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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 13, 2013

    Interfering idea

     

  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 1, 2013

    Firearms extremists

     

    This message concerns gun control and the recent school shooting. Though I own  firearms, I fully support President Obama's gun control proposals. Actually, they are a little weak.

  • Letters to the Editor: Jan. 23, 2013

    Ledco to be missed

     

    On Jan. 28 there will be nothing left of a business that has been a pillar of Shelby County for over 30 years, Ledco. This will be such a sad day for many. I worked there for over 16 years, and when Masonite took over in 2010, it felt like we had a death in our family. When working for a family-owned business that Mr. Joseph Solomon worked so hard to build, all employees that work there for years really do become family.

  • Letters to the Editor: Jan. 16, 2013

    Help with tragedy

     

    I'm not sure if you remember Aug. 6, 2011, but it will live with me forever. That day my life was changed in an instance. On the way back from Florida, my family and I were hit by a drunk driver. She never got the justice she deserved, but that's a whole other story. I lost my wife, Carolyn, and on Aug. 8 my son (stepson, but he was mine because I raised him and he saw me as daddy) passed away. I almost died. I had a 13 percent chance of living, but they were with me and I survived.

  • Letters to the Editor: Jan. 9, 2013

    Hunting dogs is illegal

     

    I attended the meeting at the Waddy Ruritan Club concerning the recent attacks on animals in the area. My sympathies lie with the people whose animals were injured and/or killed, along with the animals themselves. It was especially heartbreaking to hear the story of the mutilated goats, and I realize that these animals need to be protected.

  • Letters to the Editor: Jan. 2, 2013

    Staff and teachers

     as first responders?

     
    Regarding the Newtown massacre and the piece in “What We Think” (Dec. 19) the writer wrote  “…no step is too great to protect our children.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 26, 2012

    A jolly, folly Christmas

     

    Shop, shop, shop, shop, sleep, eat, shop

    Lord have mercy, make it stop!!!

    Wrap, wrap, wrap, wrap, eat, sleep, wrap,

    Bake, bake, bake, bake, eat, sleep, bake

    How much more a mom can take!

    Put the tree up, hang the lights,

    Oh Lord, give me one more night!

    I need to hide the gifts we bought

    from a child who has one thought -

    I want this and I want that,

    Now I know why Santa's fat!

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 19, 2012

     

    Reply from Masons

     

     

    I take exception to the reporting in the story (“Masons put seal of approval on judicial center,” Nov. 30) about the laying of the cornerstone at the Shelby County Judicial Center. It read more like an op-ed piece than an informative news article. I certainly do not want to disparage reporter Lisa King's abilities as a journalist, but even a cursory Internet search would have answered many of her misconceptions.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 19, 2012

    Reply from Masons

    I take exception to the reporting in the story (“Masons put seal of approval on judicial center,” Nov. 30) about the laying of the cornerstone at the Shelby County Judicial Center. It read more like an op-ed piece than an informative news article. I certainly do not want to disparage reporter Lisa King's abilities as a journalist, but even a cursory Internet search would have answered many of her misconceptions.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 12, 2012

    Schools accountability

     

    Todd Martin’s article on Southside Elementary and the county’s low-scoring schools (“Southside, low-scoring schools working to improve,” Nov. 28) points out just how out of touch Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof is with the school system he runs. To describe the scores as “surprising” is amazing. He should have anticipated the scores and already had improvement plans in place.