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Flowing Wells Road still awaits improvements

Posted: March 11, 2012 - 1:01am

Editor:

I was impressed with Barry Paschal’s column on anonymity in the March 7 News-Times. I agree wholeheartedly.

I was not impressed with Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross’ column in the March Endless Opportunities newsletter, regarding actions being taken by a Cobb County group in Atlanta to have funds transferred from the item for which they were approved.

Cross should not throw stones without first checking his own mirror. Several years ago, the state provided funds for the improvement of Flowing Wells Road. The county decided to take those funds and use it in the Greenbrier High School area. We were told it was done to improve the traffic flow in that area. I know the traffic in that area has been helped, and I am happy for that. In the years since then, several other new roads have been constructed in the county.

The Flowing Wells Road area, on the other hand, has been left to suffer with nothing more than a new layer of asphalt and some new traffic lines. These have done nothing to relieve the traffic problems for the area residents.

Don’t get me wrong; we are very happy that at least we did get that. The Flowing Wells project is listed in the projected SPLOST. It is so far down the list that the current residents will probably never see the project get done if the county keeps moving the funds to areas not yet under development.

I realize that development is important, but taking care of all the citizens who have been paying taxes for many years, (more than 35 for me), is also important.

Gary L. Vahrenwald

Martinez

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Craig Spinks

Mr. Vahrenwald,

Were your area's traffic problems being encountered along the Evans-to-Lock Road or Stevens Creek Road corridors, for how long do you think Double would hesitate before having them solved?

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence

Riverman1

Cowardly Anonymous Poster Agrees

This cowardly anonymous internet poster agrees with your thoughts about diversion of funds from their stated purpose. :)

Riverman1

Riverman's Goobers Agree Too

I also polled my Goobers and they all agree the money should have gone to Flowing Wells. Of course a certain school board member could also show his loyality to Greenbrier by getting a relative to shift the funding.

Little Lamb

Nice Guys

Finish Last. Perhaps that is the reason that the funding keeps getting diverted away from Flowing Wells Road — the people who live on that road are as nice as Mr. Vahrenwald. You've got to fuss and complain. Some more nice people live on Old Petersburg Rd. The state said they were going to widen that road (along with Old Evans Rd.) back in 1991. You see how slow track that project is.

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