Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#41 Mar 30, 2011
Informed Opinion wrote:
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We don't want any of Obama's Kenyan socialist zoning laws.
Whoever own that property should be able to use it any way they want.
Anyone who disagrees should be sent to China - no wait, we like Communist China.
Anyone who disagrees is a damn liberal - that's worse than a communist.
This is America.
We don't tell people how to use their private lands.
I hope it was clear this was sarcasm, the "Socialist" obsession lately is always fun to attack indirectly as well as directly.
Just Passing By

Adel, GA

#42 Mar 30, 2011
If this is so great why didn't you keep it in Fannin County?
Freedom In Christ

Jefferson, GA

#43 Mar 30, 2011
"Persona Non Grata" literally means an unwelcome person. Well, if you feel welcome...welcome.

Get a grip...why all the drama?

I think you are getting all worked up over nothing. It is just like any other "Celebrate Recovery" program sanctioned by other local churches, except Unity will have people living there.
PNG: I'm not trying to change this area -- I'd rather it NOT change, and that is my concern here.

The area has changed, whether any of us like it or not. When someone moves in here it changes by a few increments. It changed when I moved here. Before you know it, as more people moved in, it changed a lot.

Just a few years ago it was rare to see anyone with "drug issues." When I used to visit UC, it wasn't like that...before the "foreigner invasion." But that's OK for whoever wasn't born here.

Unity Farms is working on a shoe string. Instead of tearing them down when you don't know what you are talking about. Stop by and talk to the "house manager." Greg may look intimidating, but he is the real deal and transformed by the Living God. If you face your fears, they may not be the persona non grata (the unwelcome person) you think they are.
Freedom In Christ

Jefferson, GA

#44 Mar 30, 2011
Just Passing By wrote:
If this is so great why didn't you keep it in Fannin County?
For one-simple reason: The property was donated in Union; not Fannin. If the property had been donated in Fannin Co., then Unity would be there. Am I explaining it so you can understand?

Since: Mar 11


#45 Mar 30, 2011
"Freedom In Christ", I know exactly what my user name means.

The drama is coming from other responders; all my responses have been very calm with an even keel.

Donated property can be sold, and the farm could have been located in a number of alternative locations with the proceeds. Thus, the fact that it was donated doesn't really answer JPB's question.

I haven't been "tearing down" anyone or anything. Your use of that phrase is exaggerating my involvement in this discussion. Perhaps you should review my prior responses to confirm.

As nice as you and the residents can be (and I have no reason to believe you aren't), the "farm" will still impact the values of residential properties around it. I do think perhaps someone with the best interest of our community at heart would have considered that before finalizing the plans, but perhaps not.

As I said from the beginning, it doesn't matter who they are or what they've done (or how nice everyone is)- the existence of a halfway house will almost surely affect the property values of homes in the immediate vicinity (as long as those properties remain zoned residential).

How nice and well-meaning the people are is not a factor; I am not contending whether they are very nice, honest, upstanding, God-fearing, Christian people.

Since: Mar 11


#46 Mar 30, 2011
Informed Opinion wrote:
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I hope it was clear this was sarcasm, the "Socialist" obsession lately is always fun to attack indirectly as well as directly.
Thanks for the clarification -- I must say that is the first time I've ever been associated with Obama or his philosophies, either indirectly or directly. ;)

Since: Mar 11


#47 Mar 30, 2011
"Agree", are you saying that this facility would NOT be as helpful if it were located in a more remote location?

Are you saying it is absolutely crucial for this facility to be located in a well-populated residential area, and that the resulting negative impact to the neighbors is just a hard pill they're all going to have to swallow, "too bad for them"?

If that isn't what you're saying, I don't understand how your responses relate to my comments here.

Congratulations on your victory and accomplishments, by the way.

United States

#48 Mar 31, 2011
This is what I think.. You need to get the stick out of your crouch. Why dont you please yourself and go door to door in that "neighborhood" which it is not, and take a poll and see what the neighbors say about it and report back. It's a farm! Not the Orchard! I am done with your negativity and your lame way of thinking. You are an obsessive negative person and you don't think straight in the line of a good person. And thank you so much!
Agree with Agree

Cleveland, GA

#49 Mar 31, 2011
Lame way of thinking is right!


United States

#50 Mar 31, 2011
Agree with Agree wrote:
Lame way of thinking is right!
I'll respond to you, thank you! She has a one track mind that's very much closed! Have a good weekend!

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#51 Mar 31, 2011
I'll tell you right off that those folks in the trailer park and in the rental cabins on Tanner rd. don't want no theives or dope heads messing up the neighborhood. Let them move over by the Orchard or maybe out by Owen Glen where they can't hurt property values.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#52 Apr 2, 2011
I posted this on another thread by mistake. But it was intended, and should be on this thread.

Just something for some thought.

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled,'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw,so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.
Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding...

You've just got to take each person for what they are and help each find the good in themselves.

SO, to all you cracked pots, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path! And don't forget the Cracked Pot that posted it!!

Just one last thought. All of us know, and most likely agree on the need of fire protection and the need for fire stations being close to our homes ... BUT NO ONE wants a fire station next door!!

You know what I mean??

Adel, GA

#53 Apr 3, 2011
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I see this a something that could be good for the community and for the residents there. I wish them well.
Freedom In Christ

Jefferson, GA

#54 Apr 4, 2011
PNG, I don't have a dog in this discussion. I really understand how you feel. Tanks for advising me to read your previous post. No, thanks. It really doesn't interest me all that much.

However, I don't understand how a farm will affect property values, all that much. There are NO major gated subdivisions near the area. You couldn't make it any more remote, unless you put on National Forrest Land. However, the Fed frowns on that. Correct me if I am wrong.

Heck, as my buddy Reb alluded to... Unity Farms might raise the value of the trailer park next door. Except for a few things like having a fence for the junk yard down the road having a fence, there is no such thing as zoning laws in Union County.

So, there is a junk yard and a trailer park not more than 3/4 of a mile away and no major subdivision. It seems to me, these two things would have more of an impact on property values than a farm, no matter what the purpose. And you are fixated on a farm? Your logic just surpasses mine, I guess. But whatever blows you skirt up...who am I to mess up a good feud. Post on, my friend.

Since: Mar 11


#55 Apr 4, 2011
FIC, I'm not fixated, people just keep responding. See? Case in point.

The responses have turned a molehill into a mountain. It's not as big a deal to me as some of you seem to think. I was merely sympathetic to the neighbors, imagining how I would feel if that happened to me, and bringing to light the fact that there is nothing in place to prevent this from happening to any of us living outside an HOA (as you have yourself confirmed). Is there really anything so wrong with that?

There have been a lot of insults, derogatory comments and angry words expressed here, and none have been mine. If you don't care to confirm, perhaps you'll take my word on that.

I am only responsible for how I myself behave, and so the same also for everyone else. "But whatever blows you skirt up"...I am a lady, FIC. Would you talk to me like that in person?

Blairsville, GA

#56 Apr 5, 2011
Theres no issues to discuss. The owners of the house are good people and friends of my family. That house in no way will affect your precious property values at all. So stop all the lame gossiping and get to work. How about actually going out and doing something positive for your community. Clean up your own back yards and quit knocking on your neighbors yard.

Warner Robins, GA

#57 Nov 22, 2013
The one saying it's on the Old Blue Ridge Highway is the correct answer.
Bobby wrote:
Sounds like another victory home over near Tallulah Falls, a place to swap labor for Christ.
Steps looks like a house on lower trackroad rd,
take town creek church road turn left just before alexanders store. the place is on the right about a mile.

Dawsonville, GA

#58 Nov 22, 2013
Old Blue Ridge Hwy is a very short road, about a mile long at most. It forms a half circle behind ACE Hardware. Are you sure you have your facts right?
jnga wrote:
The one saying it's on the Old Blue Ridge Highway is the correct answer.
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Dawsonville, GA

#59 Feb 9, 2014
Does anybody have a correct phone number and address for the halfway house in Union county?
mtn man

United States

#60 Feb 9, 2014
Its the old blue ridge red. But don't worry all the pubs there have already lowered the value there

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