2017-04-19 / Front Page

What is Missing?

by Shelia Mader, Jackson County Times, Managing Editor, Marianna, FL


It is President of the United States of America, Donald Trump's photo, missing in the federal Social Security office in Marianna, FL. It is President of the United States of America, Donald Trump's photo, missing in the federal Social Security office in Marianna, FL. The Times offices were contacted Monday about the local Social Security not displaying a portrait of the President of the United States. A visit to the Veteran’s Clinic on Highway 90 showed a picture of our current President Donald Trump displayed.

Steve Anderson said he was concerned because he had previously seen President Barack Obama’s portrait hanging during his tenure in office as the President of the United States. According to Anderson, “I asked someone in the office if the manager was available and she said no. I asked who the manager was and she said, ‘Jackie Justice’and that she would be back Wednesday. I asked why there wasn’t a picture of President Trump hanging and the lady didn’t respond. I then asked if there was a picture of President Trump available, and she said that yes there was; they had received one about two or three weeks ago, and it was management’s decision to not hang it.”

Wednesday the Times reporter visited the Marianna Social Security Office and attempted to take a picture of the blank wall with brackets attached suitable for the hanging of a picture, but we were told no pictures could be taken inside. We asked to see Jackie Justice and after questioning as to why we were there, we were told she was not in the office. Another gentleman came to the front area and asked what we needed. His badge was not visible in the holder attached to his belt. The gentleman was asked why there was not a picture of the President of the United States hanging in the government building. He asked why the question and was told the Times had been contacted and the information we received was given to him. He immediately said, “Let me get a number for you to call; they will have to answer that question.” The man returned and asked for credentials which he was supplied. He took both the office and cell number and said someone would be calling.

At 11:05 a call from Patty Patterson out of the Atlanta office was made to the Times. She repeated the same question as to what was the problem, and we explained to her the situation. She was told there had been a picture for several years of President Barack Obama, but there was now a blank wall and no picture of President Donald Trump. She was advised of what we had been told as far as there was a picture in the building, but management had chosen not to hang it. She said we would be receiving a call from someone who could address that issue.At that time she was informed of our deadline.

As of press time, no call has been received at the Times Office related to the Marianna Social Security Office not displaying a picture of President Donald Trump.

Editor note: It seems that Washington, D.C. is not the only place who needs their swamp drained. Maybe the office manager is near retirement age, or doesn't like the boss or job. They might be a Democrat.

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