Uh, the folks up north have a lot more equipment to get to work. Any idea how many snow plows and salt trucks are in Georgia? How many people here have snow shovels or chains for their tires? This kind of snow is so unusal here - it would be silly to spend more government resources to have more snow plows, salt trucks, etc., especially during this economy, even with the lost productivity of a few days (although many are telecommuting). Now if this kind of snow event becomes more common here, it might be worth it. I think it is awfully silly of folks from the north to think that Southerners are lazy during winter weather events when we don't have the same equipment and resources they have to get to work.
Well, what if you are not the one driving your car? What if a friend or family member or a perfect stranger is? Then you will have to prove that you were NOT the one driving the car. Granted, I don't lend my car out to random people, but it is not a far-fetched scenario that someone MIGHT be driving someone else's car, run a red light, and then the owner of the car is responsible for the driver's actions.
The fact that this company gets 50 - 56% of the ticket income really tells what it is all about...and it is not traffic safety!!
Fair enough. All I am saying is that while there is a process, it is rarely used, especially to this degree.
I have to admit that I won't be getting worked up about the judge's decision, whatever it ends up being.
Actually, this is not standard judicial process. It is HIGHLY unusual for a judge to ask for a third version of a complaint. If you read the article the Chattanoogan a few weeks ago there were quotes from the judge that were very critical of the complaint the attorney's filed. He even stated that the complaint could have been dismissed at that time.
Attorneys are bound to the statutes governing these issues and know from the outset what they must do when drafting these complaints. Either there is a case or there is not! My guess is that we will know when Judge Murphy responds to this draft, because I highly, highly doubt he will be willing to request a fourth!
I just have to say I think this was a well-written story. Thank you.
Unfortunately, modern journalism is no longer about reporting facts it it is about one thing: MAKING MONEY. Trying to turn this horrible tragedy into a drug-related drama suitable for Law and Order is more likely to sell papers. Chattanooga journalists are the worst of any I have ever seen. I am so sorry to hear of this young man's death and my prayers will be with his family.
So glad to see Catoosa County doing this!
I think this will be a great way to help her children get back to a normal life.
Give it a chance? Seriously? Socialized medicine is failing in other countries - why don't we look at their results? This health care scheme is about politics.
Our health care system DOES need to be changed - no doubt about it. And the Republicans did nothing about it while they were in power. But this legislation will only succeed in putting insurance companies out of business - they have to be able to pay their employers. Then guess who will be our insurer? Yep, the Federal Government.
Mr. Winters' logic simply fails me. We should vote for him because he's done this for so many years?? His quotes in this article make him sound like he is afraid of Stephanie Dickert! Catoosa County would have a YMCA, which would be great for our families and boost our property values, if folks like Mr. Winters had not voted against it. Growth is part of life; if we aren't proactive we be left in the postion of being reactive. Catoosa needs a planned approach to commercial and residental development instead of just being reactive.
I hope all of you in District 2 will take 10 minutes to go to Boynton and vote on Tuesday, or better yet, go to the courthouse and vote today or tomorrow. Good luck, Ms. Dickert!