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Letters

  • Letters 05/03/17

    National Dog Bite Prevention Week

        In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
        I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”
        Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 - more than 200 higher than the year before.

  • letters 04/26/17

    Hope for the Heartland

        Early this spring, massive wildfires swept thru the rangelands of western Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of acres of pasture, thousands of miles of fence, thousands of cattle, numbers of homes were burned and 7 people lost their lives. Local families with friends and relatives that live in that area kept them informed of the situation. I would like to give some credit to the many people that helped out in this awful situation.

  • Letters 11/30/16

    Give Trump a chance

        In a column two weeks ago called “Liberal Agenda” the writer expressed an infatuation for Hillary Clinton that a great wave of middle-class, tax-paying voters in our democratic country did not agree with.

  • Letters 10/19/2016

    Supports Johannessen for Council

        Bruce Johannessen is not a politician.
        Bruce Johannessen is:
        • A gentleman
        • Intelligent, thoughtful and a great listener
        • A dedicated volunteer and involved with myriad civic activities, including the Bower Center for the Arts, The Bedford Public Library, The Elks Lodge, and Emory & Henry College
        • Reflective, fair and balanced

  • Letters 10/12/16

    Supports  Johannessen

        We are most fortunate to have several highly qualified candidates running for positions on Bedford’s Town Council this November.
        The two incumbents, Tim Black and Stacy Hailey, have both proven themselves to be dedicated to our community through their participation in assorted committees and organizations, such as Bedford Main Street, the Farmers Market, etc.; their regular appearances at community-wide events; and their active participation in Council meetings and functions.

  • Letters 06/29/16

    Businesses help make program
    a success

        On behalf of Bedford County Public Schools I’m writing to express gratitude to area businesses that helped make this year’s Teacher of the Year program a success. This program rewards our top educators each year and would be impossible without the support we’re provided from business owners throughout the community.

  • Letters 05/11/16

    Change in old guard

        From the Bower Center renovation, to tax abatement and economic development programs, to Bedford Main Street, we have definitely seen a change in the old guard that once prevented Bedford from flourishing.

  • Letters 05/04/16

    Rate increases unneeded

        At its April 12 and 26,2016 meetings, Bedford Town Council voted to increase the Electric Utilities rate, the Meals tax and rejected the Transient Occupancy tax. As a council member and Chair of the Finance Committee, I recommended against and voted against these increases because I believe they are unnecessary.
    Electric Rate Increase

  • Letter 04/20/16

    Unfair?

        Whether or not you support Donald Trump for President, aren’t you tired of the drama?
        I believe every eligible voter has a right to support whomever he or she pleases.  However, may I suggest that you become informed as to how and why the process works the way it does.  

  • Letter 04/06/16

    Pay him his dues

        I’m not a Trump supporter, however, I’ll listen and pay him his dues. His hypothetical answer on whether a woman should be punished “IF” abortion was illegal; his answer was correct. If it’s against the law to have an abortion a woman should be punished. But it’s not the law.