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Tammy Rowe

Saint Marys, GA

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Jan 29, 2013
 

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Look at the difference in the two roads running parallel to one another. One in Georgia and the other in Florida what a difference 10 miles makes.

The Florida side it is prosperous and over in Georgia it is in a depression. Difference is Mayor and Council do not know what they are doing in Georgia.
Tammy Rowe

Saint Marys, GA

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Over in Florida you have a deep water port coming in the same channel as the Subs do over in Georgia. In St. Marys the old mill site is a pile of rubble. St. Marys has Osprey Cove Florida has business. Georgia has graft. Florida has two paper mills. St. Marys has Cumberland Harbor. Florida has a Rail Road. Talk now of taking up the tracks past the bag plant.

What is wrong with this town ?
Milly Porter

Herndon, PA

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Fernandina has the economic benefit of two large paper mills and a shipping port. Could this have anything to do with the difference?
Redneck

Kingsland, GA

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The difference is that when you get to the end of A1A in Fernandina Beach you have a nice little town with a beach.

When you get to the end of Hwy 40 in St Marys you have a little town which you can see in 45 minutes then you make a u-turn and head back to I-95 to go either south or north.

There is nothing here that would cause you to want to stay past the 45 minutes.

Ralph

Saint Marys, GA

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Jan 29, 2013
 
Look at the Salaries of the people working for City government in Fernandina and the Salaries of the people working in City government in St. Marys. Why is St. Marys paying more than Fernandina ?

The Salaries of workers in St. Marys should go down as the town goes down. That would mean that they should be cut by 70% that is the number of businesses that has closed up.

Bill DeLoughy should resign or be put in Jail.
Sammy

Saint Marys, GA

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Jan 29, 2013
 
Milly Porter wrote:
Fernandina has the economic benefit of two large paper mills and a shipping port. Could this have anything to do with the difference?
Why do you think their paper mills are open and St. Marys paper mill is gone ?
Night Caller

Saint Marys, GA

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Solution simple. Davis for Mayor.
beer maker

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Sammy wrote:
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Why do you think their paper mills are open and St. Marys paper mill is gone ?
That is simple. The others put more money in up-keep. Gilman was falling apart back in the 80's when I worked there.
Buzz

Herndon, PA

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Jan 29, 2013
 
The 2 Fernandina mills are owned by world wide companies. St. Marys mill was a one horse mill owned bt a private individual who passed away. Fernandina has the same river dead end as St.Marys but they also have a long run of beach front property that over the past 4 decades has attracted large developements and high dollar beach front homes. Take a look at the total value of taxable property in Fernandina verses St. Marys. Fernandina has Fort Clinch we have the Sugarmill Ruins. As I have long insisted and these newcommers hated the mill and constantly used ever tactic they could to get it closed. Now you are paying the price. That damned Navy base don't support crap. That mill was the economic engine of St. Marys. Now that it's gone so is your economy.

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Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

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The state port facility in Fernandina is quite small. Rarely handles more than one ship at a time.
Not a major player in local economy.

Oh, give it a rest, you hateful, tribal ass. The newcomers (AKA damned outsiders) did not have adamned thing to do with the fate of the mill. That was sealed way before they got here in any significant numbers and certainly before the Canadian Commie-Lib eco-loon invasion.

The mill died because Howard was too busy with his animals and trying to get into Pasha's tights to invest in keeping the mill properly maintained, much less modernized. Moreover, the pig-headed unionists kept their choke hold on the throat of the company until it expired - still proclaiming that things could not possibly be as bleak as management kept telling them.
Tommy Miller

Saint Marys, GA

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Jan 29, 2013
 
Moreno Jay wrote:
The state port facility in Fernandina is quite small. Rarely handles more than one ship at a time.
Not a major player in local economy.
Oh, give it a rest, you hateful, tribal ass. The newcomers (AKA damned outsiders) did not have adamned thing to do with the fate of the mill. That was sealed way before they got here in any significant numbers and certainly before the Canadian Commie-Lib eco-loon invasion.
The mill died because Howard was too busy with his animals and trying to get into Pasha's tights to invest in keeping the mill properly maintained, much less modernized. Moreover, the pig-headed unionists kept their choke hold on the throat of the company until it expired - still proclaiming that things could not possibly be as bleak as management kept telling them.
Doing over a $Billion Dollars a year. It is small but it would be big time in St. Marys. Their port is on a small 25 acres. Staging is done out in Yulee brought in by rail road.

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Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Didn't you mean 2.5 acres? I've inspected ships there many times.

It may be bringing in $1 billion a year in cargo, but there is no way the financail impact on Fernandina is $1 billion a year. Source, please.
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Moreno Jay wrote:
The state port facility in Fernandina is quite small. Rarely handles more than one ship at a time.
Not a major player in local economy.
Oh, give it a rest, you hateful, tribal ass. The newcomers (AKA damned outsiders) did not have adamned thing to do with the fate of the mill. That was sealed way before they got here in any significant numbers and certainly before the Canadian Commie-Lib eco-loon invasion.
The mill died because Howard was too busy with his animals and trying to get into Pasha's tights to invest in keeping the mill properly maintained, much less modernized. Moreover, the pig-headed unionists kept their choke hold on the throat of the company until it expired - still proclaiming that things could not possibly be as bleak as management kept telling them.
oh boy !!!!!! what a great comit about unions by a man living off my tax dollar!!!!!!!
Tommy Miller

Saint Marys, GA

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Moreno Jay wrote:
Didn't you mean 2.5 acres? I've inspected ships there many times.
It may be bringing in $1 billion a year in cargo, but there is no way the financail impact on Fernandina is $1 billion a year. Source, please.
It is 25 Acres and yes it is handling that amount of cargo.

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Since: Oct 10

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Jan 31, 2013
 
Must have expanded greatly since I was last there.

Are you talking about the actual concrete dock or the dock plus the remote staging area?
Tommy Miller

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Jan 31, 2013
 
Moreno Jay wrote:
Must have expanded greatly since I was last there.
Are you talking about the actual concrete dock or the dock plus the remote staging area?
Ghee Moreno, go over and look it over get a tape measure out and let us know. Check the tax map those people say 25 acres.
Masquerade

Saint Marys, GA

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Feb 8, 2013
 
One would have to agree that A1A looks a lot better than Hwy. 40 does coming into St. Marys, Georgia. Last time I was here it looked really good now all the businesses are closed up. What happened ?
big dog

Dornsife, PA

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Feb 8, 2013
 
Moreno Jay wrote:
Must have expanded greatly since I was last there.
Are you talking about the actual concrete dock or the dock plus the remote staging area?
If you saw it from the water, I think you would agree that 25 acres looks about right.

A piece of land 525' along the water and 210' deep would be 2 1/2 acres. It's a lot bigger than that.

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