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Jeff

Cleveland, GA

#1 Jun 3, 2014
I could find many more fruitful ways to spend money and promote tourism.
This Reece stuff will never work.
My Two Sense

Blairsville, GA

#2 Jun 3, 2014
Jeff wrote:
I could find many more fruitful ways to spend money and promote tourism.
This Reece stuff will never work.
I think it was never really intended to promote tourism. I think the primary intention is to bring praise to someone local that is a relative to some of the elitists in the county.
gamule

Blairsville, GA

#3 Jun 5, 2014
what is he being praised for
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Blairsville, GA

#5 Jun 6, 2014
gamule wrote:
what is he being praised for
He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Bow Down in Jericho, his second volume of poetry, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction in 1952.

His main supporters in his time were Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill and Kentucky writer Jesse Stuart - themselves offspring of the rural Appalachians. He won American Poet magazineís annual poetry award in 1943, and with Stuartís sponsorship H.P. Dutton published Reeceís first volume of poetry, Ballad of the Bones, in 1945. By 1952, Reece had been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry (for Bow Down in Jericho, 1950), profiled in a national magazine (Newsweek), and tendered a position as poet-in-residence at UCLA.(At least one book mentioned that those at UCLA didn't think much of his poetry. Some attributed that to his rural mountain upbringing in contrast to the more citified at UCLA.) The two main supporters may have played a significant part in any recognition he received.

Many are claimed to have been nominated; however, it can be misleading. By completing an entry form and submitting $50, anyone can be "suggested" to the jurors. Most of these submissions come from book publishers and other influential sources. Then, the jurors pick three or so (it can pick none if they want to) to submit to the Advisory Board. The Pulitzer people do not want people to claim they were nominated unless they are part of the group sent from the jurors to the Advisory Board. However, in reality, many claim to have been "nominated" when the entry form and the filing fee were submitted. It's uncertain if Reece was simply "nominated" by a book publisher, etc., or if his work went as far as the Advisory Board.
just the way it is

Jefferson, GA

#6 Jun 6, 2014
what makes a person sick is to think of all the good that money could have done for this community. all you see is a empty parking lot.
hip hip hurrah for more waste of our money
Jeff

Cleveland, GA

#7 Jun 6, 2014
AMEN!!!!!!!
just the way it is wrote:
what makes a person sick is to think of all the good that money could have done for this community. all you see is a empty parking lot.
hip hip hurrah for more waste of our money
Al T

Baldwin, GA

#8 Jun 6, 2014
My Two Sense wrote:
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I think it was never really intended to promote tourism. I think the primary intention is to bring praise to someone local that is a relative to some of the elitists in the county.
I am pretty sure Lamar called it a tourist attraction. But you are right, it is just praise for locals.
Reese blew his brains out in his home. Not my hero. Waste of money too. I also heard at the Community Center that Lamar's second in command is living on the property tax free. Living in a trailer.

Since: Dec 13

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#9 Jun 6, 2014
Al T wrote:
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I am pretty sure Lamar called it a tourist attraction. But you are right, it is just praise for locals.
Reese blew his brains out in his home. Not my hero. Waste of money too. I also heard at the Community Center that Lamar's second in command is living on the property tax free. Living in a trailer.
You are correct.

http://qpublic7.qpublic.net/wingap_photo.php...

and we bought him new furnishings, pay his utility bills, mow his law

Someone just posted that a firehouse has no air. This makes me sick to know that the most important people in our community that serve and protect are treated so pathetically by the commissioner.

Lamar does has his priorities. Maybe he expects the firemen to go play in the water at the waterpark if they need cooling off.

Think of the BHR air conditioning bills with no visitors. What about the BIG Community center with all it's wasted space, golfers are taken care of plenty of air to cool them off. And the list goes on and on....

Wake up Union County!!!!!!
Retired Rich Golfer

Sylva, NC

#10 Jun 6, 2014
1ACOG wrote:
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Lamar does has his priorities. Maybe he expects the firemen to go play in the water at the waterpark if they need cooling off.
Think of the BHR air conditioning bills with no visitors. What about the BIG Community center with all it's wasted space, golfers are taken care of plenty of air to cool them off. And the list goes on and on....
Wake up Union County!!!!!!
ACOG, you are a dipshit. Station 4 is a volunteer station on Moccasin Creek Rd. off Ivy Log Rd. The station is unoccupied and does not need a/c. That would be a waste of tax payer $s. Station 4 is used as a polling place where people in that precinct vote. One day a week there is a recycling project outside.
just a thought

Jefferson, GA

#11 Jun 6, 2014
Retired Rich Golfer wrote:
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ACOG, you are a dipshit. Station 4 is a volunteer station on Moccasin Creek Rd. off Ivy Log Rd. The station is unoccupied and does not need a/c. That would be a waste of tax payer $s. Station 4 is used as a polling place where people in that precinct vote. One day a week there is a recycling project outside.
If they would air condition the fire house it could take care of the over spill from the BHR and everyone could sit around reading poetry all day. I read poetry at least 8 hrs a day don 't you. I understand the man who flew before the Wright Bros. lived in Union County. Why not build something that would actually draw people. I would much rather look at pictures and drawings and maybe a model of his flying machine than a gay poets work or non work.
Jeff

Cleveland, GA

#12 Jun 6, 2014
Pat--why don't you do like Norman and not waste your " you can be a success , like me " time on Topix?
Retired Rich Golfer wrote:
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ACOG, you are a dipshit. Station 4 is a volunteer station on Moccasin Creek Rd. off Ivy Log Rd. The station is unoccupied and does not need a/c. That would be a waste of tax payer $s. Station 4 is used as a polling place where people in that precinct vote. One day a week there is a recycling project outside.
Jeff

Cleveland, GA

#13 Jun 6, 2014
You don't talk like anyone who should be giving advice about being successful. Does Mr. Allison know you say this kind of stuff to express your thoughts?
Retired Rich Golfer wrote:
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ACOG, you are a dipshit. Station 4 is a volunteer station on Moccasin Creek Rd. off Ivy Log Rd. The station is unoccupied and does not need a/c. That would be a waste of tax payer $s. Station 4 is used as a polling place where people in that precinct vote. One day a week there is a recycling project outside.
Retired Rich Golfer

Sylva, NC

#14 Jun 6, 2014
Who is PAT?

You are way off base. But, seriously, I don't know who Pat Malone is?

What does he do?
Jeff

Cleveland, GA

#15 Jun 6, 2014
Mr. Malone is buddies with Mr. Paris and Mr. Cooper--I know you are 74--I also know a great deal about computers and networking.

You missed most of that during your career.

And I sat near you in the tent.

I also have an inside track at Windstream and BRMEMC.

Even Hughes Net has holes.

We are all much smarter than you assume.
Retired Rich Golfer wrote:
Who is PAT?
You are way off base. But, seriously, I don't know who Pat Malone is?
What does he do?

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#16 Jun 6, 2014
Retired Rich Golfer wrote:
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ACOG, you are a dipshit. Station 4 is a volunteer station on Moccasin Creek Rd. off Ivy Log Rd. The station is unoccupied and does not need a/c. That would be a waste of tax payer $s. Station 4 is used as a polling place where people in that precinct vote. One day a week there is a recycling project outside.
Well excuse me for think that people that VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME TO SAVE OUR HOMES and lives would possible need a air conditiong unit in their building. I guess there are not enough people there that support him like all the new renovations for the Old Chamber Building, Saddle Club, 4H club BB club.
Retired Rich Golfer

Sylva, NC

#17 Jun 6, 2014
1ACOG wrote:
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Well excuse me for think that people that VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME TO SAVE OUR HOMES and lives would possible need a air conditiong unit in their building. I guess there are not enough people there that support him like all the new renovations for the Old Chamber Building, Saddle Club, 4H club BB club.
What part of the building isn't occupied don't you understand?
I thought you knew everything?
Retired Rich Golfer

Sylva, NC

#18 Jun 6, 2014
Jeff wrote:
Mr. Malone is buddies with Mr. Paris and Mr. Cooper--I know you are 74--I also know a great deal about computers and networking.
You missed most of that during your career.
And I sat near you in the tent.
I also have an inside track at Windstream and BRMEMC.
Even Hughes Net has holes.
We are all much smarter than you assume.
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Nope, I'm 70.
Haven't been in a 'tent' for decades and only to go camping. Were you along?

You are basically clueless because I'm not Mr. Malone.
Jeff

Cleveland, GA

#19 Jun 6, 2014
The porn site you visited attached an IP marker to your post.
Retired Rich Golfer wrote:
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Nope, I'm 70.
Haven't been in a 'tent' for decades and only to go camping. Were you along?
You are basically clueless because I'm not Mr. Malone.
agree

United States

#20 Jun 7, 2014
Jeff wrote:
I could find many more fruitful ways to spend money and promote tourism.
This Reece stuff will never work.
agree
Al T

Dawsonville, GA

#21 Jun 7, 2014
agree wrote:
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agree
Now we will have a water park for kids. Government just keeps getting bigger and bigger in Union County. A bunch of so called Conservatives live here, but they are closet Liberals. They like big and bigger Government. Guess who pays, not the rich. 70% voted for this waste according to Lamar.

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