Monday, January 30, 2006

Growth down South

I hate it when there is a new concern that Todd County folk might not have even considered. It shows that there is a serious lack of concern for what happens outside of the cities in this county. It seems there might be a huge couple of subdivisions coming up south of Trenton that are basically spillover of Clarksville. From what I’ve heard there could be as much as 500 new homes in the next five years. That could make a subdivision the largest city in Todd County. Schools would be overrun and pretty much the county would have to face some serious zoning and sewer issues.

Has anyone heard just how true this could be? If this is true I think that the problems the fiscal court has now will seem like patty-cake compared to what could go down in the future…

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gravesite thefts

Several people have contacted the Standard through email and even through this blog there has been a comment about how the thefts of flowers and items left at graves is nothing new. How big of a problem is this? And is this only a big deal at a couple cemeteries or is this a common thing at all of them? Should the Standard do a follow-up and put pressure on local authorities? Since most graveyards aren't part of the nearby church is there anyway to enforce better surveillance?

Friday, January 27, 2006


The $3.9 million jail project is perhaps the most polarizing move that has come through the fiscal court in a long, long time. The word on the street is that about half of the county is for it and the other half is against it. The other half (I know this doesn’t add up, but when you hear the word on the street it is often like this) say they don’t know the first thing about the jail either way.

The Standard presented Judge Knight with some options about what he could do to help that, but the suggestions were largely ignored. So like it or not we are going to have a jail unless someone does some legal magic very soon. Still, and this isn’t a joke, something will have to be done about the prisoners in Todd County. No matter what some may think about Jailer Stokes and his politics, the man is right — something will have to be done because we are going broke over hauling prisoners.

Any ideas or suggestions on if the jail is the best option for now, or if there is a better course of action?

I know this is a hot topic, so let’s keep to the topic and not get personal.

Monday, January 23, 2006

An experiment for the ages

So, here is a blog just about what goes on in Todd County. Have an axe to grind or a recipie about skunk soup? It'll be all here for your viewing pleasure.

This blog will be anounced in the newspaper this week and we will start posting after that.

Good luck and I hope to hear from as many people as there are computers in Todd County.