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Public Meeting Scheduled on the Transportation Investment Act today at 6pm

Public Meeting Scheduled on the Transportation Investment Act today at 6pm

A public meeting to update citizens on the progress of the Transportation Investment Act and to discuss the draft of the final constrained project list, will be held on Tuesday, September 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building. The meeting will be hosted by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The facilitated meeting will feature representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Henry County and the ARC to answer questions during a “Q&A” session. There will also be a resource table with maps, resource materials, videos and a place to fill out a survey.

The Transportation Investment Act was signed into law last June, putting certain future transportation projects into the hands of the voters.

Henry County BoC: No Transparency; No Accountability

Henry County BoC: No Transparency; No Accountability

The BOC, at its meeting this morning, approved a $900,000 Airport Budget for 2011-12. It appears that the first purchase payment will not be made until next year’s budget. This $900,000 appears not to be part of the initial purchase price of $2.7.

There were no line items presented to the public. Just the $900,000. In the event this is additional funding the new initial cost to the taxpayer is $ 3.6 Million.

This project is taking on the same Modus Operandi of the "Stimulus funded" Nash Farm. This is like every thing we have bought in the last several years. “Well, since we now own it we have to make it work regardless of the cost,” being the standard justification.

With a stimulus funded project, one does not have to be held accountable nor be concerned about the amount one spends.

Henry BOC Takes Credit for Putting Citizens in Debt

The Henry County BOC has set up a hospitality tent out at our new airport to welcome all the incoming flights for race weekend, They want to let them know that big changes are on the way!

Another propaganda piece was made available on the Henry County BOC website this morning touting (again) what a great investment this will be just as soon as we can get some big corporations to move here. Or just as soon as the aerospace industry decides to move here. Or whatever.

Who Is Don Henderson?

Who Is Don Henderson?

Don Henderson is a Candidate for District 3, Henry Board of Commissioners

Yesterday was a good/bad day in that I received the reply from an overworked, underpaid, stressed out property appraiser. For the second time in as many years my home lost market value, thus I lost money. In 2008 the county appraised my home at 353K, in 2009 280K, in 2010 228K. I don't know about you but a loss of 125K in 3 years doesn't put me in the position to buy an airport unless I get rid of the expense of some of my family. Oh, that's right as a county we did that already. And the value continues to fall. Who's next? ...Pink slips available at Nash Farms, Cottonfields Golf Club, and the latest location is Tara Field airport.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.

NASCAR stars say no disrespect for Obama

NASCAR stars say no disrespect for Obama

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle say they can't attend next week's visit to the White House because of scheduling conflicts. Both insist they mean no disrespect toward President Obama.

Both drivers have been to the White House before and met the president. In fact, Biffle says he has a picture shaking hands with Obama on display in his office.

Biffle says he couldn't get out of a two-day appearance for main sponsor 3M in Minnesota next week. Stewart won't reveal where he will be but says he would have accepted the invitation if possible.

The president invited NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and 11 other drivers who made the Chase last year. Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards also say they can't attend.

LOCAL PROFILE: Clayton County Commission Chairman, Eldrin Bell

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Eldrin Bell is a local legend in Atlanta local law enforcement and politics.

Recently, the Where U Live spoke with him about his history in Atlanta and his current position in Clayton County.