Editor's Note: City Council voted to change law about a year ago. It was a local law. There is no such state restriction.
EDITOR'S NOTE: DOT plans to pave U.S. 129 from Ocilla to north of Fitzgerald next year. That includes Sherman and Grant Streets.
Editor's Note: No we do not. We do have a phone alert system Code Red that citizens may sign up for free of charge.Contact the County"s main office. It works very well.
EDITOR: That's up to the visitors.
A call to City Public Works would be a good place to start.
Editor's Note: Several hundred volunteers gathered on Saturday for the second Great Day of Service, completing more than 50 community service projects.
I pulled up at that water fountain on Main Street the other day and I don't know if the several pots of flowers were put a there for photos or a quick way to pretty up the area. But for goodness sake someone has to water those flowers. They were all dried up and wilted over. Whoever put them there should take responsibility for keeping them alive and looking pretty. I felt bad for the poor flowers just baking in the hot sun but I live too far out to bring a water bucket.
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I think it is time to rebuld the high school baseball field. The bathrooms are terrible, and we need a better presbox and concession stand and score board, and change out the stadium lights too
EDITOR: Urban legend.
I agree with fitz/girl the city won't fix pot holes in our town but our mayor will give the opry 19,000 dollars to fix up a new building for them selves.We need more jobs in fitzgerald for our graduating students not a place to go listen to music.what has become of our city and why does our mayor and city counsil allow this .I see the police up there every Saturday night,Tell me what goes on up there .I see kids in the alley unsupervised.Our town is dying and we need to get back on the map and be a city agin where the citizens voice means something and tha means everybodies voice not just the chosen ones
it is so bad around fitzgerald. this town doesn't want anything to come in here. the kids have nowhere to go and have nothing to do.you cant ride a golf cart or there scooters with out getting pulled over or going jail.it seems to me like they just want to lock people in this town unless your in the clique.i mean its bad when the town of Ocilla allows the kids there drive there golf carts around town. Ocilla is even tring to grow .this is all I have to say about this matter.
EDITOR: Go to City Hall. First door on left. Ask for help.
The limit is to encourage posters to be brief, simply because readers will not read long posts. The referenced post should have been a letter. Please forgive out lapse.
It has come to my attention that Ms. Angie (Dopson) at the Ben Hill Transportation Department has no concerns where our children are concerned. I called the BOE this morning to try and have my child's transportation plans in place before school started. I do not work in Fitzgerald and can not pick my child up from school everyday so I had contacted a local daycare to provide care to my child after school. They told me they did have openings in their daycare but that they had met the cap that was allowed to ride the bus to their daycare. I have no other options for my child. I have nobody who can pick him up or keep him after school. So I called the BOE and they transferred me to the transportation dept. I spoke with Ms. Angie there and I explained my situation and she told me there was nothing she could do if they had met their cap. that is wasn't her responsibility to get my child transportation that it was the parents responsibility. I then asked if there was anything we could do
What is your Mayor doing about the job situation in Fitzgerald? It is time for him to stop sitting around and start doing something about it!!!
Barb - I agree with you on the golf carts. More and more are running up and down the roads. One ran a stop sign at Lee Street last week and I had to slam on brakes to avoid hitting it broad side!!! On top of that, there were kids hanging out on the back of it (3 in there). Someone is going to be seriously hurt if the drivers of them don't be a little more careful and adhere to the rules of the road!!
I want to praise Dorminey Mem. Hospital's ER Staff - ALL of them - and the rest of the hospital's personnel. Recently I took a homeless, indigent person I picked up who wanted to come to Fitzgerald because he had heard good things about the community and was hoping to find some farm work. But he was injured sleeping under a tree and seemed ill. After inquiring at the Community Bank they recommended the ER Room's Indigent Care program. They took this man in and treated him as if he were wealthy. He was constantly telling them as the performed various tests, "I can't pay you for this. I have no money." From the doctor on down they all assured him their concern was his survival. They persuaded him to stay until he got better and told him if he had waited another day he would not have survived. It would take a full page to list what they have been doing for him, including asking him what he would really like to eat and preparing a special sandwich. Thanks, also, t
i am writing this about the letter that was wrote about mr olivares.everything he is charged with is not all true.when mr olivares was pulled over yes he did leave the scene, but that was because he does not understand english. i know for a fact that he did not try to hit any officer. i am mr olivares boss man. Jed Clark from 911 called me and ask me would i carry him to the jail and i said yes. when we arrived there we met with the state patrolmen that had stoped him. they both told me and my wife that he was charged with no licence and leaving the scene. there are some lies being told on this man. this is a good man and he works harder than most people in this town. i feel that there are false charges being put on this man and if false charges will be allowed to be put on him than what about every other person in this town. if they did not have somebody at the jail that speaks spanish how could they even read his rights to him. if they want to catch somebody they need to spend mor
Dear Whom It May Concern:
I too, have had many confrontations with the (Ben Hill County Schools) transportation dept both this year and last concerning the poorly designed bus routes. With crime increasing due to the failing economy, and the teen pregnancy rate at an all time high, you would think the school system would attempt to ensure that each child is safely dropped off at a predetermined location of the parent's choice. Unfortunately, Ben Hill County Schools' transportation personnel believe that children can safely walk nearly a mile in freezing rain or extreme heat just so the school system can save a dollar.
A personal issue I have with (Transportation Director) Angi Dopson is that she exaggerates the number of children who ride the bus to Little Lambs. She has been invited to the center on several occasions to verify attendance but she has not done so. Therefore, I'm assuming that it is easier for her to justify her actions based on her predetermined lies than it would
The break-in occurred in Fitzgerald on July 15. Police investigated, but since the house was empty, they had no way of telling what was missing. The family came on the July 21. They went to the pawn shop and recognized some of the grandmother's stuff. If the stuff wasn't in the house, how could police recognize it? If they had no list of items missing, how could they have found it? They reported that to police, who made one arrest that day and a second one the next day. The AJC did an irresponsible job of reporting just to make a little star our of the 12 year-old girl. Cute story, just not the whole story.
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