District Commissioner Jerry Barnes told the other commissioners during a break in the budget hearings October 29th that a constituent had approached him recently saying he didn’t care what they did with the budget as long as they could justify it.
Barnes said this might be the only person who has not advocated cuts in the county’s $20 million preliminary budget as the three person board of commissioners continue work on the 2014 spending plans. “I was floored,” he said.
“That is a rare sentiment,” said Commissioner Becky Denney, who along with Commission Chair Rob Jones agreed that the prevailing sentiment among the public has been to cut, cut, cut.
This Tuesday, the commissioners reviewed the results from the preliminary hearings compiled in 500 page binders presented to the three commissioners.
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Is the state of the U.S. economy operating at a new norm-if so, what is causing it?
By Rich Andersen, VC for Programs, Pickens County Republican Party
This is the topic for the Pickens County Republican Party’s September 10, 2013 meeting to be held at the Appalachian Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College at 7 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Don Sabbarese, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Kennesaw State University.
Considering the high unemployment rate and the anemic state of the U.S. economy, the possibility that this is a new norm is disturbing.
Many external factors may be having a negative impact on the U.S. economy. Many of the Eurozone economies are struggling to escape their continued economic malaise, and the emerging economies of China, Brazil, Indonesia, and India are experiencing slower growth rates
From Office of the Attorney General
Georgia Department of Law
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens offers the following information in the case against Warren Lee Hill, who is currently scheduled to be executed on July 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
On July 3, 2013, the Superior Court of Lee County filed an order, setting the seven-day window in which the execution of Warren Lee Hill may occur to begin at noon, July 13, 2013, and ending seven days later at noon on July 20, 2013. The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections has set the execution for July 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Hill’s Crime (1990)
In August of 1990, Hill and the victim, Joseph Handspike, were both incarcerated for murder at the Lee Correctional Institution (hereinafter Lee C.I.). Hill was serving a life sentence for murdering his 18-year-old girlfriend, Myra Wright, in 1986 by shooting her 11 times.
During Hill’s trial for the Handspike’s murder, a Lee C.I. correctional officer testified that at 5:10 a.m., he heard a loud noise emanating from the inmates' sleeping quarters in Wing C. Upon entering the wing to investigate, the officer witnessed Hill bludgeoning the victim, who was lying in his bed. The officer quickly returned to his station, called for backup, and opened the security gate to allow other officers to enter and assist. He then returned to the scene and saw that Hill had ceased beating the victim. The officer demanded that Hill surrender his weapon, and Hill complied handing over the board he had used in the beating.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), who represents parts of Pickens County, along with Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS-03) and Jared Polis (D-CO-02), today announced continued and growing support for H.R. 1852, the Email Privacy Act. Since introducing the legislation last week, Rep. Polis joined the effort as the lead Democrat sponsor and worked with Reps. Graves and Yoder to gather 75 cosponsors for the bill. The congressmen are continuing aggressive outreach efforts to build broad bipartisan support in the House.
“With the latest concerns over abuse of government power, members are supporting the Email Privacy Act as a vehicle to ensure their constituents’ right to privacy. The American people deserve to have their right to email privacy, and the government’s limitations, clearly defined,” said Rep. Graves.