The flap over a state agency slapping at a Barrow County engineer for some recent road work is much ado about nothing.

Barrow engineering department manager Darrell Greeson recently got a letter from the Georgia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors demanding that he stop doing engineering work.

The group based that demand on an unidentified source who knew about the recent turn lane work at Hwy. 211 and Barrow Park Drive, which had been the site of a number of wrecks.

It is true that Greeson is not a certified engineer, but his design on the turn lane project was approved by engineers within the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The entire matter appears to be little more than some petty backstabbing by others in the engineering business who are now trying to undermine Greeson’s credibility.

There are many important things that need fixing in Barrow County, but this isn’t one of them.

Maybe what should be fixed, however, is to review and maybe abolish some of the dozens of state boards that oversee licensing and professional relations. What purpose does it serve to have so many regulations for so many professions?

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