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HoneyBee

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  08:37:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Hiawassee bag lady was on WSB last night. I only caught the tale end of it but she said she was just trying to make a living and her husband assaulted someone. Supposedly the Feds didn't make this bust but an I team investigation.

Shop Owner Charged With Attacking WSB-TV Reporter

POSTED: 7:35 am EDT August 16, 2007
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/13905159/detail.html

Here's the video link
http://www.wsbtv.com/video/13902249/index.html

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  09:23:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

I looked at the arrest report today.. the city one, I dont know one dang name in there and can hardly pronounce them on top of that.. so why should we feel at ease any better with someone who is not from here running when it seems that theres AS MANY people not from here who are here doing corruptness as locals.. sounds like a bad apple per so many maybe?

Either way..

Why shouldnt they start a NON GRASS ROOTS as well. ??


DoC,

They were not talking about picking some random outsider that no one knows anything about. It would be someone they know, with a record they can vouch for.

BTW, I didn't understand your second question. What do you mean by "non grass roots"?

Wildflower

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  09:25:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Honeybee,

I posted the same video last night.

And YES, her husband tried to run over the reporter!

Wildflower

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luvngamtns


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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  10:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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There is always bad apples it sad to say.. either locals or NOT FROM HERE ORIGINALLY..

I looked at the arrest report today.. the city one, I dont know one dang name in there and can hardly pronounce them on top of that.. so why should we feel at ease any better with someone who is not from here running when it seems that theres AS MANY people not from here who are here doing corruptness as locals.. sounds like a bad apple per so many maybe?



How do you know that ALL arrests are listed in the paper? It's not like the 'legal organ' has proven to be an unbiased source of information.

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paprclip22mom

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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  10:15:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Luv, funny you should ask that question. I know for a fact that ALL arrests are NOT listed in the newspaper. It all depends on who you are and how much money you have to keep it out of the paper. Some may not agree with me here but I've seen it happen time and time again.

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daughterofconfederate

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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  10:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL! Ya naw, Ive seen the owner of the news papers sons name in his own paper..

IF their name is not in there.. then maybe there is another reason?
Wrongful arrest? Undercover agent? with the task force, ya just never know..

The troubles these guys in the paper under the CITY arrest, werent lil things.. so I still say, bad apples in every bunch! Im sure I am not the only one either who says that! Heck.. rely on your gut.. it will move you where you need to be.. and make your OWN choices.. let others make their own.. and remember, the grass roots that were planted here... long ago.. is what kept this lil town running when you was not here!

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  11:08:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Uh, DoC?

It seems like you are not aware of what "grassroots" means. "Grassroots" does not mean a group of only local native people.

It just means the citizens gather together to make something happen, instead of relying on powerful elites to orchestrate everything.

You can read about it at the link below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots

A short definition:

"A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group supporting it is natural and spontaneous, highlighting the differences between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures."

Wildflower

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HoneyBee

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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  11:50:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wildflower please do not get into a battle of the wits with an unarmed person, it's make them look bad.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  12:02:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took it as you want NONLOCALS in.. and pretty much saying that was all there needed to be there..

Good luck!

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  12:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha ha, Honeybee.

Not a "battle", just a bit of enlightenment. You see, I just spread light and sunshine where ever I go.

La de da de da . . . skipping through the daisies.

DoC, start at square one and reread my posts. You will see the meaning.

Keep in mind, the ones suggesting an outsider for Towns County ARE local people themselves. As I said previously, they either want to hand-pick an outsider and get them elected in a grassroots manner, or else find a local they trust and educate the newcomers on any local who is running, since they know their history.

See?

Wildflower

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  1:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mmmhmmm.. well.. while you skip through daisys, and dancing in the wildflowers.. I will read up on the grassroots more effectively.

Excuse my ignorance.. I like roots and branches very well.. grassroots too.. but of course, your definition is acknowledged and its ok.. to spread sunshine.. :) Everyone needs it..

Anne Frank said,
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luvngamtns


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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  1:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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The troubles these guys in the paper under the CITY arrest, werent lil things

mail just came and I received this weeks NGN. Thought I'd check out the city arrest report to see what you were referring to. Other than the typical DUI's, moving violations, and DWH's (Driving While Hispanic) that are there every week, looks like the same old 'lil things' stuff. EXCEPT for the one rape and sexual battery arrest. Don't know if the name is local or not but I do know I've seen that last name all over the mountains up there. So, I don't think you're going to be able to blame that one on us.
BUT, we're willing to take partial blame for that messy Valdosta thing since the pot in the plane came from FL. Then again, y'all sent two of your local criminals to FL to commit a crime so do we get a credit for the next two we send you???

Honeybee, LOLROFLMAO. You should be writing sitcoms.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  1:08:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
O .. ok.. disregard anything I said.. I forget that you probably see worse there.. opps.. sorry about that!

The names arent local names for the most part now are they? Thats where I reffered the LOCALS and NONLOCALS... Yeah.. maybe re read Wildflowers disposition.. thats what I will do..

:) TAKE CARE!

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  1:13:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Well, this is interesting, someone on the Topix site by the name of "Wild_Flower", who is NOT me, posted this video about Designer Threads.

http://www.wsbtv.com/video/13902249/index.html

There are people defending the owner on the Topix site because she is a church-goer and "God has forgiven her".

Thankfully, there is a guy with an actual working brain named "Old Timer", who has explained to her defenders the ramifications of "counterfeit" as to copyright laws, sweatshops, etc . . . and also pointed out that just because God forgives a person, does not mean that they are suddenly excused from society's laws and the consequences of breaking them.

Her defenders say that everyone knew the bags were fake, but in the video, it looks like the bags have tags that look like they are from Coach, Louis Vitton, etc . . . Seems like they were trying to pass them off as real. Some others say they know people who bought them, thinking they were real.

In other news . . .

The sensible guy and some other ones with brains are talking about starting a grassroots group to get someone new elected to Sheriff in Towns County. Sensible guy grew up here and now lives elsewhere. He is educated and pretty darn intelligent.

They want to bring in someone from the outside, or at the very least, educate the newcomers about any locals who might run, so the same bad people don't get voted in again.

As great as all this sounds, a couple of locals came on and said they would probably NOT vote for an outsider, in spite of the corruption that has been going on for years. They indicated they felt a lot of locals would feel that way.

So the ones with brains are now wondering if they are just wasting their time trying to start a grassroots effort to clean up the county.

I guess some people are more comfortable wallowing in the mud, than getting up and taking a shower.

Wildflower

Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me.
But deep down, I know that's not true.
Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
~Robert Orben


Yeah, why shouldnt locals defend themselves and the place they grew up?

Now, would you like to talk about the rest of the comments from your TOPIX that makes someone ask you why you would be upset cause people would come closer to voting for someone they KNOW and have known than someone PLACED in there? Thats what was not mentioned.. was the REST OF THE STORY BEHIND YOUR METHOD OF COMING HERE WITH WONDERS?

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  4:15:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seriously, DoC,

I have just read your last post about five times.

And I STILL don't understand what you're saying or asking. Nor can I figure out what I said that has you so upset.

Can anyone help me here?

Wildflower

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coosa creek

USA
39313 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2007 :  4:54:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wildflower, Honey bee answered you question with her last post on this topic. Honey bee and Wildflower, you are two smart women. My hat is off to you!!

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  4:54:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahh dont worry about it.. I am one of the ones who would vote for someone that I felt would do THE RIGHT THING...

There are bad apples per so many I suppose.. Towns Co. had some bad ones.. they will hopefully get the right ones who are there to protect and serve...

The crime ratio is UP but so is the number of folks who come here..

People get caught.. its good.. and not always because of who you know.. Not every cop is crooked.. and this is what I meant when I said, I feel sorry for Towns Co.. their trust has been broken.

I feel sorry for the next sheriff because they will be the county will take a long time before its back to trusting..

Local or non local.. got thrown in there.. thats where I got offended.. theres as many crooks moving in as there was before they did... thats what I meant! The arrest reports pretty much says that..

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coosa creek

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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  5:11:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe that Honeybee said, "Do not get into a battle of wits, with an unarmed person, it makes them look bad"

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  5:14:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pot, Cocaine, Methheads.. do yall understand how much of this is here? Yall focus on what those boys done for sure.. it needs it.. but dont forget that the uncaught is still out there... this focus on roots is taking away from the focus on the other roots that are also tearing down lives! Just so someone can BANK ON IT!

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Gumbee


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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  5:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

...tearing down lives! Just so someone can BANK ON IT!


I love you.

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  9:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will try this one more time.

DoC, sometimes I can't decipher your posts, and I know that often you can't decipher my posts.

Here goes . . .

There are some locals who live in Towns County speaking to each other on the Topix site.

These locals are saying that they have lived here all their lives. They know which public officials can be be trusted, and which public officials can't be trusted.

These locals are naming names of current and past public officials and swapping stories about them.

These locals are saying that they would prefer to handpick an outsider with a spotless record to be the next sheriff.

These locals feel that most of the current and past public officials are too tied into the corruption that has existed here for a long time, so they can never break free.

These locals were talking about a luncheon that was held by other locals who feel the same way. They hosted an outsider at the lunch that they were trying to persuade to run in the next sheriff's election.

These locals want to start a grassroots effort to educate all the people of Towns County about candidates, instead of being silent about corruption like they were in the past. They want to band together to clean up the county.

These locals agreed with each other that there might be a few locals who could run for sheriff that were not tied into corruption, but that since it is such a small town, it is hard to find them.

These locals agreed with each other that at the very least, if they could not find an outsider with a spotless record that they would handpick, they should at least educate the newcomers about the locals who are running, so that no one corrupt gets elected again.

After all this discussion among locals, some other locals came on the site and said they probably would never vote for an outsider. They also said a lot of locals would feel the same way.

This caused the original locals having the discussion to feel very discouraged about cleaning up Towns County.

You see? It's amongst the locals, DoC.

You are getting offended for no reason.


Wildflower

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  9:36:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

... this focus on roots is taking away from the focus on the other roots that are also tearing down lives!


That is not what "grassroots" means.

Someone please explain it to DoC better than I am.

Pretty please?

Wildflower

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  9:48:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WildFlower it's no use. Some posts none of us can understand. Your's being an exception to that rule. I enjoy reading your posts and checking out your links. You are one smart lady.

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spam4einstein


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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  9:55:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think DOC understands fine. I think she is just using her own "artistic liberty" and expanding on the phrase at this point. She sometimes has a unique way of putting things in writing.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  11:10:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spam, you know me for sure.. :)

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