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Sound off for March 19

POSTED: March 19, 2010 9:51 a.m.

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:


We all have a hard time getting by, but we can’t give ourselves raises like the council did.

I cannot stand women, wives, who look down on those who work outside the home. I’m so sorry you’re husband makes enough money you don’t have to work outside the home. But those of us who don’t have enough, you shouldn’t be condemning our children.

In 1983, Long County was among the poorest counties in Georgia. Why? Because of its wetlands. Today, it has the third-highest taxes in Georgia and has no classification for its thousands of acres of wetlands.

On Madison Avenue, the one that has sidewalks on both sides, those sidewalks are great. Except I saw a young mother with toddlers out walking the other day and she had to walk in the street because they park cars, completely blocking the sidewalks.

Have you noticed that the foreclosures in Wednesday’s paper keep getting longer and longer, yet they keep building and building? I ask you, where is the rationale?

Can someone tell me why the senior citizens at the Hazel Carter center can no longer hold prayer. I would like to know why they are being restricted.

All these days they’re giving these schools out are absolutely ridiculous. It’s taking away from our child’s education. If they give teachers a workday on Friday, they shouldn’t follow up the weekend with two furlough days.

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