Green Creek preacher wants liberty, justice for all

Published 8:00 am Saturday, March 31, 2018

Commissioners receive push back on road construction

COLUMBUS — A Green Creek preacher told Polk County Commissioners last week that his community deserves liberty and justice for all.

Polk commissioners met March 19 and heard from pastor Arnie Twitty, with Green Creek Missionary Baptist Church, and resident of Pea Ridge Road. 

Arnie Twitty

Twitty said he is excited about the changes that are going on in the community, but disappointed about things going on around his property.

Twitty said he does not see liberty and justice for all when a sewer line comes down his street but residents cannot tap on to it, and that the county cannot bring water to residents on his road.

“That’s not liberty, and that’s not justice,” Twitty said.

Twitty also spoke of a gas line constructed to provide needs to the Tryon International Equestrian Center, and asked commissioners how long residents will have to sit back and hope the county will make the right decisions for not just TIEC, but “for our community.”

Twitty also asked about road construction along Pea Ridge Road, saying he is unsure how long he will have to be detoured.

“My money may not look like theirs, but my heart is for community,” Twitty said.

Commissioners asked Twitty to give his contact information to the clerk so they could ask for a construction update, and give Twitty information later.