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Letters

  • County could be carved up

    Name calling won’t get us anywhere near solving the zoning hassle in Grayson. All it does is make people mad and logic goes out the window.
    Meanwhile, three of our supervisors are part of an orchestrated effort to throw Grayson County open to “developers” intent on cutting this lovely land into pieces for their own purposes, regardless of environmental impact.
    They trade on local resentment caused by operators who raped the land and robbed the people and moved local jobs overseas.

  • Fire wasn't start of 'zoning war'

    My daughter recorded a radio broadcast that aired before the January meeting of the Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting and signed off as “paid for by Concerned Citizens of Grayson County.”
    The pro-zoning side now uses this name to watch and investigate the supervisors. The true concerned citizens are the ones that are worried about not having freedom to do things on their land.

  • Zoning foes a silent majority

    I get so sick of reading things in the paper from the people that want to keep zoning.  It’s clear that the same people keep writing. Writing the same old stuff.
    I do not want zoning and I know a lot of people that want it gone, too.
    Just because we aren’t public speakers or take the time to write and write and write doesn’t mean we aren’t out here.
    We’re the ones that elected these supervisors in. Clearly they won, so clearly there are a lot of us get‑rid‑of‑zoning people out here.
    Larry Waldridge

  • Obtaining disability is difficult

    I was born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and have lived with a shunt my entire life. I have developed generalized anxiety disorder, a trace of Crohn’s Disease and depression.
    I am unable to work with such obstacles. I applied for disability benefits twice. I was turned down twice and am appealing the second rejection.

  • Assumptions differ from facts

    Carroll County Public Service Authority board member David Hutchins was recently quoted in a news report:
    “When we look at our systems, we look at Fancy Gap water, and while it is funded that way, Rural Development looks at it as Carroll County has a water system.

  • Board didn't follow rules with zoning vote

    The 2013-14 procedures, approved by the Grayson Board of Supervisors, require a minimum of one week’s notice and public meetings before a motion can be entertained by the board. Since approved board procedures were not followed in allowing Mr. Rosenbaum to make a last minute motion concerning zoning at his first meeting as a supervisor in December 2013, the motion to repeal zoning should have been denied at the December meeting.
    This gross mistake in procedure needs to be addressed immediately!

  • Zoning benefits the wealthy

    The Grayson County supervisors meeting Jan. 9 was a very good get-together of the millionaires versus the poor people.
    The three supervisors that were in control before have gone to the happy hunting ground.
    The person that referred to them as the three stooges probably needs to look longer in the mirror.
    The first several people that spoke had made their fortune somewhere else, then moved here to get out of the rat race, traffic, crime. Now want to live here in peace and harmony and don’t want us to have anything.

  • Woodlawn School could be a danger

    At the Woodlawn High School meeting Jan. 23, my wife spoke regarding closing the school.
    After hearing other comments, we are in agreement that the special ed children are in need of having a place to play basketball, etc.
    However, as stated by my wife, when we attended a meeting with former School Superintendent [Greg] Smith and others at the school, it was stressed that the school was in dire need of repairs.
    Apparently, that information has changed considerably. It now appears that we were sadly misinformed.

  • Zoning repeal needs to stop

    The answer to the question of whether to keep zoning is simple. Factions on both sides would like us to think it’s not.
    Zoning is not about the county being able to tell you what to do, it is about your ability to tell the county what you want. If you give up zoning, whatever you like or dislike about what’s moving in next door, you will no longer have a say or even the forum to give your opinion.
    Don’t listen to polarizing factions on both sides telling you what to think. The grandstanding and drama are about personal agendas and not truth.

  • Board 'hijacked' by zoning foes

    There is no better or more important protection for this county than the zoning ordinance. Why, then, are some in this community fighting against their own best interest?