Since: Oct 08

Hazlehurst, GA

#1 Oct 30, 2008
This blog is one reason why “Hazlehurst” is like it is today. We are failing as a community and we need to turn it around while we still have a chance. One thing that the community can do is stop these degrading and unnecessary posts in this blog. This blog is making our community look bad. This blog focuses on issues that are of no concern to the positive outcome of our community. A community needs to stand together and do all that it can in order to help its leaders make the correct decisions to help us grow. Hazlehurst can not grow when people of the community fight against it by publicly degrading others and encouraging them to support other communities.
People have made comments about our golf course – how bad of shape it is in and so on. It is people in our community like this that bring us all down, Hazlehurst as a whole. It is not because someone is taking money from the course or not running it correctly. If you have not noticed, our community-our country is struggling and golf is nothing more than a leisure activity. Hell, we can not even support a Fred’s Dollar Store and a Sonic. The golf course income is not what it needs to be in order to maintain it to a “perfect” condition. And on top of that people post blogs discouraging the community not to play there but to go support other communities around our area instead of our own. This is the problem with Hazlehurst and why we may never grow. People ask,“Why don’t we have jobs here?” or “Why can’t we have nice restaurants?” It is because we are so involved with someone else’s business that we cannot focus on the real issues, like bringing in new industries to help the community.
I don’t understand why our community wants to talk so bad about one another. We are ALL human and, yes, we ALL make mistakes. How can you (the people writing these messages) justify the comments you make. Yes, it is your opinion and you have the right to address it if you want – but not here, not like this. This blog is giving outsiders an excuse not to come to Hazlehurst, not to support our community, and not to take us seriously. It is hard for others to do this when we slander our Sheriff for “making a mistake.” He is definitely being the bigger person because at least he admitted it and you (the people writing these messages) hide your identity. I also saw a blog about someone’s IRS trouble. This is taking it to the extreme people – that is no ones business except his and the IRS. There have also been comments about candidates for Sheriff that are just plain uncalled for, especially when children are viewing this blog. How would you feel if it was your name attached to these posts? Come on, nobody’s perfect – not even you or me. I want Hazlehurst to grow and prosper but it is hard to take our community serious with this type of attitude.
There is a slogan used in the Presidential Campaigns – divided we fall. We are a divided community and if you have not noticed, we-are-going-nowhere! We have to start focusing on the important issues - not this bull. I want to provide a positive influence in our community so that we can move forward-out of this rout we are in. This blog is not helping matters… I encourage everyone to stop posting these degrading messages. Not only is it upsetting and embarrassing to the people and the families you are posting about but it also looks bad on “Hazlehurst.” If you want to post something – post positive encouragement, community needs and events, or even personal accomplishments like some people are already doing. Not everyone has to gossip!
resident

Aiken, SC

#2 Oct 30, 2008
Phillip - Thank you so much! Very well said and totally true...I was born here, lived here all my life(50+ years) and I must say I am ashamed of what I read on here. This is not the Hazlehurst I grew up in. No, it was not Mayberry, but people respected each other and that appears to have gone down the drain. My mother used to tell us there were 2 things that don't change - manners and morals. I'm glad she is not here now to see that neither seem to exist. Thanks again for taking the time to express what I feel alot of us have wanted to say.
Brown eyed Southern Girl

Eddyville, KY

#3 Oct 30, 2008
Philip you are right!
Ignorant

Aiken, SC

#4 Oct 30, 2008
Brown eyed Southern Girl wrote:
Philip you are right!
Great post Philip! Just reading all of these ignorant comments on this blog is frustrating. I feel like i am losing brain cells everytime i get on here. Furthermore, why would any outsider, potential businesses or citizens, want to be a part of something like this town if they read some of these comments? I can't beleive what Hazlehurst has become.
hockey player

Eddyville, KY

#5 Oct 30, 2008
it is so sad to see that no businesses will come to this small town. I think that it is not only because of the ignorant comments but because of some the people in this community that does not want new business in this town.
praying hard

Pooler, GA

#6 Oct 30, 2008
Phillip wow! That was great! Your mama raised you good~ Every word was right on the penny. There are people hired to look and scope out communities. These very sites are read and monitored for this very reason. I wish that it would simply go away. I have too read it DISGUST the horrible comments made about people on here. True or not what has been accomplished. And the biggest thing is that I can tell just from the comment itself the person making the comment is NO better than who they are bashing. Im affraid that this place is too gone too far. But I also know that it can be changed. If we can just jump the right hurdles and do away with the trash as such as on this site. Thanks Phillip. You have shown more intelligence than most can hope for.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#7 Oct 31, 2008
Phillip Linebarger wrote:
This blog is one reason why “Hazlehurst” is like it is today. We are failing as a community and we need to turn it around while we still have a chance. One thing that the community can do is stop these degrading and unnecessary posts in this blog. This blog is making our community look bad. This blog focuses on issues that are of no concern to the positive outcome of our community. A community needs to stand together and do all that it can in order to help its leaders make the correct decisions to help us grow. Hazlehurst can not grow when people of the community fight against it by publicly degrading others and encouraging them to support other communities.
People have made comments about our golf course – how bad of shape it is in and so on. It is people in our community like this that bring us all down, Hazlehurst as a whole. It is not because someone is taking money from the course or not running it correctly. If you have not noticed, our community-our country is struggling and golf is nothing more than a leisure activity. Hell, we can not even support a Fred’s Dollar Store and a Sonic. The golf course income is not what it needs to be in order to maintain it to a “perfect” condition. And on top of that people post blogs discouraging the community not to play there but to go support other communities around our area instead of our own. This is the problem with Hazlehurst and why we may never grow. People ask,“Why don’t we have jobs here?” or “Why can’t we have nice restaurants?” It is because we are so involved with someone else’s business that we cannot focus on the real issues, like bringing in new industries to help the community.
I don’t understand why our community wants to talk so bad about one another. We are ALL human and, yes, we ALL make mistakes. How can you (the people writing these messages) justify the comments you make. Yes, it is your opinion and you have the right to address it if you want – but not here, not like this. This blog is giving outsiders an excuse not to come to Hazlehurst, not to support our community, and not to take us seriously. It is hard for others to do this when we slander our Sheriff for “making a mistake.” He is definitely being the bigger person because at least he admitted it and you (the people writing these messages) hide your identity. I also saw a blog about someone’s IRS trouble. This is taking it to the extreme people – that is no ones business except his and the IRS. There have also been comments about candidates for Sheriff that are just plain uncalled for, especially when children are viewing this blog. How would you feel if it was your name attached to these posts? Come on, nobody’s perfect – not even you or me. I want Hazlehurst to grow and prosper but it is hard to take our community serious with this type of attitude.
There is a slogan used in the Presidential Campaigns – divided we fall. We are a divided community and if you have not noticed, we-are-going-nowhere! We have to start focusing on the important issues - not this bull. I want to provide a positive influence in our community so that we can move forward-out of this rout we are in. This blog is not helping matters… I encourage everyone to stop posting these degrading messages. Not only is it upsetting and embarrassing to the people and the families you are posting about but it also looks bad on “Hazlehurst.” If you want to post something – post positive encouragement, community needs and events, or even personal accomplishments like some people are already doing. Not everyone has to gossip!
It is not this "blog" that makes your "community" look bad, it is certain people that live in your "community" and their behavior that makes it look bad. Put blame where it belongs. Don't blame topix for Hazlehusts woes.
Because I care

United States

#8 Oct 31, 2008
What about not airing the dirty laundry on the blog. Just positve comments from now on. Yes this means you too!
what a whoot

Doerun, GA

#9 Oct 31, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>It is not this "blog" that makes your "community" look bad, it is certain people that live in your "community" and their behavior that makes it look bad. Put blame where it belongs. Don't blame topix for Hazlehusts woes.


thanks MS04 thats right seems to mee people are just lettn out agression . so freedom of speech. ive heard alot tooo on here.. so what rumors are for ever . there no way this site would be shut down this site is for eveyone in the world to use...

i typed in a old zip code i used to live in and this zip is way far from here but same ol crap going on in that zip code. as in the one were talkn about... so who is going to stop talkn on this site just because phillip said so ...

people are pisses off on this site... that the town we live in is corrupt or run by people who are just as dirty/guilty as the people they lock up . i seen ken williams last night he wasnt doing any thing but standn there . lookn around . he wouldnt even know what to do as our sheriff... but stand there and look to some one elses that has more exsperienc for advice... he was just standn there talkn to some hot chick who was proly blinded by his smooth head. star struck female is alll ... no one is perfect.. even the honest of people have sins. i bet the pope that every one looks up to does a lil dirty work with his hand. is you know what i mean.

no one is perfect.and as far as kevin, ken, there not ready to take on such a job as sheriff.. no way .. so who ever gets the job as sheriff . no one can change that we just have to deal. like we do when our pres changes. even if its not the one u voted for . we stillhave to deal.. our lil voices are not going to count for any thing ..
what a whoot

Doerun, GA

#10 Oct 31, 2008
oh yea ken could have been the one to hand out the candy to the kids and say something to the parents . so the parents can get to know him a lil better . than just stand there. well at least thats what he was doing when we walked by to get candy... not interactn with no one . there was an older lady doing it for him
cool head

Pooler, GA

#11 Oct 31, 2008
Ignorant wrote:
<quoted text>
Great post Philip! Just reading all of these ignorant comments on this blog is frustrating. I feel like i am losing brain cells everytime i get on here. Furthermore, why would any outsider, potential businesses or citizens, want to be a part of something like this town if they read some of these comments? I can't beleive what Hazlehurst has become.
so don't read the stuff da if you do not like what you read , if the truth hurts guess what then it is wrong .everyone of you running for sheriff you know and god knows if you are honest and fair as you all say so we just have to take your words and believe them but look out if you don't pay here on earth you will in hell. so god help this county vote for the right person to run our county because alot of things in this county are being done so wrong. more drugs that are on the street that our kids have to be worried about and all you store owners selling alcohol to minor, my god is that have you make a living killing our youth. shame on all of you for doing that , cotton patch look out you could lose alot of business. i have sat in my car and watched underage kids walk out with beer , but as long as we the people put up with kind of crapp it will still happen. and the drug dealers lock them all up if they want to do drugs fine that's their choice butdo not involve our kids, send their ass to jail they can all the drugs they want in their. at least it will be off the street and so will they.
in a world of chaos

Eddyville, KY

#12 Oct 31, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>It is not this "blog" that makes your "community" look bad, it is certain people that live in your "community" and their behavior that makes it look bad. Put blame where it belongs. Don't blame topix for Hazlehusts woes.

You are so right. It is some people in this community not just the leaders that make this town a terrible place to live.
Gots 2 B Kiddin Me

Memphis, TN

#13 Nov 1, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>It is not this "blog" that makes your "community" look bad, it is certain people that live in your "community" and their behavior that makes it look bad. Put blame where it belongs. Don't blame topix for Hazlehusts woes.
You are exactly right on the money. If these people would keep their noses clean, hands out of the cookie jar and their pants zipped then no one would have anything to talk about, now would they?

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#14 Nov 1, 2008
Gots 2 B Kiddin Me wrote:
<quoted text>
You are exactly right on the money. If these people would keep their noses clean, hands out of the cookie jar and their pants zipped then no one would have anything to talk about, now would they?
Exactly! Yet they make it all to easy for us keyboard commandos to rip them a new one when they screw up lol.
resident

San Francisco, CA

#15 Nov 1, 2008
Phillip - you tried and I'm proud of you. Let's just pray this topix is just a "small" minority of the people in our county.
wanta say

Gay, GA

#16 Nov 1, 2008
The problem Hazlehurst has is that it is a Jealous Town. Residents of Hazlehurst will travel out of town to spend their money. They don't want to see their neighbor prosper. Jeff Davis County is full of back stabbers and two face people.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#17 Nov 1, 2008
resident wrote:
Phillip - you tried and I'm proud of you. Let's just pray this topix is just a "small" minority of the people in our county.
Surely we cannot have some people on a blog with an opposing viewpoint. Resident, you are very shallow in thought. It is American to voice your opinion slick.
resident

San Francisco, CA

#18 Nov 1, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Surely we cannot have some people on a blog with an opposing viewpoint. Resident, you are very shallow in thought. It is American to voice your opinion slick.
I will not even attempt to compete with your sarcasm, but you missed the whole point. I may be shallow, but, from the tone of most of your posts, I certainly don't consider you very deep. Nothing was said about not voicing opinions - I have mine and you yours and we now know how we feel about each other.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#19 Nov 2, 2008
resident wrote:
<quoted text>I will not even attempt to compete with your sarcasm, but you missed the whole point. I may be shallow, but, from the tone of most of your posts, I certainly don't consider you very deep. Nothing was said about not voicing opinions - I have mine and you yours and we now know how we feel about each other.
Well what was your point? You said "Let's just pray this topix is just a "small" minority of the people in our county". So why would you "pray" for topix to remain in the minority if you are not against opposing viewpoints? Hmm...
Russ

United States

#20 Nov 4, 2008
You know, you are absolutely right. BUT!, you can't blame ALL of Hazlehurst, only the few that have the authority to do the wrong thing. When you talk about the underage people that are getting alcohol, there is no one to blame but the one's who are supposed to enforce the law. There should be consequences for both that underage person and the ones who are supplying them. Come election time, keep in mind that Charles Mabey would make a big difference. not just inside the city, but throughout the whole county. The man knows how to be a professional and communicate with people.
cool head wrote:
<quoted text>so don't read the stuff da if you do not like what you read , if the truth hurts guess what then it is wrong .everyone of you running for sheriff you know and god knows if you are honest and fair as you all say so we just have to take your words and believe them but look out if you don't pay here on earth you will in hell. so god help this county vote for the right person to run our county because alot of things in this county are being done so wrong. more drugs that are on the street that our kids have to be worried about and all you store owners selling alcohol to minor, my god is that have you make a living killing our youth. shame on all of you for doing that , cotton patch look out you could lose alot of business. i have sat in my car and watched underage kids walk out with beer , but as long as we the people put up with kind of crapp it will still happen. and the drug dealers lock them all up if they want to do drugs fine that's their choice butdo not involve our kids, send their ass to jail they can all the drugs they want in their. at least it will be off the street and so will they.

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