Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

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No com­pas­sion

Dear Ed­i­tor: Cer­tainly no com­pas­sion here. If left up to the cit­i­zens there would be no con­dem­na­tion of the Denby home un­til all the per­mits were is­sued to build the project. And af­ter 10plus years the “ur­gency” of this con­dem­na­tion is about as lame an ex­cuse as any kinder­garten kid could come up with.

The county brought me into court on Christ­mas Eve once in an at­tempt to spoil my hol­i­days, and if I re­mem­ber cor­rectly, the county court house was closed. I didn’t mind. I ex­pected it. It was an is­sue of Hay vs. New­ton.

This is just an­other in a long list of das­tardly ac­tions to pun­ish a ci­ti­zen who ob­jects to the king’s court. Many have occurred in the past. One long-term tax of­fice em­ployee ques­tioned the pro­ce­dures and brought proof to the proper au­thor­i­ties and she was fired. Af­ter bring­ing a case against the county, at mid­dle age, she had a stroke and died.

Truth is the Bear Creek Reser­voir will never be built. At a cost of at least $300 mil­lion dol­lars it can not pro­duce enough wa­ter to pay back the debt. The Bear Creek goes com­pletely dry in sum­mers when the wa­ter is needed the most and all the data and cal­cu­la­tions from en­gi­neers who spe­cial­ize in this field prove that even at­tempt­ing to add more wa­ter by pump­ing the Al­covy will only yield a 1,200 acre mud pud­dle.

This scam has been per­pe­trated on the cit­i­zens of New­ton for over 12 years now as a gravy train for those who stand to make money on the project. Noth­ing more.

This Denby in­ci­dent is just an­other ex­am­ple of the heart­less power bro­kers paid for with your tax money to ‘pun­ish’ Mr. Denby, his wife and his two chil­dren dur­ing the hol­i­days.

As far as the at­tor­neys for New­ton County hav­ing no com­ment, the law clearly states there is no at­tor­ney/client priv­i­lege be­tween a po­lit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion and their at­tor­neys and all should be open for in­spec­tion and qual­i­fi­ca­tion by those keep­ers of your records.

I do not have per­mis­sion to dis­close any of this, but for the sake of the peo­ple of New­ton County to un­der­stand how you will be treated by your com­mis­sion­ers and their hired guns, you need to know and I apol­o­gize in ad­vance to the Denby fam­ily for my words here.

The gen­tle­man who is in the sights of New­ton’s at­tor­neys, and he is a gen­tle­man, and his wife who is go­ing through chemo­ther­apy and his two young chil­dren... Have a Merry Christ­mas from the cit­i­zens of New­ton County, Ge­or­gia.

Sa­muel M. Hay

Cov­ing­ton

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