Candidate meet and greet Tuesday night at PTC Wyndham

Bevy of candidates from local, state, federal offices expected

Voters wanting to hear directly from the candidates will have just that chance Tuesday night at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City.

“Meet and Greet the Candidates Night” is being hosted by the Peachtree City Rotary Club from 7-9 p.m.

Each candidate will get to briefly speak about themselves and their platform, organizers said. Afterward, voters will have the chance to visit with the candidates in a face-to-face conversation.

Candidates invited to participate in the forum include those seeking election to the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, the Fayette County School Board,
State Senate for District 34, State House for District 73, District 74, District 77 and U.S. Representative for District 3.

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Comcast videotaped event

I have to amend my post indicating that I would videotape this event and upload to www.tbfaco.com for public viewing. When I arrived to setup my equipment, I learned that the Rotary Club had made earlier arrangements to have Comcast video the event. I was told I could video as well but that I was to stay out of the way of the Comcast people. Absolutely! Out of respect for the Rotary and Comcast I chose not to set my equipment up and instead will rely on the Comcast broadcast to inform local citizens who wish to view the event. I call it, "Professional courtesy."

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Videotape event held at PTC Wyndham

As a Certified Legal Video Specialist I always volunteer to videotape local events. A video of all the speakers will be available for viewing on our website www.tbfaco.com by Friday. The reason I do this is because Video displayed to a Jury, local citizens, needs no explanation. "The video speaks for itself", is the comment made by the Judge prior to the showing of the video evidence.

I read numerous inaccurate comments posted in "The Citizen" by individuals who don't have all the facts, or in some instances, choose to ignore the facts. As a CLVS I certify the video made by me and posted on our website will be original and unedited. Why do I do this? Video evidence is shown in courtrooms throughout our great land practically on a daily basis because Jurors can see for themselves what the video displays. No explanation needed. Written words can be manipulated, distorted and just plain lied about, but the "video speaks for itself." The Bible says, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32. Please seek out the truth in all circumstances. Remember, God is watching us!

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DBarlow trolling for business
DBarlow wrote:

As a CLVS I certify the video made by me and posted on our website will be original and unedited. Why do I do this? Video evidence is shown in courtrooms throughout our great land practically on a daily basis because Jurors can see for themselves what the video displays. No explanation needed. Written words can be manipulated, distorted and just plain lied about, but the "video speaks for itself."

I'm sorry, David. Are you saying that a certified transcript from a court reporter can be manipulated or distorted at will?

Your post is nothing more than an advertisement for your business.

You advertise with the National Court Reporters Association as being based in Mississippi. Do you certify videos in Georgia?

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Jevank, did you get it?

I have been traveling alot, not on here much. Was it yea or nay on the job?

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Wedge

Let's just say I made the final six.
: )

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good luck

I am sending well wishes your way :-)

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Governments ... Businesses that Are OF, FOR, & BY THE PEOPLE

U.S., State, and Local Governments ...
Businesses that are OF, FOR, and BY the PEOPLE

The best criteria for a candidate seeking public office should be the same criteria to use for a candidate to run a successful business, i.e. their history of accomplishing established objectives while maintaining a balanced budget. If successful at their jobs, the candidate for either position is a good manager. A good "manager" talks with, listens to, and responds to their customers by meeting their needs and/or solving their problems.

Some candidates for the job want to run the business for their own benefit, at the customer's expense. They survive by telling their customers a story that in some way promises a benefit, but then fails to meet the true needs or address the problems of the customer. Are they “of, for, and by the people”, or are they focused on SELF ? Which manager do you want to serve you ?

Government agencies and businesses throughout the U.S. are based on the democratic, capitalistic principles established by our founding fathers ... “of, for, and by the people”.
And if you are a taxpayer, you are a true owner, a shareholder of our U.S., state, and local governments' businesses. On top of that, “the people”, the U.S., state and local government tax payers, are the customers of the government too, it's services, and it's economy.

The taxes you pay provide the operating capital for the services our government agencies provide. And as the taxpayer (i.e., business owner) you are responsible for hiring the right manager for the job of running your business. Work history should be your primary basis for selection. You should do some research on the candidates' past actions. Do not take what you hear and read for granted. Both can be very wrong !

When it comes time to select a candidate to manage any business or any government office, don't select the one that speaks loudly to criticized their opponent and promises a change. That's why we have the problems our Federal Government is forcing on us today. Look for a history of results. The success of your government agencies will depend on it's management ability and experience.

Some of the posters around Fayette County say: “TAKE IT BACK”. Take it back to what ? Back to when our county had lower taxes, but we only had a few in law enforcement and fire fighting, only a couple of grocery stores in town, a couple of traffic lights in the city limits, no hospital, few doctors. Do you really want to live in the past ?

We've only lived in Fayette County for 25 years. We moved here because it had a rural, small town atmosphere, unlike most other metro Atlanta counties. We're not happy with all the changes it's been through, but we've sure glad we moved here versus the alternatives in metro-Atlanta. And we've been able to take advantage of many of the changes too. The future will always bring change. And there will always be some problems with the changes. We just want the changes to be managed and controlled “of, for and by the people”, so we can enjoy the changes, and not just be taxed for the expense of things that the majority of Fayette County citizens do not want.

Remember, you are in charge of the hiring process for those that will manage our government and it's affect on our community. Success depends on your choices for who can run the government's business with your best interest in mind. Pick the one(s) with the best history of success, not the one(s) that just promise change. In our last national election, the majority voted for “change”, and both the national government and some business enterprises alike did TAKE IT BACK, back to the conditions of a depression with stagnant business growth and high unemployment.

Your vote reflects your desire for success of your business, your government. And after the election, don't just accept what the government deals out to you. Let your feelings be know to those in charge. If you're pleased, let them know. If you're unhappy, let them know. And go a step further. Give them specifics on what needs to be fixed and offer your ideas for solutions. Their job is to serve “of, for and by the people”. You won't get all you want, but if you're in the majority, you can help make it happen !

We support Jack Smith for County Commission because he has more than 25 years experience running a successful business as a CPA that services the people, and a full term as Chairman of the Fayette County Commission that services the people.

Some of his actions in the County Commission have raised concerns by a few unhappy Fayette County citizens. And if you share these concerns, you should do some investigation to find out why Jack took the actions. You'll likely find that he's only done what he was elected to do ... take actions that the majority of the Fayette County citizens voted for. He's managing the county like a successful business, “of, for, and by the people”.

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Give Jack the BOOT

Dear Proud American,

Like all proud American's we like our leaders to have a backbone and to ACTUALLY listen to their constituents. I talked with Jack Smith when the pot smoking Horgan got caught and asked him why he was not coming forth. Jack said he would not call for pot smoking Horgan to step down or even call him out on his behavior because he was not proven guilty. Jack must have missed the fact that pot smoking Horgan got caught red handed.

NO Jack is not good for Fayette and NO he does not listen to constituents about this or anything else.

Fayette County deserves a commissioner that has a spine and that will stand up for the people and what they want.

GIVE JACK THE BOOT!

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"Jack is not good for Fayette" doright?

So then who is? Steve Brown? Be careful what you wish for. The Rotary group has approved some questions that deal with Brown's track record as mayor of Peachtree City, the ethics charges, his interaction with Fayette County Commission (Dunn) and his overall immaturity (naturally, it will be worded in a more diplomatic fashion) so see how he answers that.

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RWM... No stuttering here

I don't think I stuttered.. GIVE JACK THE BOOT, he is not good for Fayette.

I will take my chances with immaturity over spinelessness. We as a nation have become accustomed to it.

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