Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CLERK OF COURT VOTES FOR BEACON

THERESA HARPER,  CLERK  OF  UPSON  SUPERIOR  COURT  RELEASED  A  STATEMENT  REGARDING  THE  APPOINTMENT  OF  THE  UPSON  BEACON  AS  LEGAL  ORGAN FOR UPSON  COUNTY.” SOMEONE  VERY  WISE ONCE  SAID  THAT IF  YOU’RE MAKING  EVERYBODY  HAPPY  ALL  THE TIME THEN YOU’RE NOT  BEING  A GOOD  LEADER.  RECENTLY,MYSELF, SHERIFF  PEACOCK  AND  JUDGE HAMBY  WERE  ASKED BY  THE  UPSON  BEACON TO  BE  CONSIDERED AS  THE  LEGAL  ORGAN FOR  UPSON COUNTY. AS  YOU  CAN  IMAGINE, THIS  WAS  A  VERY  DIFFICULT  DECISION FOR  ALL  OF  US. MY  VOTE TO HAVE  THE  UPSON BEACON APPOINTED AS  THE  LEGAL  ORGAN WAS BASED ON INFORMATION SUPPLIED  TO  MYSELF,  SHERIFF DON  PEACOCK  AND PROBATE  JUDGE  GARY  HAMBY.  THE  INFORMATION  PROVIDED SHOWED  THAT THE UPSON  BEACON MET  THE  LEGAL  REQUIREMENTS TO  BE  APPOINTED. IT IS  UNDERSTANDABLE THAT  THE  THOMASTON TIMES IS  NOT  HAPPY  WITH  MY  VOTE. HOWEVER, IT IS DISAPPOINTING  THEY  ARE  REPORTING  INACCURATE  INFORMATION. IN THE  LATEST EDITION  OF  THE  THOMASTON  TIMES IT  STATES  THAT  WHEN  ASKED  MY  REASONING FOR  VOTING  IN  FAVOR  OF  THE  BEACON THAT I  REPLIED-WE  DON’T  HAVE  TO  SAY. THAT IS  AN  INACCURATE  QUOTE. MY REPLY WAS  THAT-WE DON’T  HAVE  ANYTHING  TO  SAY. THE  DIFFERENCE IN  THOSE TWO  STATEMENTS  IS HUGE. I  TAKE  MY  RESPONSIBLITY  TO  SERVE  UPSON  COUNTY VERY  SERIOUSLY. I  STAND BY  MY  VOTE FOR  THE  CHANGE BECAUSE I  BELIEVE THAT  IT  IS  IN  THE  BEST  INTEREST OF  THE  CITIZENS OF UPSON  COUNTY  TO  HAVE  THE  LEGAL  NOTICES  PUBLISHED  IN  A  NEWSPAPER  THAT  IS  BEING  READ BY  THE  MAJORITY OF  THE PEOPLE. I  LOOK  FOWARD TO  CONTINUE  TO  WORK  HARD TO HELP UPSON  COUNTY  PROGRESS IN  A  POSITIVE  MANNER.

4 comments:

  1. These notices should be posted on line. How much does the local government waste on these ads buried in the back of the publication. If they saved the money couldn't they put that towards other services?

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  2. Sounds to me like Ms Harper is very thin skinned.

    "Huge" differance? Looks pretty tiny to me.

    If you can't stand the heat, stay out of public office.

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  3. hope Ms. Harper enjoyed her one term

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  4. I think Ms. Harper has shown the exact qualities that we should look for in an elected official. The ability to make a difficult decision based on the facts presented to her and determine what is in the best interest of the people that elected her.

    There is a considerable difference between "nothing to say" and "not having to say" and I certainly don't blame her for pointing out the fact that what is printed is not always the truth.

    There are many difficult decisions that need to be made to reverse the slow death that Thomaston and Upson County are experiencing. While this may not be a life changing issue, it at least shows that someone is willing to shoulder the responsibility.

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