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Horseshoes and Hand-grenades

Kermit Wright was so close.
For a brief moment, he was everything you would want in a city council member.
He trusted his instincts. He voted with the city’s best interests in mind. 538 more words

We Are Not Alone

As I sat down to peruse this week’s edition of the local Herald, I noticed something interesting. Seems the DeFuniak Free Press isn’t the only group speaking out & getting involved in our local community. 382 more words

A Blind Eye

The DeFuniak Springs City Council unanimously selected Sara Bowers as a candidate for city manager. Of the four finalists, she is the only candidate who was chosen by all those involved. 277 more words

On the Appearance of Impropriety

There were some very public statements made at the two recent special sessions of the DeFuniak Springs City Council regarding “the appearance of impropriety.” The first was made by council member Ron Kelley at the December 20th Special Session while the council members were discussing who would conduct the background investigations of the current city manager applicants. 388 more words

Hire the Best

Dear Mayor, Council, and Citizens of DeFuniak Springs,

When I first learned of Kim Kirby’s resignation as city manager I was shocked and saddened. Once I saw some of the shenanigans of the newly elected council and I talked with Mrs. 249 more words

Courage in Action

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Our local government could use a little courage.

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I Wish

I’d like to tell you they meant well.

When members of our city council tried to slide Mike Standley into the city manager’s job without a proper interview, it sure looked like they were over-riding the will of the people. 505 more words