After too many months of useless controversy, Barrow County Airport Authority chairman Frank Nocera got canned this week. Nocera’s patron, board of commissioners chairman Danny Yearwood, declined to reappoint him to the authority.
Nocera was appointed as the anti-growth member to the board after a previous admin-istration saw the airport as a potential commercial facility. The public backlash to that swept Yearwood into office and Nocera onto the authority.
But Nocera crashed as a leader after having multiple confrontations with others affiliated with the airport. He simply couldn’t get along with anyone and tried to bully his way around.
He brought this outcome on himself and no tears should be shed on his behalf.
It was time for him to go and Yearwood did the right thing in looking for another candidate.