Re: Save you the Surprise


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Posted by Gary on December 22, 1997 at 14:40:48:

In Reply to: Save you the Surprise posted by Mark Cheskey on December 17, 1997 at 12:13:24:

> I'd like to save the surprise for any out-of- towners who are accustomed to parking in that empty dirt lot on Hwy 20 when they go to the Hooch. It's now a nice, new Citgo mega station -- and I don't think they let you park, take a pee and put on your waders on their nice, new pavement!!

> I knew the days were numbered for that parking "luxury", but whizzing by there one morning on business and seeing that "very cool trout scene" gone forever made me mad as hell.
> Continuing east, my spirits weren't lifted any as I entered the Mall of Georgia Zone with its associated land rush. Keep in mind also that the Northern Arc would have a brand new crossing of the Hooch south of Hwy 20-- not far from the shoals that we all like to fish- perhaps right over top of them!!

> I try to be a positive force, but isn't it time to get mad and question what is going on? I am new to TU and I hope message "scares" a few more of us into action.

Mark,

A few years ago, several homeowner associations tried to block a huge commercial development in E. Cobb (Sandy Plains at Shallowford). It became very apparent that we would not and could not stop the project for one simple reason. $$$$

I hate to be a pessimist, but when you combine $$$ and politics (i.e. zoning), you've created the proverbial unstoppable force.

I feel the same way you do everytime I cross I-20 over the Hootch. The corn fields along the river, across from what is now Six Flags, provided great dove shooting when I was in high school. Now, the only shooting that goes on on that side of the river are from the bad drug deals!


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