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22 February 2012

Local Yokels Want Athens Mayor Removed for Bringing Jobs to the Community

Jobs are coming to Athens-Clarke County.

A new, mixed-used development situated near downtown Athens, and a new Caterpillar manufacturing plant are both planned for the greater Athens area.

These two projects will bring construction jobs and manufacturing jobs. Athens-Clarke County citizens looking for work will soon be able to find it, once the two projects are completed and online. Job creation in Athens-Clarke County is truly good news. Yet, there are some folks bitterly angry at these positive reports.

I know you folks reading this are scratching your heads in bewilderment. Being angry at job creation and economic development would seem counterintuitive. But a group of local yokels are angry; in fact, so angry that they want the Mayor of Athens removed from office.

An Athens man has submitted a petition to recall Mayor Nancy Denson, but it still has a long way to go before voters get a chance to oust her.

James Daniels accused Denson of colluding with Atlanta developer Selig Enterprises on a controversial mixed-use development near downtown that is likely to include a Walmart.

Aued, Blake (2012-2-22). Petition filed to recall Mayor Denson. Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved on 2012-2-22.

Welcome to silly season, folks. Silly season is the time of the year where people perpetually put forth preposterous political proposals.

Silly season is here.