Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity. We also do not what motivated the callers:
After reading y'all's police blotters I got to tell you, you don't need a comic section.
I do not agree with the caller who said Liberty County teachers and board members were more qualified than Sarah Palin. Gov. Palin is fully qualified for vice president. I do agree that Lilly Baker and Becky Carter would make good candidates for vice president too. What's wrong with our country? Democrats.
I want to correct the caller who said the mayor and councilmen are going to China. Only the mayor, Billy Edwards and Ron Tolley are going to China. The council was not invited.
Somebody should bring to the bus drivers attention that, while it's bad enough when civilians talk on phones, causing accidents, without them driving students and talking on phones. That should be against the law or they should at least be fired.
Hinesville Police Department vote no on rotating shifts. The majority want to stay where we're at.
When it comes to college football no one takes a butt whipping like the Georgia Bulldogs.
The caller asking the health department to give teachers flu shots free must be a teacher because you're too dang cheap to go buy your flu shot like the rest of us do.
Martin Luther King said he had a dream that one day a man would not be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character. We just elected a man based solely on the color of his skin.
This is to the callers who've had trouble pronouncing Barack Obama's name, can we say, Mr. President, boys and girls?
I totally agree with the caller who doesn't want to read Doonesbury. It is totally nasty. It is not a comic.
There has been a sign that racism in the United States is cracking.