Monthly Archives: June 2011

In Search of Reliable News

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.”    Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819 For the third time in less than a month I discovered news relevant to Sanford, NC from … Continue reading

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Your Turn: Chairman of BOE Answered Questions

REMINDER: Any comments NOT pertaining to Mr. Williams responses  or any that are personal will be deleted.  PH     This patriot would like to sincerely thank Mr. Shawn Williams for taking time to answer questions from our readers.  Readers:  … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics | 5 Comments

Economic Development Transformation

The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion … Continue reading

Posted in City of Sanford, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, Town of Broadway | 7 Comments

Lee County Schools RIF Notices

Earlier this month there were 43 notices sent out to Lee County School employees announcing their potential termination pursuant to a reduction in force (RIF).  Here is some analysis related to those notices: Affected Schools- BT Bullock Elementary (8 staff); … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics | 16 Comments

Dissolution of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation

One of the most discussed items emanating from Monday night’s BOC meeting was the apparent move to transfer and transition the Lee County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC).  The three BOC conservatives– Shook, Parks, and Womack –joined with Commissioner Reives in voting to … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics | 9 Comments

Happy Birthday to the Founding Fathers’ Political Blog !

To all our faithful readers and commenters, and especially our cherished blog authors, let me express a heartfelt HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to everyone. While it may seem we have been churning out articles and commentary forever, our first post was … Continue reading

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Report from the “Peanut Gallery”

Kudos to Herald Reporter Billy Ball for enduring a deadline-busting BOC meeting Monday night, then managing to beat the Founding Fathers to press in reporting at least some of the results from the marathon meeting. As Billy has already reported … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economic Development, Education, Election 2012, Entertainment, Lee County Politics | 6 Comments

In all fairness…

THIS POST HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR COMMENTING. ANSWERS:  https://leecountync.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/your-turn-chairman-of-boe-answered-questions/ …Shawn Williams, Lee County Board of Education chairman, has been openly willing to post on our blog.   Although this Founding Father generally does not agree with him, his opinion does deserve … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education | 8 Comments

Ah, The Laptops Again.

  The Sanford Herald’s Billy Liggett dutifully addressed the LCSS laptop issue in his Fathers Day column, today.   See link below if you have a Herald Subscription: http://sanfordherald.com/view/full_story_paid/14374316/article-LIGGETT–Witnessing-those-laptops-at-work?instance=latest_articles   Billy, ever so keen on making his point, both hits one mark and … Continue reading

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Dead Patriots?

Memo to Bill Tatum and his School Board cronies: These patriots are alive and kicking! For those of you who read Tatum’s comments in today’s Herald about Superintendent Moss making gigantic sums of money at taxpayer expense, without legitimate cause, … Continue reading

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