This is the breaking news headline at accessnorthga.com this morning.

Why would this be news?

Or

Is it a warning?  You white folk better start making whoopie or the minorities are going to take over our country.  And you know they will vote the democratic ticket. 

Oh! Horror!  We will have to change the way we think.  The way we govern.  Who my child takes to the prom?

Good grief!  I grew up in Forsyth with the KKK and MLK day marches, and though I am not naive enough to think racism is dead and go, surely we are past our media sending out warnings to the public.

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Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver is giving a “State of Hall County Address”.

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce South Hall Business Coalition will hear “The State of Hall County” address by Tom Oliver, Chairman, Hall County Commission on Thursday, January 14 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Mulberry Creek Community Center in Flowery Branch. Networking: 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. The program begins at 8:15 a.m. Cost is $5 for Chamber Members, and $15 for Non-members.

That’s right, citizens.

We have to pay to hear the State-of-Hall-County speech.

9th District Congressional Candidate Mike Freeman is visiting North Georgia citizens on Friday, January 8th on his campaign for the vacated seat of Representative Nathan Deal.

“I’m excited to be in my hometown and meeting with my friends and neighbors,” Freeman said. “With the help of a vibrant Democratic Party, we will show the voters that our plans and vision for this great country are the best answer to the difficulties we are facing.” The event will include Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, White and Hall Counties.

Freeman is an ordained minister and a 30-year veteran of the Armed Forces. He is the only declared Democratic candidate for the 9th district and is the current chair of the Hall County Democratic Party.

“We have a lot of work to do in this country, and it will take strong leadership to accomplish our goals,” Freeman said. “I’m dedicated to moving North Georgia forward and protecting our rights of freedom under the US Constitution.”

Freeman will be hosting supporters at Recess Southern Gastro Pub at 118 Bradford Street in Gainesville at 5:30 pm on Friday January 8. All parties are welcome.

Congrats to Jane Nichols on becoming interim Police Chief for Gainesville.

Good luck on the job!

Qualifying for the 2009 municipal election ended today at 4:30 p.m. 

Here is what we know:

Gainesville School Board will have two contested races.  David Syfan will face Kellie Weeks for Ward 1 and Kelvin Simmons will face Delores Diaz and Richard Lacey for Ward 4.  Kellie may have a leg up if voters realize that Syfan helped rubber stamp Ballowe’s budget crisis. 

In related news, Simmons qualification has been challenged since his wife serves in the school system as an Assistant Principal.  If this is true, Diaz will be the front runner.  She is a former art teacher with Doctorate degree in education.

Gainesville City Council

No one is challenging incumbents Danny Dunagan or George Wangeman.

Flowery Branch City Council

This looks to be an excitingly dull race.  There are three city wide post open and each post has 2 candidates.  Here is the funny thing 2 are from Sterling on the Lake and the other 4 or from Tide Water Cove.  Didn’t this city try having just one subdivision rule the city back in 2000.  Ask Bryan Puckette how well that worked.  By the way, neither of the three incumbents qualified. 

Now that is change we can believe in.

Did that title get your attention?  Don’t get your hopes up!

Yes, there will be a meeting on Aug. 12, 2009 to talk about healthcare.
Yes, the meeting will be in Gainesville.
Yes, Nathan Deal and Phil Gingrey will attend and speak.

Now for the details. 

This meeting is being held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center at 8:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning.  If you would like to go, you need reservations. 

Where is the conspiracy?  How many of you are free at 8:00 a.m. in the middle of the week?  Why do we need reservations unless you want to control who is going to be in the audience?  I know reservations are needed to deal with the size of the crowd. 

BullSh!t. (just in case the world’s only jihadist blogger is reading)

Gainesville has many venues that will hold whatever crowd capacity that is needed. 

If this is the way Mr. Deal acts as a congressman, then what can we expect from him as Governor!

Serendipity Park in White County is participating in a world record attempt tomorrow for World’s Largest Mass Skinny Dip.

No word if Mark Musselwhite will be attending.