Get a grip

Published 6:24 am Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thank you Judge Paul Magnuson for telling the State of Georgia, the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission to try to get a grip—to get a grip that the days of judge shopping are hopefully over.

Thanks for essentially telling the State of Georgia, the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission that they—not the rest of Georgia, Alabama and Florida—have a water allocation problem that they need to solve and solve within three years.

Thanks for holding firm in your July ruling, that maybe—just maybe—the State of Georgia, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Regional Commission and all their cohorts will realize that what they’ve been doing is nothing more than a greedy water grab for metro-Atlanta’s development.

Do you think these parties will get a grip, come to their senses and attempt meaningful and wholehearted negotiations with downstream interests?

Come on, get a grip! Of course not. They’re too busy still trying to find a judge who may rule in their favor.

Stellar years

For 25 years, the Bainbridge High School band program has worked and earned its spot as one of the best in the state and perhaps in the country.

As evident once again Saturday, the Southern States Marching Band Festival gave superior ratings in all categories to the Marching Bearcat Band.

Decatur County Director of Bands Paschal Ward will say that it’s the students, their parents and the school’s teachers and administrators who have helped propel the band to such high esteem, but he’s been at the helm.

Congratulations, BHS Band. You all put on a great show, and it’s been a great one for 25 years.