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Too many chiefs, not enough braves
by Rick Johnston
Jul 01, 2013 | 234 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the editor:

I read a recent story on the front page of the Daily Corinthian where three aldermen and the mayor voted in favor of a $6,000 penalty against Dr. John Dodd for tearing down a “historic” eyesore. The other three aldermen wanted a stiffer penalty.

I think it’s a joke putting a $6,000 penalty on Dr. Dodd. I commend him on fixing up the old 1st Baptist Church building for his new office and wanting to get rid of an eyesore next to it.

My question to the so-called downtown historic preservation board, committee or whatever they call themselves is, if the old falling-in gas station was “historic” and needed to be preserve, why hasn’t something already been done to preserve it? All these years nothing was done until Dr. Dodd tried to get rid of an eyesore, then someone stepped in.

The problem with Corinth is we have to many boards and committees -- too many chiefs, and not enough braves.

Rick Johnston

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