Harvey Myrick Removed from the Columbus Conventions & Visitors Bureau Board
The news doesn’t surprise me. I like Harvey. He’s a good friend of my brother, Joe. But right is right. As much as I’ve been critical of Leroy Brooks and his actions in running the upcoming Juneteenth Festival, there’s really not much difference in his participation with that festival than there was with Harvey and Grillin’ On The River. Yes, Harvey removed himself as the figurehead-in-charge of Grilling when he was placed on the CVB board as the joint appointee by Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders. But when the festival took place back in April, there was Harvey actually running things regardless his insistence that he wasn’t.
At least I can’t recall Brooks’ acting like or denying that he was the go-to guy at Juneteenth.
Jim Terry Slams The Columbus Packet in the Daily
For former Lowndes County Supervisor Jim Terry to slam the Packet in the Commercial Dispatch for publishing the names of Columbus absentee voters after being convicted of abusing taxpayer dollars is the height of hypocrisy. What the Packet did was informative and, most of all, legal. What Terry did when he abused his county-issued credit card was disrespectful — and illegal!
Terry also went on a rant against Republicans and in favor of Democrats. He must have a short memory or just wants to forget about when he was a Republican. Yes, he once ran for office as a dreaded, hated Republican.
Jim Terry can write using some mighty fine words…but his content is often tainted and his meaning distorted. Much of it is downright slanted. When Jim writes a piece, it’s usually always entertaining (even when it lacks the truth).
Maybe next time he can send a copy to the Packet, since the Packet was the target of his criticism.
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