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Sound off for March 27
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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 knew it would take a tragedy for us to realize that we are all one and we do need health care, which was fought against. But we all have to die one day. The haves and the have-nots have to see and meet the Lord and give account for the things that they did and their bodies. You’ve seen nothing yet. Just wait until God gets through with us and then we will learn to appreciate one another.

Hinesville buses: no one knows where bus stops are and also, where are you going with the route 1 and the route 2? And if your bus stops are so far apart that it takes you a mile to get to a bus stop, what’s the use of having one? Doesn’t make any sense. That’s why you look empty to me.

Just wondering why is it the majority – not everyone, but the majority – of the ones that got the good jobs are white and then they put the kids in the position for better employment on Fort Stewart and Liberty County.

As far as selling alcoholic beverages on Sunday in Georgia goes, which is more important: the amount of money it will bring in if they do, or the amount of lives it will save if they don’t.

The two reporters riding around in the backwater town with the police department was cute, but there is still racial profiling in Hinesville.

Just saw a commercial on channel 11 news at 6 o’clock on Friday evening. Why can’t our chamber of commerce members smile more? If they’re that unhappy with their job, maybe they need to find something else to do.

Good, nurturing, motivational teachers are gems who should be paid any amount of money. However, teachers who sit behind desks and pass out worksheets in this state of the economy should either take pay cuts or get out.

Mr. McCartney, if you can’t see your speedometer, do you have any business driving?

On handicapped spaces, most of the time there’s a ramp that gives access, but in one shopping center here in Hinesville, there is someone that parks over the ramp and it’s killing everybody’s business there because the handicapped cannot use the ramp to go up into the stores. If they would kindly move their vehicle, it would be nice.

This is in reference to the Isle of Wight country club article that you had. It was as if you were glamorizing drinking and gambling, and in the same edition was the article about not drinking on prom night. I think adults need to grow up and be responsible adults, and they do need to remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

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