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Category: Letters To The Editor

McCain the hero Trump will never be

Turning to the contrasts in sacrifice and character when discussing Donald Trump and John McCain, let us begin with sacrifice concerning both families. Starting with the grandfather of Donald Trump and continuing on to his two adult sons, there is not one day of military service – none. With John McCain, the total opposite is…

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County comprehensive plan should be reviewed

Once again, the cities and the county are in conflict over the special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) which is a financing method for funding high priority capital projects. At the August Rabun County Commissioners meeting several citizens objected to the commissioners proposal to spend $8 million dollars of potential future SPLSOT funds to expand the…

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Abrams’ debt has no impact on governing

Re: Stacey Abrams’ debt. Ms. Abrams came from a low income family and was accepted by Yale Law School. To take advantage of the opportunity meant taking on debt. To not take advantage would have been foolish. When she came to Rabun County, she spoke eloquently about obtaining a job with a law firm and…

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Stacey Abrams focuses on the real issues

A hot race for Georgia’s Governor is underway. It is time for us to put a pragmatist who focuses on the real issues into the Governor’s office. Stacey Abrams single-handedly stopped the largest tax increase in Georgia history. It occurred in 2011 when a Republican backed bill proposed cutting income taxes while raising a tax…

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Time for officials to sign SDS agreement

As Rabun County commissioners discussed the rationale to raise taxes, citizens asked the commissioners if they could take advantage  of state funds and grants. The commissioners responded that they were unable to receive state loans or grants while Rabun County’s service delivery strategy (SDS) is in dispute. The SDS negotiations blew up over 3 years…

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Trump poised to set dubious record

Donald Trump is now poised to become the new gold standard in Presidential lying — an ominous role formerly held by Richard Nixon. We must all remember regardless of our political affiliation, we are first Americans. The 4,229 lies of Donald Trump, documented by the Washington Post, are a direct threat to our lives and…

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Compassion for families necessary

As a new grandparent and the proud father of a wonderful daughter, I am heartbroken about the news that perhaps 500 children torn from their parents as they sought asylum may never see their families again. I can’t imagine never seeing my precious doughter again. In many cases, these innocent children have been taken at…

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Encouraged to see citizens cooperate

It has been refreshing to watch a citizens group of  localDemocrats, Republicans and Progressives in action the past few months. This recent non-partisan “Coalition for Good Government in Rabun” has had a constructive impact on our local governments by doing research on the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS), presenting their input in a professional and dutiful…

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