Letters to the Editor

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We do not publish letters to the editor regarding candidates (for example, endorsing or criticizing a candidate) during the two weeks prior to an election. This policy helps ensure that readers will have time to respond to such a letter before the end of the election period. The deadline for…

The property owners in Walker County have received their tax bills due by 12/20/18. The line “Public Health Facility & Serv” is the thinly veiled “Erlanger Tax”. It is for the 2011 debt, secured by Walker and Catoosa counties for Erlanger to run Hutcheson.

For years Walker County voters misguidedly put our trust in a commissioner who turned out to be a deadbeat, writing massive checks on our account that she knew she would never honor. When we finally threw her out and hired a new commissioner, he turned out to be a glad-hander, smiling, speak…

Brian Kemp is a man of integrity who will lead our state in the right direction of safety and prosperity. He has committed to tackling the opioid epidemic that has wreaked havoc on our community. As coroner, I have seen firsthand, as have many local families, the devastation the opioid crisi…

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I went along on a ride along with an officer of the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department on a night in April. The first call we went on was a case of stolen keys. Someone broke out a window of a truck. The second instance we had was a belligerent person call. The officer did a very good job b…

I am a student at Dalton State College in the Social Work Program. I am writing to ask that your readers help make school campuses safer for students in Georgia by opposing House Bill 280. According to a study reported by Defilippis and Hughes (2015), there have been numerous fatal accidents…

I am writing to express appreciation for the public service of Ms. Bebe Heiskell, Walker County commissioner. After serving 16 years as commissioner, Ms. Heiskell completes 40 years of service to the people of Walker County. I first met her when she was an administrative assistant to then Co…

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I am writing in response to the article in the Dec. 14 edition of the Catoosa County News titled: "Was it cronyism? The hiring of Randy Camp to be Catoosa County's new fire chief turned into a debate on 'good old boy' politics when commissioners decided they needed to approve all department heads."