Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tip of the Tam to Roanoke's First Baptist Church (Main Street) for Doing Job of The City!

Only here in Roanoke could an old evangelical church be where modernity, or what passes for the same in this locale, is carried out. With no building codes and lacking the political will and courage to enforce the mild nuisance ordinances that seem to take forever to work, the community finally gets in gear via First Baptist Church, the story being reported by Penny Pool of The Randolph Leader. While I surely don't want to see historical quality buildings torn down and do even like the idea of rehabilitating even the less that historical when possible, I think the story being reported is a good start. With a few exceptions, downtown is a disaster and an eyesore that reflects exactly where our community is seemingly headed. Why our "leadership" hasn't rose to the challenges is beyond me yet I do feel positive toward FBC, the church I grew up in. I'm still a recovering Southern Baptist and think Richard Land is an idiot so doubt I'll be darkening the doors. However, even to this eclectically wired spirit, "The Lord moves in mysterious ways!" might hold some truth. Peace ... or War!