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Bull Detector

Blairsville, GA

#1 Oct 25, 2013
Please be reminded the flyers being distributed at Cook Tire is owned by Harold Cook, a disgruntled commission candidate who was defeated overwhelmingly by Mr. Paris. It appears he still has an ax to grind. I find this most interesting since he hired his son, Dean Cook at the Road Department before he left office and he continues to be employed there 13 years later. The SPLOST is used for roads and bridges hard to believe Mr. Cook opposes the very revenue that keep his son employed. The citizens who care about Union County are educated and will not be fooled by people that only wish ill for our beautiful community.
My Thought

Blairsville, GA

#2 Oct 25, 2013
Bull Detector wrote:
Please be reminded the flyers being distributed at Cook Tire is owned by Harold Cook, a disgruntled commission candidate who was defeated overwhelmingly by Mr. Paris. It appears he still has an ax to grind. I find this most interesting since he hired his son, Dean Cook at the Road Department before he left office and he continues to be employed there 13 years later. The SPLOST is used for roads and bridges hard to believe Mr. Cook opposes the very revenue that keep his son employed. The citizens who care about Union County are educated and will not be fooled by people that only wish ill for our beautiful community.
Now that you've started your personal opinions, care to give any rebuttals on the veracity of the allegations in the paper?
Just a thought

Homer, GA

#3 Oct 25, 2013
Bull Detector wrote:
Please be reminded the flyers being distributed at Cook Tire is owned by Harold Cook, a disgruntled commission candidate who was defeated overwhelmingly by Mr. Paris. It appears he still has an ax to grind. I find this most interesting since he hired his son, Dean Cook at the Road Department before he left office and he continues to be employed there 13 years later. The SPLOST is used for roads and bridges hard to believe Mr. Cook opposes the very revenue that keep his son employed. The citizens who care about Union County are educated and will not be fooled by people that only wish ill for our beautiful community.
This is an attack upon a man who has been in business many years in Blairsville and has helped many people in this community. This is an insult and an outrageous attack upon someone who has done you no harm. If Paris can't stand for the people of Union County to know the truth about his time at the helm then he needs to get the hell out and let someone who can do the right thing have the job. He has always been a coward and this only show just how much a coward he is. I will say that he is a vindictive coward.
Just a thought

Homer, GA

#4 Oct 25, 2013
One more thing ass hole. Since when does our road dept. depends on SPLOST to operate. By the time we get through building parks, community centers and golf courses we don't have any money left for our roads. Just look at them and it is quite evident. Paris needs to quit playing and do the job he was elected to do or get on down the road.
Mark

Commerce, GA

#5 Oct 25, 2013
The Bull sounds more like the LIEMORE . Somebody is scared .
just me

Dahlonega, GA

#6 Oct 25, 2013
This is a very sad attack on Mr. Cook and his son. Apparently his son is doing a great job to be there for 13 years.

Mr. Paris attacked Mr. Cook several times in the paper and in court documents.

Mr. Cook tried to tell the courts that Lamar was in violation of code O.C.G.A. 48-8-122 this is REQUIRING the publication of an accounting of SPLOST FUNDS.

Lamar responded that the SPLOST reporting law was passed in 2004. Our current SPLOST began in 2003 and therefore does not fall under the new reporting guidelines.

Gunter just replied by saying "There is no penalty for non-compliance.

I asked the Attorney General about this and their response was:

"We have looked at the issue and agree with Ms. Pittman that Union County WAS REQUIRED TO COMPLY with the notice requirements in O.C.G.A. 48-8-122 from 2004 forward."

NOW WHY WOULD LAMAR PARIS TRY TO KEEP THE SPLOST EXPENSES FROM BEING REPORTED IN THE PAPER?

Could Mr. Paris still have a personal grudge with Mr. Cook?
Willie Mae

Commerce, GA

#7 Oct 25, 2013
who=["Bull Detector"]Please be reminded the flyers being distributed at Cook Tire is owned by Harold Cook, a disgruntled commission candidate who was defeated overwhelmingly by Mr. Paris. It appears he still has an ax to grind. I find this most interesting since he hired his son, Dean Cook at the Road Department before he left office and he continues to be employed there 13 years later. The SPLOST is used for roads and bridges hard to believe Mr. Cook opposes the very revenue that keep his son employed. The citizens who care about Union County are educated and will not be fooled by people that only wish ill for our beautiful community.
If Mr. Cooks son was to be fired , he would have grounds for a lawsuit I am a thinking .
just me

Dahlonega, GA

#8 Oct 25, 2013
1/22/08 NGN

Letter to the Editor by Lamar Paris,

"Harold Cook accused me in his letter of violating Georgia Law OCGA 48-8-122 for not properly reporting past SPLOST projects. Not only was he not telling you the truth, he has access to all the information, but yet chose to misrepresent it to you."

"We have looked at the issue and agree with Ms. Pittman that Union County WAS REQUIRED TO COMPLY with the notice requirements in O.C.G.A. 48-8-122 from 2004 forward."

Once again Lamar tried to cover up and tell you someone else is not telling the truth.

Looks like Lamar's lies are catching up with him.
in truth

Dahlonega, GA

#9 Oct 25, 2013
Harold Cook is no better than Lamar Paris. One thing is certain. We need some new people running for office, it is as plain as that.
bet you did not know

Dahlonega, GA

#10 Oct 25, 2013
MV publication was very well written. Points right to the facts. In the NGN all you here is Lamar telling us that everything is OK. Any one that questioned that over the years was a liar. Someone has finally went and gather the facts published them. Now it is up to us to stand up ask questions and make sure we get our vote in before November the 5th. Like the paper said, "What's the hurry" do we really need more debt in Union County?
Idiots Abound

Blairsville, GA

#11 Oct 25, 2013
Don't be mean to Harold, he's a nice guy. But someone please volunteer to paint his tire shop, it really needs sprucing up.
bet you did not know

Dahlonega, GA

#12 Oct 25, 2013
Idiots Abound wrote:
Don't be mean to Harold, he's a nice guy. But someone please volunteer to paint his tire shop, it really needs sprucing up.
maybe he doesn't want it painted. If you were retired would you want your taxes to go up. Could be the reason the town looks the way it does. Maybe the mayor could offer a BIG TAX incentive.
Classically Liberal

Ellijay, GA

#13 Oct 25, 2013
Things are about to heat up just a little for Mr. Chairman. I hope he decides to remain in compliance with State Law. Its pretty bad when others from around the state are starting to hear about the shenanigans in Union County. "Bull Detector," that was a pretty cheap shot you took. Kudos to the man for being willing to go out on a limb and spread the truth about reality. Rather than just playing the "go along to get along" that is often taken in these parts of the mountains, I see this as a GOOD thing to raise awareness to the corruption in Union County. Mr. Paris, if you are reading this, we are watching your every move, sir. Tread lightly...
Classically Liberal

Ellijay, GA

#14 Oct 25, 2013
You can go ahead and mark this as "Spam" or "Clueless" but I can guarantee you one thing, his ways and actions are quickly catching up to him. Its sad to know that people who do not live in Union County, know more about the politics of your own town, than the people who actually live there. BTW, that is not something to be proud of!

And judging by the way some of you have "judged" the previous comment, its no wonder he has such a self-centered, holier than thou, attitude about him.
Willie Mae

Commerce, GA

#15 Oct 25, 2013
in truth wrote:
Harold Cook is no better than Lamar Paris. One thing is certain. We need some new people running for office, it is as plain as that.
Harold cook is not running with or for anything other than his tire shop part time . The cheap shot about his son working at road dept. and hired by his dad is nothing compared to what Lamar has done . Did not Lamar`s daughter work for county ? Did not Lamar`s wives hold office ? That list goes on and on . I understand Harold`s son is an excellent technician and worker . I don` know the fellow , just hear say .
new resident

Dawsonville, GA

#16 Oct 25, 2013
Bull Detector wrote:
Please be reminded the flyers being distributed at Cook Tire is owned by Harold Cook, a disgruntled commission candidate who was defeated overwhelmingly by Mr. Paris. It appears he still has an ax to grind. I find this most interesting since he hired his son, Dean Cook at the Road Department before he left office and he continues to be employed there 13 years later. The SPLOST is used for roads and bridges hard to believe Mr. Cook opposes the very revenue that keep his son employed. The citizens who care about Union County are educated and will not be fooled by people that only wish ill for our beautiful community.
LMBO Kudos for a great post.
Ghost of Gooch

Springfield, VA

#17 Oct 25, 2013
I am rolling over iny grave ar the mention of Harolds name.
Willie Mae

Commerce, GA

#18 Oct 25, 2013
new resident wrote:
<quoted text> LMBO Kudos for a great post.
Do the Liemore handle those voting machines still ? May be the reason for his win .
In the past

Commerce, GA

#19 Oct 25, 2013
Ghost of Gooch wrote:
I am rolling over iny grave ar the mention of Harolds name.
I remember now. harold beat you and sent you into retirement.
just asking

Dahlonega, GA

#20 Oct 25, 2013
In the past wrote:
<quoted text>I remember now. harold beat you and sent you into retirement.
What would be funnier if Harold Cook came out of retirement and beat Lamar Paris.

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