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Squawk of the day - Sept. 24, 2012

"We are so happy Velvet Riggins was found innocent of all charges. We look forward to her being back on the school board, hopefully as the next chairman."

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Abytaxpayer 1 year, 12 months ago

Proof if a person is completely ignorant of the truth, the contradicting information can't challenge their belief. Being ignorant to certain horrid facts means you can continue being blissfully happy. Public IGNORANCE is DCSS's best friend.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 12 months ago

ChairWoman. And yes, let's put a cheating liar on the DCSS Board as ChairWoman! Why Not? It's the most accurate representation of our DoCo "Hidden Agenda" that we can think of!! "Want to Succeed down here in DoCo, Chillrunns? Just do like Velvet Riggins!!"

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 12 months ago

..........and can you please enlighten us as to who is this "WE" ?????

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MRKIA 1 year, 12 months ago

BVR OR BSR MUST BE THE SQUAWKER.

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waltspecht 1 year, 12 months ago

I believe she was found "Not Guilty" in our Society, often a far cry from inocent.For surely you still have to wonder why she filed in the first place.

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GG126 1 year, 12 months ago

According to her accurate income, her children would qualify for reduced meals.

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waltspecht 1 year, 12 months ago

Lets see: 39,000 Girl Scouts 3,300 School Board + Child Support and that is still eligable for Free Lunch?

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GG126 1 year, 12 months ago

$39,000 is her total income.

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GG126 1 year, 12 months ago

$30,000 - Girl Scouts; $3,000 School Board and $6,000 Child Support.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 12 months ago

I was hoping June Bug would be our next Chair. He is such an effective role model for the students and would represent our community effectively for Tifton, Valdosta and Columbus. I would like to know if Saba, #34 or someother contractor with DCSS sponsored Velveet's legal tariff. Big question. We know she's corrupt as is the incestuous nest of rogues that govern DCSS.

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TRUTH101 1 year, 12 months ago

You cant be serious.........June Bug.....smh

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chinaberry25 1 year, 12 months ago

She'll be back with the Girl Scouts and what a role model she is. I would take my daughter out if she comes back. Hope they have a morality clause. I know teachers have one and I would wish the school board would try to enforce one. Open the way for major lawsuits.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 12 months ago

How much in kick backs and pay offs is this squawker getting? I know, he/she is a graduate of the Velvet Riggins school of ignorance.....No damned wonder Albany can't get descent employers. Who wants to come to a city where the only thing their children will be taught in school is how to lie, cheat, and steal?

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whattheheck 1 year, 12 months ago

Perhaps this was just sarcasm. Flunky. Albeit we do seem have some who seem to share such feelings. Can you imagine the mess that would follow? lol

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waltspecht 1 year, 12 months ago

On a brighter note. The rumor is that a new Red Lobster will be built behind the Olive Garden to replace the old one on Slappy

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lynn227 1 year, 12 months ago

You're cruel bubbasmithredneck. LOL

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tywebb 1 year, 12 months ago

don't confuse cruel and stupid

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bigbob 1 year, 12 months ago

The herald sure is getting their moneys worth out of this.lol

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lynn227 1 year, 12 months ago

Just think, two years ago they couldn't give those papers away.

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lynn227 1 year, 12 months ago

Chasing down some other dirt about DCSS. That's Mr. Terry's bread and butter. I bet he prays for the DCSS every single night. I would...if they were keeping me amusingly employed.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 12 months ago

He does not have to run very fast it usually falls in his lap.

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RedEric 1 year, 12 months ago

The squawker does not include a shrinking pool of law abiding tax paying citizens in the squawk. Oh, I am a member of that pool. Albany is a glimpse of what our country will be with four more years of Obama.

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lynn227 1 year, 12 months ago

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! This great nation has withstood many unpopular presidents, including Bush. This country has survived Civil War. The world's not going to end because of President Obama.

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tywebb 1 year, 12 months ago

i agree. it won't end, but it will change....and not for the better

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GG126 1 year, 12 months ago

We survived 8 years of President Bush and we will survive 8 years of President Obama.

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tywebb 1 year, 12 months ago

we will, but bush didn't have socialist values, which will make it harder. I went to russia 25 years ago. It was a bleak and dreary country. i don't want to go down that road

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Bulldawg 1 year, 12 months ago

Ignorance is truly bliss when there is always someone to pay your way through life (ie "The shrinking pool.") If the city leaders of Albany continue to go from one debalce to the next, I may be forced to move to another pool in a city away from SW GA.

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billybob 1 year, 12 months ago

Guilty or not, she is incompetent. This is the angle no one is talking about. If you do not have the ability, resourcefulness, intelligence or aptitude to earn enough money so you don't need free or reduced lunch, you don't belong on the school board. A community leader should have the knowledge and skills that produce a good income. Either she does not have the wherewithall to earn a good income or she is dishonest. Either way, she is not school board material.

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USTPC 1 year, 12 months ago

So you are saying only wealthy or rich people have the intelligence to serve in a government position? I am no fan of Riggin's but that statement is offensive, condescending and arrogant.

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lynn227 1 year, 12 months ago

What an arrogant statement. You are insulting!

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billybob 1 year, 12 months ago

And I stand by it. If you are not capable of generating an income sufficient to disqualify you from free and reduced lunch, you don't have the qualities we need in our elected officials. Call it arrogant and insulting all you want. I want someone who can make things happen and lead serving in elected office. Those types of people make money.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 12 months ago

Also, do not have the children if you cannot afford them with 3 incomes. To my knowledge, she only has 3.

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USTPC 1 year, 12 months ago

You mean like the rich people that were elected president and to congress? The ones that have done such a great job that we are now $16 Trillion dollars in debt? The ones who made the wonderful decision to move the money collected for SS to the general fund and use it for things other than what it was intended and now want to eliminate SS? You mean those intelligent great leaders who make a lot of money?

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Outtahere 1 year, 12 months ago

I completely and totally agree! She is either a liar and a thief or she is incompetent!!! It is a simple form with questions she should know the answers to. If she was distracted then when she returned she should have over viewed it.

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alleebrin 1 year, 12 months ago

Wonder who paid megabucks for her defense? The school board, in all probability! lol

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Bulldawg 1 year, 12 months ago

Well said, Billybob. The sad thing is, she will most likely be relected in the next election. It's very hard to out vote stupid. This is just another example of just because you give someone a title, that doesn't mean the know what they are doing or intelligent for that matter. Anyone can "educate" an idiot, but at the end of the day, they are still just an educated idiot. Washington if full of them.

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VSU 1 year, 12 months ago

We? Does not represent everybody, speak for yourself. She was not found innocent, just not guilty by a jury too dumb to know the difference.

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Bulldawg 1 year, 12 months ago

USTPC, if you find Billybob's offensive, condescending and arrogant, just don't read it. Simple solution.

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lynn227 1 year, 12 months ago

Einstein, he has to first read a statement to be insulted by it. How can he be insulted by something written, that he hasn't read? Brillant!

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tywebb 1 year, 12 months ago

bulldawg, i gotta agree with lynn on this one. How the hell would he know if it's offensive, condescending, and arrogant if he doesn't read it? Not all of billybob's comments are that way. If it were bsr or bvr, or even sister ruby, you'd have a point. BUT sister ruby usually has facts and humor to go along with her stuff

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Bulldawg 1 year, 12 months ago

Where does Einstein come in? You do not have be Einstein to understand that utter and complete incompetence reigns supreme in Albany. Certain people that have made comments about this squak seem to get their knickers in a not when somone dares to say the truth about the person named in the original squak. The truth hurts sometimes.

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Abytaxpayer 1 year, 12 months ago

OMG!!!!!!!!! The news just keeps getting better "Murfree nominated for GSSA Superintendent of Year"

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TheMember 1 year, 12 months ago

YOU ARE STRAIGHT LYING NOW ABYTAXPAYER!! THERE IS NO WAY THAT CAN BE TRUE. PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE KIDDING.

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Bulldawg 1 year, 12 months ago

Tywebb, what are you talking about. Billybob did read his statement becuase he is the one who wrote it. All I am saying is I agree with Billybob's statement that Velvet Riggins is completely imcompetent and should not be in a position to make decisions for the school board of this city.

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USTPC 1 year, 12 months ago

He was talking about me having to read billybob's comment in order to find it offensive, condescending and arrogant. Can't be offended if I do not read it, now can I? That is also where Lynn's Einstein comment came from.

I agree with him and everyone that Riggins is incompetent.

The part that was offensive and arrogant was the part of the comment that someone has to make a certain amount of money to be considered intelligent enough to serve in a government position.

Not everyone has an overwhelming desire to make money. Some choose professions that are satisfying personally but do not necessarily pay a lot of money. This does not make them any smarter or any dumber than a person who chooses a profession that pays a lot of money. Nor does it make them any more or less qualified to serve in a government position.

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daisymae 1 year, 12 months ago

It just shows to go you, Albany has officially gone to the dogs. Riggins not guilty and Murfree nominated as Superintendent of the Year....I have been laughing so hard I can hardly type.

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hope4albany 1 year, 12 months ago

Great idea posting community, Sign up this week to become a volunteer with DCSS and or Communities in Schools. Our students really need the energy generated from these postings.

Hoping for Albany,

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agirl_25 1 year, 12 months ago

Hi folks..am back for a few days and will go back to the hospital tomorrow but wanted to toss in my 2 cents worth about Murfree and then will be done with him. I wrote to the Georgia Department of Education Professional Standards Commission concerning his certification. I wrote to the State Superintendent and got a nice prompt reply from the Manager of Ask/DOE. She told me that the Georgia Professional Standards Commission's (PSC) website has a link where you can check credentials and I told her I was not interested in that. I told her I had already checked at Howard University and had come up empty handed and there was no record on the Alumni page of a listing for a Joshua Murfree as having obtained a PhD from there. She then told me that as a parent I may consider communicating with my local school board members to express my concerns and determine if they have information they could share with me regarding Murfree's education. I told her I did not have children in the school system, that I was a concerned citizen, that I was a taxpayer and concerned that my tax dollers were being used to possibly pay the salary of someone who had lied on a job application and was being paid a salary he was not entitled to. She then said......."please know that school personnel issues are under the jurisdiction and authority of local school boards and I wish you all the best with this endeavor." Has anyone ever thought to approach the school board or the school board attorney and ask, or demand proof Murfree show he is in fact a PhD......if he isn't he sure is being overpaid for a job poorly done and should be grounds for dismissal. His lying on his job application should be considered grounds for immediate dismissal in my opinion. He should have to pay back all monies overpaid him too, if it is proven he had given false information on his job application. There was also an Editorial Opinion on WALB about the same thing...about lying on job applications..and it seems to me as if the man was directing it to Mupfree...it was on the WALB.com.....not on the TV station....a good piece too. Is it so difficult to show a certification for his PhD? You can bet if I had a child in the DCSS I would be at the next meeting with legal counsel asking for documentation. If you continue to let them get away with this they will keep doing it until the place is nothing but a hell hole. Do not let it happen. Fight fight fight. The pen...in this case the PC keyboard...is mightier than the sword..just don't stop writing to people....don't ever stop....keep it up..someone will eventually respond to you..it is all in how you word what you say to them......OK that is it....now I am done...not another word....oh, and by the way.I also heard from Bishop's office...my grant is on the way too....bye now..

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