You see, as an ordinary citizen of Floyd County, I did not know this was going on. I read the Rome News-Tribune from front to back everyday and I had not seen anything about the leasing of city and county equipment until Mr. Noth wrote his editorial.
At this point, I must chastise the Rome News-Tribune for not enlightening the citizens of Floyd County about what was going on. As a citizens of Floyd County, I hold this newspaper in high esteem to report the news of this community (good or bad), and as accurately as possible. Apparently for four or five years, this did not happen.
Hopefully this has changed. Floyd County has only one newspaper and I believe it is their duty to investigate and report all the happenings of the Floyd County government, the Sheriff’s office, the City of Rome, the City of Cave Spring, and anything else that involves tax payer money.
Speaking of money, where is the money? Twenty million dollars of the last SPLOST money was bonded at .86 percent, costing the citizens of Floyd County $485,685 in interest.
In my letter to the editor dated March 26, 2012, I asked the following question: I am sure if the representatives of the city government, county government, and Cave Spring government would call the Rome News-Tribune they would gladly send a reporter to record their answers as to why they did this. I, along with many other Floyd County citizens, will be waiting to hear your answers.
Citizens of Floyd County, have you registered to vote yet? Are you going to vote? I implore you to do both!