Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner's apparent obsession with a nonexistent feud with LaGrange Daily News has clouded his judgment.
For years, Turner
has made access to information difficult for LaGrange Daily News staffers.
constantly monitors what his
staff says, purposely avoids phone calls and emails.
The only time he's
truly forthcoming with information is when it puts his
department in a positive light.
Things had improved slightly since February, when we reached out to the sheriff to establish some dialogue.
We were starting to receive more information from his
department, however, we still did not have the same access as the Troup County
Any positive news from the sheriff's department will almost surely be published in the TCN
However, anything negative will not appear.
This was evident in the past week as the TCN
failed to print any balanced coverage of Turner
threatening an opponent's campaign worker.
The only coverage TCN provided was one-sided and, once again, in favor of Turner
has repeatedly demonstrated disrespectful disregard for civil discourse on any subject not to his
By shutting out the media, Turner cuts out the conduit to the public that takes time to review and analyze public records, reports on successes and mistakes, and lets residents know how their employees are performing and how their taxpayer money is being spent.
has tried to use his
bullying and intimidation tactics, once again.
We have several questions for Sheriff Turner after viewing this post:
Your response is requested, Sheriff Turner.
In the TCN
apologized publicly for this mistake.
Who did he
Some of us know the Police Chief Turner spoke of to Whitney...He (the former Police Chief is a good person) ...Turner is suppose to be his friend...Why.
Sheriff Turner could have put all of this to rest in the beginning if he had apologized in person to those who he might have wronged and at the same time admitted that what he did, though maybe not illegal, was wrong.
So far all Sheriff Turner has done is try to justify his actions and point fingers at others who he feels have created this unfortunate incident.
Sheriff Turner, you did this to yourself.
The LaGrange Daily news
obviously has bias against Donny Turner
If you knew the real Turner
you would know it's not garbage, it's the truth.
has preyed on others for far too long.
reign of terror and intimidation have been far reaching and there are many who have been forced into silence for the time being out of fear.
When the voters have had their fill and he's
out of office you won't be able to keep up with the number of names and situations that will surface regarding his
moral character and dealings.
is a bully and predator and I pray he
never comes after your family's fortunes.
foot in his
mouth, there is no question about that.
Can you say you have never done that before?
My question to the voters of Troup County
, do you feel safe, do you think the county is safe?
If you answered yes, then vote for Donny
If you feel that Donny
has done you wrong, or that you have run afoul of the sheriff's office, then perhaps there is a reason.
Did you our one of your family break the law?
If you did, you reap what you sow.
I don't know of any reason for someone to be on the sheriff department radar unless you put yourself there.
Quit blaming Donny Turner
for something you or a family member did.
What I was alluding to is Turner
taking the lion's share of inheritances that was not his
to take, he
was only executor.
took advantage of more than one elderly person and wound up with the farm.
did not take my grandfather's because my grandfather knew what had went on and informed my grandmother under NO circumstances was she
allowed to let Turner
anywhere near finances in the event of his
made it very clear Turner
was not welcome and would leave when Turner
visited my grandmother.
While your at it why don't research Marcus Smith and his family's dealings with Turner
I will show my support for my community with my vote against Sheriff Turner.