LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mayor at fault

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Jo Ann Wilson

Yes, the Messenger article was correct ("Rhome Council member walks out: Citizens give heated critique of officials," published March 26, 2016).

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City plagued by poor management

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Patricia Mitchell

In the coming weeks, you will hear one city council candidate or another speak of "growth" and "prosperity," but nothing has changed.

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City government ignores policy violations

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By David Wilson

On several occasions our city council and mayor have met in executive session to discuss the actions and behavior of our police chief. They met again Monday night to discuss the problems surrounding our controversial chief.

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Care about your town

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Kemp Akeman

Apparently many citizens of Rhome were not aware of the strong disagreements between a council that consistently votes 4-0 against what a strong contingent of citizens request for consideration, including when the tax rollback was approved but snubbed by current council members.

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Rumors rampant in Rhome

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

Please think! Could it be a very large chunk of the legal budget was spent on investigating the police chief and council by the mayor at the start of her term, never sharing the results with the council so they could act?

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Council blindly follows Davis’ lead

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Sam Eason

The Rhome City Council has hitched their collective wagon to the Brandon Shawn Davis horse.

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Disturbing gunfire continues

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Gene Bevil

The gunfire continues where I live, within 100 yards of my house and 50 yards from a natural gas storage tank.

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Trump will make America great

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Pete Rivera

I thank the Messenger for inviting the people of Wise County to be able to express their thoughts on the upcoming elections.

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Vote for Akers-Amos

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Antonio Sustaita

"Voting serves an essential function in the United States. By registering to vote and then casting your ballot in a local, state or national election, you're helping to shape the place in which you live."

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Re-elect Danny White

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By David W. Johnson

What we have here in Wise County is a primary contest for county commissioner, Precinct 1.

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Some Democrats stuck in Dark Ages

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Patricia Wheeler

In response to the views that were printed in the Wise County Messenger, Tracy Smith is one of the most informed people that I know.

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Vote Amos for inclusive, bright future

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Rita Tucker, Jack Tucker, Winford Cash, Lee Foster, Charles Randolph, Margaret Stephens, Kristina Kemp

We, the undersigned, spent a lifetime working to fulfill the Democratic Party's goals and values, long before we became elected precinct chairs for the Wise County Democratic Party.

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Smith is gifted leader

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Carla M. Hardin

I take issue with a recent characterization of Tracy Smith as being driven by ego in performance of her duties as Democratic Party chair.

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Circus comes to Rhome

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Robin Holmes

The council meeting last Thursday was to say the least, a circus act. As usual, the council doesn't listen to the people of Rhome.

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Kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Rev. Anthony Hiatt

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, three of us were outside the Starbucks in Decatur to offer "Ashes to Go" to those wishing to start the Lenten season but who were unable to get to their church to receive ashes.

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Smith knowledgeable leader

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Laci Raley

I am proud to offer my endorsement for the re-election of the Wise County Democratic Party chair, Tracy A. Smith.

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Vote Amos to unite party

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Alice Cash

Please vote for Janet Akers-Amos for Wise County Democratic chair so we can once again have meetings as we did until a year ago when Ms. Smith got angry at some people and stopped having them.

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Smith’s ego destroying party

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Lee Foster

In response to Charles Fennell and Lena Wells, I can say that they are easily impressed about the Wise County Democratic chair.

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Re-elect Smith to lead party

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By KJ Lowry

We have a hotly contested Democratic race in this primary election. It is for the Wise County Democratic Party chair.

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Vote Amos for party chair

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Rita Tucker

Vote Janet Akers-Amos for the Wise County Democratic Party chair.

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