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January 3, 2013

New commissioners want open decision-making


The Baldwin County Board of Commissioners looks different for the New Year. Three new district representatives want to do whatever it takes to bring business and operate the local government more efficiently.

Tommy French (District 2), Henry Craig (District 4) and Johnny Westmoreland (District 5) recently attended four-day state training for new county commissioners hosted by the Carl Vinson Institute in Athens. 


With a decision still to be made on a proposed city E911 center, the District 5 representative said it's turned into a power struggle.

Craig suggested the governments could make available community resources that belong to both go further. He asked why build a redundant resource we already have when that money could be used for something to benefit everyone.

Better technology integration from first responders to operational software should always be focused on a collectively successful future plan, according to Craig. In other words, conflicting technology further divides community resources.

French said helping people of the community is the main objective and as long as that stays in perspective everything should work out.

Keeping the county out of negative headlines isn't lost on the newcomers.


All agree the county has the right places to make things happen economically the next four years and beyond.

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