Wednesday, October 6, 2010

T.P.D. COMPLAINTS

THOMASTON’S  POLICE  CHIEF  DAN  GREATHOUSE TOLD  TGA  NEWS,WEDNESDAY, HE  PLANS  TO  MEET  WITH A  CITIZEN WHO  LEVELED  CRITICISM AT  THE  P.D. BEFORE  THE  MAYOR  AND  COUNCIL,TUESDAY. ROBERT  CHATMAN  OF  93  AVE.J.  SAID  MORE  POLICE  VISIBILITY  IS  NEEDED  IN  THE  THIRD  STREET-AVE.J.  AREA. HE  SAID  THERE IS  DRUG  ACTIVITY,ILLEGAL  LIQUOR  SALES  AND  YOUTHS  LOITERING,AND IF  SOMETHING IS  NOT  DONE, THE  NEIGHBORHOOD  WILL  BE  LOST  TO  THE  DRUG  DEALERS. HE  CHARGED  THAT  POLICE  CARS ARE  PARKED IN  THE  COUNTY  AT   THE  RESIDENCES  OF  FEMALES,  AND  OFFICERS  HAVE  TOLD  HIM THERE  IS  LOW  MORALE  AT  THE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.  COUNCIL  MEMBER  PATSY  PERDUE TOLD  HIM A  LIST  OF POLICE  ACTIVITIES  AND  PATROLS  WAS  AVAILABLE  AT  THE  LAST  MEETING  OF  THE  AVENUES NEIGHBORHOOD  ASSOCIATION.  CHIEF  GREATHOUSE  SAID  WEDNESDAY  A  NEW  ORDIANCE  ON  DISORDERLY  HOUSES  PASSED  BY  THE  CITY  COUNCIL  TUESDAY NIGHT, WILL HELP  CLEAN-UP  LIQUOR HOUSES  AND LOUD MUSIC.  ALSO  DURING  THE  MEETING  A  DELEGATION  LEAD  BY  HENRY  WILDER   PRESENTED  A  PETITION   WITH  500  SIGNATURES  TO  RE-NAME  CEDAR ROW  FOR  THE  LATE JOE  WHITE.,  CALLED  AN   OUTSTANDING  CITIZEN  BY  MEMBERS OF  COUNCIL. THE  REQUEST  WAS  TAKEN  UNDER  ADVISEMENT.

2 comments:

  1. I don't think it would be fair to rename a street after the council, the county commission and the school board all refused to consider adding the names of former coaches Cavan and Perdue to the football field and coach Dawkins to the press box.

    The statement was made by the school board that "it would open a can of worms."

    Now either open the can or leave it closed.

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  2. Mr Joe White was an amazing man who brought people together without bias, he did not see color and was always fair. He has made many contributions to Thomaston and Upson County. He was a great man and is dearly missed. Renaming a street after Mr. Joe is the least we could do.

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