Here are some of the issues being discussed by area residents. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity. Nor do we know what motivated the callers:
Comcast, it’s not nice to raise your rates as our community struggles with 9 percent unemployment. I would really rethink it. Your stock is up 37 percent and your earnings are at an all-time high. I don’t think you’re being a good community partner, but lucky for you, you’re the only game in town.
Question the logic and judgment of our school board and school officials. We can’t pay our teachers and have to ask them to sacrifice, as well as our students, yet we’re going to spend millions on a football field that is adequate and usable. Where are our priorities?
Long County has purposely singled out one group of citizens to overtax — the farmers. Our property taxes have increased 376 percent to 700 percent since 2007.
To the person who said a child who went to school for 14 years should already have walked across the stage and would be a sophomore in college: If the child goes through first through 12th grade, that’s 12 years. And if they go to pre-K and kindergarten, that’s 14 years. Does that answer your question?
If school is considered punishment by children, they’re there for the wrong reason anyway. Children are there to learn. If I had my way, any child who disrupts the class and keeps those who want to learn from learning, they would be kicked out. Let them be home-schooled.
To all the kids who took 14 years to graduate from high school, I’m proud of you. Hang in there.