LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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Vote Smith for party chair

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Don Drain

I am a lifelong Democrat, and I know what it takes to lead and run a party whether it's a precinct or a county party.

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Questioning information source

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Naomi Batis

A reply to Diane Hughes' letter in the Feb. 10 edition of the Messenger about Ted Cruz being eligible to run for president.

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Hospital staff showed kindness

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Ruby Partin

My heartfelt thank you goes to each person who touched my life while I was a patient at Wise Health System in Decatur.

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Don’t close the door on Cruz

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Diane Hughes

I wholeheartedly disagree with the letter submitted by Naomi Bates in regard to Ted Cruz's citizenship.

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Council acts in best interest of city

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

The council did not vote on the resolution to adopt the tax rollback, not from disrespect for citizens, but because it was not in the best interest of the city, period.

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Wise Democrats = Tracy Smith

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Lena Wells

When I think of the Wise County Democratic Party, the next name that comes to mind that I associate with Democrats of Wise County is Tracy Smith.

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Smith exemplifies party leader

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Charles Fennell

Tracy Smith is a friend of mine, and I am delighted to write this letter recommending her to continue in the role of chairperson of the Wise County Democratic Party.

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Countryside shooting not problem

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The anti-shooting presentation hit all the emotional hot buttons, as in guns and children and safety and AK-47s and alcohol and law enforcement that wouldn't do what he wanted and his tenure as a longtime citizen and impartiality because he is a gun owner, plus his offer to influence any shooting committee.

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Thanks for generosity

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Ashley Pike-Hall

On behalf of the Pike and Gentry families, we would like to thank each and every person who donated, helped and/or supported the benefit for Marianne and Binky.

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Cruz ineligible to run

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Naomi (Parish) Bates

Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president of the United States.

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Offering ideas for gun ordinance

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Gene Paul Bevil

In the interest of continuity on a subject, the discharge of firearms in populated areas, I would like to follow up my recent letter to the editor with this thought of a solution to the perceived problem.

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Parking lot dangerous

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Diane Hughes

No one likes to hear anyone complain, but for all those who shop in Decatur I have this to say: when are those responsible going to do something about the Wal-Mart parking lot?

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