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Sound off for Sept. 27

POSTED: September 27, 2017 10:37 a.m.

Call 876-3733. These opinions are not the Courier’s. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. You may also anonymously submit a comment online at

Editor’s note: We’re running more Sound off calls than normal in this issue to catch up on some we’ve had backlogged from recent weeks:

“After all these abusive and invasive TSA scanning of body parts, the American people should refuse to fly and just take the bus.”

“I hope the city of Midway is going to be able to fine the asphalt people who made that mess on Highway 84 where they are building that new apartment complex.”

“With the ground breaking of the new Midway city hall, I’m going to watch whether the city will go bankrupt or if taxes will be raised.”

“I agree with the caller about the post office and DMV. They are the rudest people.”

“It seems like the sheriff is getting a raise, $20,000, but the money is coming out of money budgeted to the sheriff’s office for training and deputies and all that stuff. That’s going to be cut so he can get more. That don’t seem right.”

“To show you how dysfunctional our city council has become, they’ve appointed a member of the library board who doesn’t even live in the city. How can you appoint a non-resident to represent the city on a board?”

“This is the last straw. The Russians and President Trump are teaming up because of the hurricane that hit Texas. Now we all know former President Obama would have walked on water out to stop that hurricane before it hurt anyone.”

“People living near Stone Mountain better move out because the liberals are going to blow it up. I guess the last statue to get rid of will be the Statue of Liberty.”

“I have just to come to the conclusion that codes and rules in Long County are only suggestions and it depends who you are if they apply to you! The good old boy club is alive and well here!”

“Jesus said it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles. Maybe politicians should consider this before making statements.”

“The flag code states ‘No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.’ It also states ‘The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever.’ However, I do not see the president or anyone else trying to push that issue. This is less of a ‘respect’ issue and more of ‘silence minorities’ issue.”

“This is the third Sunday in a row that I have tried taking my church group out to Chick-fil-A and it is closed. That is bad for business."

“Hats off to the Bradwell Tigers football team on such a great start this season. These young men are putting in hard work and doing a great job. However one individual is not the team. The coaches need to give equal opportunities to all players.”

“I just wanted to commend the BI coaching staff for teaching their players character. In this day and age, when professional players kneel during the national anthem, our high school players proudly run onto the field with an American flag and an Army flag. Thank you, coaching staff. Go Tigers!”

“The same council members are at it again. They set aside a closed bid because their choice was not the low bidder and they want to reopen the bidding process. Maybe a call to the GBI is in order, or maybe an ethics committee needs to look closer at these actions?”

“Thank you to the men and women of the Hinesville Police Department and the sheriff’s department for a job well done during the recent storm. I appreciate all you do, keep up the good work.”

“I witnessed a female on the city council talk down to a department head like she was a child. This is not the first time and it is very unprofessional. Can we get a little teamwork from the council so everyone can get along and work together?”

onewhocares: Posted: September 27, 2017 10:07 p.m.

You won't find a Chick-fil-a open on Sunday anywhere in the country including the malls. Because it is a Christian organization, it is closed on Sunday so employees can go to church and spend time with their families. I am surprised you didn't know that.

r2d20: Posted: September 28, 2017 2:59 p.m.

Would the wigman kneel for the anthem? No. No, he wouldn't. If our local hero wouldn't kneel, then our athletes shouldn't either.

Kallie09: Posted: October 3, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Oh My Goodness!!! Really?! You want to go to Chic-fil-A but don't know that it's a Christian organization who doesn't open on Sundays? Maybe you need to be studying up on the places you patronize.

LCarol: Posted: October 4, 2017 8:37 a.m.

To the person who complained about Chick-Fil-La being closed on Sundays. Since you are a church going person you should understand that Sundays is a day of rest for Christians who live by this and take that day to worship the Lord in church and spend time with family. That is why Chick-Fil-La as well as Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday. They are honoring the day of rest and spending it with God's people in church and with family.

Find another place to go to on Sunday if you won't go home and cook a meal for your family.

LCarol: Posted: October 4, 2017 8:43 a.m.

To the person who complained about the city council appointing someone on the library board not being a citizen of Hinesville. I do not believe a person has to live in Hinesville just because we have a library here. As I recall these libraries are county libraries and also hooked into many libraries and name escapes me right now. I'm sure someone who is more knowledgeable about libraries will correct me if I'm wrong about this. We are able to order books from various libraries within this system.

LCarol: Posted: October 4, 2017 8:53 a.m.

To whoever made this comment, “Jesus said it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles. Maybe politicians should consider this before making statements.”

AMEN! It does not go just for how politicians do or don't do but for all of us.

If politicians are being bullies, some of them, there is a solution to this. Learn all you can about their position as a politician, go to public meetings, get involved in your community, volunteer with interest you have. A good place to start volunteering is get involved in your neighborhood watch and if there is not one call HPD and ask to start one. Or get involved in volunteering in other things in the community.

ALSO START ATTENDING your cities council meetings which are the 1st and 2nd Thursday
in Hinesville at city hall time 3 p.m. ALSO FIND OUT what district you live in and find out who was voted in as city council person last time around and make contact with that person and demand they become more proactive in your district with its citizens and hold district town meetings at least once every quarter.

See something you don't like, don't bitch about it, find solutions to your problem and do it legally and use whatever resources you can find to expose corruption in your city if there is any.

Don't like your city council person and how they interact with you and others in the district or city work to unseat them come re-election time by working now in your district to make a positive change. If you don't want to run next time around to unseat your current city council person than work to find a suitable replacement come election time and vote that person in and say by your vote YOUR FIRED.

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