I went to Acworth City Hall to attend the swearing in of our new chief of police, Wayne Dennard. I have lived here for almost 40 years and I have never seen anything at city hall that impressed me more. It was a “standing room only” event and there were more people outside. The unanimous feeling was joyful, both for outgoing Chief Wilkie because he was moving on up to something he really wanted and just as much or more, because Chief Dennard had been chosen as his replacement. There were no negative comments and nothing but praise from all.
Both men spoke and neither were at all hesitant about expressing their faith in God and belief in Jesus Christ. After the swearing in, some council members commented that maybe other government functions might benefit from the model set at this meeting; as well as by these two good men. I can hear the liberals starting to squeal as I write this.
It was only later that I read the slightly puzzling MDJ article about the strip club and Dennard’s former wife. I was very disappointed; not at all in Dennard; but rather that such ancient mud would be drug up and printed in the MDJ. I had expected just little bit higher standard from you.
I think we all probably have mud in our past, and if you do want to dig up any more in Acworth, just come see me. Before I met and married “She who Shares my Name” (kudos to D. Yarbrough) I could have made Charlie Sheen look like a scared sissy and the mud was spread from Bangkok to Barcelona and more.
Acworth and our police force are doing just fine. Years ago, Chief Wilkie recognized, and chose to hire, a very good young man. He has done his job as a mentor extremely well, molding that young man from what he was then into what he is today. Now we get to have him as our new chief. That is how things are supposed to work.
Kenneth D. Parrott