|The Story||After being turned down for an
additional payment to a contractor for jail construction, project
manager/architect Jeff Heffelfinger announced that using inmate labor
saved the county some $400,000 in construction cost.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||Commissioners then
considered lifting any racial profile restrictions in order to increase
the jail population and labor supply but quickly thought the better of
|The Story||A monstrous flag is placed on the
south side of Decatur alongside 287. It measures 30 feet by 60 feet and
is well lighted at night.
|The Spin||A Confederate Flag would
have gotten you five stars for new worthiness.
|The Spin||Three young people died in a wreck
at 287 and 1810. Reports indicate that the driver ignored the forced
right hand turn requirement and tried to cut across 287 when struck by
an 18 wheeler. All victims were 20 and under.
|The Spin||The renovations to the
intersection were intended to prevent accidents like this. But kids are
invincible - or at least we all thought we were at the time.
|The Spin||The county's population grows to
||In an amazing demographic
quirk, all of the increase in population consisted of Republicans,
Christians, and Nascar fans.
|The Spin||Two Letters to the Editor this
week support outlawing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.
|The Spin||The authors will appear in
an upcoming new video called, "When The Right Wing Isn't Right Enough".
|The Spin||In a huge front page photo,
Claudene Griffith is pictured in front of the courthouse collecting
signatures for Kinky Friedman's run for governor . She wore a T-Shirt
that read, "May The God Of Your Choice Bless You."
|The Spin||"We tried to figure out a
way to arrest her for that T-shirt," said one fictitious courthouse
official. "She must be from New York or something since everyone knows
that the Methodist God and the Baptist God is the same guy. And her
willingness to keep saying 'Kinky' over and over again was kinda
offensive - I've got a family I'm trying to protect." (That, and other
such T-shirts, can be ordered here).