Woody Marshall’s fabulous photograph of the American Goldfinch was a delight for me and, I’m sure, scores of bird lovers in Middle Georgia. Since it’s too hot to go birding, I’ll enjoy the view at my breakfast nook as I’m reading The Telegragh. Thanks, Woody.
— Linda Lester
I just wanted to thank all the candidates who are running “clean” campaigns that stick to the issues and stay away from personal attacks. I especially want to commend Ken Hodges, Democratic candidate for state attorney general who has been viciously attacked. I know Ken and know that he is greatly loved by all races in Dougherty County where he was district attorney for 12 years. Ken chaired our annual King Day Celebration Dinner several times. The dinner raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Albany Civil Rights Museum.
I am proud of his campaign which emphasizes that he is a “prosecutor, not a Politician.” Crime is on the rise in this state and criminals don’t discriminate against their victims. We need an experienced attorney general and Ken Hodges is that man.
— Roger Marietta
Darn, what a treat
I went to Luther Williams Baseball Stadium recently for a Pinetoppers game and was accosted immediately upon my arrival. I was accosted by a friendly and courteous young man at the ticket window, accosted again by a nice lady at the turnstile, and yet again by another smiling face letting me know of the bargains to be had on this particular night. When I went inside the wonderful stadium the accosting continued by a courteous attendant who showed me exactly where my seats were. And if that weren’t enough, it happened again when I went for a bratwurst and beverage.
I don’t know where these people get off on the constant smiles, the remarks of “enjoy the game,” and all the customer friendly service. It was simply horrendous. I was utterly shocked by seeing a little girl celebrating her birthday by throwing out the first pitch — and chagrined beyond words when they allowed anyone who wanted to run the bases after the game. Oh the humanity!
If they continue this practice down at Luther Williams field, I will be forced to tell everyone I know that they should all go down there and converge on the place, buy a ticket, a hot dog, drink and after getting change back from there $20, take their seat and protest accordingly. Do all this, of course, while sitting in a historic old ball park, in the greatest hometown of all, watching that wonderful game called Baseball.
— George L. Fisher
If memory serves me right, didn’t Joe Allen grace the local news as well as the pages of The Telegraph exhibiting his strength and fortitude pulling up “unsightly” signs that litter the highways and byways? So why don’t we see him roaming this fair city disposing of those same sort of signs that promote the SPLOST as well as the campaign signs of local politicians?
— Anthony B. Harris