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06.14.07 -- BRIEFS: Council switches back to old Historic Ordinance, rescinds new water fee

By CHER PHILLIPS






posted by Cher @ 12:14 PM,

12 Comments:

At   June 22, 2007 12:57 PM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

Word up, McIntosh - I'm seeing lights and movement around the grocery store. Anyone know what's up there?
-C

 
At   June 25, 2007 8:15 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Thhe owwner has a security person watchiing the store.

 
At   June 27, 2007 6:43 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

The Taliban is going to open a mini-mart.

 
At   June 27, 2007 7:15 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Its going to be a petting zoo, for mcintosh flash's pleasure.

 
At   July 06, 2007 8:01 AM     ,    Blogger McIntosh Flash    said...

I heard that an adult book store was going in. Right across the street from 2 churches???

 
At   July 06, 2007 8:15 AM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

Where'd you hear that?

 
At   July 08, 2007 8:47 AM     ,    Blogger McIntosh Flash    said...

I didnt hear it, it is my civic duty to start a rumor if I have not heard one by noon daily.

Being serious now, I think that Fred Wilson has someone moving in though, there is a lot of activity there taking stuff in and out. I really hope that it is another community based "general store".

Sorry for the joking about - it just seemed like that was where the thread was leading...

 
At   July 08, 2007 10:47 AM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

Thanks for clearing that up. McIntosh is prone to enough rumors.

I'm glad it's not an adult bookstore. (Nothing against freedom of speech, choice, all that.) My thoughts were that the council painted the town into a corner so that it was somewhat vulnerable to something like this. Think about it. The council will repeal the historic ordinance (which has a clause for approving businesses in the historic district) for the second time next week making it defunct. They eliminated the business licenses earlier this year. The town would really have no way of fighting a business like that coming in to town.

A general store would be nice.

 
At   July 08, 2007 12:46 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I heard Bill Glass is opening the adult store.

 
At   July 08, 2007 2:19 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

And I bet you will buy from him huh:)

 
At   July 12, 2007 8:59 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

you can never get the name of the cowardly sob, when they use your name in such a manner. oh, mcintosh,,,,chitty little cowards in a chitty litle town.........
bill glass

 
At   July 13, 2007 9:58 AM     ,    Blogger McIntosh Flash    said...

I never thought that I would agree with you Bill, but after the meeting last night - it is quite clear that there are factions that want complete control of everything. Thosee factions are very static and unwaivering in their opinions. There is no room for compromise.

I would not go as far as saying that we are cowards, it just seems that those in the middle of this axe grind have no place to go! If we voice a public opinion, one side or the other will then target us. I dont want to have foot prints on my back like others have - they are the victims of being public with thier opinions. I stay in the shadows like a coward, but hope for a time and place to speak openly. I guess that is why I call myself the flash.

I think that you are former military - When in an occupation, you just hunker down and ride out the artillery; waiting for the calvary from your side to arrive. You see what targets are getting pounded, so you try to stay away from those battle scenes. The only problem in McIntosh, there are too many victims of friendly fire. Both factions will pound you.

Wow, did I say that I agreed with Bill Glass? I think that if many of us thought about it, we just might.. (did I say that??)

 

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