Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Fiscal malfeasance

As one of the 1,564 property owners who have more than two acres, I’m very upset that my property taxes went up this current year 300% on the excess acreage on our Homestead.

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Lawful tax heist

The property tax furor can be explained if we understand that these new appraisals are the work of the Board of Tax Assessors, a bureaucratic and omnipotent revenue producing arm of the Columbus Consolidated Government.

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Let’s make it official

I was stunned to recently learn that my congressman, Drew Ferguson, is not a co-signer and apparently does not support a bill (HR 997) aimed at making English the official language of the United States.

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Upside, downside

I was pleasantly surprised when driving on 13th Street between 13th Avenue and 5th Avenue. Gone are the innumerable orange cones blocking two lanes of traffic. I hope that good sense prevailed and that these lanes are open to vehicular traffic once again.

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Fiscal sanity

Steadily reducing our deficit is imperative. Our country’s leaders should be working to reduce our deficit with each and every budget that is passed. Hard choices will be required, but please don’t cause further harm to the most vulnerable citizens in our country.

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Fighting hunger

The sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association and is a statewide fund and food drive supporting local Georgia food banks. More than $5 million has been raised in six years with this campaign.

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Illegal, ergo criminal

Your paper was merely trying to elicit the sympathy of our community with your front page story about the Shaw graduate who is facing deportation. He apparently suffered as a 13-year-old when he was surreptitiously brought across our border, and he appears to have been a good student in one of our schools. I think that’s admirable.

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Important observance

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations to all members of the Columbus Bar Association on its recent observance of Law Day 2017, featuring Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard as keynote speaker.

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Help us end hunger

The second Saturday in May is very special to Feeding the Valley food bank. This Saturday, May 13, the U.S. Letter Carriers will sponsor its 25th annual city-wide Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Plastic grocery bags have been distributed to homes throughout our community in hopes that they will be filled with non-perishable foods, and placed at the mail box to be picked up on May 13 by our letter carriers.

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Little-known day of tribute

As we write these words, over 16,000 members of the United States Foreign Service are serving our country around the world. America’s diplomats and development professionals help prevent the spread of conflict, open markets for U.S. goods, assist Americans abroad, negotiate agreements in line with U.S. goals, report on threats to the U.S. homeland, and work alongside our military colleagues on a range of missions, from stabilizing Iraq to earthquake relief in Haiti.

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Role modeling?

As a retired educator who was responsible for teaching civility, the virtues of democracy over tyranny, and the functions of democracy that properly benefit all citizens, I am dismayed to see the president contradicting these ideals from the highest seat of power in the world.

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Miracles indeed

The interview with Dr. Sylvester McRae in the April 23 edition of the L-E brought back memories to when I first saw a delivery as a medical student at Emory University. It was as Dr. McRae said, birth "still a miracle, and it always will be."

Videos

Three women in Dollar Tree fights plead not guilty to disorderly conduct

The three women involved in the Dollar Tree brawls were fined July 25 in Columbus Recorder's Court. See a brief clip of the fight at the Buena Vista Dollar Tree.
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer
Three women in Dollar Tree fights plead not guilty to disorderly conduct 1:15

Three women in Dollar Tree fights plead not guilty to disorderly conduct

Murder suspect gives his account of Columbus shooting at family gathering 3:23

Murder suspect gives his account of Columbus shooting at family gathering

How's the weather where you are? 0:29

How's the weather where you are?

Columbus Councilor Judy Thomas wants to seek advice from Legislature on tax assessments 2:03

Columbus Councilor Judy Thomas wants to seek advice from Legislature on tax assessments