31 January 2020

An End of the Month Check In w/ MB: Word on the Street; TPC News; Miscellany & What-not

Greetings, fearless readers, and I sure hope it's lovely out there. And speaking of lovely, how 'bout the weather today? Just delightful. 

The Piedmont Chronicles

Your Source for the REAL Story
Let's dig right in.

Word on the Street
So I heard this about a week ago & figured it was just B.S., but now after talking with a few folks these last few days it is looking as if the one & only JC Henderson may very well declare for Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Newton Co.

If this is indeed the case - and it's looking more & more like it is - then this speaks to a phenomenon this writer, and others, have been aware of for at least a couple of years.

There's a growing rift on the Democratic side of the aisle here in Newton Co. You've got the current Chairman, Marcello Banes, clearly aligned with the Stephanie Lindsey/Divine 9/NewRock Legal Society crowd, and then you've got ole JC with his 4th District political machine & ward heelers, the Ministers' Union & our ole pal Wm T. "Tommy" Criag, Esq. (as we're told).

The GOPers in the home county could have a real opportunity to exploit this divide if just the right candidate could be found for Chair (think along the lines of a Ken Malcolm) & if so - then a real opportunity may exist for them to take back control of the Chairmanship.

Such interesting dynamics. Politics - you gotta love it!

TPC News
So, I can't lie, I'm feeling pretty good about things TPC at the moment. 

For starters, we had the most posts in a month (33 w/ this one)that we've had since April of 2019. 

And the big one - the most page views in a month since July of 2018! 

Folks, I'm so happy about this. And it couldn't have been done without our crack, top-notch team of contributors & writers - Kayla Leasure, Perrin Lovett, Ellis Millsaps, Ryan Ralston & last, but certainly not least, Bess Tuggle
. Thanks so much, guys. 

Miscellany & What-not 

- So Sam Hay has it out for Stan Edwards, I'm told. I sure hope ole Sammy Boy doesn't forget about me, though! But seriously, I thought the decision to close down the VFD on 142 was made in 2016, before Stan was elected, but I might be wrong on that. Regardless, it seems as if some folks have been piling on. But, those insurance premium increases, right? Man, that's rough...

- Got to tip my hat to the Alice Queen & the Newton Citizen. They've been doing some pretty good reporting lately.

- Speaking of the "other" papers, what's up w/ the Covington News? Those last few papers have been awfully thin...

- And finally, it's almost time for The Super Bowl! Who you got? Chiefs or the 49ers?

Okay for now, buckaroos, until next time. 

- MB McCart