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DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - AUGUST SUPPLEMENT

REPRESENTATIVE MICAH GRAVELY WILL BE SPEAKING at the Douglas County GOP this Saturday, August 24 at St Julian's Church at 5400 Stewart Mill Road, Douglasville.  Fellowship at 8:30 am and meeting starts at 9 am. EVERYONE IS WELCOMED.

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - AUGUST

MILLAGE (TAX) RATE PUBLIC HEARINGS

TUESDAY, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m - CITIZENS HALL @ COURTHOUSE
TUESDAY, August 20, 2019 at  
6:00 p.m - CITIZENS HALL @ COURTHOUSE
TUESDAY, August 27, 2019 at
10:00 a.m - CITIZENS HALL @ COURTHOUSE**

*Some members of the BOC are advocating for an increase in the tax rate
**Rate will be voted on at August 27 meeting.

Douglas County 2020 Census Count Committee
Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.:

Join the Douglas County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee for our committee meeting on August 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street. Learn how you can help spread awareness regarding the 2020 Census and join one of our subcommittees.
Contact Tiffany Stewart-Stanley at tstewartstanley@co.douglas.ga.us

Douglas County Youth Commission Accepting Applications

The Douglas County Department of External Affairs is now accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors for the Douglas County Youth Commission. The program is dedicated to educating young citizens about the importance of being actively conscious of their local government environment and the opportunities available in the public sector. This is in partnership with ACCG (Assoc. of County Commissioners of GA) and D C Citizen's Academy Alumni Association. The program will run from September through April meeting monthly on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Tabrieah Cobb by email @ tabrieahcobb@co.douglas.ga.us. Applications will be due September 6th and the program will start on September 24th.

This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to learn about their government...please encourage them to sign up.

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - JULY 2019

STITCH FIX Coming to Douglas County and bringing over 900 jobs. Thank you Governor Kemp!  STITCH FIX is the leading online personal styling service.  Read all about it on the link below.

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - JUNE

FOXHALL DENIED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER, MAY, 2019

FOXHALL REQUESTING THE COUNTY TO BACKI $15 MILLION IN BONDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2019

My Visit to Cuba

I recently stopped in Havana Cuba on a cruise, an experience which proved to be an eye-opener, to say the least.  Although I was taught about the bad points of socialism in high school, my visit exemplified just how negative an effect Socialism (Government run everything) plays on human beings and their quality of life.   You could easily envision what a beautiful city Havana once was, but you would be very sadden to see how many great, magnificent Russian influenced buildings constructed many  years back were actually crumbling and going to seed.  You often saw these once beautiful structures deteriorating at the roof level, while people still lived on the lower floors of the building. Laundry hanging out on the balconies was a common sight, as most people do not own a washer and dryer.  The government buildings were, of course, maintained or under reconstruction, while almost every other building was gray  from lack of paint and lack of the variety of color found in most cities in the Caribbean.    There were very few shops around the pier normally found on a Caribbean island, except for the typical flea market.  I was told that businesses were  government controlled.

 Lines of people stood outside the food markets, as food remains rationed.  Although Cuba has free education, I was told by a Cuban native that the government decides what kind of occupation and how far up the ladder you can go, thereby eliminating your personal potential.  Since the government runs the “free” health care, doctors’ salaries are government controlled and often are below that of a tourist guide, since the guides receive tips from the tourists.   I understand the Cuban government has recently allowed the people to have cell phones with limited coverage.  I pondered over what I saw and wondered if those who tout socialism for America really understand just what they would have to give up to receive “free” stuff.  Hmmmm

2019 Committee Assignments

Benefits Committee:                                        Com. Carthan & Chairman Jones

Finance Committee:                                         Com. Robinson & Chairman Jones      

Programming Committee:                               Com. Mitchell & Com. Carthan

Safety Committee:                                            Commissioner Carthan

Technology Committee:                                  Com. Mitchell & Com. Guider

Pension Advisory Board:                                 Chairman Jones & Com. Carthan

Transportation Committee:                             Com. Robinson & Chairman Jones

FIRE/EMS:                                                         Com. Guider & Com. Carthan

Intergovernmental Committee:                           Chairman Jones

Parks & Recreation Oversight Committee:         Com. Mitchell & Com. Carthan

Public Safety Committee:                                    Com. Guider & Chairman Jones

Stakeholders Committee (Villa Rica):                  Chairman Jones, Com. Guider

Purchasing Oversight Committee:                       Com. Carthan & Com. Robinson

Residential Development:                                    Com. Robinson, Chairman Jones

Tax Abatement Compliance:                                Com. Guider & Com. Carthan

*UNDERLINE INDICATES CHAIRMAN

  ROAD UPDATES

The rain delayed the completion of the 2018 resurfacing program, and the county paver was damaged in a recent fire at the equipment barn.  Please be patient, both the 2018 and the 2019 roads will be resurfaced this year.

INTERSECTIONS:

·         Bright Star @ John West – Turn Lane – Right-of-way acquisition in process – construction this summer.
·         Dorris Road @ Sweetwater/Highpoint – Turn lane -  Right-of-way acquisition in process – construction this summer.
·         Hwy 5 @ Douglas Blvd.  NORTHBOUNDR-Turn lane – in design stage.
·         Hwy 5 @ Douglas Blvd. SOUTHBOUND – Dual L-turn lanes – Construction to begin soon (State project).
·         Stewart Mill @ Reynolds Road – Turn lane -design finishing in next few weeks – construction bid this spring or summer.

POST ROAD BRIDGE – Right-of-way acquisition in process – Construction to begin this summer
WHITESTONE BRIDGE – Construction bid  recently awarded

RAILROAD CROSSING ON CONNORS ROAD

Residents who live in and around Mirror Lake will be happy to know that your City, County, State and railroad officials have found a solution to the Connors Road RR Crossing problem.  Working together, we all have worked out an agreement of placing an early warning sign at the intersection of Connors Road/Mirror Lake Boulevard that will  inform drivers there is a train sitting on the track at the bottom of the hill, and they should use an alternative route to get to downtown Villa Rica.  This has taken a long time, but the contract to install the warning sign has been awarded and the sign should be installed within a couple of months. 

Watch District Dialogue - AJG and the Douglas County Fire Department:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tg1p7Jf_c4&list=PLAgoiG_mt8drICMM-suyGF_uHuuSZkdfp&index=22&t=0s

 

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2019

2019 BUDGET

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2018

District 4 – TOWN HALL

WHEN:          Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:         Dog River Public Library, 6100 GA-5, Douglasville, Ga
TOPIC:           2019 Budget and Things Happening in District 4 and Douglas County

NEWSLETTER DISTRICT 4 - OCTOBER 2018.2

General Election Voting: November 6, 2018 from 7a-7p

Advance Voting will start at the Douglas County Courthouse (ONLY) on October 15, 2018 from 8a-5pm, Monday thru Friday and continue through November 2.

Additional locations and extended hours

October 29-Nov 2 from 8am - 6pm (ALL ADVANCE VOTING LOCATIONS)

OCTOBER 2018 - NEWSLETTER DISTRICT 4

WE THE PEOPLE…..

People here in the county often ask me my recommendations in the upcoming election.  Well, people who know me know that I am a conservative, as defined as a theology “that promotes traditional principles, personal responsibility and limited government.”  I define traditional principles” as those that value God, family, and country, but I also include doing what is right, having integrity, telling the truth, doing as you say, and having compassion and caring for others..  I always favor other conservatives….plain and simple.  I stand firm against those who are entrusted to service by the citizens who support manipulation and untruthfulness, and, frankly, will always expose them when I find it.

 I truly believe in being informed and that is why I love talk radio.  However, I do confine my attention to those outlets that…on most issues… are in compliance with my own conservative beliefs.  I certainly do not listen to those sites that state “911 Was A Fraud” and would suggest the one who made that statement last week look closer to see if the word ISIS appears anywhere in the credits of those reports.

I fear that our education system is failing to teach our children true American History, about the founding fathers, the explanations in the Federalist Papers, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights…all these are FREE at the Hillsdale College link below. From what I see and hear on the news, there are many individuals who do not even know what the difference is between socialism, communism, fascism, and capitalism. Does anybody else find it odd that those wanting “FREEdom” are actually promoting the ideology of “slavery” to government  and intolerance of differing opinions? And, why do they wear masks?

Here are the top news outlets I frequent:

National Review:
Human Events Online:
The Heritage Foundation:  
**https://www.hillsdale.edu/academics/free-online-courses -
**http://www.marklevinshow.com/  - my latest favorite on Fox Sunday nights

Getting back to the original topic of this article, what I tell people asking me on my opinion for the elections, I ask them “Are you happy with the direction of our county/state/country?”  IF NOT, VOTE CONSERVATION!

General Election Voting: November 6, 2018 from 7a-7p

Advance Voting will start at the Douglas County Courthouse on October 15, 2018 from 8a-5pm, Monday thru Friday with additional locations And extended hours starting October 29-Nov 2 from 8am - 6pm:

  • Old Courthouse- 6754 Church St. Douglasville, GA 30134
  • Deer Lick Park- 2105 Mack Rd. Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Boundary Waters Aquatic Center- 5000 Highway 92 Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Dog River Library- 6100 Highway 5 Douglasville, GA 30135

Saturday voting for General Election will be at the COURTHOUSE ONLY, Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am - 4pm

REGISTER  BY OCT 9TH TO VOTE  https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov

To register to vote you must:

  • · Be a citizen of the United States
  • · Be a legal resident of the county
  • · Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
  • · Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
  • ·  Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge 

MORE INFO: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/register_to_vote

VOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTE

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.  PLATO.

 

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