Letters to the Editor

Killers don’t need guns to kill people
To the editor:
If a madman wants to kill innocent people, he will find a way. Killers don’t need guns to kill people.
Timothy McVeigh used fertilizer. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists used box cutters and airplanes. The Nazis used cyanide gas.
Taking guns away from innocent people will not protect innocent people. The problem is not guns, it is a godless society.
Hank Williams
Cornelia
 
Very proud of REACH students
To the editor:
Congratulations to Matthew Cooper, superintendent of Habersham County Schools; Rhonda Andrews, director of Elementary Schools; Pam Dalton, director of Secondary Schools; and the Habersham County Board of Education for the implementation of the REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) program in our county school system.
This is an excellent program and will make a significant difference in the lives of the students selected, as well as their families.
The first five REACH Scholars were selected and inducted this past Wednesday, Oct. 4. They are: Xandria Burns, North Habersham Middle School; Sebastian Trey Mashburn, NHMS; Bethany Bruning, Hilliard A. Wilbanks Middle School; Casandra Alvarez Garcia, South Habersham Middle School; and Rafael Fajardo, SHMS.
REACH Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach through high school and must maintain good grades, behavior and attendance through middle school and high school. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation from high school, they are awarded a $10,000 scholarship that can be used at a University System of Georgia, Technical College of Georgia, or eligible private post-secondary institution.
I am very proud of these young people and congratulate them on their selection.
R. Allen Smith
Cornelia
 
Explore possibility of solar panels
To the editor:
I respectfully suggest that Sautee residents explore the possibility of changing their power source to solar panels.
Marie Sternhardt
Mt. Airy
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