Latest News


Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 28 on 29 July 2014, 01.23 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 28
Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 07 2879 Total Calls7 Medical Emergency27 Police Calls4 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 07 28Booked In: 6Released:  4Total in Custody: 221Covington County J...
Read More 127 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 25 through 07 27 on 29 July 2014, 01.15 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 25 through 07 27
Covington CountyMedia ReportFriday 07 2576 Total Calls10 Medical Emergency37 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSaturday 07 2675 Total Calls10 Medical Emergency36 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSunday 07 2787 Total Calls20 Medical ...
Read More 113 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 24 on 25 July 2014, 23.28 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 24
Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 07 2471 Total Calls10 Medical Emergency28 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 07 24Booked In: 11Released:  13Total in Custody: 216Covington County...
Read More 365 Hits 0 Ratings
Death in Enterprise on 24 July 2014, 09.10 by Staff in News
Death in Enterprise
On July 23, 2014, at 1630 hrs., the Enterprise Police Department received a call about an abandoned vehicle on Sonata Drive Enterprise, AL.  EPD responded to Sonata Drive and witnesses advised that the vehicle has b...
Read More 627 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 23 on 24 July 2014, 07.57 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 23
Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 2377 Total Calls15 Medical Emergency31 Police Calls3 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 23Booked In: 2Released:  2Total in Custody: 218Covington County...
Read More 455 Hits 0 Ratings
Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest on 23 July 2014, 14.24 by Staff in News
Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest
On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.  The resident, Lawrence Aucoin, 35, who was present at...
Read More 647 Hits 0 Ratings
Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County on 23 July 2014, 14.22 by Staff in News
Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County
While exploring a wooded area in the southeastern corner of Marengo County this morning, Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several marijuana plants. A subsequent search of a ne...
Read More 594 Hits 0 Ratings
Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering on 23 July 2014, 14.20 by Staff in News
Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, last night around 6 pm.  Charges st...
Read More 556 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 22 on 23 July 2014, 13.28 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 22
Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 2286 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency27 Police Calls3 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 22Booked In: 5Released:  4Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nbs...
Read More 429 Hits 0 Ratings
ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County on 22 July 2014, 09.06 by Staff in News
ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County
Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board late last week discovered numerous marijuana plants growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County. The agents were checking an area where cannabis plants had ...
Read More 678 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 21 on 22 July 2014, 08.44 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 21
Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 07 21101 Total Calls20 Medical Emergency48 Police Calls2 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 07 21Booked In: 5Released:  9Total in Custody: 217Covington County ...
Read More 528 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 18 through 07 20 on 22 July 2014, 08.13 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 18 through 07 20
Covington CountyMedia ReportFriday 07 1888 Total Calls12 Medical Emergency45 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSaturday 07 1984 Total Calls15 Medical Emergency40 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSunday 07 2064 Total Calls14 Medical ...
Read More 476 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 17 on 18 July 2014, 16.41 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 17
Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 07 1776 Total Calls37 Medical Emergency6 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 07 17Booked In: 5Released:  9Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nb...
Read More 770 Hits 0 Ratings
Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief on 17 July 2014, 08.12 by Staff in News
Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief
The WCSO is praising one of its own deputies for thinking “outside the box” and finding a way to prevent one of our citizens from no longer being victimized.  On July 11th, Deputy Brian Cokonougher, obtained ...
Read More 1359 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 16 on 17 July 2014, 08.00 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 16
Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 1698 Total Calls17 Medical Emergency32 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 16Booked In: 13Released:  8Total in Custody: 223Covington Count...
Read More 892 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 15 on 16 July 2014, 13.29 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 15
Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 1577 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency37 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 15Booked In: 1Released:  5Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nbs...
Read More 913 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 14 on 15 July 2014, 12.28 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 14
Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 07 1465 Total Calls15 Medical Emergency20 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 07 14Booked In: 6Released:  12Total in Custody: 222Covington County ...
Read More 1002 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 11 through 07 13 on 15 July 2014, 12.12 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 11 through 07 13
Covington CountyMedia ReportFriday 07 1186 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency31 Police Calls0 Fire CallsSaturday 07 1279 Total Calls12 Medical Emergency43 Police Calls3 Fire CallsSunday 07 1356 Total Calls6 Medical E...
Read More 961 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 10 on 11 July 2014, 17.16 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 10
Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 07 1082 Total Calls17 Medical Emergency43 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 07 10Booked In: 7Released:  5Total in Custody: 220Covington County&n...
Read More 1267 Hits 0 Ratings
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 09 on 10 July 2014, 07.39 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 09
Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 0989 Total Calls18 Medical Emergency42 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 09Booked In: 8Released:  7Total in Custody: 218Covington County...
Read More 1323 Hits 0 Ratings
Banner

Court Square, Andalusia

Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:28

Local Businessman Sets the Record Straight

Written by Staff
Rate this item
(0 votes)

This Letter was provided to multiple news outlets. This is Unedited from the Author.

 

From :  John W. Tisdale, Jr.

Date : August 3, 2012

Subject : Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor:

What I have to say to your readers is simply in response to my name appearing among comments in your newspaper and in various “Facebook” rants by mayoral candidate Blaine Wilson.

After several weeks of unprovoked verbal aggression towards me personally; Blaine Wilson has now distinguished himself in my eyes.  While much of what Blaine says about me is malicious and self serving, please don’t take my remarks that way.   Blaine Wilson is someone who takes facts out of context, creates his own version of the truth, and then broadcasts his views to anyone who will listen in an effort to gain acceptance.

With the silver spoon in his back pocket, Blaine presents himself as some type of savior of the working class.  Give me a break – nothing could be further from the truth – he’s been listening to too many sad country songs!   I have worked side by side with real men and women for over 40 years, and I know you do not create positive results by churning negative propaganda.  You catch more flies with honey, and you do not try to harm the very people who go out of their way to help you and your family.

Here are some hard core facts that Blaine forgets when his uncontrollable anger takes over:

1. I have been developing real estate in Andalusia for 44 years, and I bought my first commercial building from his mother and my friend, Sue Wilson, in 1980.  I restored and leased the building to Andalusia Academy of Ballet, Simply Silk, and Heritage Gallery Antiques.

2. I have used his family’s real estate brokerage to purchase, lease, sell, and appraise property for many years.  As late as June 2012, his family’s firm earned an appraisal review fee from two of my shopping center purchase transactions.

3. Blaine’s father is a tenant in one of my shopping centers, and his air conditioner failed last month during the extreme heat.  I replaced it at a cost of nearly $4,000 to me at the same time his son was ranting about me.  Jimmy Wilson is a good man and we have a good business relationship.   I can assure you that he could ignore kudzu while we made his business cool with a new air conditioner.   Jimmy needs to have a father to son talk with Blaine, and explain to Blaine that I set priorities for all of my property, and Blaine runs a radio station.

4. Blaine is now ranting about my purchase and later sale of a building to the City of Andalusia that was owned by his family which his mother refers to as the Bass Building.  Blaine is again distorting facts about the business deal in a self serving way.   The fact is that the building was listed for sale by the Bass Agency, and Blaine’s own mother asked me to purchase the building.   I purchased the property from the Bass family, paid bank interest, taxes, insurance, and maintenance on the property while I owned it.  I sold the property to the City for approximately the same amount that the Bass family had offered it to the public, so where is the improper action Blaine, or is this just sour grapes on your part?

5. Take it one step further, and Blaine now claims I get special treatment from City Hall by not spending $175,000 on the Prestwood Building.  Actually I have paid receipts of over $500,000 spent on the Prestwood Building, but the interesting fact is that while I will spend more, I have no binding obligation to spend one cent on the Prestwood Building, and Blaine will not set my agenda, now or ever.

6. Not one positive word by Blaine Wilson has ever been mentioned about work I do every day of every week to provide jobs that improve real estate and bring new business to Andalusia.  Since the Bass Building was purchased by the City of Andalusia, over $2,500,000 has been spent in purchasing and repairing real estate in Andalusia by John and Jennifer Tisdale or associated entities they own.  Since I know of no mini storage buildings built during that same period, I challenge Blaine Wilson to tell the public just what he has personally done during that same period to improve Andalusia.

Finally, as far as Mayor Earl Johnson placing political signs on my property, I made that decision this week, and I stand by it with conviction.  We live in a free country, and I personally gave the Johnson campaign workers full authority to place the signs on my property.  As of this morning, The Bass Agency has still not placed a Blaine Wilson sign in front of their business.

 

John W. Tisdale, Jr.

Staff

Staff

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Login to post comments