Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Heart of the issue

The Forum column by local attorney Fife A. Whiteside regarding the roles of the Board of Education and the superintendent of education is the best column that I have read in the Ledger-Enquirer in some time.

Letters to the Editor

We’re not laughing

Is this a mismanagement joke? Sheriff Darr hired lawyers to help him get ready for a meeting? Darr, at a very minimum, should be able to discuss his budget with Council without taxpayers paying his lawyer $9,700 to show him how. Reckon the sheriff would like to hire a lawyer to help him manage the sheriff's office, so the sheriff could avoid going over budget every year?

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Trump deserves better

Enough, already! Although I disagree with Trump on some issues, It would be refreshing to see the local and national media give him fair coverage at least 25% of the time. (That’s not asking too much, is it?).

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Bipartisan solution

Mr. Jack Bernard of Jasper County, Ga., wrote a special essay to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Sunday, July 17. The headline read “Medicare expansion versus same worn-out platitudes.”

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We need good teachers

I am writing you as a member of the community and parent. As our summer is winding down, and school is gearing up, I have noticed news articles about teacher shortages across the country. In a basic Google search I was able to find articles related to teacher shortages in the states of: Idaho, Utah, Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and South Dakota.

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Shooting blanks

I attempted Rep. Gowdy’s challenge to “Read the [Benghazi] report.” After 90-odd internet pages, I decided to buy a copy to “dog-ear” pages. In the interim, one thing became clear. Unlike the letter writer’s claim in “Where there’s smoke …” (June 30), the Republican House Select Committee on Benghazi spent two years (200 days longer than the 9/11 Report) and $7 million to shoot blanks — not find a “smoking gun.”

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The psyche of Trump

In the June 26 issue of the Ledger-Enquirer Froma Harrop argues that Trump’s master plan involves losing the election. She argues that “Trump’s candidacy is a brand-building scheme and little more.”

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Letter writer struck a chord

So nice to read that someone else voiced disapproval of the loud, vulgar music we hear at every red light, parking lot, and stop sign. And just when we are settled down at night to watch a little TV or go to bed ... what do we hear, but someone with abusive music driving by our home.

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Barriers, past and future

Thank you for Chuck Williams’ article about Rev. Rudy Allen’s role in lowering segregation barriers. It took real courage to address such institutional societal issues in the ‘50s and ‘60s. It will be just as hard to face black-on-black crime and teen and out-of-wedlock pregnancy that makes life so difficult for mother and child.

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L-E missed great story

There was an event called "Back the Blue" Saturday 6/18 as a fundraiser for Harris County Deputy Jamie White who was shot in the head making a routine traffic stop on I-185. This event was also a show of appreciation for all the police, first responders, firefighters, etc, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, the general public. It originated at the Harley Davidson dealer in Newnan and ended at the one in Columbus.

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‘Is’ vs. ‘should be’

The Democrats’ behavior in the wake of the Orlando atrocity requires comment. This is indeed a transformative administration. The problem is it continues to attempt to transform reality by ignoring the actual causes of and ability to prevent such events.

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