If you drive in Columbus, you are subject to receive:
1. A citation that does not reflect what happened (Light was yellow, ticket says red)
2. A quote of the LAW by the officer: the law states that if you enter an intersection under a yellow light, you are in violation of a "red light"
3. A denial by the officer of having made the statement when questioned by superiors.
4. A citation that even the officer didn't sign
5. A citation that, at the top says "Accusations" and at the bottom says "violator's copy" (Guilty already!)
6. Refusal by Mayor, City Manager, City Attorney, State Representative, Chief of Police, and Recorder's Court to offer assistance other than the Mayor forwarded my concerns to the City Attorney who "recommended I get a lawyer". (good call, the fine is $135.00)
$135.00!!!! You'd think I'd just pay the fine. And that's what they expect you to do. It's revenue. And had the officer given me a "warning" for a close call, I'd be on my happy way. Had he not quoted a "mystery law" I'd be more apt to pay the fine. But now, his lack of ethics and integrity, and the total disregard by those listed above has made me more determined than ever to speak my peace.
So when you visit the "Fountain City" you better hope the coffee and donuts were good that day or you may receive one of these "awards", whether it happened or not!
God Bless (you may need it)
We recently spent a weekend in the city of Columbus, GA and were pleasantly surprised at what we found. Columbus is located on the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River. A very nice riverwalk area enabled us to stroll along its banks.
Columbus boasts the largest historic district in Georgia. Being history buffs, this was appealing. Part of a day was spent visiting Heritage Park in Columbus where we garnered some interesting facts about the industrial history of the city, including the fact that it was once home for Cola Cola inventor, Dr. John Pemberton.
We visited the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, where we discovered two civil war battleships and plenty of artifacts, including a nice flag display. Columbus is the home of Fort Benning, and visiting here gave my husband the chance to retrace some of his history.
At the Macon Road Barbeque we ate some of the best barbeque we've ever tasted in my life! My husband enjoyed the chopped pork, while I had their delicious Brunswick stew. If you're looking for a tasty BBQ restaurant in Columbus, make sure you try Macon Road!