Haddix expresses ‘regret’ to Logsdon

The time has come to make a reply to the article in The Citizen concerning Harold Logsdon suing me in court for defamation, resulting from an email exchange on the subject of extended alcohol hours of sales.

First, let me state the news story was not completely accurate regarding such as an apology or the actual words of the sentence. I do, however, apologize to the people of Peachtree City for my choice of words and promise to do better in the future. Some times in the rush of a string of 12 emails, with all else going on, we don’t take the time that we should. I certainly meant no harm to Harold Logsdon.

Contrary to what Mr. Logsdon has stated, his drinking habits was not the subject of the email. It was about a suggestion to reconsider the failed extended alcohol hours of sales.

To be honest, Harold Logsdon has not been a concern for me or on my radar since he left office at the end of 2009, either personally or in any of his past or current political activities. Why in the world would I start taking notice now?

The email string was entitled “Saturday Sales,” not “Harold Logsdon.” It was about the second request to extend Saturday serving hours of alcohol to 2 a.m. on Sunday. It was an exchange of numerous emails concerning the extended hours of sale (including city staff). That involved a discussion of the first denial in a prior City Council vote, which included myself and the current key council proponent for extended alcohol hours of sales.

The email for which I am being taken to court was sent solely to the City Economic Development Coordinator Joey Grisham. Being new, Mr. Grisham did not know the history. I explained that Harold Logsdon (an earlier proponent) was forced to vote “NO” because of some unfortunate events in Peachtree City. I emailed as follows: “Even then Mayor Logsdon, who drank a lot and came to Meetings part drunk didn’t support it.” In closing that email I said, “There is more to decisions than making a few more bucks. Especially in PTC.”

I do extend my regrets to Harold Logsdon since I never meant him any harm. I simply meant that even the likely supporters of the proposal were forced to vote against it, even someone widely known to frequent bars. As well, Mr. Grisham was not here to witness the aftermath of the Red Room bar homicide.

He simply did not know, but his response included the acknowledgment that “And by the way, Harold was the one that first asked the bars to pursue this.” That’s it concerning Harold Logsdon, the totality from an exchange of 13 emails.

My attorney is preparing responsive pleadings and so goes the legal process. We look forward to defending the suit and ultimately prevailing. We will have more for you later. Being human, I have made mistakes in past and will probably make some in the future. My choice of words in this hasty email were regrettable. To Harold Logsdon and the good people of Peachtree City, I express my regrets.

Don Haddix, mayor

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Haddix Calls Logsdon Drunk Again!

From Haddix “regret” letter, “… even the likely supporters of the proposal were forced to vote against it, even someone widely known to frequent bars.” This of course is referring to Logsdon. Now Haddix is saying it with much more class, "as someone widely known to frequent bars." Unbelievable! Haddix has stuck foot in mouth again. Even a regret letter continues with the innuendo.

And did you catch the quote, “…prior City Council vote, which included myself and the current key council proponent for extended alcohol hours of sales.” Guess who he’s referring to? Of course, Doug Sturbaum again. Those two are so married together I wish they’d just make it legal.

Question - Why did they both wind up voting in favor of the new hours if they had such strong opinions against it earlier? Now they’re both liars.

I wish Haddix would respond to these blogs. He seemed to like it when there was only his memory and little record. Why the sudden silence?

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Haddix's Defense

Wow....let me get this straight....Haddix admits he said that Logsdon came to Council meetings "drunk" but his defense is "Well yeah I said it but the email heading did not say "Harold Logsdon"." I'm no lawyer but I don't think that will hold up. Lots of postings on here about the drinking habits of Logsdon but I'm not sure that is relevant. Doesn't matter. Seems to me that if Haddix accused Logsdon of coming to council meetings "drunk" which is a violation of law, he had better be able to prove it in a court of law. If he can't, then I don't see how Haddix wins the case. I don't know how Haddix at this point can prove what he said was true so this looks like a slamdunk for Logsdon. I think Mike King said it best....alligator mouth attached to an an amoeba's brain.

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Haddix

Dude, give it a rest.

You REALLY need to learn when to keep your mouth shut.

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Mayor Haddix, don’t be a

Mayor Haddix, don’t be a “Weiner!” Resign!

Since you're looking forward to defending the suit why not just do it on your own time and out of office?

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The very idea that a former Mayor can successfully sue a sitting Mayor for saying the former Mayor was sometimes drinking while officiating is like saying none of the famous Golf Group cheats (while drinking)!
Iv'e played golf (long ago) with some of these PTC golfers and they cheat and drink and won't pay their $.50 loses!

If you don't understand how critical it is to pay when you lose at golf, then you are no gentleman! Professional golfers and other honest gentlemen call infractions on themselves!

Some golfers also have several mistresses, but they are known as non-gentlemen.

Golfers also don't take steroids, only beer and scotch.

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You sir, are an idiot...

The standard is high for a slander case against a public official, and had you apologized for your remark here, Logsdon's legal avenues would likely have disappeared. However, you've dug a bigger hole for yourself - and the city - with your idiotic 'regrets.'

The nature of your emails, nor their limited distribution, in no way limits your liability, nor your lack of wisdom in dealing with someone who contributed so much to your city.

He may frequent 'bars' as you call them, have a beer or two, but as a personal friend of Harold's, I can enquivocally state that your comments are completely and utterly false.

At its best, local politics is by nature a dirty, slimy thing much akin to pigs wrestling in slop. You've found a way to take it all down a notch mayor, and you should be ashamed, humbled, and completely apologetic.

Your bombastic ego won't let you though, and I sincerely hope Harold doesn't waver and punishes you for your slander of a very, very good man.

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Mayor Haddix

It should be clear that we have a problem.

The solution is to vote him out of office at the appropriate time and that can begin with the next election for the 2 upcoming council positions. Should this mayor find 2 people who will vote his way, he will obtain a 3 to 2 majority which will allow him to continue the madness that already flourishes. We will move from a 1 ring circus to a full blown 3 ring circus!

To avoid this, it requires careful scrunity of the candidates who run and a good voter turn out.

You could assume that no one in their right mind would want to be affiliated with Mayor Haddix but there might be those who are ill-informed and/or dumb enough to try but the citizens need to ferret them out and elect smart people who can devote the time to properly research the facts on every item presented to council.

We need people who want to do what's best for Peachtree City, not play stupid political games.

"Leadership" is very important. Electing people who have experience working with other people and delegating responsiblities to those appointed to perform specific jobs are important. These people need management experience who know how to interact with others.

Let's start with this upcoming election by isolating this mayor, let's elect smart people and people who have no association with him!

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Mr. Mayor

You're over your head pal and I question the wisdom of your attorney for letting you write such a letter.

The only thing all of us ask is that:

1. This issue not cost the taxpayers any money.
2. You keep doing the best you can, even if it's not good enough.

Your ego keeps getting in the way of understanding your own limitations.

You should consider your political career in PTC ended in the next election, because it will be.

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What attorney would approve paragraph #2?

Basically he admits he did it and is only apologizing for choice of words and blames it all on the crushing workload of 12 e-mails. Either he doesn't have an attorney or needs a new one. Of course the other possibility is that he didn't listen to his attorney and just went ahead and wrote the letter anyway. Silly little man. We really don't want you to be our mayor anymore.

Mision accomplished - you are really worse than Brown. Now go away and leave us alone.

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Mud

If you only worked one-fourth as hard as our Mayor in trying to be Mayor for a bunch of ungrateful do-nothings here, we might be worse off!

I'll just bet you and others were on the side of our former police chief and former city manger--people who catered to such as youn's.

Bet you liked Lenox-- (I'll buy it for a million) and Logs-tons-of pretend.

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You really shouldn't bet, swami

You are 1 for 4. Not good unless you play for the Braves.

Former police chief? Are you kidding? Checking out porn sites so he can do his job better catching people who check out porn sites.
Former city manager? Drinking and driving.

Lenox. Yep, you got one right. Liked him (still do) liked his style as mayor. Shame he accidently empowered the brown clown.
Logsdon? Drinking and meeting, according to Don Haddix, private citizen

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MUD

Well if "style" is all that counts, then you surely loved old spender Reagan, an stargazer Nancy!

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PTC O

That's what Dewey said about President Truman!

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Well put, PTCOb
PTC Observer wrote:

The only thing all of us ask is that:

1. This issue not cost the taxpayers any money.
2. You keep doing the best you can, even if it's not good enough.

#2 is sad but very true!

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Bumbling Mayor

Alligator mouth attached to an amoeba's brain! Our mayor simply does not possess the decency or mental acumen to admit when he is obviously wrong.
I am embarrassed to have supported this empty suit.

It's time the Council took the measure of censure against him before another occurrence that only serves to further cost the city in prestige and, quite possibly, tax revenue.

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Those after the Mayor's hide...

....I have a question!
If the former Mayor did drink a lot, and if he did frequent bars a lot, and if he did come to council meetings impaired, would that be wrong?

The current Mayor has found himself writing to a employee (for whom I am not certain did he work) about those habits, if they existed, and he should not have. However, many on here have said worse things about the Mayor, and maybe they should not have!

It seems we have had more than one former employee in city government who drank too much, looked at too much porn, etc., (alcoholic or not) and we need not tolerate that.

Many leaders of our country many times have spoken out harshly about people and their habits being detrimental. It is better to do that than to ignore them or to slyly take care of the situation around behind the post.

We seem to have a similar situation here with the President of The United States. Such a brilliant man seems to be able to do no right!

What is the purpose of all that during their terms? The next election?

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The Mayor gets sadder and sadder

by the post. I'm convinced he will never learn.

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Ignorance can be cured.....

...but stupidity is permanent.

What the hell is all the blather about "expressing my regrets?" Is that in some kind of politician-way the same as an APOLOGY? This letter was about as laughable as Weiner's media tour last week followed by yesterday's admission of stupidity and total dishonesty.

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Consuming alcohol

You, Mr. King, are often referred to as one of Harold Logsdon's former drinking buddies on this site. Were you carousing with the former mayor or not?

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Doug

I haven't spoken to the previous mayor in years, but we do belong to the same golf group. What does my drinking habits have to do with the current mayor's imbecility?

Or would you prefer to discuss in person?

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I suggest you two.....

.......go to the next coffee meeting at a secluded location on the back cart paths between Braelin and Glenlock!
Please advise your choice of weapons. Maybe on the boardwalk near the city
gas theft station!
The swamp is about empty right now.

Survivor gets free coffee and beer.

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