Little Davey

Dahlonega, GA

#260 Jan 9, 2013
I think I do-do-ed my pants.
Norm

Blairsville, GA

#261 Jan 9, 2013
Little Davey wrote:
I think I do-do-ed my pants.
No, that was me.
Lamar

Dahlonega, GA

#262 Jan 9, 2013
Norm wrote:
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No, that was me.
Me to:
Just the Facts Jack

Blairsville, GA

#263 Jan 9, 2013
Y'all need to stop picking on Little Davey. You know, he might just file another one of his lawsuits against you for calling him Little Davey. Or for pointed out that he talks to The Mountain and has visions of acopalypse. Woe be to those who make fun of Little Davey.
Cautious

Atlanta, GA

#264 Jan 11, 2013
I am afraid for our community with this nut inserting himself with all this hate. I can only hope law enforcement is keeping a close on on him.
watching and waiting

Dawsonville, GA

#265 Jan 11, 2013
Cautious wrote:
I am afraid for our community with this nut inserting himself with all this hate. I can only hope law enforcement is keeping a close on on him.
You must be getting worried. When MV & ACOG start to expose the facts of what is going on in the community it's waking people up to the corruption in this county. Those law enforcement people won't be looking at them. Looks like you are the one that is afraid alright. Maybe you should be.
The Nuts Are Back in Town

Dahlonega, GA

#266 Jan 11, 2013
watching and waiting wrote:
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You must be getting worried. When MV & ACOG start to expose the facts of what is going on in the community it's waking people up to the corruption in this county. Those law enforcement people won't be looking at them. Looks like you are the one that is afraid alright. Maybe you should be.
Just when are they going to start? Seems to me that they both have been waffling on about all this stuff for years and years, yet no one has ever taken them seriously. Remember the Atlanta news investigation? That was a good one! Reminds me of the Towns County football fans, saying "yeah, well, we'll beat you next year, just wait." I think everyone is really tired of this dog and pony show. It's not even very entertaining these days.
Needs Monitoring

Covington, GA

#267 Jan 14, 2013
The Truth wrote:
It seems David isn't so smart. He lives in a rented home, doesn't own his own, but is a real estate advisor.
Has a criminal history.
I don't believe the man is all that! Do you?
Each time David or Mountain Voice posts, I forward it to TOPIX LLC. It seems if MV was so badly abused and insulted, he would NEVER post on TOPIX, but, NO, the man and ACOG (along with uninformed opinion and others) try to dominate the forum with their own personal agenda which turns off other people in the community who no longer post on TOPIX.
Mountain Voice aka David Hill Hopkins, I can only hope is being watched by law enforcement. With all the crazy in this world and his hate for Union County........
Starbucks lover

Dawsonville, GA

#268 Jan 14, 2013
watching and waiting wrote:
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You must be getting worried. When MV & ACOG start to expose the facts of what is going on in the community it's waking people up to the corruption in this county. Those law enforcement people won't be looking at them. Looks like you are the one that is afraid alright. Maybe you should be.
They have had years to "EXPOSE" what they consider 'facts'.
No one listens to either of them because they have proven they are unreliable and fanatics. When people say and act like MV and ACOG, it gets old and people shut down. Saying that people are "afraid" is as ignorant as ACOG's chase. No one is afraid, we are just amazed that these idiots will go on and on.

ACOG has been down every avenue with her "documents" - to the Attorney General, the Governor's Office, and the media. What they quickly learn is it is a no-story. All one of the people she whines to has to do is read TOPIX to see that ACOG and MV are lunatics. MV has made ACOG look even worse with his ramblings.

fact check

Dawsonville, GA

#269 Jan 14, 2013
Starbucks lover wrote:
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They have had years to "EXPOSE" what they consider 'facts'.
No one listens to either of them because they have proven they are unreliable and fanatics. When people say and act like MV and ACOG, it gets old and people shut down. Saying that people are "afraid" is as ignorant as ACOG's chase. No one is afraid, we are just amazed that these idiots will go on and on.
ACOG has been down every avenue with her "documents" - to the Attorney General, the Governor's Office, and the media. What they quickly learn is it is a no-story. All one of the people she whines to has to do is read TOPIX to see that ACOG and MV are lunatics. MV has made ACOG look even worse with his ramblings.
Seems to me that we've seen Norman Cooper fired, and we've seen the Tax Assesors office scrambling to change Tax Parcels, Correct Tax Parcels, even delete entire Tax Parcels that involve property owned by the Paris family. Also, for a couple of nobodies that nobody listens to or cares about, they sure manage to get a lot of attention here on Topix, and not to long ago, ACOG was all the Commissioner could talk about in meetings and in the paper. We've also seen MV make more than a few people seem concerned over in thee bank headquarters. And based on this thread alone I'd say YOU haven't shut down. Yep, for a couple of nobody's they sure do rent a lot of space in yore head.
watching and waiting

Dawsonville, GA

#270 Jan 14, 2013
How naive to think corruption is not happening right under your noise in Union County. This place is ripe for corruption!

LOS ANGELES (AP)— Six former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell go on trial this week in a massive corruption case that nearly bankrupted the Los Angeles suburb.

The former mayor and vice mayor and four former City Council members are charged with misappropriation of public funds in a 20-count felony complaint.

Prosecutors accuse the six of looting the city's treasury in order to pay themselves exorbitant salaries. The complaint says sham commissions were created to enrich the defendants.

Two major figures in the scam are not part of this trial. Former City Manager Robert Rizzo and Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia are scheduled to be tried separately. They have been accused of making millions while hiking taxes and fees for residents in the modest, blue-collar suburb where many live in poverty.

Jury selection begins Tuesday and the trial is scheduled to last seven weeks. Key witnesses are expected to be former city employees and officials who discovered the shady dealings and were granted immunity from prosecution for their testimony.

A judge who presided at a preliminary hearing for the officials concluded they had shirked their responsibilities and sold out their constituents for financial gain.

"These people were elected to be the voice of the people, to be a safeguard," said Superior Court Judge Henry Hall, who ordered them held for trial. "And they basically sold that off."

Defense attorneys had argued that the council members earned their salaries, working full time on the city's behalf, not only attending monthly council meetings but taking part in community projects that benefited low-income people, the aged and numerous others.

Prosecutors contend that Rizzo had an annual salary and compensation package worth $1.5 million and masterminded a scheme to loot the city of Bell of more than $6 million. His assistant city manager, Spaccia, was paid $376,288 a year

Council members drew salaries of about $100,000 a year, which Hall said was about 20 times more than they were entitled to make.

The six defendants are expected to argue they worked hard for the city and were unaware of Rizzo's financial manipulations.

Those set to go on trial Tuesday are former Mayor Oscar Hernandez, former vice mayor Teresa Jacobo and former council members George Mirabal, George Cole, Victor Bello and Luis Artiga.

Testimony at the trial is expected to focus on the creation of sham boards and commissions such as the city's Surplus Property Authority, which met a handful of times between 2005 and 2010 and never for more than a minute or two. Hall calculated that resulted in council members being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour for sitting on the authority's board.

He said the city's Solid Waste and Recycling Authority was never legally created and, in any case, met only one time in 2006 — to vote its members a pay raise.

"It was a sham agency," said the judge.

Former District Attorney Steve Cooley, who filed the Bell corruption cases, said more than $5.5 million was taken from the city coffers.

After disclosure of the scandal, Bell residents revolted, turning out in the thousands to protest at City Council meetings and ultimately staging a successful recall election at which they threw out the entire council and elected a slate of new leaders.
Lamar

Dahlonega, GA

#271 Jan 14, 2013
watching and waiting wrote:
How naive to think corruption is not happening right under your noise in Union County. This place is ripe for corruption!
LOS ANGELES (AP)— Six former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell go on trial this week in a massive corruption case that nearly bankrupted the Los Angeles suburb.
The former mayor and vice mayor and four former City Council members are charged with misappropriation of public funds in a 20-count felony complaint.
Prosecutors accuse the six of looting the city's treasury in order to pay themselves exorbitant salaries. The complaint says sham commissions were created to enrich the defendants.
Two major figures in the scam are not part of this trial. Former City Manager Robert Rizzo and Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia are scheduled to be tried separately. They have been accused of making millions while hiking taxes and fees for residents in the modest, blue-collar suburb where many live in poverty.
Jury selection begins Tuesday and the trial is scheduled to last seven weeks. Key witnesses are expected to be former city employees and officials who discovered the shady dealings and were granted immunity from prosecution for their testimony.
A judge who presided at a preliminary hearing for the officials concluded they had shirked their responsibilities and sold out their constituents for financial gain.
"These people were elected to be the voice of the people, to be a safeguard," said Superior Court Judge Henry Hall, who ordered them held for trial. "And they basically sold that off."
Defense attorneys had argued that the council members earned their salaries, working full time on the city's behalf, not only attending monthly council meetings but taking part in community projects that benefited low-income people, the aged and numerous others.
Prosecutors contend that Rizzo had an annual salary and compensation package worth $1.5 million and masterminded a scheme to loot the city of Bell of more than $6 million. His assistant city manager, Spaccia, was paid $376,288 a year
Council members drew salaries of about $100,000 a year, which Hall said was about 20 times more than they were entitled to make.
The six defendants are expected to argue they worked hard for the city and were unaware of Rizzo's financial manipulations.
Those set to go on trial Tuesday are former Mayor Oscar Hernandez, former vice mayor Teresa Jacobo and former council members George Mirabal, George Cole, Victor Bello and Luis Artiga.
Testimony at the trial is expected to focus on the creation of sham boards and commissions such as the city's Surplus Property Authority, which met a handful of times between 2005 and 2010 and never for more than a minute or two. Hall calculated that resulted in council members being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour for sitting on the authority's board.
He said the city's Solid Waste and Recycling Authority was never legally created and, in any case, met only one time in 2006 — to vote its members a pay raise.
"It was a sham agency," said the judge.
Former District Attorney Steve Cooley, who filed the Bell corruption cases, said more than $5.5 million was taken from the city coffers.
After disclosure of the scandal, Bell residents revolted, turning out in the thousands to protest at City Council meetings and ultimately staging a successful recall election at which they threw out the entire council and elected a slate of new leaders.
Those Californians are smarter than our people therefore I am not going to worry about getting caught. Ole mayor Jim might worry a little because he just isn't as smart as I am.
watching and waiting

Dawsonville, GA

#272 Jan 14, 2013
MV was man enough to admit to something he has done wrong. Ole’ Lamar would rather blame everyone else.
observer

Dawsonville, GA

#273 Jan 14, 2013
Man admits to some DUI's in the 1990s and then quits drinking as a result and now it sounds like some worried people are trying to deflect attention by stirring up a lynch mob. I think some people need to dust off their bibles and reread that part about forgiveness. It isn't right to go after a man who's admitted to his sins, paid for his sins, and then corrected his sins. Seems there is more going on here.
MV ACOG scared West

Jefferson, GA

#274 Jan 14, 2013
fact check wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems to me that we've seen Norman Cooper fired, and we've seen the Tax Assesors office scrambling to change Tax Parcels, Correct Tax Parcels, even delete entire Tax Parcels that involve property owned by the Paris family. Also, for a couple of nobodies that nobody listens to or cares about, they sure manage to get a lot of attention here on Topix, and not to long ago, ACOG was all the Commissioner could talk about in meetings and in the paper. We've also seen MV make more than a few people seem concerned over in thee bank headquarters. And based on this thread alone I'd say YOU haven't shut down. Yep, for a couple of nobody's they sure do rent a lot of space in yore head.
Yes, Kenneth fired Norman because he was scared of both Mountain Voice (David Hopkins) and ACOG (Linda Pittman). That proved to be a very stupid move on his part. Kenneth is the only person in the entire county to be a afraid of them. That does not mean ACOG and MV was right, it proves Kenneth West was weak.
Voters reject Lying Linda

Jefferson, GA

#275 Jan 14, 2013
ACOG wrote:
<quoted text>
What have you put on TOPIX except name calling. Have you or anyone else thought of putting some FACTS out here to show what we are putting out is misinformation.
It's just been two years of name calling.
Maybe some of this information can be used in a debate with the two running for commissioner.
Would be a interesting debate. Let's start with the over 7 million dollar deficit in the 2003 SPLOST. If we could see the 2011 budget the remaining $286,404 should of been paid off last year.
www.cleanandopen.org
Hey Lying Linda - ACOG - A Coo-Coo Old Goat - the voters rejected you lies. Shut Up!!!!!!!!!!
naysayer

Blue Ridge, GA

#276 Jan 14, 2013
Voters reject Lying Linda wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Lying Linda - ACOG - A Coo-Coo Old Goat - the voters rejected you lies. Shut Up!!!!!!!!!!
Had a well known candidate ran against our commissioner,he also would be history.
watching and waiting

Dawsonville, GA

#277 Jan 14, 2013
MV and ACOG must be stirring up the pot once again.

There sure know how to step on toes.

What will they find next?

You got to love the two
norm got fired

Dawsonville, GA

#279 Jan 14, 2013
MV ACOG scared West wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Kenneth fired Norman because he was scared of both Mountain Voice (David Hopkins) and ACOG (Linda Pittman). That proved to be a very stupid move on his part. Kenneth is the only person in the entire county to be a afraid of them. That does not mean ACOG and MV was right, it proves Kenneth West was weak.
Yes, Kenneth fired Norman. Yes, Norm got fired. Yes, Norm threatened to get Kenneth.

No, Norm isn't an editor of a newspaper anymore. No, Norm isn't respected by many anymore. No, Norm never got Kenneth.

But, Norm got fired.

What do you get when you cross Kenneth, Acog and Norm? A man with a newspaper. A woman with a cause. And a nobody with nothing.
Three

Arlington, VA

#280 Feb 24, 2013
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