New, Incumbent appointees Struggle for Power in Bassa

first_imgThe appointment of new local leaders in the various districts of Grand Bassa County has resulted in a power struggle between the newly appointed and the incumbents, who are refusing to relinquish their respective offices/positions. Those replaced included Diaplae Statutory District #1 Superintendent Samuel Karmenjay, who was replaced by Worr Administrative District Commissioner, Samuel Moore; Edward L. Beyan replaces Commissioner Oretha Taya of Hoe Barn Township in District #2; Peter Naleh replaces CommissionerJeremiah Gardee of Gorblee Administrative District #3 ‘A’; and James Kannan, who replaces Commissioner James Taylue of Blezee Administrative District #3 ‘B’.Ozinga Gborhwie replaces Commissioner Mathew Gibson of Dogbarn Glaydor Administrative District #4, while Daniel Dayougar, replaces Commissioner David Gborgar of Vambo Township in District #2 ‘A’; Othello Russell replaces Commissioner Agnes Artis of Lloydsville Township in District #1, but a former District #1 lawmaker, Austin Spiller, replaces former Edina City Mayor Etweda Cooper and former Grand Bassa County superintendent. In separate interviews with this newspaper, the incumbents said that they will not give up their offices to the incoming officials because the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has not informed them of their replacement.“The central government has not informed us via any genuine communication as to whether we have been relieved of our respective posts,” the replaced officials claimed.Therefore, they vowed to remain in their various offices “until the President can officially write us and state the reasons for our dismissal or replacement.”However, when contacted for verification, Grand Bassa County Information Officer Eddie Williams told this newspaper that the replacement of the local leaders was done by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf through a recent communication.He said Superintendent J. Levi Demman only implemented the President’s pronouncement, which was not his own, as it has been widely speculated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

El Segundo water tower gets a glow

first_imgThough an initially expensive investment – strands average $9 each – LEDs last longer than old-fashioned lights, and “in one Christmas alone they pay for themselves,” Lyon said. But El Segundo isn’t getting too far ahead of itself with its new holiday festivities. More than 25 years ago, lighting the water tower was apparently an annual holiday practice, McDowell said. And El Segundo loves tradition, so residents could be seeing a glowing water tower again next winter. “Why not?” McDowell said. “It’s energy efficient, and therefore low cost and has the tiniest of carbon footprints. It harkens back to a tradition to the past, and that’s always good in El Segundo.” El Segundo isn’t the only South Bay community to have an environmentally friendly bit of holiday cheer. Torrance has two Christmas trees illuminated with LED lights, and the recent King Harbor Christmas Boat Parade in Redondo Beach featured a vessel strung with LED lights. And for residents looking for an early start toward a green Christmas 2008, the South Bay Energy Savings Center will resume its light exchange program Jan. 2. Southern California Edison customers can exchange two strands of incandescent holiday lights for a couple strands of LEDs, Lyon said. Call 310-543-3022 for more information. andrea.woodhouse@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonEl Segundo city workers this month strung 24 strands of light-emitting diodes – about 1,680 individual lights – along the tower’s catwalk, Mayor Kelly McDowell said. The result is an icy-blue glow encircling the iconic 105-foot-tall structure in the 400 block of Lomita Street – sort of like the rings of Saturn. “It’s fairly bright given the modest number of lights because the LEDs are bright,” McDowell said. And they’re cheap. Running 300 incandescent holiday lights for a year would cost someone about $80, Lyon said; the same number of LED lights would cost 43 cents. El Segundo children shouldn’t worry about Santa Claus skipping over their tiny town tonight. If the big guy has any doubt where the sleepy community sits, he can just look for the city’s illuminated landmark water tower – an old tradition brought back this season after decades of darkness. And if El Segundo needed any help getting off Santa’s naughty list, the new light display might nudge it to the nice side: the city’s new holiday glow comes courtesy of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lights. “It’s a very popular thing now to be moving toward green,” said Marilyn Lyon, program director of the South Bay Energy Savings Center, which provided El Segundo the lights gratis. “Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good for your pocketbook, too.” last_img read more