Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

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More than money

Dear Ed­i­tor: I was greatly sad­dened to read Sa­muel Hay’s let­ter to the ed­i­tor, which dealt with the house fire and the demise of Mr. Aubrey Whelchel. Mr. Whelchel taught math and sci­ence at New­ton County High School while I was a stu­dent there in the late 1950s.

Mr. Whelchel was one of the many fine teach­ers that New­ton County was blessed to have dur­ing that time and who af­fected so many lives. I re­mem­ber Mr. Whelchel and how he in­sisted on per­form­ing and do­ing what he was paid to do. He had his own style of main­tain­ing dis­ci­pline and or­der in the class­room. Oc­ca­sion­ally his dis­ci­pline was up close and per­sonal, or if he didn’t want to have phys­i­cal con­tact, he just might bounce a fast­ball piece of chalk off the of­fend­ing party’s head. He was def­i­nitely from the old school but left me a much richer per­son for hav­ing known him.

I am so sorry to hear of his demise in such a man­ner. But, wanted to add to the record — he gave so much more than the be­queaths he left in his will.

Dear Ed­i­tor: I’d like to ad­dress this to the per­son who stole two mag­a­zines from the New­ton Li­brary. To the per­son who stole the new copies of Essence and the Na­tional Re­view: your theft of the cur­rent is­sues of th­ese mag­a­zines, al­though not a great mon­e­tary loss, are a sig­nif­i­cant loss to our com­mu­nity. Th­ese is­sues both

Fel­ton Hud­son Stone Moun­tain

com­mem­o­rated the his­toric elec­tion of Barack Obama. Now that they have been taken from the li­brary, many peo­ple will be un­able to en­joy the ar­ti­cles and pic­tures that mean so much to our coun­try.

It makes me won­der who you are. I guess if you stole th­ese par­tic­u­lar mag­a­zines, you must be an Obama sup­porter. What would he have to say about your theft?

You should be ashamed, and re­turn th­ese items now.

Wendy Har­ring­ton

Cov­ing­ton

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