To the Editor,
I read the profile on the new county manager, Mr. Ricky Harris, written by Mr. Bob Shiles. I am wondering if Mr. Shiles was only looking at the icing on the cake. He surely missed out on the ingredients used to make the cake.
Normally, if someone other than the person is doing the mixing, then the person claiming the results is a fraud. I believe reporting any issues or newsworthy comments should be for the best interest of the people, and not trying to manipulate the people by fluffing the pillows. It is my understanding that a degree was given to the recipient earlier than due season because the job was being kept for Mr. Harris for the past two years so that he would qualify on paper for the county manager position.
Is competition a thing of the past? Are people afraid to compete for positions? My answers are yes it is, and yes they are. Watch and see the county go downhill because of those handout positions. A big, big mess is ahead.