Last Thursday, I wholeheartedly agreed with the writer of "OFFICIALS HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION" as she said, " ----we need to take the responsibility of our trash and clean up our community."
I vehemently disagreed with her proposal, "This would be county forced and contracted." Please do not speak to me of being forced by my county to do anything.
"FORCED" is reminiscent of the leadership of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Mao whose governments failed miserably and are now defunct. Our forums gave evidence that an overwhelming majority of you feel as I do about my freedom to choose.
We exercised that freedom when we elected our commissioners. They are our representatives - not our dictators. Nor do I think any of them wish to be dictators.
I am offended by the suggestion that our county may force any of us to do anything. Please do not be misled by the quotation of undocumented figures in the article.
Don't be led into a belief that our waste disposal expense will be eliminated by the addition of a "FORCED" service. There are no free rides, and we shall always have to pay for our waste disposal. It is incumbent upon each of us and our leaders to be as efficient as possible in controlling that expense.
According to the writer, curbside garbage collection service is available to each of us, today, at a cost of $28.11 per month. Those who desire it will surely be responsible in using it. Those who may be "FORCED" into having it will just as surely be abusive of it like they are abusive of the currently available facilities.
Question yourself, "If curbside service is already available at this affordable price, why does it need to be "FORCED" upon us?
It’s time for us to express our interest, again. I think we should pack the commission meeting room at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12 and quietly and orderly let our commissioners know what we want them to do.
I think we also need to contact them individually, beforehand and communicate with them. They will all be out of the city on business during the coming week so, get them on the weekends as you can.
There are solutions to this problem I do not have them. We must find them by research and cooperation. We shall never achieve them by being "FORCED" to do anything.
Seizure of AP records insult to independent press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
Eyewitness gives account of Boston Marathon bombings
BOSTON, MA — Rushing to the streets to help runners, my eyes stared vacantly in disbelief. Is this actually happening today at The Boston Marathon?
Letter to the editor:
I recently learned that an employee working for the Dooly County School System was discharged from the military because of a “personality disorder.”
Life, liberty, and…..abuse?
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, which is a heavy burden to put on April, which is already working to promote awareness for cancer, severe weather, autism, parkinson’s disease, sexual assault, stress, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, and includes a ‘special’ week for volunteers.
What should have happened in the legislature during 2013
(Editor’s Note: David Pennington’s synopsis of the recent legislative session appeared in the Thursday, April 11 Cordele Dispatch. What follows is his opinion about what should have happened while the Georgia representatives and senators were in Atlanta).
The view from inside the schools
(Editor’s note: In light of recent events and accusations surrounding Wilcox County and segregated proms here is an excerpt from a posting on the home page for Wilcox County Schools).
Life, liberty, and…..the west coast?
Thankfully, just when most humor writers are looking around for material, somebody on the west coast does something stupid for us. How patriotic!
Death not a 'dead end'
This past week, a former local minister pointed out the irony of this road sign at the intersection of 8th Ave. and 1st St. in Cordele.
Life, liberty, and…..nudity?
A couple of weeks ago, just before the two week series of “Dancing with the Post Office Stars,” a man approached me in the bank parking lot and offered a suggestion for a column.
Life, liberty and correspondence
A couple of letters to the editor in the Cordele Dispatch caught my attention lately.
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