In a time where everyone is offended by something, Harris County in Georgia is getting politically incorrect and the residents approve! What is starting to become a trending topic on social media is this sign of Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County, who has been Sheriff for six terms and a town staple, with their new sign. Harris County is a county first and foremost but residents that have lived here the whole six terms that Jolley has been the Sheriff are some of the first to state it is more like a small town. (Hence the Little Town reference)
Facts to know:
- “The sign has been purchased double,” he said.
- The sign cost about $553 and was paid for by the Sheriff himself but many residents have sent in checks.
- Jolley said Tuesday he was tired of the silent majority becoming “more silent.”
Many comments coming in are negative but why have our rights been slowly stripped away in America? No pledge of allegiance, no flying flags high and proud, no saying “Merry Christmas”. Some may think this is a power play or something to gain attention but it’s the true spirit of glorifying things that America stands for and supports, or at least what it should.
They want to show that they are proud of everything they have grown up to know and love and will not change or bend in fear of offending someone. With a small town feel you only see in the movies, residents love the community and connections they have made from childhood to adulthood. A place that seems so far off the beaten path from what most of us seemingly know.
Merry Christmas. A holiday to spread cheer. They won’t brandish you and send you leaving if you say “Happy Holidays” but you also can’t throw a fit if they want to welcome you with a cheerful “Merry Christmas”. The county has taken a stance on being politically incorrect and I think it’s fabulous!
In a time where all people wish they had a tight knit community and neighborhood watch so they felt safe, Harris County is proving their no bull approach and making strides while doing it. A few simple words leave visitors clear of what this town is about.
Harris County will support our troops, bless you while you are there, and keep on doing what they feel brings the heart of America to their town. A simple few words that seemingly offend people all over, they are giving you a fair chance to know that they have no problem offending you and you are WELCOME TO LEAVE if you dislike it.
Almost like a HOA that will guide you with rules and regulations a well as dictate the choices of how you paint your home or maintain your lawn, this town will guide you with what they stand for and I’m a little jealous that I am not a resident there. In the areas I am from it seems all too often that the Sheriff is just making headlines for serious criminal activity issues in their areas.
I bet the crime rate is low, the residents are merry, and everyone knows their neighbors here. Straight from the movies in so many ways, something you may see on a comedy where a Sheriff is frustrated with no holiday cheer and no welcome home for a military vet, perhaps the story line to a great Hallmark Channel movie in the future.
So tell me, would this make you want to live in a county like this or does it offend you? Want to see if they have any homes for sale or check out the area? Harris, County Georgia website.
To see a few quotes from Sheriff Jolley himself you can check out this new article from the Ledger.
Additional update provided to us: Here is a video from Sign Solutions who did up Sheriff Jolley’s vehicle recently. Standing up for what counts is pretty fantastic. Too many want to conform. Duck and hide. Touching on topics that matter and tend to get heat..shows a greater good does exist. Agree or disagree, good thing we have the freedom of speech!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.