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Charlie Specoli

Jeremy you are spot on. Higher pay while it is needed and extending the take home car range won't fill the vacancies, nor the upcoming ones. City hall has always been great at keeping secrets, and this Chief is one of them. Quoting a veteran officer "this chief has ruined this department.…

I am all for this, but I think it should be 12-15 miles. The city does have to compete for recruits and this is one very important way to do this. Of course there will be critics and some of those critics are the ones that say the police are not paid enough, to those who just do not like …

Childers of First response has done nothing but complain since his service has come under scrutiny by the city. Compettion to his service means that he will have to step up his game, which usually costs money, and his company doesn't invest in the best of ambulances. As far as dispatching…

Government officials on all levels are notorious for taking to much time to make a decision on certain matters. Case in point, the Point Mallard Ice Rink. If we are losing valuable tax payer dollars on the facility, then it does not need to remain an ice rink, that is a no brainer. But is…

While the social media is blowing up with Blakely supporters, most saying this wasn't justice and that "they" were out to get him, plus saying look at all the good he did as Sheriff. Blakely ran an good sheriff's office, he had a knack for hiring good honest deputies. But no one was out t…

Not worried? I hope that isn't coming from anyone that cannot decide on what to do with an ice rink at Point Mallard that doesn't have any ice, Yea, be worried it's new and it's competition.

This smells this lady had multiple opportunities to speak up about this before the verdict was ever reached. Even after the verdict when she was independently polled she said guilty instead of what she is claiming after the fact.

What an end to a 40 plus year career in what is suppose to be an honorable profession. But Mike Blakely long ago forgot about serving with honor. He is leaving the profession as a convicted felon with a heavily tarnished badge. I think that if you followed the trial you can see as to how …

Two things come to mind after reading Blakely's testimony. It's everybody else's fault and not mine. Second where there is smoke there is fire, and there is a lot of smoke in this trial. It is really a shame that the prosecution cannot ask for a change of venue, but that's just not availa…

The lack of common sense by city managers and leaders is really hard to comprehend. The City of Decatur unfortunately has more than it's share. Councilman Jackson however used his common sense, and should be commended for it. Once councilman Jackson learned that the Carrie Matthews pool w…