I support the school SPLOST idea, but, as usual, the politicians found a way to abuse it. We now must not only approve the 2011 SPLOST IV, but also future SPLOSTs V and VI under the threat of major property tax increases. The obvious alternative is to prioritize projects to be within conservative collection estimates for each SPLOST. Unless this occurs, I will vote NO in March.
To the ranter who
stated “The Carrollton Trojans are so overrated”: That is such an easy statement to make when you don’t have to back it up with facts. The facts are the Trojans are 14-0 and playing for the state championship. I would bet you were not the star of your debate team. What you have displayed with your rant is your extreme jealousy.
As classy a guy as Coach Ledford is, I think his demotion could have been handled better by Central High School and reported better by the Times-Georgian. You don’t “fire” a head coach and retain him as your athletic director. You allow him to step down as the head coach so he can concentrate on rebuilding the programs. Mr. Tobin, I thought you were more professional than that.
While in Atlanta Saturday morning, we loved watching the Central High School, Carrollton High School and University of West Georgia marching bands as they played Christmas music while marching down Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s annual Christmas Parade. They all make Carroll County proud! Special kudos to Mr. Neil Ruby for taking Central’s marching band to the upcoming Rose Bowl Parade in California. Well done, Mr. Ruby.
I thought I’d drive by the new Mt. Zion High School Saturday afternoon to see how this latest SPLOST project was coming along. It’s nearly completed now and it is truly everything our school children deserve from our tax dollars. However, three things caught my eye: 1. The BOE promised our SPLOST dollars would create Carroll County jobs and go to Carroll County workers. So why did I see Newton County license plates and state of Maryland license plates on the workers’ cars? 2. I tried to speak with the landscapers about the poor sod job but none of them could speak English. Are we using our tax dollars to support illegal alien workers? 3. While the buildings are beautiful, the landscaping is paltry and the contractor is being chintzy by planting one-gallon bushes next to these large buildings and trying to pass planted twigs off as trees.