Letters to the editor
Brown Bridge Road
Dear Editor: Due to the 2010 census our commission district lines were redrawn and this added more than 3,000 new constitutients to the fourth district.
While visiting in the fourth district, introducing myself to new constitutients, time after time I was asked a question about doing something about the deadly shoulder on Brown Bridge Road.
This is the area where one of our Newton County citizens lost a life. Some of my constitutients told me that on this particular section of Brown Bridge Road nothing had been done in years.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7th I addressed the board during the commissioner’s com- ments portion of the meeting and requested that the county engineer review the problem and make a recommendation to the board as to what could be done to make the road safer, so that, hopefully, no more lives would be lost. I requested a progress report, and at our meeting on Aug. 21, Chairman Morgan reported that radar signs had been ordered for that portion of Brown Bridge Road.
In closing, if you have any concerns or comments please contact me, your senior fourth district commissioner, at (770)866-3621.
J.C. Henderson Commissioner, District 4
Questioning the BOC
Dear Editor: There is an old saying, probably Southern, that goes like this: “Them that has, gets.” To me, this means in general that a person or persons who have clout or influence can often “get” what others who don’t have this advantage can’t “get”.
Case in point. There is an unpaved road in western Newton County that has about 70 homes. This road is one-mile long, has already had an engineering study done and is - I hate this phrase - shovel ready.
Now, there is another unpaved road in eastern Newton County. It is more than two miles long. The first mile has 10 homes on it. The balance has six homes. To the best of my knowledge this road has not had an engi- neering study done. Plus the County is going to reimburse two EMC’S $95,356.25 for utility re-location. Now you know which road is set to be paved, don’t you? Isn’t there anybody in the Newton County government who can say this is not right? This is wrong!
Does anybody have the power to question actions of the Newton County Board of Commissioners? Seems to me most counties have or impanel a Grand Jury to look into county affairs Does Newton County? Who takes the lead? Superior Court Judge? County Attorney? Who can give us answers to these questions?