst Bill Crane. They don t believe that this $6 billion and the pennies out of their pocket will make things better.
Roark Ends Campaign
After much prayer and careful consideration, I have decided not to place my name on the ballot in the 2012 race for chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. I am deeply grateful for the encouraging words I have heard from many local residents during the past three months as well as the financial assistance I have received. I wish to urge all voters to pay close attention to the candidates in each of the commission races this summer, as well as those of our legislative delegation, and insist that they specify what they will do RIGHT if elected instead of what their opponents do WRONG. Criticize an incumbent if you must, but you had better have your own plan in place to fix the problem. If not, the constant negativity will wear on voters quickly. So far I have not said a single negative word about anyone running this year and I will not start
TREA PIPKIN Qualifies for Georgia House District 111.
Henry County and District 111 need a tough, effective, conservative leader in the State House. As an Assistant District Attorney, I go toe to toe with criminals. I ll take that experience to the State House to deliver conservative reforms for Henry County. Visit HTTP://VOTEPIPKIN.COM/
Commissioner Henry County
"Proven Leadership in Henry County"
District 1 Commissioner Warren Holder was born and raised in Henry County. He graduated from Henry County High School in 1968 and received an Associates in Business Administration from Abraham Baldwin college in Tifton, Georgia in 1970. He also attended Georgia State University. In 1971, Warren was elected to the Locust Grove City Council, on which he served for 17 years. In 1988, he was elected to the Farm Service Agency Board, an office he kept until 1996. In 1992, while still serving on the Farm Service Agency Board, Warren was elected to the Henry County Board of Education, and served one term. In 1996, he was elected to the Henry County Board of Commissioners as District 1 Commissioner and has served in this capacity ever since. Three years later, Warren was also elected to the Board of Directors for Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative, a position he still holds today. Visit WWW.WARRENHOLDER.ORG
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