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:
I’d like to know why the tax bills were not received in the mail as usual. You can also go on the Internet, but when you want to have the convenience of paying, a 2.2 charge will be added to your bill. Why have property taxes increased so much? Where is the money being spent?
There is a new word for racism: It’s called “Bounce TV.” Why can’t we have white TV and it not be racism?
I would like to ask the tow truck drivers to be more considerate. You cannot block a lane of traffic to where people cannot see what’s coming and say you’re doing a job.
Now that Kenneth Shaw has taken his new oath of office, he says he can do all things through Christ, who strengthens him. I suggest he get in his vehicle and ride through his district, District 5, and look at the poor quality of streets. Hopefully he can do something about that.
To the editor: You put in the paper a couple of weeks ago that you could only put the Sound off ads in there that people call in. Well, I’ve called in several times and there’s several articles that I’ve put in Sound off that you’ve never put in there. I’ve attacked no one. I’ve never used no language. I’ve always been respectful.
This is to Mr. Len Calderone: The American people were failed by George W. Bush, not by this president.
Someone commented in the paper about a drug store with a drive-through. I stopped going to a drug store that’s on the corner because of rudeness. I’ve been going there for 30 years. I now go to Hinesville drug across from the hospital. They’re the nicest people ever, and they have a drive-through window.
Bigger pictures, bigger text, pages now labeled 12 instead of eight. I see 25 cents being added to our paper pretty soon.
This is Ludowici residents, and we’re just wanting to shout out that our water bills are too high, and the meters need to have something done.
I’m calling to tell the Georgia Power Company that their meters are not good. They’re charging 20 percent over our normal electric bills.