Friday, January 29, 2010

Robert Hendon for Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board?

The Lauderdale County Commission has now made a second nomination for the open seat on the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board. If the name Robert Hendon was unfamiliar to you, you're not alone. None of us here was familiar with the retired iron worker.

Apparently one documented claim to fame for Mr. Hendon is a sizable contribution to Democrat Tammy Irons in her campaign for the Alabama House of Representatives. In certain segments of the population, that would not be an asset.

Probate Judge/Commission Chairman Dewey Mitchell has said that it's time to stop the craziness. If this is what he indeed wants, the county's nomination of Mr. Hendon will not do it.

What's up with this: It's raining and the temperature is 34 degrees; it's Friday, and workers leaving their jobs are stopping by local banks. We hope none of them uses Bank Independent, an institution whose employees are apparently afraid of getting wet. We're not sure what time BI closed today, but some irritated customers have been spotted at several branches.