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Citizen Newsletter #243 Sat, January 22, 2011 7:21:45 AM

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The Citizen Newsletter


Issue # 243 January 22, 2011

The Conservative Voice of Henry County


Contact The Citizen at hc.citizen@hccitizen.org Your comments and submissions are always welcome!

FDIC Information for Enterprise Banking Company, McDonough, GA


In This Issue
On Friday, January 21, 2011, Enterprise Banking Company,
McDonough, GA was closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and
• News & Announcements Finance. Subsequently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
• State of the County (FDIC) was named Receiver. No advance notice is given to the public
• Our New Firing Range when a financial institution is closed.
• Echols on Nuclear Panel The FDIC has assembled useful information regarding your relationship
• Cobb SPLOST: VOTE NO with Enterprise Banking Company. Besides a checking account, you
• McDonough Arts Meeting may have Certificates of Deposit, a business checking account, a Social
• Looking Beyond Midnight Security direct deposit, and other relationships with the institution.
• Your Voice
• St. Patty’s Run – Sacred Journey
Governor Nathan Deal has started downsizing the size of
• Henry County 912ers
government in Georgia, kicking off the process in his proposed state
• Powers Reserved to the States
budget with the de-authorization of thousands of government jobs that
• Second Amendment Rights are currently unfilled.
Next, Governor Deal plans a steady re-organization of state
government with an eye toward eliminating redundancy, streamlining
services, and applying technology to move Georgia into the 21st
Century. These are the necessary fundamentals for even bigger
changes to come.
Editorial / Publication Policy
Available in HTML (original) or PDF format Downsizing In Georgia - Supersized
Send email to hc.citizen@hccitizen.org J. Randolph Evans

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China rate hike fears hit stock markets
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LONDON – Fears that China will tighten its monetary policy hit stock
markets Thursday ahead of another batch of U.S. corporate earnings
statements.

Your Support is Appreciated The news that China's economy grew by 9.8 percent in the fourth
quarter of 2010, up from 9.6 percent in the previous three-month
period, fueled speculation that the monetary authorities will have to do
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China has already moved towards tighter monetary policy. In the past
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four months, it has raised interest rates twice. And last week, the
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central bank raised the amount of money banks must keep on reserve
for the seventh time in a year, which put the rate for major banks at
19.5 percent.

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New species of giant crayfish discovered in Tennessee

Mud Puppies, Crawdads, whatever you call them they are good eating!

The "bearded" setae on the antennae, bright red


highlights and aquamarine tail fins add to the distinctiveness of the
new species of crayfish, Barbicambarus simmonsi.
President Obama bows to another king.

Thank you for your support and participation

STATE OF THE COUNTY

MATHIS DELIVERED HER ADDRESS ON THE WELL -BEING OF THE COUNTY DURING A MEETING OF THE HENRY COUNTY COUNCIL FOR QUALITY GROWTH AT
E AGLE’S LANDING COUNTRY CLUB IN STOCKBRIDGE.

“HENRY COUNTY IS A PACE-SETTER,” SHE SAID. “WE ARE GOING TO LEAD THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE. WHILE OTHER COMMUNITIES ARE
COLLAPSING UNDER THE STRAIN, HENRY COUNTY IS PULLING AHEAD, HAVING ATTRACTED SEVERAL NEW INDUSTRIES TO OUR COMMUNITY .”

MATHIS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS HAVE PLACED A BURDEN ON AREA RESIDENTS. “HENRY COUNTY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS STILL
AT9.7 PERCENT,” SHE SAID. “THAT’S RIGHT IN KEEPING WITH THE STATE OF GEORGIA, AT 9.6 PERCENT.”

STILL , SHE SAID, THE COUNTY ’S CURRENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST YEAR, WHEN THE RATE WAS 10.6 PERCENT .
SHE ALSO
RELATED OTHER INDICATORS OF ECONOMIC STRUGGLES WITHIN THE COUNTY . “OUR FORECLOSURE RATE CONTINUES TO INCREASE, PUTTING GEORGIA
SIXTH IN THE NATION FOR THE NUMBER OF FORECLOSURES,” SHE SAID.

“HENRY COUNTY [IS] THIRD IN THE NATION, REGARDING THE RATE OF PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES PER HOUSEHOLD. CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY —
THAT ’S FAMILIES THAT ARE MAKING LESS THAN $22,000 A YEAR FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR — WE HAVE 6,598 IN OUR COUNTY,” SAID MATHIS.

SHE SAID THE FORECLOSURE RATE, LAST YEAR , CONTRIBUTED TO A $1 BILLION DECREASE TO THE COUNTY’S TAX DIGEST , WHICH IS THE VALUE OF ALL
PROPERTIES IN HENRY COMBINED.

PACE-SETTER. LEAD THE WAY. PULLING AHEAD. WATCH OUT, FOLKS, HER LIPS ARE MOVING!

County to build new firing range

Construction of the range is planned on a 168-acre site purchased by the county in 2008.

Construction for the range is in-house by the Henry County Department of Transportation for a total cost of $105,370.

Only $37,370 will come from the county’s general fund budget, with $34,000 contributed from the police department’s asset
forfeiture and seized funds account.

Only $105,370. Only $37,370. Remember the $4 Million paid for the property.

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Echols appointed to nuclear waste panel

Tim_Echols.jpg Newly elected Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols, was recently appointed to a key position
with a national, non-profit organization that studies and promotes policies on electricity supplies and use.

See article at Henry Herald: http://www.mycountypaper.com/henrydailyherald/headlines/Echols_appointed__to_nuclear_waste_panel_113682439.html

VOTE NO March 15th

http://www.votenomarch15.com/

Tell Cobb County NO SPLOST

As we did in 2005, the Cobb County Taxpayers Association is leading the opposition to the SPLOST extension placed on the ballot by
the Cobb Board of Commissioners at their specially-called meeting on December 14th.

While we have already achieved minor victories by causing the Commission to shorten the length of this SPLOST from six years to four
and reducing the cost to taxpayers from $748 million to $490 million, your help is needed to defeat the SPLOST at the ballot box on
March 15, 2011.

We aren't going to flood your inbox with information about the SPLOST campaign. It's not our style to flood your inbox with every tidbit
about the campaign. We use our social media accounts (Twitter & Facebook) and our website to keep you up-to-date. Typically, we
use this list to inform you of upcoming meetings and events.

If you can help us with financing the activities of our campaign, please consider a donation to CCTA.

If you'd like to add the regular bi-weekly meetings to your calendar right now, they all occur at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in Marietta
and you can find us there from noon until 2 PM:
• January 8th, 2011
• January 22nd, 2011
• February 5th, 2011
• February 19th, 2011
• March 5th, 2011

Outside of those 5 bi-weekly planning and coordination meetings, we'll have volunteer activities that you can participate in by attending
a meeting to sign up.

I hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.

Brett C. Bittner
Cobb County Taxpayers Association Advisory Board

You're invited to

McDonough Arts Annual Members Meeting and Reception

Monday, January 24, 2011


6:00 – 9:00 PM
Winsor Gallery, 34 Macon Street near the McDonough Square
~free and open to the public~

Come check out what McDonough Arts is all about. Become a member for only $30 and support the arts in McDonough!

www.mcdonougharts.net

Please forward to anyone you think is interested in the arts.

LOOKING BEYOND MIDNIGHT – HOPE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE REST

311,909,786 (that’s in millions) is the projecte4d number of people living in America on January 18, 2011. To put this into
perspective:

One birth every …………………………………… 8 seconds


One death every…………………………………..11 seconds
One international migrant (net) every …..45 seconds
Net gain of one person every…………………15 seconds
Statistics provided by U.S. Bureau of the Census

Of those 311+ million, 9.4% of them are unemployed according to the Economist Magazine’s Weekly Indicators column,
January 16, 2011.

Staggering numbers.

Of the 9.4% how many of them need an expression of Hope or a word of encouragement? All of them.

Of the 311,909,786 (that’s in millions), how many of them need a reminder that tomorrow’s 24 hour cycle… which begins at
midnight… can be a better day? All of them.

Earlier today, I emailed five international leaders in the field of executive recruitment attaching a previous edition of Looking
Beyond Midnight and added the following excerpt:

I trust you are having a great afternoon. If not, tomorrow will be better.

Have you read any works by Os Guinness? You may find them interesting based on your area of specialization, people
placement and vocation.

Here is a quote from The Call – Finding And Fulfilling The Central Purpose Of Your Life: “We may at times be
unemployed, but no one ever becomes uncalled.”

If you can match the executive to the executive’s calling, the very purpose for which they were born, you will exceed even
your own dreams.

Beginning tonight… look beyond midnight… you can find someone tomorrow, which is now today, and help them find the
very purpose for which they were born.

“And in Your book were all written


The days that were ordained for me,
When as of yet there was not one of them.”
Psalm 139: 16

In Hope,

John Hembree
jhh@charter.net
YOUR VOICE

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Americans aren’t buying the spin that political rhetoric is to blame for the
149 Burke Street tragic Tucson shooting. They’re not blaming guns either.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 507-6800 http://www.gallup.com/poll/145556/Doubt-Political-Rhetoric-Major-Factor-Ariz-
Shootings.aspx

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More than half of the states are challenging ObamaCare in court.


Cemetery Research
Group http://blog.heritage.org/2011/01/14/more-than-half-of-all-states-now-suing-to-stop-
obamacare/
www.crghenry.org

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Network – SBN TV Good News - Henry County, GA #2
We’re all about you!
http://sbn-tv.com/ Henry County no longer lead the list of bankruptcy filings in December. The county
placed second to another hard hit area Greene County, AL. What you might not know is
Greene County is the smallest county in Alabama in population. Henry has 20 times the
people. Henry though declined some in the filings from previous [...]

Read more of this post: http://charlesmobley.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/good-


news-henry-county-ga-2/

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Hampton, Georgia 30228 Please let Henry County citizens know that an adorable country home in
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McDonough Arts 2011 events
How much Government is a convenience – and not needed?
For more info contact: Debbie
Withers 678/522-4020 or
Hey Henry, to everyone complaining about the library hours, give it a break. These services
debwithers@gmail.com
are a convenience to us, not a necessity. Be thankful our emergency services and water are
still being provided.
http://www.mcdonougharts.net
This writer to the Henry Times hit an important point. Parks, organized sports, Life Management … we
pay taxes to fund a lot of things we do not need.

Just use reduced library hours as the benchmark. While the county budget was reduced last year, the
commissioners also increased our property tax millage rate. As we all know, more and deeper cuts
need to be made.

McDonough Arts announces Juried Art Show winners

Season opening event attracts record number of guests

McDonough, Ga -- McDonough Arts opened its 2011 season with a Juried Art Show and
reception at Winsor Gallery on Friday, January 14. More than 100 guests came in from the cold to
enjoy complimentary hors d' oeuvres, wine, fine art, and warm fellowship. The exhibition is an annual juried
show of paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor. During the event the following awards were
presented:

Best of Show ($300)- Kay Ridge for The Golden Meadows, pastel
1st place ($200) - Brandi Hickman for The Red Bridge, oil
2nd place ($150)- Jeff Hunter for Hay Day, oil
3rd place ($100)- Hal Kilpatrick for The Gleaming Sentinel, oil
Honorable mention - Denis Byrd for The Bridal Path, oil
Honorable mention - Karen Sammons for Ring-Billed Gull, watercolor

Sacred Journey

1st Annual St. Patty’s Day Run benefitting the Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation

Join us for the 1st Annual St. Patrick Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk benefitting the Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation.
The foundation is a non-profit arm of Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. The foundation provides
scholarships for students in the medical field and hosts a summer camp for kids that have lost a loved one, but the
main focus of the foundation is to provide financial support to families in hospice care – from paying utilities, buying
groceries or handling a portion of funeral expenses. I invite you to visit the website to learn more about the
foundation. www.sacredjourneyhospice.org.

Saturday, March 12
2:00 Registration
3:00 5K Race
3:15 1 Mile Walk
3:15 Leprechaun Leap

Race begins in the parking lot of Salem Baptist Church. 1724 Highway 155N, McDonough

Costumes encouraged! Prizes awarded to top three participants with the most St. Patty’s Day spirit!

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

Memorial Footsteps: Honor the memory of a loved one by purchasing a footstep in their name.
Footsteps are $10 and will line race course.

For sponsorship information or registration forms, visit us online at www.sacredjourneyhospice.org

Sponsorship: http://www.sacredjourneyhospice.org/SJHF_Sponsor.pdf
Registration: http://www.sacredjourneyhospice.org/SJHF_Entry.pdf

All Henry County 912ers and Henry County Patriots,


We have been talking about local politics and how important it is to restoring our Nation to the condition that our
Founding Fathers intended for some time. The time is now here for us to become involved.

On Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:00AM, the Henry County Republican Party will hold its Precinct Caucus. The
location has not yet been announced, however, I will pass this on to you as soon as it is determined.

This meeting serves to elect Precinct Officers to and elect Delegates and Alternates to the County Conventions. In order
to make the Caucus more user friendly, we will be having an educational session this Monday, January 24th. We will
meet at our normal meeting place, the Henry County Park and Rec Building at 99 Lake Dow Road at 7:00PM.

I strongly believe that the information you receive at this meeting will contribute to your overall contributions and
effectiveness at the Precinct Meeting. I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday evening.

Keeping the Faith,

Jim

Powers Reserved to the States and the People

By TheDoctor

Here is Amendment X as it is written in the Bill of Rights.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to
the States respectively, or to the people.

The first ten Amendments were adopted by the first Congress called to meet in New York City on March 4, 1789. They
were later ratified by the various States, and on December 15, 1791, were made part of the Constitution.

Think about this very carefully, all the powers not handled by the United States Government by the Constitution and are
not prohibited by it to the States, are given solely to each State or to the citizens. This is a very large responsibility
given to the States and the citizens of this nation.

Remember the Constitution was written to protect us from the government not the other way around.

Second Amendment Rights

The Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States grants citizens the right to keep and bear arms. Recall
Thomas Jefferson’s words: The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last
resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

"How many other people? How many other demented people are out there? It looks like (former Republican vice
presidential nominee Sarah) Palin, (radio and TV commentator Glenn) Beck, (defeated Nevada Senate candidate)
Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target. Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled."
James Eric Fuller, 63, was a victim of the Tucson tragedy last week. Fuller was struck twice -- in the knee and
back. He was involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation on Saturday after he grew agitated, stood up to
snap a picture of Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries and shouted, "You're dead," police said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110116/us_nm/us_shooting_victim_arrest

Modern day activists for Second Amendment rights are not, in any way, advocates for wanton violence or even
the potential of unprovoked attacks. The mantra of gun control advocates, primarily Left-Wing groups, rings false from
the beginning. Placing blame for a senseless act of cruel and inhuman, even sociopathic, rage upon innocents is hype
and rhetoric. It is the false blame and declaration of Us vs. Them that provokes Americans to fear socialism, centralized
government and the power brokers now seated in Washington.

Thomas Jefferson: “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time,
that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. … The tree of liberty must be refreshed
from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Patrick Henry: “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The
great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.

Samuel Adams: “The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the
United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.”

George Mason: “To disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Our nation’s Founding Fathers knew the dangers we have endured in the United States. There are arguments that
Lincoln’s War was actually a grand coup to centralize power in Washington. Since the 1930s our government has grown
in magnitude and scope to include all manner of social welfare and programs now enslaving us with over $14 Trillion
national debt.

Let us, please, face the realities of failed governments across Europe and the former Soviet Union. Socialism and
Communism do not work. Our Constitution is the rock-solid foundation on which we can rely. And upon which so many
have already fought and died to preserve.

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Larry Stanley, Editor
899 East Lake Road, McDonough, GA 30252
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