Grady County's District 5 Feels the Heat as Candidates Go Head to Head for Commissioner Seat

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Cecil Rash and T.D. David share two things in common:

"I care about this community."

"I'm ready to go to work."

Both men have also called Grady County their home for years - and now they're ready to serve District 5 as its Commissioner.

Says David, "I think this is a chance for me to give back in a big way to the county. I have a couple of degrees, college degrees, that will help me, I have 40 years of experience in budgeting and forecasting that I look forward to using."

Rash states. "I have some time and I have the experience. I just feel I could do a real good job of representing the people of the area."

Both David and Rash say they think job creation is an important element to any fully-functioning county.

Cecil Rash thinks one thing we can look at is "the regulation that is placed on businesses, not load them up with regulations so much until they can't be in business."

On the top of David's "to-do" list is a project that's been in the works since the 1960s:

"...A 960-acre lake, Tired Creek Lake...I'd like to see that through. That's really going to be a boom for Grady County, for its people, for recreation, for the economy."

Both candidates say they are happy to have the opportunity to run for office and serve the community they love so dearly.

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  • by Joann Location: Cairo on Nov 2, 2010 at 09:03 PM
    I don't see how in the world the commissioners think we can afford a 30 million dollar lake during the worst economic times many of us have ever seen. Has anyone seen any proof that this lake project will be a boost to the economy? Grady countians better wake up and pay attention to the economic nightmare that these commissioners are about to put the taxpayers through. We are going to be paying millions of dollars in interest alone on this hole in the ground. Every time our county lawyer opens his mouth another hundred thousand dollar check flies out the window. Maybe he and Tommy Craig can retire off of the money they strip the taxpayers of. A lot of good could be done with this money other than building a fishing hole. We could build some really nice schools or actually fund the library with the money about to be wasted on this lake.
  • by margaret Location: Cairo on Oct 26, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    I certainly am for Grady County's properity too. I believe our boon is in what education we provide to make us ready for economic development. I have yet to hear how the lake will provide for the county. I have heard we tax payers have been strapped with 15 million in bonds to build a dam for a lake that may never fill.
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