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Submitted By: Alex SokolowSubmitted: 5/17/2016
Dear Editor, Although many of us do not like Trump, perhaps we should nevertheless grit our teeth and vote for him in this election. If it’s a choice between a Trump Presidency and an Iranian nuclear strike, the lesser of the two evils is a Trump Presidency. If I am correct, the current agreement allows Iran to hide nuclear weapons at unknown but suspected sites; it also gives Iran 24 days’ notice in which to move weapons to a site not being inspected. At first Trump wasn’t going to re-negotiate this agreement, but more recently he has indicated that he would. I don’t believe Clinton or Sanders have said they would. If we elect Trump this time around, and stabilize the situation with Iran, then we can feel free to vote for someone more environmentalist and/or Presidential in 2020. Alex Sokolow

Submitted By: Stephanie HollandSubmitted: 2/14/2016
We fear what we do not know. That includes people. Though it did not come from a religious perspective, I grew up hearing anti-LGBT rhetoric from my parent, from television and movies, and from the kids at school. Boys who acted effeminate were teased and bullied. I thought of LGBT people as non-people, strange people. My mind and my world were small. I have had the good fortune to become friends with members of the LGBT community in college and throughout my adult life. I got to know them as people who love, go to school, go to work, have families, laugh, cry, help others, get angry,… Guess what I learned! They are people. Like me. Like you. Yep, like you. I write this letter in support of Mitchell Gold, the LGBT community, and the PRIDE club at Alexander Central and my wish is that those who condemn them make an effort to truly know them. Have a conversation. Truly listen. Open your heart and your mind and let the fear slip away. I know you’ll find that your world will be the ri

Submitted By: Barbara MarianiSubmitted: 2/10/2016
February 10, 2016 To: The Taylorsville Times Letter to the Editor I just read all the letters to the editor in today’s Taylorsville Times on the topic of Mr. Mitchell Gold of the Bob William/Mitchell Gold Company that employs 700 plus workers in our county. Why is it important to label people? How does someone being different from you affect you or your daily life? I have heard so many people quote Leviticus 18:22 so many times but yet no one quotes the rest of Leviticus. Why is that? Is it because this is what you hear when you go to church and your clergy reads or tells you, “There it is, in writing, it is a sin.”? I want to remind everyone there are many other declared “sins” in this book of the bible. Such as: 1. Eating fat (3:17) Eating blood (3:17) 2. Failing to testify against any wrongdoing you’ve witnessed (5:1) 3. Failing to testify against any wrongdoing you’ve been told about (5:1) 4. Touching an unclean animal (5:2) 5. Carelessly making an oath (5:4) 6. D

Submitted By: Watchdog for "Mom and Pops" storesSubmitted: 1/27/2016
"BUY LOCAL"! I love what you are doing for the businesses in our area. We the people have been suffering in so many ways in the area of our small "mom and pop" stores since one store in particular has moved into our area. Yes I am talking about the super Walmart store. So when I see this store on the list among my "buy local" stores it bothers me! because it is like seeing a wolf in the middle of the sheep! I don't know how others feel about this and I know they make it really hard to buy any where else because they under cut every one else's prices but I still don't like it! SO I buy from all the small local stores when I can as often as I can so they will stay in business. We already have lost many of our hardware stores and I am hoping that we can keep as many of our family owned stores as possible in the future! Thanks to all of you who are continuing to fight the big businesses to serve us in our small community.

Submitted By: Concerned GrandparentSubmitted: 2/16/2015
Its Just Not Fair! I just want to write this letter in regards to the article I read in the Taylorsville Times this past week. It is in regards to the report card shown for our schools here in Alexander County. I realize that the state of NC thinks that they must see some kind of a yearly report from our schools but just looking at a single test score like this is not the answer! We have some of the best teachers in Alexander County that there is any where in our state. They love our children and they work very hard to see that they are getting a very thorough education in all areas but to point at this one single test and to make it look like they are not doing their job over one test is rediculous, not to say so very unfair to them and the students who have worked so hard all year! Do you not think that many of them may have whats called “test anxiety”? Some may have this more than others. I know that our children always dreaded those tests every y

Submitted By: ConcernedSubmitted: 2/10/2015
It's amazing how hard law enforcement and agencies like the dove house work to prosecute child molesters and then the justice system fails these poor innocent children and let pedophiles get seasoned attorneys to fight for them and they get let go to walk among our children again. Attorneys who fight for monsters to put food on their family's are a disgrace. Judgement day is coming.

Submitted By: ElaineSubmitted: 2/10/2015
It's a shame that the justice system works for the criminal and not the victim. Another child molester will be released into the public to take the innocence from another child. Look at the statistics for pedophiles, he will hurt another child.....

Submitted By: SoSubmitted: 7/24/2014
So-What's the deal with the hospital parking lot! Flea Market? Blanket business? Find it strange that AC proucers go to Hickory Farmers Market to sell AC produce. Of course. they would...they can sell AC residents. Life is good where life is good. So

Submitted By: Roger DixonSubmitted: 6/30/2014
I try to stay away from politics but the following is just too much. Here is a quote from Nancy Pelosi on the crisis of the thousands of children being dumped at our Southern borders. "This crisis that some call a crisis, we have to view as an opportunity," Pelosi said. "If you believe as we do that every child, every person has a spark of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect -- what we saw in those rooms was [a] dazzling, sparkling, array of God's children, worthy of respect." Really, Nancy? If every child has a "spark of divinity" and is God's child, how is it you avidly support abortion, which kills over a million children with that divine spark each year? Where is your respect for the unborn? Or, have you ascertained that the "divine spark" isn't present until after they come out of the womb? Ms. Pelosi says, "If you believe as we do..." Who exactly is the "we?" The Democrat party? Ms. Pelosi, along with the Democrat party, is one of the stanchest supporters of

Submitted By: maggie taylorSubmitted: 5/26/2014
Dear Outsider Insider, Thank you for your response to my answer to you. I do not think Alexander Co . is Paradise and have worked in mental health for years and a short period of time at the BIG prison made me realize that jobs were brought here by that prison , much needed jobs. But you do have to have a certain mindset to tough it out as an employee there. I chose not to continue working there. I hope you will stay tuned to the changes in Alexander Co. Yes 7 meth labs were busted , one near my home. Check out the stats in surrounding counties. This is a national, state and local problem for our police. Citizens of Alexander Co. have formed Neighborhood Watch programs. Most of us mind our own business but we KNOW when something is not right at our neighbors and we find out what is going on when we need to. Meth labs damage children, lives and careers. I am sure you are aware of that but it is NOT a problem only in Alexander Co. So change starts with organizations like

Submitted By: Outside InsiderSubmitted: 4/17/2014
Mrs. Taylor, I believe you've missed my point entirely. Community Gardens, a nice park on an old rock quarry, etc. will certainly nurture a family just as it did mine, but they wont feed it. I apologize for coming accross as arrogant in my factory worker remark, that was not my intent. Both of my parents still work in one of those few remaining factories; they are good, decent, hard-working people and I grew up well because of it. But how many jobs do you think there are in those factories? The short answer is: Not enough. I know a kid specifically, I won't call him by name of course. Said kid is now 27 years old, our parents are friends. He comes from another good, hard-working, decent family. He was average in school, he worked hard, but he didn't get into college. He worked for one of those factories for a little while after high school, until he was laid off. Just married, baby on the way, laid off. Its tough, but it happens. He'll bounce back, right? Wrong. THREE y

Submitted By: maggie taylorSubmitted: 4/9/2014
Re: the post of 3/21/14. I would like to commet. I did not grow up in Alexander Co. but I did raise my 6 children here for better than 30 years. I found exactly what I was looking for in Alexander Co. Growing up in a much larger city, I found friends and neighbors who really care about you. I found a church family and a minister who cared about me and my extended family. I found schools who may not score in the top 50 percent of the nation but were MORE than adequate after having my son in a private academy for 2nd grade in the eastern part of the state. I remembered through proper raising, it is the parents and grandparents job to educate, teach responsiblily, manners, and community service to their children. I found that the counselors and 4H, and library staff take a personal interest in Alexander Co. children. As a result of finding Alexander Co., I have 6 children who are educated, capable of living in any state, working as professionals, and even some have advanced degr

Submitted By: Outside InsiderSubmitted: 3/20/2014
I grew up in Alexander County, but realized as early as elementary school that there is extremely limited opportunity there. After the military (my first move to get out of Dodge), and then college, I got out as quickly as possible. I still keep close contact with many of my childhood friends, who like me got out. We share a common concern: What's left for those who couldn't, wouldn't, didn't get out? And each time I visit the online version of the T-ville Times I get my answer: crime and drugs. Robberies, meth labs, drug busts with intent to sell....sadness. A small town with a smalltown mindset that holds on too strongly to dirt roads and a "country way of life" is killing its future generations. But I guess the road to hell is paved with good intentions, right? No real industry, limited jobs (if you aspire to work your life away in a factory), no opportunity inside the county, top that with healthcare fiasco that folks without said jobs can't afford, increasing taxes and c

Submitted By: CFACSubmitted: 2/20/2014
Citizens for the Future of Alexander County Wants Your Opinion on Potential Alexander County Tax Increase! Rising costs, fewer state and federal dollars, shrinking county revenue, more and more people leaving the county to make purchases, lack of local retail, and taking money from the county fund balance could push Alexander County Commissioners to impose an increase in property taxes to meet the county budget needs. CFAC asks YOU where cuts could be made, whether taxes should or should not be increased, and what YOU think could help improve our local economy to keep taxes low. Go to Citizens for the Future of Alexander County Facebook and weigh in your comments.

Submitted By: Cliff FoxSubmitted: 6/19/2013
If the county commissioners would have used the $3,361,991 to recruit new factory employers and give them a few tax incentives to locate in Alexander County like adjacent counties have done they could prevent a future tax increase by increasing the counties tax base instead of upping our property taxes next budget!

Submitted By: Gary E. DavisSubmitted: 3/18/2013
To me the most disturbing matter concerning the up coming referendum of alcohol sales is not the for or against issue, but the falsehood of pretense of saying that you are against alcohol and the sales of it in Alexander County when the same person either drinks and or goes to places outside of the county to eat where everyone knows that alcohol is served. I just simply do not understand this reasoning. If your beliefs are against alcohol to that point, then why do you go to these places outside the county?

Submitted By: KenSubmitted: 3/16/2013
There are a lot of signs all over the county urging citizens to vote for or against the alcohol referendum, but it's going to take a lot more than signs to decide the issue. It's going to take votes. The proponents of unlimited alcohol sales, and it's expanded distribution and promotion, is going all out in their attempt to transform Alexander County's character. They are putting up signs, buying full page ads, and sending out bulk mailings. I say "they", but it is one person who is the driving force behind this proposal. He has apparently gotten 14 others to join his effort to reverse a long held tradition of limited alcohol sales in our county. That tradition and policy is based on family values. Their proposal is based on something quite different. They propose that the county reverse it's long standing tradition of limited alcohol sales. They are trying to seduce (hoodwink is more the word) the county citizens and county government into going along with their vision by enticing

Submitted By: Lynn PreslarSubmitted: 3/10/2013
For the past several months I have been reading letters to the editor in the Hickory Daily Record and the Taylorsville Times, concerning the upcoming referendum on alcohol sales in Alexander County. I have clipped many articles from those two papers, and quite frankly will sense much relief when this whole issue is decided. My hope is that when all is said and done, everyone in the county will work together to bring about increased revenues, as many letters indicate is necessary for the county to not "fall off the fiscal cliff"! I am a lifelong resident of Alexander County. My wife and I were educated in the school system, and raised two children who were also educated in the county and who are now college graduates with careers. This county was a great place to raise those children. Many letters sounded like some of our congressmen, giving misleading statistics that made it sound as if all we need to do is vote yes for all four issues on this referendum and we will have better sc

Submitted By: Greg DanielsSubmitted: 3/3/2013
I wanted to write about the vote that is on the ballot about legalizing alcohol. I am the son of James Daniels. My dad, as well as, the rest of my family, worked for years in a convenient store that is on the border,literrally the last building on the left going into Catawba county on highway 127. Now Evans Pharmacy. For as long as I can remember, we constantly had people coming to the lake on this side, looking to put their boat in the lake. They constantly wanted to know where in the store our beer was located. And , as dumb as it was nad is, we had to tell them to go back across the bridge to get it and then come BACK to the Alexander county side to put their boats in the water. Over a period of 30 years, I would hate to even think of how much money could have been spent on this side of a bridge. This is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of because the only thing Alexander is getting from Catawba county selling beer, less than a 1/2 a mile awy is the trash. Why wou

Submitted By: ResidentSubmitted: 3/1/2013
I will be forwarding the pictures of the 'Against' signs on church lawns to the IRS. According to the Law, these churches have the right to express their political opinion, but in doing so they will lose their tax exempt status. and Freedom From Religion Foundation Keep the wall between State and church strong.

Submitted By: Law abiding Christian citizenSubmitted: 2/28/2013
Boy am I glad to see that all Christians in the area see the word in true context. The bible does not speak against alcohol but the responsible use of it. I don't know if all those dollars will be brought in they people speak of, but any gain is a gain. I have seen others around me run to other counties on Sunday, sober or not. Alcohol is available to those who want it and being able to have a drink while eating out or being able to buy closer to home instead of driving into city limits or another county will not cause people to start drinking. I urge anyone that consumes to do so responsibly. Trying to shelter everyone from something you don't believe in does no good. Use your efforts to try and promote responsibility. Always have a designated driver and help keep our roads, family, and friends safe. Only my opinion, take it leave it.

Submitted By: Uncommon SenseSubmitted: 2/27/2013
As a Christian who supports our county’s alcohol referendum, there’s something about our county’s debate of this matter that has really come to bother me. From letters to the editor to Facebook postings and so on, there seems to be a generalization being made that all Christians are against alcohol and that the Bible speaks against the consumption of alcohol. My brothers and sisters in Christ, this is far from correct. What might be helpful is to instead suggest that some fundamentalist Christians are against alcohol and interpret the Bible in this such a way as to support their stand. *** When I encounter the biblical witness, I see Jesus who dined with sinners, uplifted for the poor, cured and healed the sick and taught His disciples to follow where he led. He did not speak against the consumption of alcohol. There is not one verse of scripture, regardless of your Bible version where Jesus takes a stand against alcohol. Rather, Jesus consumed wine with his disciples at the las

Submitted By: lifelong citizenSubmitted: 2/27/2013
We are all feeling the the economic crisis here in this county.There are no jobs and if you do find a job,they want to pay you wages frome the early 1980s.Maybe the expanding of alcohol sales is not the answer according to the moral majority.I have an idea,why dont churchs pay taxs.that would help alot.thanks

Submitted By: Greg ConradSubmitted: 2/25/2013
Alexander County ABC Referendum (in a nutshell) ! Here are the most common cencerns: 1. If this passes will there be more drunks on the highway ? (ANSWER) NO - DRY counties have a much higher % of Alcohol Related accidents and DWI's than WET counties ! 2. Will we see Biker Bars, Strip Clubs, etc. pop up all over the County ? (ANSWER) NO - the Counties Zoning ordinances won't allow those types of businesses ! 3. Will passing this really make any difference in the revenue generated in the county ! (ANSWER) YES - and the amount runs in the MILLIONS ! 4. If this does not pass will our Property Taxes have to go up ? (ANSWER) YES - and they will increase significantly just to cover the Counties obligations ! 5. Our County has lost a large number of Businesses and Restaurants just in the last 6 months ! Will passing this help turn that trend around ? (ANSWER) YES - we know of several Restaurants and Convenience Stores that on on hold from closing, pending the outcome of this election ! ** M

Submitted By: KEN LITTLESubmitted: 2/14/2013
I find it hard to believe that everybody is in such a uproar about alcohol. Alcohol is here and it's here to stay, it couldn't be stopped during prohibition and it will be here from now on. Seems to me it dosen't matter how it's sold, those that want it will get it, even if they have to drive across the river to get it, those that don't want it don't have to drink it. The major diffference will be an increase of revenue for the county. I don't think there will an increase in crime or drinking and driving. Sometimes change is hard and scary to people but I recall a time when Food Lion came to town and everybody was in a tizzy because there were going to sell that evil alcohol. People were going to boycott Food Lion. Now Walmart sells it. Has that really had a negative effect on the county? Should everybody be denied something because you don't approve of it? Everybody has diffferent opinions and one side will win, one will lose, but as I see it if it passes life will go on and no one wi

Submitted By: Uncommon SenseSubmitted: 2/13/2013
Just about every one of our families has one or two of those folks within it who just don’t seem to get the bigger picture. They often don’t even care about, nor even know, how far behind the times they are. You know what I’m talking about. They’re the ones who tend to resent change and they live in fear of new and different things. They argue that things were always better way back when. They see new opportunities as unnecessary and scary changes. While these are often beloved people in our families, and it’s often more challenging to be close to them. When their name or thinking comes up, we often find ourselves just having to say, “Well, that’s just old so-and-so, and well, you know how they are.” *** It seems like this particular relative is what our county has become. In relation to our family of surrounding counties, we’re that one who just doesn’t want to embrace change. Our county lives in fear of new or different things and we don’t tend to tolerate a diversity of vi

Submitted By: ALAN FOUNTAINSubmitted: 2/7/2013
As a retired law enforcement officer I no the evils that nightclubs and bars can bring to a community. As such I am not in favor of "sale by the drink". Although I do feel this is a zoning issue. And can be resolved through proper zoning laws. As for the off premise sale of alcohol, one does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that there are a lot of people who drink in this county. Some drive after they have been drinking often to go get more beverage. Spend a short time on Sunday in the parking lot of a certain conveinent store on hwy 127 just accross the county line and you will see many people lined up to purchase alcoholic beverages. Some of these folks have driven several miles across our county to get there. A few are there to purchase beverages to continue drinking. Some can't wait and start drinking on the trip back home. This is a major problem. You are very naive to think that you can stop this behavior by voting no to the referendum. I feel that the ref

Submitted By: Uncommon SenseSubmitted: 1/27/2013
My fellow citizens, it is time to take a stand against one of the greatest evils of our time: FOOD. All throughout the history of mankind there are continuous testimonies of how food has been misused and sometimes the results have even been tragic. There are even those among us who don’t know how to consume food in reasonable amounts. It therefore only makes sense for us to band together and make now our stand. We demand that there shall not be permitted the sale of any food of any type or in any manner in any restaurant, grocery store, convenience market or any other location where food might otherwise be purchased and/or consumed within our county. This action will clearly and completely eliminate the abuses of food and any of its associated effects and maintain our county as a special place like no other anywhere around. Although the sale of food may be good enough for other counties, our message will be clear, “Food shall have no place or use among the people of Alexander Cou

Submitted By: Gregory Keith ConradSubmitted: 1/20/2013
An (Alexander County) Bethlehem Residents perspective -- I am originally from Caldwell County but 34 yrs. ago I met an Alexander County girl and married her. WE have lived in the Bethlehem area now for about 23 yrs. I feel like I am pretty qualified to address an issue confronting our County ! The March 19th ABC Referendum !! That being said, let me give you my take ! Being a 23 yr. resident of Bethlehem, (Alexander County) NC. and a pretty big (go out to eat) Chow Hound and a light social drinker, a Musician and someone who stays pretty active, I can give you some personal insight ! The Bethlehem area is completely DRY ! You can't buy Beer or Wine in our Grocery Store - We have no ABC store - You can't have a Beer with your Pizza or a Cocktail with a nice meal. We go to Hickory 95% of the time to do about everything ! Not only eating out, but go to the Movie, go Bowling, hear or play music, shop the nicer stores , etc., etc. The amount of money that we spend out of Alexander County is

Submitted By: Georgia CarterSubmitted: 1/15/2013
I live outside of North Carolina and am the grandparent of two young children living in your community. For the second time in only a few years, we do not know where these children are living or how they are because their mother has chosen to cut off communication with their father and his family. The holidays – especially their birthdays and Christmas – are sad times for all of us because we cannot share our love with them. We have gifts wrapped and saved for them in hopes of finding them and seeing them again. I would like to ask all of the young people in your community and throughout our country to please give thought to the consequences of bringing children into the world in an uncommitted relationship. Wouldn’t it be nice for your children to know and share in the love of all their family and not be hidden or kept from half of their heritage? These children are not property and you will not be able to eliminate the half of them that is in your past by keeping them from their

Submitted By: Uncommon SenseSubmitted: 12/10/2012
While there have been, and will be, many who will stand against any person’s access or responsible use of alcohol in this county, I would like to offer a helpful perspective of a different nature. --- First, responsible alcohol consumption is perfectly legal every part of the United States. While this seems common sense, those who stand against responsible alcohol use do not like or desire this being so. The law provides that citizens of a legal age may legally and responsibly consume alcohol. This said, it is then not legal to irresponsibly consume excessive amounts of alcohol, and therefore it is not allowed. Citizens are therefore empowered to make wise and responsible decisions. For some, this means that they should chose not consume alcohol. For others, this opens a door to proper and legal moderate consumption of alcohol. This is part of the freedom our country provides, regardless of individual or religious preference. --- Those who stand against any and all alcohol c

Submitted By: Barbara MarianiSubmitted: 10/3/2012
What happened to the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Taylorsville? I read it was being closed, but no reason why. What is the story behind this?

Submitted By: Amy DawsonSubmitted: 5/10/2012
I just read a letter to the editor and I had to take a moment to offer a rebuttal. Lana Davidson of Taylorsville wrote a long letter to the editor with her vision for the library. In her vision, the library will be an empty building because basically the children will no longer be allowed or invited into the space. Those same children will grow up not knowing or caring about the library and eventually it will be an institution that will go by the wayside. The library is more than just a book warehouse. I know because I am a librarian within Alexander County Schools and I was once the Youth Services Head at Catawba County Library in Newton. It is a place where children and adults can come to check out books, use the computers, participate in programs, and partake of the mulititude of resources that the institution has to offer. Gone are the days where you had librarians walking around telling everyone to be quiet. I do not do it in my school library unless the noise level is ext

Submitted By: Jim MillerSubmitted: 5/5/2012
The Constitution serves the purpose of regulating the government. We The People are regulated by laws. When The People want to regulate the behavior of Government, we amend the Constitution. James Madison once argued that there should be no Bill of Rights because by listing what the government cannot do, some may incorrectly assume that what is not listed within the Bill of Rights will by default become a right of the Government. A good example of James Madison’s concern has manifested itself in the debate regarding The Health Care Bill, which will only be deemed Constitutional if there is a lack of Amendment which specifically states that the government does not have the right to force The People to purchase an insurance policy. But I reach out to you today not about the Health Care Bill, but about the amendment to the North Carolina Constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one woman. As a Social Conservative it is my opinion that homosexuality is nothing

Submitted By: Kevin TaylorSubmitted: 4/19/2012
Please research the people running for office and vote May 8th. Look at the judges. They will be running our court systems and you probably know the least about them. Here is someone I found interesting.

Submitted By: Brandy CrockerSubmitted: 4/14/2011
When did sports become more important that someone loosing all they have to a storm? Very dissappointed in the fact that we have forgotten our "roots" and worship sports as a God. People need to know what happened to those poor families that lost so much during the April storm.

Submitted By: charles mcginnisSubmitted: 4/13/2011
I want to know what happened to our hometown development corp. does anybody know .

Submitted By: Bob WillettSubmitted: 3/16/2011
Bill Tolson gave of himself to Bethleham elementary school as a listener and was involved for many years at the food pantry with his wife Claire @ Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Bethleham.

Submitted By: Bill JohnsonSubmitted: 3/15/2011
would like to know if the county has someone on the payroll who works on their website. This is the worst thing to find somthing on. It ask if you want to watch the meetimgs they have,but they are a year old. Also they have them on the Charter Cable, but you can never find out when the showings are. If we are paying someone to do this they should save the taxpayers money and stop. Maybe the Times can post the viewing times for the readers to see our county in action. Thank You

Submitted By: Jon WillettSubmitted: 3/10/2011
March 19th will be one year since this county will of lost one of the greatest men to have ever lived. His name is Bill Tolson, my grandfather. He volunteered in the Bethlehem community and through the years touched many lives. He had a positive affect on this county and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. On the 19th of this year, and if possible, every year to come i would like to see Bethlehem Elementary take a few seconds of their time and have a moment of silence in his name. I believe he earned it for all he has done. Thank you, Jon Willett

Submitted By: Randy BowmanSubmitted: 2/16/2011
What is the use for our law enforcement to arrest people for crimes if the DA is going to bargin and let them go.When a person is arrested for carrying a conceled weapon,possession of meth with intent to sell,possession of heroin with intent to sell,possession of drug parifenilla,dui and driving left of center all at one time and the DA dissmisses all charges except possession of drug par and dui whats the use.I feel for our law enforcement officials who risk their lives to protect us and all the DA does is slap them on the wrist and let them go.I guess if they would have pulled the weapon out and killed someone it may have been worth prosecuting.Keep up the good work Law enforcement and maybe someday the DA will catch up to you guys and start prosecuting these criminals

Submitted By: vic starnesSubmitted: 2/5/2011
Seth Chapman, it's kind of humorous that your liberal ancestors were hunting Robins with rocks to fill the dinner pot. You libs must have been anti-gun then too. When my conservative ancestors sat down over rabbit stew, they talked about FDR'S big spending policies dragging out the recession just as Obama's are now :-)

Submitted By: Dorothy HargroveSubmitted: 11/15/2010
Linda Reno passed away several years ago.

Submitted By: Scott Lee BrookshireSubmitted: 10/23/2010
I would like to send a comment out to others in this town. This country was founded on strong principles, Love, Faith, God, Honesty, and many more. It seems as each day passes that we grow farther and farther from those principles. It seems that this country is losing its identity. They say if you want change you have to get out and vote. You have to speak out, and voice your opinion. Well I am twenty-five years old, and I am sick and tired of the downhill turn this country is taking. Our leaders locally and nationally are so corrupt, they have no clue what great men like Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Lincoln, and more were speaking of when they wrote some very important documents like The Declaration of Independence, or The Constitution. We need change, but how are we ever gonna get any change when the whole system is corrupt; it's so bad that our own government, sworn to protect us, and serve us, sends our jobs to other countries, takes away a little more freedom each year. And th

Submitted By: David P. WalkerSubmitted: 2/19/2010
In the Feb. 17 issue of the TT David Odom stated a goal of his if elected to school board was to "Adhere to the state law which guarantees every student to receive a free, basic education." Seems democrats tend to throw "free" around alot when it comes to government subsidized programs. I would like to remind Dave that us hard working taxpayers pay for that "free" education. People need to learn that government-run programs are not FREE except to those who don't work and don't have to pay taxes. No wonder the Dems don't mind spending our future into oblivion; it's FREE and money grows on trees!

Submitted By: Submitted: 1/15/2010
very disappointed in the amount of coverage the boys & girls jv basketbal teams get compared to the varsity teams--they are just as important to the school as the varsity games. Hope to see better coverage in the future! thanks

Submitted By: david fordSubmitted: 12/20/2009
I use to live in Taylorsville now in live in La. Tring to find a old friend Linda Reno . I still keep up with the news there with your web page it is great . Keep up the good work . thanks David Ford

Submitted By: SharonSubmitted: 10/6/2009
WOW!!!! I am EXTREMELY pleased with the quick response I recieved on my previous comment. I have passed the quick response to the request on to my family and friends. Thanks Taylorsville Times 4 keeping us informed!!!!

Submitted By: Submitted: 10/5/2009

Would like to see something about the incident that happened on Heritage Farm Rd in Bethlehem Wed. Sep 29th. Many of us are concerned that a criminal could be lurking and have no idea what/who to be watching for. Thx

Editor's Note:

The Times will be posting a story on this incident shortly.

Submitted By: Jim FroggeSubmitted: 8/14/2009
I was surprised to log on today and see such an improvement in your online version of the Taylorsville Times. Some of the ‘other’ local (and mostly bigger) area newspapers could learn something from you. Congrats as you are making us locals proud with your keeping up with technology. Maybe you should consider calling our favorite and local paper “The Taylorsville Tech Times”! I will certainly be a paying subscriber!! Thanks! Jim Frogge Stony Point

Submitted By: GarySubmitted: 8/8/2009
Love the new website! Keep up the good work.

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