What’s happened to the people?
What has happened to the people of this great land of ours? They have no respect for themselves or anyone else. Would you have believed the things people are doing? People out in the streets with no clothes on. People filling our parks with all kinds of things, leaving all types of filthy trash. Raping and killing our children. Will it ever stop? Does anybody care,
We have all this drug abuse, on top of all this. Our schools have completely abandoned our children, yet they keep blaming them.
Please Pray for our country and try to be America again.
James L. Wiggins
Ask important questions
"The proposal, which would require people who claim the federal credit to have Social Security numbers to prove they're legal workers, is being offered as a way to help pay for extending the Social Security tax cut for most American wage-earners. It would trim federal spending by about $10 billion over a decade." (quote taken from article appearing on Fox News website entitled "Republicans target child tax break for illegal immigrants" on 02/09/2012)
That's right folks! There is currently a proposal in Congress geared at requiring people who receive a refund check from the U.S. government to "to prove they're legal workers. You know what that means don't you? Right now, and all the while that our economy has been going down the toilet, the US taxpayer has been handing over checks averaging $1,800.00 to people who file tax returns and have not even proven that they are in this country legally!
How does that sit with you now that hunting season on the hardworking American taxpayer is in full swing?
Oh, by the way, two questions ... How much are you paying in taxes right now? How big is the Federal deficit?
God Bless (what's left of) America!
In support of Brooks, minority of board members
I support Dr. Roy Brooks and the minority of the school board who are trying to do what is best for ALL the children in the county. There are enough problems in this county without destroying the great school system that we have.
Martha A. Brown
Time to wake up!
Let me first say that the recent Sumter County Boards actions do not surprise me. I wrote a letter to the editor in 2009 about my daughter and the experience we went through when we tried to get her in a smaller class setting in PLC and were black balled by a councelor and was told she didnt qualify for it, but all the reserch I did and the principal of PLC told me that she did qualify but then he said she didnt, so I know she was black balled.
I wrote that she was very smart and that she would get her education without the help of Sumter County Schools and I am very proud to say she did, and scored very high on her tests. She did not give up on her education even with the stuff the school and councelor put her through.
People of Sumter County need to wake up soon or you will be losing all your businesses because people move into counties for jobs and education for thier children if the trend for Sumter County countinues it will turn into a ghost town with nothing to look forward to.
My oldest son and his wife are looking to move from Sumter County as well because of the school system and the job situation. Jobs and schools both go hand in hand.
My daughter is also moving from Sumter county as well because she knows there is nothing in Americus as far as jobs and she wants the best for her son and Sumter County is not it.
People please wake up and get our county back where it needs to be to bring in more business and Get your school system back where it was as far as being a place for our young people to flourish. Sumter county was a place where our neighboring counties were sending thier kids to but now people are sending thier kids to those same counties that were coming to Sumter county. PLEASE WAKE UP before its too late....
Let your board member know how you feel
This past Monday night, I attended the work session of the Sumter County Board of Education. I addressed the board to express my concerns about a number of issues.
I fear my words fell on at least six sets of deaf ears. Some of the board members never even gave me the courtesy of looking at me as I spoke. I left the meeting with the distinct impression that these board members are simply going to "wait us out" and feel that those of us demanding answers will eventually go away ... We can not let that happen!
Given the manner in which recent votes on changing legal counsel and "rescinding" the board's plan for redistricting were handled, one can only conclude that several of the board members must have put their heads together outside public meetings. What else might they be planning?
Please be part of the solution to the problems on the school board by keeping the pressure on them! If you feel your board member isn't working for the good of our children, hold him/her accountable! If you think he/she may have violated the law or the oath of office, begin a recall effort in your district! Recall packets can be obtained at the Board of Elections office at the courthouse.
On a more positive note, if your board member is trying to do what is right, please express your appreciation. This is a very difficult time for them. It is also a difficult time for our superintendent. Dr. Brooks deserves our support and appreciation as well.
Please commit to attending all board meetings and work sessions. Your presence will demonstrate to board members acting with impunity that we will not go away. At the same time, your presence will provide support and encouragement to the board members and Dr. Brooks, who are acting with the best interests of our children at heart.
For the Children,
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