9 years, 7 months ago
In 1974 the Atlanta Rhythm Section (known to fans as ARS) released a cut called “Doraville.” Do you remember ARS — the sophisticated southern rock style, up tempo tunes and silky smooth vocals? Do you remember Doraville? “… touch o’ country in the city, Doraville, it ain’t much but its home. Friends of mine, say I oughta move to New York. Well New York’s fine, but it ain’t Doraville.” If not, here is a teaser:
It appears that Doraville ain’t New York, and it also ain’t what it used to be.
A small-town Georgia police chief who left to face enemy fire in Iraq only to return and be fired by town officials got his job back Wednesday, thanks to an angry mayor.
Doraville Mayor Ray Jenkins deemed his council’s recent vote to oust Police Chief John King contrary to state and federal laws and put the chief back on the job.
“I support him 100 percent,” Jenkins told FOXNews.com. “The community is really upset and disturbed. I am trying to get it under control.”
King, a colonel with the Army National Guard, came under fire by council members who were upset after he was sent to Iraq, calling him a part-time police chief. Doraville is about 16 miles outside of Atlanta with about 15,000 residents, King said.
“Apparently they feel it takes away from my effectiveness as police chief,” King said. “I think my service to my country has made me a better chief.”
One of the three members who voted to fire King, Bob Spangler, said his vote was not personal. Ed Lowe and Tom Hart also voted against King.
“The City of Doraville must have a fair, honest and present Chief of Police. As a City Council Representative, it is my responsibility to ensure that happens. While some are attempting to spin our decision as personal, I assure you it was based on solid facts,