Commission in fiery debate over ethics complaint
[this one alledges that the Mayor signed a letter she had no authority to sign]
Committee to investigate developer’s proposal for new recreation park
[should the City spend $2.1 million to purchase an additional 78 acres at the end of York Road?]
Developer apologizes for cemetery on Publix property
[the Publix Developer promised to leave an existing cemetery where it was when he asked the City Commission to rezone the property. After the property was rezoned, he went to chancery court in Wilson County and requested (and received) permission to move the cemetery]
[teaser for the editorial page:]
Divisiveness must end
[what in the world could this be about?]
[and on page 2:]
MJ community rallies around Patriot Day
This last article raises an interesting issue – hat-tip to Citizen Butch for pointing it out in a comment last week. Every article and press release about Patriot Day invariably begins and ends by pointing out that it was founded by Linda Elam. She clearly considers Patriot Day to be one of the major accomplishments of her political resume. But why is it ok for the Mayor to solicit donations and sponsorships for her event (Patriot Day) from developers and local businesses and NOT ok for the Zoning Administrator to solicit advertisements and sponsorships for her daughter’s beauty pageant? If it’s ok for the Mayor, then it should have been ok for the Zoning Administrator. If it was wrong for the Zoning Administrator, then it should be wrong for the Mayor. City Attorney Flowers recommended immediate termination for the Zoning Administrator. She’s been silent so far about the Mayor.
Discuss amongst yourselves.