It really doesn’t matter who the sheriff is. No one seems to have the tools to protect senior citizens from bullies with guns.
There are hundreds of little plastic signs out there asking us to elect or re-elect someone for sheriff. It really doesn’t matter to me who the sheriff is because no one is willing or able to protect me and my dogs from my bully of a neighbor. No one seems able or willing to make Macon County a safe place for me to live. This is my story:
I bought a small farm in Macon County in 1997. For many years I lived in relative peace, renovating the cabin and growing my own food. Then, the property below me changed hands and the new owners pulled in a doublewide trailer, parking it as close to my property line as allowed by building code. Then he starts laying claim to the neighborhood, announcing to all that “this mountain is now his playground.” He then moves the mailboxes and has the county post an Adopt-a-Highway sign on our little road with his name on it, just in case the dozen or so folks that live up here are litter bugs.