Please Change Our Community!
You will have to decide if you want your towns overrun by outsiders who will change our community as you know it. You need to ask your churches if they think this is the next big play to make the county wet. Resorts need cocktail bars, and liquor stores and more bars won't be far behind.
I beg you to change my community Land Grabbing Developers! Go to the Lake Oconee site or The Ritz or The Atlanta Business Journal or ... and see if perhaps this is not a step in the right direction! This looks hardly like the type of arrangement where a bunch of liquorheads will come over here and act like fools. Senator Dial possibly has screwed this up yet I hope we can find out how to make the progress of Randolph County continue despite our often backwards looking population and the leadership that continues to represent us.
It is a shame that ultra-wealthy folks might be the only ones to be able to live the high life at such a place yet our economy surely could be boosted by Atlanta and Birmingham money entering this area. If the Fat Cats want to pay to play here then bless their hearts! Tax money for schools from investment, real estate taxes, and even Satan's alcohol! I hardly think we need to frighten outsiders away! Many of our locals would also love to have such a top drawer place where we might could drop by to experience the high cotton. Peace ... or War!
Update - The Montgomery Advertiser gives us reporting on the above issue here. I agree with Matt Hooton that this effort "could change the perception and complexion of this part of Alabama" but add that if we'll change the last part then eventually the first will follow.