Disagreement over county's financing Southern Water & Sewer
A regular vote to pay the countyâ€™s bills garnered some dissent last Friday, as one magistrate protested the continued financing of Southern Water and Sewer. John Goble, magistrate for District 1, voted against paying the claims, though the list was passed by the other magistrates present. Goble said that when the countyâ€™s fiscal problems werenâ€™t so glaring, it was understandable to chip in and help, but now the county simply canâ€™t afford it. "The county is running in the red and we just canâ€™t afford to pay everybodyâ€™s bills." Goble insinuated that politics is driving the continued financing of Southern Water and Electric. "Politics is politics, but whatâ€™s right is right."