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Guest column: It’s time to discuss local governance structure

Guest column: It’s time to discuss local governance structure

There is an old adage in the Georgia Legislature that long predates my four years under the Gold Dome: “Local politics will get you beat.”

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Expansion of facility a concern

Regarding the Forsyth County News article regarding opposition to Advanced Disposal’s recycling center expansion, I believe the below information should be major considerations when considering approval.

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Election turnout not strong

The July 23 edition of the FCN states “Turnout strong at polls.” A closer look identifies the opposite is true.

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Downtown Cumming becoming unattractive

As the new parking deck rises from the ground, the picture is coming clear, downtown Cumming is officially ugly.

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Import/export business down

It was reported recently that 3 million containers moved through the port of Savannah in the past fiscal year. We imported mostly consumer goods and exported kaolin, wood chips and chicken. We also imported and exported domestic and global poverty.

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Need to oppose recent rezoning application

The citizens of Forsyth County need to be aware of rezoning application request No. ZA3696 (submitted May 9, 2014) for rezoning from A1 to Res3, that concerns property along Byers and Dr. Bramblett Roads.

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Clemency ruling was wrong

In response to the Tommy Lee Waldrip story, I tried to call Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. All I got was “Birdy.” She didn’t know or care. Kept asking how to spell Waldrip and what was his first name. How many on death row have been commuted?

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Citizens must join together

For years, America has been a country of hope. It has been a country of freedom: freedom of speech and freedom to worship as we please.

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Replace IRS with Fair Tax

Why aren’t taxpayers and our senators and representatives sending out news bytes calling for the immediate replacement of the current IRS system with the Fair Tax, or flat tax that would remove the ability of IRS officials to harass and intimidate groups and individuals?

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Resident asks body shop owners to reconsider

Don’t you love the scenery along Stoney Point Road? I wish the speed limit was 15 mph just so I could soak up more of it.

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