Thursday, August 4, 2011
All worked out OK
Last week was just one of those weeks. It was full of surprises and challenges.
Each week, we strive here at your South Reporter to get things right. Most of the time, we’re on target.
And last week there was even an extra focus on accuracy because it was the final newspaper before the August 2 primary.
Close to Nowhere
Did you vote?
• Tuesday morning when I stopped at the Laws Hill Community Center to vote, the parking lot had cars in it and I actually had to stand in line to vote! I was delighted.
Normally, at about 7:10 or so, I’m one of the first two or three to vote. I think I was ninth this time.
Fish doing quite well after oil spill
The Northside Sun newspaper just completed a bit of investigative reporting on the lasting effects of the BP oil spill. After a 12-hour analysis of the red snapper population within a few miles of the oil spill, the Sun concludes that the fish are doing quite well.
Letters To The Editor
More consistent bills
While my family and I are not originally from Holly Springs, we’ve come to call it home. My wife and I have made many friends here, and we often feel that we could have never lived anywhere else. We’ve come to share many of the dreams (and some of the disappointments) of our fellow Holly Springers – that our historic town has lots of potential for commerce and growth, but that for some reason certain elements in our community stultify this potential.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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