Michael 1 year, 5 months ago on Protesters show support for Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill

I'm confused. Walking Small is blaming his political opponents for "cooking up" the charges against him. My memory is that his political opponents shared the same ethnicity as him. Why would the NAACP get involved with this?

It seems that Waites and Mabra have little, if any, faith in our judicial system. It would appear from their comments that they think Hill should be aquitted on all charges. Are they suggesting that there may be rioting and plundering if there is a conviction in a court of law?

I haven't seen the evidence that will be presented in this trial, but, I firmly believe Walking Small should spend many, many years in prison for what he did to the Clayton County taxpayers in his previous term.


Michael 1 year, 8 months ago on R. Kelly headlines Clayton’s busy Saturday lineup

R.Kelly, Bell Biv Devoe, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Rakim, I guess it was impossible to find any talent that anyone had ever heard of. Or, maybe those with talent didn't want to come to the ghetto known as Clayton County.


Michael 1 year, 9 months ago on Forest Park business owner sentenced in tobacco ring

Darn, where were these folks back when I was a smoker? I could have saved a bundle of money on smokes.


Michael 1 year, 9 months ago on Morrow’s new lawyer costs more than old one

It's amazing that the politicians can enter into a contract for a price certain ($245/hr) that was significantly higher than the previous contract ($150/hr) and think they are negotiating a lower cost. I guess this shows the intelligence of our elected officials.

Morrow voters elected these people to provide the music, they need not complain when it comes time to pay the band.


Michael 1 year, 9 months ago on Cyclist among suspects in sting operation

Another example of the work of our wonderful police department and sheriffs department. Obviously it is more important for the safety of Clayton County to try to keep hookers, panderers, and bicyclists out of the county than it is to go after perpetrators of such minor offenses as robbery, murder, rape, etc. But, I guess that all of the outstanding arrest warrants have been handled and there is nothing left for these officers to do.


Michael 1 year, 10 months ago on Turner announces CFO, COO finalists

I'm curious to find out if any of the finalists actually live in the county, and if so, how long they have lived here. Copies of their CVs would be nice to see as well. Not so that we can second guess Mr. Turner and the rest of the BOC, but rather so we can know who we will be deaaling with going forward.


Michael 1 year, 10 months ago on Jonesboro should offer public spaces for art — CURT YEOMANS

If private entities want to commission the art work, place it, and keep the graffiti cleaned off of the "art" I have no problem. But, the government doesn't need to be providing support for any "art" that is not commercially viable.


Michael 1 year, 10 months ago on Study: Clayton is metro Atlanta’s unhealthiest county

Experience tells me that someone in government will look at this study and decide that this is a problem that can only be solved through governmental action and spending. The cause of the obesity is really simple to solve through the people taking responsability for their own health. That includes such mundane tasks as eating better, and getting off of their lazy backsides and going to work at a job that requires a good deal of physical activity, or, if that isn't possible, they can get out and excercise. Simple, and no governmental interference is required.


Michael 1 year, 10 months ago on What about the Irish? — CURT YEOMANS

Excellent Mr. Yeomans, As someone of Irish heritage, I shall lift a Guinness, probably more than one, with you. Even those of us who came from northern Irish protestant stock can blur the lines to drink to a Catholic Saint.

Have a happy St. Patty's day sir.


Michael 1 year, 11 months ago on Legislative term reaching midpoint

If it weren't for all of those commendation, recognition, and condolences type bills and resoultions, the legislature might actually be able to give proper scrutiny to the bills and resolutions that will have a real effect on the citizen's lives and pocketbooks.