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Come on people, let’s hear about who the cop was that hit the sign at Walmart. Everybody knows it happened because all the people were running out there. Editor’s note: The matter was investigated by the police department and personnel action was taken. No charges or injuries were involved. If it were a civilian in a relatively minor accident in a public parking lot and there was no charge or injury, it likely would not be reported by the newspaper, therefore The Gazette is not publishing the name in this case.
I’m calling about the fog in Fancy Gap and Galax and everywhere else around. It is a law in Virginia to have your lights on and there are a lot of cars that don’t drive with their lights on in the rain and the fog. If the police would start ticketing them, maybe we wouldn’t have so many wrecks.
Banner year for town
Editor’s note: Independence Town Manager Jerry Hughes last week issued this statement in response to two Hotline comments published in the March 25 edition of The Gazette, concerning why the town hasn’t changed its seasonal banners downtown:
Tisn’t the season
I would just like to remind the Town of Independence that Christmas is over. They still are flying the Christmas decorations up on Main Street. We are almost ready for Easter now. I know this happened again last year but please. The flags are really pretty and they really added to the town. But Christmas is now over so they need the spring flags up. Hopefully they will get that done.
Living in sin
I saw in The Gazette that our lawmakers in Richmond have made another sin legal. It has always been illegal to live together if you were not married, even though a lot of our couples broke God’s and man’s law. Some unmarried couples that live together even attend church together. God will be their judge. Read your Bible. God’s law does not change.
To the editor: I am the one that called in the “gun control worries” in the Hotline. You are misunderstanding me. I am not saying the officers should not get a lunch break. I am saying I shouldn’t go by the restaurant and see [so many officers from different police agencies] at the same time. I am saying that if the police officers were out patrolling and not at lunch at the same time, people might not be afraid and may not all want to buy guns and carry guns. Don’t post and misinterpret what I said.
I was reading in the paper today about the new state prison in Grayson County, how you could shop there, you could eat there, you could rent a room there. I thought prisoners were supposed to pay for their crime. Looks to me like they are getting the easy street.