Where did Al Summers go?

Where did Al Summers go?

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Wondering

Ellijay, GA

#1 Jun 27, 2012
Times Courier says Al is gone.
voter

United States

#2 Jun 27, 2012
Moved on!!!! Time for a change i hear
B D Pickleseimer

Ellijay, GA

#3 Jun 27, 2012
I guess they are going to be more news related
and will take on controverial subjects...

From now on hard news reporting and tough
editorials.

NOT !
Cartecay

Ellijay, GA

#4 Jun 27, 2012
It'a smalltown, community newspaper, not the NY Times. I don't expect investigative reporting or controversial subjects. I wish they'd bring back 'Northcutt News' and 'Eastside News' and similar columns. Anyone remember the 'Personals' features? I miss that, too.
Lost in the Sixties

Blue Ridge, GA

#5 Jun 28, 2012
Dear Cartecay,I disagree with your post.Being a "small town" weekly newspaper does not let the TC off the hook to report the facts and controversial subjects.The TC was just a 99.9% advertising tabloid for years & years.It wasn't until just a few years ago that any real journalism type reporting was done by them.And yes,Al Summers was their guy out front on this and many,many people stll think he did a great job of letting our citizens know of what was really going on around the city & County.I'll predict that it will now go back the other way which won't be good for all of us,
Cartecay

Ellijay, GA

#6 Jun 28, 2012
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree, lost in the sixties.:)
I wish Al Summers the best. No disrespect intended.
Lost in the Sixties

Blue Ridge, GA

#7 Jun 28, 2012
Cartecay, you have every right to your own opinion.But do you not want to know what is going on behind the scene? You just want to read garden club and foreclosures announcements?
Cartecay

Ellijay, GA

#8 Jun 28, 2012
Lost in the Sixties, I figure if it's local news, there's going to be bias. So, we wouldn't be getting the truth anyway. I guess I'm cynical.
Anonymous

Ellijay, GA

#9 Jun 29, 2012
To all the people on here who don't seem to like the Courier's coverage and do like FYN, what exactly are we not being told the truth about in the paper? I look at both publications each week and the news stories they cover are pretty much the same. FYN has a more sensational approach to a lot of topics while the paper presents them as just facts. Are some of the stories not juicy enough for you or something?
Lost in the Sixties

Blue Ridge, GA

#10 Jun 29, 2012
Right on "readinstuff!" Your words ring true.I hope that the TC will continue to report local news and political stories along with the FYN so we citizens might just hear about things that hit us in the ole pocketbooks and/or guide us as to we should vote for/against in the next election(s).Please Cartecay, don't be so cynical otherwise you will stay in the dark about things that have an effect on you & your family.
tcreader

Phenix City, AL

#11 Jun 29, 2012
I hear that he got in trouble for what he wrote about al (the box burner) in the paper!!!!! Some of you people out ther need to do something like that I promise there will be a big fine al didn't get crap
Cartecay

Ellijay, GA

#12 Jun 29, 2012
tcreader wrote:
I hear that he got in trouble for what he wrote about al (the box burner) in the paper!!!!! Some of you people out ther need to do something like that I promise there will be a big fine al didn't get crap
This is kinda cryptic, I don't understand...Could you please enlighten me?
Speak the Truth

Ellijay, GA

#13 Jun 30, 2012
Cartecay wrote:
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This is kinda cryptic, I don't understand...Could you please enlighten me?
Remember when the woods got on fire behind the Hitching Post that belong to AL HOYLE MAYOR OF ELLIJAY who did not get a burn permit to burn that day and was burning illegally and boxes which is also illegal to burn. Mr Hoyle did not like it and went to the Times Courier office raised a little hell about it from what I hear and also guess who rents a house From Mr Hoyle that would be Nixon Bunch the one who fired Mr. Summers. Sounds a little fishy to me. I will miss the truth that Al always wrote about
Cartecay

Ellijay, GA

#14 Jun 30, 2012
Speak the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember when the woods got on fire behind the Hitching Post that belong to AL HOYLE MAYOR OF ELLIJAY who did not get a burn permit to burn that day and was burning illegally and boxes which is also illegal to burn. Mr Hoyle did not like it and went to the Times Courier office raised a little hell about it from what I hear and also guess who rents a house From Mr Hoyle that would be Nixon Bunch the one who fired Mr. Summers. Sounds a little fishy to me. I will miss the truth that Al always wrote about
Thanks for the explanation. I've heard nice things about Nixon Bunch and Al Summers, too. Since they're both brothers in Christ, maybe they can work things out.

Since: Feb 12

Ellijay, GA

#15 Jul 1, 2012
So, Nixon disliked Summers more than the readers?
East Town

Commerce, GA

#16 Jul 2, 2012
I never heard of a damned bunch "other than church people" that enjoyed gossip as much as the folk on this thread.
Anonymous

Ellijay, GA

#17 Jul 2, 2012
So instead of replying to a simple question, some idiots would rather label that question "nuts" and "clueless" with silly little emoticons. You people really are the best and the brightest, at least in your own pitiful little minds...
Not a TC Fan

Blue Ridge, GA

#18 Jul 4, 2012
The TC is only interested in making money off of advertisements and being the legal organ for the county, thereby making tons of money off of the county. They will not print anything that might upset someone that pays for advertisements, is in polical office or they are related to, grew up with or are friends with.

No news in that paper.
Gilmer55

United States

#19 Sep 12, 2012
tcreader wrote:
I hear that he got in trouble for what he wrote about al (the box burner) in the paper!!!!! Some of you people out ther need to do something like that I promise there will be a big fine al didn't get crap
How exactly does a newspaper "get in trouble?"

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