Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for the veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
I think the Christmas in the Park event was real nice, but I think the Chamber should think about when they do it. With all the downtown professionals getting off at 5 p.m., traffic was horrible. Maybe next year, do it at 7 or on a Saturday.
I think there should have been a runoff between Carolyn Smith Carter and Charlie Frasier for District 2 on the school board. I don’t think people realize there is more than one Charles Frasier.
The problem with taxing foreign-made vehicles is that cars from the U.S. are made in Canada or Mexico. And vehicles that used to be foreign, like Toyota, are now made in the U.S. Good luck figuring that one out.
Congratulation to you Republicans for electing Saxby Chambliss. Guess what, this guy voted for the first bailout package but
not the second. He doesn’t want to help out the auto industry. He must drive a foreign car.
I thought Christmas in the Park downtown was fantastic. However, there should not be any smoking allowed at a public, family event like that. There were people smoking everywhere and the city put out tall black ashtrays for them.
Savannah’s commerce has a lot to do with the business it does at the port, which is tide to China. I understand why they went to China. But Hinesville’s commerce base is the military. What did we loose by going to China?