Lamar County/Barnesville political of...

Lamar County/Barnesville political office hopefuls....any thoughts?

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Full Heart Nicole

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#1 May 7, 2008
Coroner: Jim Smith or Spencer Williams?

District Attorney: Karen Martin, Richard Milam or Hartwig?

Sheriff: Joe Buice, James McClarty, Alonzo Taylor or Larry Waller?

Anybody want to share who they are backing and why?
D Dawg

Warner Robins, GA

#2 May 7, 2008
For DA, definitely Milam. Milam is actually from this area and has served the community well, while Hartwig appears to be coming out of nowhere. Check out his address, it's a Macon address, and he appears to live right on the Bibb county border. Also, he workes in Houston County, along with his wife.

Why does someone move into an area seemingly JUST to run for DA?

(Plus, Hartwig is a University of Florida graduate, go DAWGS!)
Full Heart Nicole

AOL

#3 May 7, 2008
sheriff?
SMART

Smyrna, GA

#4 May 12, 2008
[Go Milam- He is smart and Independent!]
Full Heart Nicole

AOL

#5 May 13, 2008
Lamar Sheriff...Waller or Buice?
D Dawg

Warner Robins, GA

#6 Jun 18, 2008
This was posted today on a political blog about Hartwig. More reason to vote against him.

http://www.peachpundit.com/2008/06/17/down-in...
browneyed girl

AOL

#7 Jun 20, 2008
check out the story on the Lamar County Sheriffs office on www.npr.org
Concerned Citizen

Macon, GA

#8 Jun 27, 2008
Wow D Dawg,
Attacking Hartwig because he lives near Macon, but you actually live in Macon. You know, having Hartwig for DA would really help that community. Have you tried to get information about cases that the District Attorney is handling in Lamar, Butts or Monroe. You can not get anything online. Take one look at houstonda.org and you will notice that Hartwig will bring some serious technological improvements to those communities. That and at least Hartwig does not give straight probation to drug traffickers like Milam does.
Charles Bishop

Macon, GA

#9 Jul 1, 2008
As a person who lives in Monroe, and owns a farm in Lamar, let me make a point. I've known Hartwig for over 10 years, and he is a top notch prosecutor. Why don't you compare performance instead of personality. Ask which one Milam, or Hartwig has handled more cases, and trials in the past eight years. You should also ask who has no-billed, or nol-prossed the most cases. George Hartwig will win hands down. Look at how many cases get no billed by the Grand Jury every session. It's a total disgrace in all three counties. If you know anyone in Law Enforcement just ask them who they want. It may suprise you.
Fence rider

Atlanta, GA

#10 Jul 3, 2008
Mr. Bishop: You say you live in Monroe and own this farm in Lamar. So surely you have served on at least one Grand Jury somewhere and know WHY the Grand Jury NO BILLS so many cases. Please tell us so I can make up my mind about this race and be done with all this ya ya. I'm getting a headache over this. You said yourself the Grand Jury makes the decisions about NO BILLS so why does Milam have to take the blame when there are so many? I don't understand this stuff.
browneyed girl

AOL

#11 Jul 3, 2008
I think in Lamar the sheriff and his staff are the reason. Milam could only work with what he was given
Fence rider

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 5, 2008
Thanks for a straight answer browneyed girl. It's amazing what a few words in an answer can clear up. Why does Milam or any other politician get blamed for what others do or don't do? If law enforcement is to blame for poor cases, or the Grand Jury NO BILLS because the victim doesn't want to prosecute, or the victim's dead, or for whatever the reason, why blame the D.A.? This just doesn't make sense. Is this all Mr. Hartwig can complain about concerning the current D.A. administration? I have heard him say Milam is soft on crime but haven't heard any concrete examples. Has anyone any examples?
Concerned Citizen

Macon, GA

#13 Jul 10, 2008
Dear Fence Rider,
Milam just answered that question for you today at the forum in Monroe county. He said he believes that it is the grand jury's duty to dismiss cases through no bills, not his duty to dismiss cases that do not have merit.
He stated that he presents cases to the grand jury where the statute of limitations has run (basically the prosecution has about 4 to 7 years to bring a case before them - if they wait too long, then you can no longer bring it) and where the GBI says what law enforcement thought was some drug was not actually a drug.
So very sad, absolutely the saddest thing I have ever heard. Waste the time of all those good people, waste the time of the law enforcement officers, waste valuable tax payer money, all because he does not have the belief in his own ability to judge a case to be dismissed and has to have someone else do it for him.
So very very very sad.
Fence rider

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jul 20, 2008
Concerned Citizen: What's sad is that you think the D.A. should dismiss cases without taking them to the Grand Jury... Talk about sad! Isn't the Grand Jury SUPPOSED to hear the cases and make the determination to TRUE BILL or NO BILL? I'm sure Milam has more than enough ABILITY to know which cases should be NO BILLED --- but I applaud him for putting the AUTHORITY to dismiss warrants in the RIGHT hands---the Grand Jury. And to say that's a waste of time just blows me away. It's called the Criminal Justice System. If you want a D.A. who will administer the LAW and follow PROCEDURES, then you should VOTE MILAM. If you want anyone else, you are definitely making a mistake. Milam has been D.A. for 9 years and done a great job. He has a great staff and they get the work done. He should knock the socks off Martin in November and continue to prosecute cases the only way they should be prosecuted: THE RIGHT WAY!
Concerned Citizen

Boynton Beach, FL

#15 Jul 28, 2008
Dear browneyed girl,
Wasn't Larry Waller's staff littered with drunks and adulterers? Wasn't his son even forced to resign. Remember, he made the papers in September '03. You obviously remember them as good people. I don't. I think I'll stick with the current Sheriff.
Concerned Citizen

Boynton Beach, FL

#16 Jul 28, 2008
Dear browneyed girl,
Wasn't Larry Waller's staff littered with drunks and adulterers? Wasn't his son even forced to resign. Remember, he made the papers in September '03. You obviously remember them as good people. I don't. I think I'll stick with the current Sheriff.
brown eyed girl

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#17 Jul 28, 2008
Not that I recall. But feel free to post what you feel. Last I heard on the Bville Blog the current sheriff was supposed to be messing with girls at the SO. Hmmm. Grier Smith? Carey Fogarty? Steve Burge?
brown eyed girl

AOL

#18 Jul 28, 2008
ps...only hit enter once...you double posted
Questions but no answers

Marietta, GA

#19 Aug 29, 2008
browneyed girl wrote:
check out the story on the Lamar County Sheriffs office on www.npr.org
I went on the npr site but couldn't find the story you refer to. Please give some directions Thanks
Mom1st

Woodland, GA

#20 Aug 30, 2008
LARRY WALLER is the one I would vote for because Buice is insufficient.

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