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Pait a victim, not a criminal

By   /  May 17, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Mr. Hogencamp, let me begin by saying that I certainly believe in freedom of speech and freedom of the press. With that being said, I hope that you do, also. With Mothers Day approaching I feel compelled to stand up and tell you how proud I am of my son Joey Pait. Your headlines [...]

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Writer’s homicide numbers incorrect

By   /  May 3, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Okay, I’m used to howling in mirth at Tom Knighton’s ramblings and then moving on. This time, however, I believe a retraction is in order. Mr. Knighton column in the April 20 issue makes claims that the CDC lists firearm homicides at a rate of 2,670 per 100,000. The actual rate, easily found on [...]

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Ration gas until the price is right

By   /  April 25, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Consumers have the power! Lets exercise our muscles by joining the world-wide gas strike in May 2011. Use as little gas as possible until the price drops below $3 per gallon. Walk, bike ride, bus, or just drive more efficiently to use as little gas as possible. Let the oil and gas futures speculators [...]

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“Freeze” credit info before it’s too late

By   /  April 12, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet I hadn’t thought much about identify theft until recently when my email account was hacked. According to an email sent by the hacker, I was in Wales “with tears in my eyes” after being mugged — and needed $1,800. Those receiving the email wisely ignored the plea and the hacker was left to wipe [...]

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Lee needs new blood

By   /  March 28, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet The “other four” seem to have managed to make Dennis Roland appear as an outcast because he dares to disagree with them.  I have listened carefully to his participation in our business and have seen no evidence that his mission is to disagree.  His mission seems only to be to implement the desires of the [...]

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Who’s looking out for us?

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Letter to the editor, Outlook, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Although our county is in need of jobs there is a debate going on with the citizens and the state of Georgia as to whether or not Taylor County is considered worth investing in or simply using it as the logical dumping ground for various trash problems throughout the state. Every city needs to [...]

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CDBG should be left intact

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Cutting Community Development Block Grants would further impact jobs and programs that provide services in: health, education and youth services to the underserved. These people are low- to moderate-income and usually can’t afford day to day services that most of us take for granted.

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Pork barrel in Lee?

By   /  March 9, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Well, think about it. I’ll define pork barrel politics as approving something that has overall merit, but contains a few items that are questionable or downright objectionable. Is this about to occur with Lee County SPLOST on March 15? For example, the conference center that the commission has demanded no more discussion about, is [...]

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People make commission accountable to them

By   /  March 9, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week, I noted that seven writers expressed dissatisfaction with the Lee County Board of Commissioners’ committed projects, spending of tax revenues, management of treasury funds, priorities of financial committment, or risk-taking with projected SPLOST funds. I heard those writers calling for commissioners to step forward and be responsible for development projects such as the [...]

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Don’t depend on the ‘luck of the Irish’ Designate a sober driver this March 17th

By   /  March 8, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Editor, It’s no Blarney! If you drink and drive, not even your lucky four leaf clover will save you from a DUI this St. Patrick’s Day. But driving while impaired could definitely cost you a pot of gold…or even your life. Yet many Americans will test their luck this holiday by riding with a [...]

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