Editor, As I was reading last Wednesday's paper, I came across the article about the FRGs answering the call of duty. I was really glad to see that it is now being recognized how important the FRG really is to families and soldiers. My husband is with 26 FSC and I had the chance to meet Anita when we walked in the St. Patrick's Day parade.
Dear Editor; In reference to the recent article in the "Reflections Magazine," I would like to make the following correction. I was misquoted as saying that "When Mr. Ford got here everyone was living in shacks and shanties. But he made it his goal to build new and better housing for everyone." The correct statement should have been that a small number of families were living in less than desirable dwellings and Mr. Ford replaced those with new homes. There were several prosperous families in this area at that time and if this misquote has offended anyone, I sincerely do ...
Editor, Advances in technology have made our daily lives more convenient and supposedly more secure, but at what cost to our privacy?
Editor, About five months ago I was given a baby pit. I call her Beautiful. She was born with only one toe on her left hind leg. She came into the world with a deformity but my love for animals allowed me to take this 3-week-old puppy into my heart. At the same time, two other puppies wandered into my yard.
Editor, This is a letter to U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-District 1.
Editor, Memorial Day is for remembering and celebrating America's departed soldiers and all of her service members. Truly, this is a time to set aside the cares of the world and worries of the future - a time to look back in gratefulness and bring briefly to living memory the fallen heroes of our country: the men and women whose service and sacrifice have kept America safe and free.
Dear Editor, It's Click It Or Ticket time in Georgia and anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling-up deserves a crash-course in road-reality, even though the numbers often seem surreal. Across the country in 2008, 13,250 lives were saved by seatbelts. What's more the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates an additional 4,152 lives would have been saved if those passengers had just buckled-up. Despite these nearly miraculous results, nearly one-in-five Americans still fail to buckle-up regularly!
Dear Editor: Jeezey Peezey Auntie Louisee. The Liberty County Development Authority wants to build a humongus waste treatment plant in the Tradeport Industrial Park that is going to cost us MEGA BUCKS. Then they are going to dump the effuse in our local waterways and maybe foul our marshes. But they tell us that's OK because it's safe and all (Hey Louisanaians does that sound familiar - How's that safe thing looking to ya now?) cause they had "their people" do a study. Never mind the professional scientists at Skidway Institute of Oceanography don't agree with their ...
Editor, After several years of construction and reconstruction, Georgia Highway 196 is approximately 85 percent completed, and I am happy that it's almost ready for use. I will certainly be thankful for the additional lanes traveling in each direction.
Editor, When a President or politician calls this country a democracy he is ignorant or trying to fool you. This country is a republic.
Editor, Where did "separation of church and state" come from, and what does it mean?
Editor, Recently, while traveling to a meeting at the county courthouse annex, I was ashamed to see the way numerous businesses and residences display the flag of our nation. I saw flags that were torn, faded, dirty or just unserviceable.
Editor, I believe that liberalism is fertilizer for a lazy brain and it is the road to tyranny. I also believe that we are currently on that road.
Editor, I feel this letter is long overdue. This is what I think should be done about health care reform here in the United States. To bring down the cost of health care, the U.S. government needs to control the cost of medical care and the cost of medical insurance.
Dear Editor: The past few days, we as a nation have seen controversy rise in the state of Arizona over its new law, requiring law enforcement agents to ask for identification papers of those they suspect to be illegal immigrants. This seems to be focused more towards illegal Mexican aliens, since Arizona does border Mexico, and while most of us think of Mexicans when we hear "illegal immigrants," we need to remember that illegal aliens come from all corners of the globe, be it Mexico, China and many other countries. But while we need to remember that this law is ...