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Reader: Shall we remain a republic?

Editor: We are at a turn in the road, a crucial moment in our country's history. My good neighbors of Bryan County need to be awakened to vote on Nov. 2. Don't remain asleep and let the future of our free country slip between your fingers.

October 06, 2010 | | Letters


Cancer awareness month is important

Editor, As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You can see seas of pink shirts and pink ribbon magnets on the backs of cars - even some purple ribbons, which are reserved for the brave survivors of this deadly disease.

October 06, 2010 | | Letters


Letter wasn't 'opinion'

Editor: Regarding the "editorial" piece, "A new practice in town" which ran on the Opinion page of the Bryan County News (9-22-10), I pose the following question to the editorial staff. Were I to open a business/practice in Richmond Hill, could I, like Dr. Trout, defer advertising costs by promoting my venture under the guise of an editorial?

October 04, 2010 | | Letters


Pembroke priest deserves apology

Editor, I am writing in response to the Sept. 20 article, "Priest cleared of allegation, returns to Pembroke parish."

September 29, 2010 | | Letters


Hold Obama accountable

Dear Editor: I'm sick of whining Obama blaming Bush for the deficit as he (Obama) is equally responsible for our financial woes.

September 16, 2010 | | Letters


Project will benefit the city

Dear Editor: I read Sean Register's article in Wednesday's Bryan County News. Mr. Register makes many valid points, a few of which I would like to clarify. I speak only for myself and make no claim to speak for any other city council member.

September 16, 2010 | | Letters


Festival was a success

Dear Editor: Our inaugural 2010 Fort McAllister Labor Day Weekend Blues & Barbeque Festival was a stunning SUCCESS! It was great to see so many families attend and have a great time. We'd like to thank our supporters, all attendees and especially those who volunteered to make the festival such a big hit. It was certainly a perfect festival for the entire family. Red neck golf, corn hole toss, bocce ball, dunking booths and let's not forget the infamous "grease pole challenge" were some of the good old fashioned family games played at the Festival. Great live music was ...

September 16, 2010 | | Letters


Advice on wastewater plant

Editor, The big question is -- will the new wastewater plant for Richmond Hill reduce phosphorus and nitrogen levels to 3 parts per million or less? If not then they need to start over again with their planning.

September 13, 2010 | | Letters


Senior volunteers play vital role

Dear Editor: For more than 40 years, the three Senior Corps programs – RSVP, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions – have engaged age 55-plus volunteers in service to meet critical needs. Last year more than 500,000 Senior Corps volunteers provided 98 million hours of service estimated to be worth more than 2 billion dollars. The first ever Senior Corps week – is taking place September 20-24 – to celebrate the extraordinary commitment and contribution made by Senior Corps volunteers. It will recognize how service by older Americans benefits everyone – volunteers, the community and our nation. It helps volunteers by keeping them active, healthy ...

September 13, 2010 | | Letters


Thanks to American Legion for helping

Editor, My name is Kenneth Williams and I live in Quakertown, Pa. I have a son, S/Sgt. Bryon Williams, who lives in Richmond Hill, but is now stationed in Afghanistan with Delta Co. 3/17 Cav.

September 13, 2010 | | Letters


Don't expand Townsend Bombing Range

Editor, I am opposed to any expansion of the existing Townsend Bombing Range. Expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range will have a long-term, detrimental impact on the quality of life in Long County and a devastating financial impact on its citizens.

September 08, 2010 | | Letters


Candidate wants your vote

Dear friends and neighbors, As you may know, Toby Roberts, our long-time District 4 commissioner has decided to step down, and his seat will be on the ballot Nov. 2. I am a member of this district and it is with great respect I ask you for your support for this seat. I want to represent this community in a positive and professional manner as your District 4 commissioner. I will be on the ballot as an Independent candidate on Nov. 2. When I made the decision to run as District 4 commissioner the deadline had passed to qualify as ...

September 01, 2010 | | Letters


Computers needed for seniors

Dear editor: I spend a lot of time volunteering at an Adult Day Care/Health Center in Richmond Hill called Coastal Care, Inc. aka Harmony House. I fell in love with the clients the first day there and have never left. Presently I plan all their activities each month on a very limited budget. The clients have a variety of illnesses and restrictions so I try to find things every person can participate in.

September 01, 2010 | | Letters


Firefighter proud to call city home

Dear Editor: As a fireman for the past 11 years I have seen a lot that has just simply amazed me. However, over the past year I have witnessed some events that have just made me proud of my job and especially proud of the town I work in.

August 16, 2010 | | Letters


National Night Out was success

Dear Editor: The City of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill Police and Fire Departments would like to thank everyone for their participation in Richmond Hill's 2nd Annual National Night Out. We estimate attendance at 1,500 again this year. In an effort to make each year's event better we would like to ask those who attended and participated to give their opinions, ideas and observations so that we can discuss them at the after action review meeting. Thank you all again and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year for our 3rd Annual National Night ...

August 09, 2010 | | Letters


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