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Two Oath Ceremonies and a Thank You
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Two Oath Ceremonies and a thank you to all while I served as Liberty NAACP President

January 4, 2013

Dear Citizens of Liberty County,

Thank you for your support, prays and works as I have come to the end of my Presidency as the 2011 – 2012 President of the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP. The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will hold elections for new officers. Until completed, the branch has been assigned an interim President, Ms. Hannah Williams-Donegan. Prior to the end of my term as President of the Liberty County Branch of NAACP on December 31, 2012, calls had been made to the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP for comments and suggestions on how to address the dissatisfaction of members of our community regarding the administration of oath ceremonies of elected officials. It is said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” From the front page of the Coastal Courier on Friday December 28, 2012, to the front page on Sunday, December 30, 2012, it is conceivable for one to interpret that there is separation (whether intentional or not), based on gender and race. This disappointed me and many how this was portrayed in our local media. We all saw and read two front page stories and photos, talking of same, showing the same, but yet different.

I encourage the community to engage the elected officials with questions and concerns. They are all approachable and are here to serve. Those conversations will help you shape your own conclusion. Along with the stories, replies, and photos, it is recommend that you formulate your opinion based on the visual and emotional exchange you have with the official and be part of the solutions of our leaders or yourself. The offices of the elected officials are open to the public. We encourage and support the elected officials as they truly explain and address the questions of constituents and the community. This is needed so we can work on being a unified Liberty County.

We must keep in mind that Liberty County needs to be united. No matter who we are, we never stop learning on this journey of life. Therefore, our elected officials can still be educated, informed, advised and/or reminded of proper social, cultural, ethnic and gender base sensitivities.

The Liberty Branch NAACP, our citizens, and all organization always looks forward to our elected officials becoming more aware of actions and possible interruptions that may lead to hurt and division in Liberty County. We all know and understand politics can be nasty and no one is perfect. It is now up to the elected officials to bring the county together again, so we all can move forward and make Liberty County greater. The Liberty County Branch does not support actions that are divisive and that alienate anyone in Liberty County Georgia or elsewhere.

Happy New Year, we pray for our county, and for our country, for we are in some challenging times. I appreciated the support of Liberty County NAACP Branch members and my community while I served in the office. Since I am no longer the President this is my letter of opinion and thoughts as an active member and a resident of Liberty County Georgia. For an official NAACP response, Interim President Hannah Williams-Donegan, would need to be contacted. I will continue to pray, work, partnership, educate, inform and aid in uniting Liberty County to being the best county in Georgia.


Dwight Newbould
Former Liberty County NAACP
President (2011-2012)
Liberty County Resident

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timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 13:40 PM

I don't know Dwight Newbold but I think he was looking for a more serious response than the one above.

I've been concerned about several lead stories in the three or four most recent issues of the Courier.

Apparently there is an issue involving a black county commissioner who made a slanderous racial comment when he was trying to make an arrest without the authority to do so.

All I know is what I read in the paper and what is submitted on this blog site.

This is an opportunity for those of us who contribute to this blog site to delve into an underlying issue of concern to most of us who live here.

Lets all attempt to engage in a discussion of this subject in an honest and adult manner.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 16:14 PM

"NOTHING we say or do here, is going to change that fact."

If we would be more responsible and more courteous in our responses to one another then what we say and do here might just have an effect.

No thank you sir, I'm not going to surender my belief in this great country.

You are the liberal.

I'm proud to oppose your position.

Let's move forward in an adult manner.

Happy New Year.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 07:43 AM

The Coastal Courier blog site will eventually also come down to who will stay and who will go.

This particular blog is in need of serious discussion by all who live in this community.

The new year has begun and this subject gives us all left and right an opportunity to comment and suggest ways of improving our community.

If there is in fact a racial division lets all work together to bridge that divide.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 07:48 AM

"So, Tot go ahead and "bridge the divide" on this here blog site. Charge the windmill with your lance."

I am not a Don Quixote as you often appear to be.

I like yourself am originally from these parts and I love this place very much (in spite of what the place has become).

If higher education produces the likes of yourself then I'm glad that I wasn't destined to become molded such as you have been.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 07:55 AM

The outgoing President of the NAACP posted a serious blog about a very serious concern of many in our community.

From the front page stories of last weeks paper copies of the Coastal Courier it appears to me that there might be a need for concern.

I hereby propose that all who visit this site consider this particular blog without dragging baggage from other blogstrings into this one.

Lets have open honest debate without regard to our different points of view.

HuDhat1 commented on Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 18:44 PM

Since when do you need a swearing 'ceremony' with massed choir and reception(hope we didn't pay for that). How about catch the probate judge for five minutes and get it over with. Save the hoopla for when you reduce taxes.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 06:38 AM

JimmyMack I really don't care what a buffoon such as yourself thinks of me.

Did you stay home and torment frogs with firecrackers and torture defenseless little animals?

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 06:49 AM

HuDhat1 our elected officials think they are somehow deserving of grandiose ceremony.

You can bet you did pay for the grand ceremony which was not called for.

Those taking part in the morning ceremony did not cost the taxpayers unnecessarily.

The evening ceremony could have been done the same way. During the workday.

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