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South Fulton Guy April 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Kevin third time "what city are you concerned might annex you?"
James Reese April 15, 2014 at 10:22 AM
First off, SFG stop being a coward hiding behind that name "South Fulton Guy". You knowRead Moreno thing about me. Where I live and what I stand for and help fight for in South Fulton is very public and you have it all wrong! I lived in Sandtown and went before the School Board to fight to have the Middle School built as I did the High School rebuild! I've served on the PTSA at Westlake and incorporated and led the Touchdown Club for a number of years. I've done quite a bit for the schools in Sandtown. I have a son that graduated and another that graduates next year. That's more than I can say for a lot of "big" talkers and officials who choose to seek an easy solution. Get involved and make things better is what parents should do for their children and all our children. BTW, the Achievement Gap is just as wide for black students going to school in North Fulton. Go read the info for yourself. Stop being a COWARD!!!
Rod Littles April 19, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Thank you James and Kevin for your voices. I am stuck on how the County plans to fix the red ink if Read MoreSouth Fulton voters do not get a voice in becoming a City or not. By not having that choice we have depleted our reserves in the Special Services District. So we lose out on over $25 million in revenue the City of South Fulton would have received to cover our City Services. A rate hike is the next step if the property values remain sluggish or a cut in City services. If Sandtown or any other residents in South Fulton really wanted to be annexed into a near by City they have had 7 years to do so!!! It is only about the money and local control. We appreciate the debate but we do not have a choice as the Mayor of Atlanta made sure if that. Surpressing our vote and voice is not what I expected from a child if the struggle.
August Jones February 19, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Why are veterans thrown-in with convicted felons?
erie February 19, 2014 at 05:36 PM
Wow I was thinking the same shoit. I was so young when I join that my mother had to sign for me. IRead Moreg ot a hon discharge and now they want to put me in with the convieted felons. Dam a black man don't stand a chance. Check out some of my art work on youtube. Just key in Abstract by erie
2nd Chance Resource & Development Center February 20, 2014 at 10:29 AM
We are not "throwing" veterans in with convicted felons, we are extending a helping handRead Moret o those people we feel are sometimes overlooked by society. We are extending a helping hand to those people that find it hard to ask for help because of pride, shame, embarrassment or whatever reason they have. Everyone needs, has needed or will need help in their lifetime no matter who they are, veteran, ex-offender or regular citizen that got laid off is in need of job search facilities. Lastly, if you are wondering why an organization is willing to help veterans and ex-offenders, I wonder why a true veteran, citizen of the United States would join the military to defend and protect people that are ex-offenders because in essence the VETERAN HELPS EVERYONE, PROTECTS EVERYONE, DEFENDS EVERYONE FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CONVICTED FELON!
Rodney Littles February 22, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Well I could not have said it better. Thanks for your interest and passion for the truth. ThisRead MoreSFGuy reminds me of the Republicans in Washington. If the truth smacked them in the head they would not know it. The citizens be damned they do not like the POTUS so they say anything and mislead the public. We appreciate your fiscal review. It is spot on!!!
James Reese February 24, 2014 at 05:01 PM
The latest "tell" that is making the rounds is that City of Atlanta residents payingRead Moretheir Solid Waste Bills can write them off on their Federal Income Tax to recoup the cost, that's not true. The Solid Waste Bills are collected separate from the Property Taxes by Fulton County. Even if you escrow your yearly solid waste which can be anywhere from about $400 to over $500 depending upon your property size. If you do you will be committing tax fraud. Be careful of what you are being told. Review Topic 503 http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc503.html
Rodney Littles March 08, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Monday the Senate will take up the bill for a vote. A few amendments have been added based upRead Morecomply ing with current law and a tax increase restriction provision. To raise the rate above 1% the Administration would have to put it to a vote of the residents. The vote on the referendum would be moved to this November. We have continued to share the truth with local HOA leaders and gained a lot of support to incorporate our City. Thanks to Senator Donzella James, State Reps. Jones, Mabra and the Prime sponsor Roger Bruce for their support.