I first want to thank Erick for the invitation to become a “front page poster” here at the Peach. As Erick mentioned, we’ve known each other for some time but he was way too kind in his comments about me. It’s no exaggeration however, to say that Erick is one of Georgia’s finest lawyers and as a Republican, I’m glad he’s on our side.
After accepting Erick’s invitation, I began thinking about what my first post should be about. Then, after Monday Night Football, WSB TV in Atlanta had a report about Walton County Schools. Apparently Walton has decided to cut back school activities due to diesel fuel shortages. The spokesman for the School system told WSB they can normally purchase fuel one day and receive it the next but now they are being told they will have to wait eight days to receive their supply. Amazingly, the football teams have not been asked to curtail their travel, but according to this story in Sunday’s Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, even varsity football schedules could be changed due to fuel shortage and price concerns:
The Georgia High School Association hasn’t devised a contingency plan yet, but may have to soon if a team isn’t able to travel to its playoff destination due to a lack of diesel fuel needed to run buses.
“Got to wait until it happens,” GHSA executive director Ralph Swearngin said. “We don’t know whether it’s just going to be a shortage issue or whether it’s going to be a cost and shortage issue.”
We all know that Governor Perdue took some flack for urging schools use two snow days in order to save diesel fuel. As mentioned right here at Peach Pundit, Perdue took quite a bit of criticism from fellow Republicans on this, but I think Governor Perdue was prescient. What do you folks think?