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:
The state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. Why didn’t the state of Florida execute Casey Anthony? Casey Anthony was guilty. Troy Davis was not.
It’s time for a change on Bradwell Institute’s football team. Coach Jim Walsh needs to go.
The little girl, Payton, who won the championship at the state horse show is a reminder of someone else in our area who won several state championships and is a trainer — Gail Webster Cook. She won several times. She’s also a trainer and teaches lessons in Riceboro.
I believe we need some new blood in the sheriff’s office in Long County. We had a break-in theft Friday night. The sheriff’s office said they’d be out. They came and got the baseball bat and they never returned our calls. Therefore, I believe we need new blood.
Praise and a big thank you to the teacher who had the pinwheels made for International Day of Peace. The pictures on the front of the Friday Courier look great, and it’s good to know that our young people are getting some good teaching in art.
Unless you live in downtown Ludowici, do not expect any patrols in your area — especially if you live on the outskirts of Ludowici in Long County. I’ve lived here for 10 years and I believe I’ve seen four cruisers pass by my house in that time. We need more police.
Anyone remember the little girl with the big voice who sang a solo on 9/23/01 for our memorial at Olvey Field? She is now a 17-year-old senior at Liberty County High School and still has that big, beautiful voice.