The Piedmont Chronicles
~ est. 2010 ~
[State of GA]
So...per the word on the street, at least a few of the powers-that-be seem to be in full-on wagon circle mode as we have seen what can only be described as a "Hail Mary." A push to bring in Aaron Varner, former BOC Chair, to serve as County Manager. A few things...
First off, please know that we cast no
- Vendor and purchasing policy committee -
they're not even trying to hide things anymore. JC pushing for Junior to be on the vendor and purchasing policy committee! Sure, bring in the one who may allegedly, that is - al-leg-ed-ly (per that o'er boy that stay down the way, and he, who in turn, had been given the info from big lil' Walter that stay down just past the chicken coop) - be responsible for a million dollar drain that should be at least coming somewhat close to breaking even. And, oh yes, he's a vendor! Sounds legit. Sure...WHAT???
Let's take a moment for a quick prayer:
Please lift up this BOC in your arms and give them some help. They're sorely lackin', right now, Lord. They need your help. Desperately.
Yours in Prayer,
- The Covington/Newton Way -
It's a code. A way of doing things. And a piss-poor way of doing things at that. This quagmire du jour is generations in the making.
~ there exists a term in operations management called "Escalation of Commitment." It refers to natural human tendencies of avoidance and denying of reality. Also known as sticking one's head in the sand and feverishly doing the same things that got you to this bad point in the first place. "Escalation of Commitment."
~Also - a culture of going along to get along. Deferring to people in positions of power. And a resignation of hope that things can be changed because, after all, this is Newton County.
It's a sordid state of affairs, thy brothers and sisters, but that's okay - it can be fixed.
Hope springs eternal...
Lord willin' and if the creek don't rise, we'll see you next time.