The Association County Commissioners of Georgia came to the Houston County Commission meeting Tuesday to give an award to state Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry.
The group was thanking Tolleson for his support of issues of concern to various counties. Tolleson said the ACCG, unlike many other lobby groups he deals with, is flexible when it comes to resolving issues. It prompted him to offer some insight into how things get done, or not done, in the General Assembly.
“Some people work with you with respect to try to find common ground to solve problems,” he said. “My way or the highway, that doesn’t work. That’s what’s wrong with Washington, D.C. today. You’ve got to sit down and have a discussion.”
MACON-BIBB COMMISSIONER AL TILLMAN PENS BLIGHT LETTER
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Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Al Tillman will host a meeting Thursday for residents of his district to discuss how they’d like to see blight money spent.
Tillman said he’d like to hear from people within in his district at the 6 p.m. meeting that will be held at the Macon-Bibb County Government Center.
“I have not heard from any individual, group, church or organization in district 9 to schedule, discuss or inquire about the $1 million blight dollars I received nearly a month ago,” Tillman wrote in an letter. “We have got to stop complaining and put a plan together.”
His district includes commercial and residential properties in the Bloomfield, Macon Mall, Greenbriar, Napier Avenue, Log Cabin, Bellevue, Vineville and Ingleside neighborhoods.
HOUSING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR KEEPS AN EYE OUT
Anyone planning shenanigans on Warner Robins Housing Authority property should think twice, because the authority director might be watching.
In Monday’s City Council meeting, a Telegraph reporter sitting next to Sheryl Frazier, the authority director, noticed her looking at security camera images on her cell phone. She confirmed that those were live shots from security cameras located on authority property.
As the meeting went on, she was continuously scrolling through the high-resolution images. She said it’s something she does regularly, and it’s not uncommon for her to spot something that needs attention. In fact, just as she was saying that, she pointed out a vehicle that was illegally parked.
COUNCILMAN SPORTS CURIOUS SHIRT
Observant Telegraph readers might have noticed something unusual in a photo that appeared in Monday’s paper.
The photo was of Perry city leaders on their monthly walk through a selected neighborhood. One of them was Councilman Robert Jones, who was wearing a T-shirt that read “Reagan Bush ‘84.”
It certainly didn’t appear to be a 31-year-old T-shirt. So has Jones, who was born in 1984, had this shirt stashed away in a sealed container?
He said he bought it new about a month ago at Dry Falls Outfitters in Macon Mall. “I’ve always been a Reagan fan,” he said.
The Dry Falls manager said the shirts are new and have been a popular seller.
Staff writers Wayne Crenshaw and Stanley Dunlap contributed to this report.