11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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Opinion Letters

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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I have never been political or taken a stand on a political topic but recent events have made me scared as the ideological divide becomes wider in this country, and people are not listening to each other any more.

Sarah Palin has a special responsibility and opportunity in the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. For it was Sarah Palin alone who earlier put the crosshairs of a gun on Rep. Giffords.

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published: 10/18/2013
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