Yearly Archives: 2019

Golf course left to fend for itself

Town board declines option to purchase MINNESOTT BEACH – Town commissioner Adam Garfinkel – who owns property on the golf course – voiced his strong support for the purchase Tuesday night, Aug. 13, but chose to recuse himself from the actual vote in order to avoid even “the appearance of impropriety.” That meant the decision came down to just three – Cliff Braly, Starr Murphy, and Pete Hall – since Mayor Tim Fowler only votes when his board colleagues are locked in a tie. When Fowler called for a show of hands – none went up, which meant that the much ballyhooed proposal was dead on arrival. Sort of an…

‘Dixie’ latest casualty of rampant political correctness

WINSTON-SALEM – Elected officials voted 5 to 2 Monday night to change the name of the town’s popular agricultural fair, eliminating the word ‘Dixie’ from a title first adopted in 1956. No word yet on what might happen to the Winn-Dixie chain of grocery stores; the ‘Covers Dixie like the Dew’ motto of an Atlanta newspaper; or the words of a beloved American ballad, which contains the now endangered plea “Old times there are not forgotten.”…