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Opinion Letters

First, we want to apologize for this not coming in a timelier manner. During this difficult season of our lives with Gabe’s illness there have been so many individuals, churches, schools, and members of the community that have shown our family an outpouring of love, support and prayers. Many of you we know and some we have never met but our lives have been touched by your kindness. We would like to express our gratitude to all who have shown such kindness and love to our family.

A special thank you to Sheriff Robbie Holland, Lieutenant Brian Leopard, Judge Downs, Congressman Heath Shuler and the entire Macon County Sheriff’s Department.

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My friend, Norma Ivey, and I are riding along when she suddenly sings out this little rhyme, “Goodbye trees, you gotta go... Macon County’s gotta grow... Roads go here, roads go there...Seems like there’s asphalt everywhere!” We’re on Route 28, driving toward Cowee.

Yes, big machines are ripping trees out of the earth and tossing them into piles. Properties have been bought out and gaping holes and ditches appear where wildflowers used to grace the roadside.

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To: Brian McClellan, Chairman of Board of Commissioners:

We wish to respond to the 3,200-acre “Wilderness Area” proposal that possibly will be presented for deliberation to the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

On Jan. 27, the 15 directors of the Macon County Coon Hunters Association voted to strongly oppose this proposal.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended the benefit, contributed, made those beautiful cakes, gave of your time and monies, helped with the hot dog supper and to all of the musicians.

All of you made last Saturday a huge success.

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published: 10/18/2013
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