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Dear Editor:

Once again the merchants and our neighbors doing business in the Wiregrass have shown their generosity and support for the Luncheon Pilot Club of Enterprise’s annual fund raiser, Radio Day. 

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I would like to start by thanking you for holding an open forum to discuss raising the Business License tax. As often happens, we may speak at such an event and then wished we had said other things afterwards. This is my attempt to address some of the afterthoughts.

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Sadly, traffic on County Road 702 has returned to the normal no-speed-control, go-as-fast-as-you-please pace – 60 mph to 80 mph – with the knowledge that there will be no consequences from any of the three law enforcement agencies charged with controlling traffic on that road.

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On behalf of Seminole County Elementary School, I would like to thank Enterprise City Schools for allowing 12 of your staff members to travel to Seminole County Wednesday, Oct. 31, to assist our school in recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael. 

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The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency would like to thank everyone for their response as well as listening for and paying attention to our warnings before and during Hurricane Michael. Your preparation makes our recovery much smoother. 

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To the Administration of Enterprise High School—

I am writing in hopes that EHS will finally introduce conversation surrounding student mental health to ensure a fulfilling high school experience and to eliminate stigmatization of adolescent suicide.

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My husband and I have lived in Enterprise for 54 years and we have always been proud of the way our city has looked. It has always been very clean.

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Once again it appears that the almighty dollar has claimed another victim–Mother Earth! In our own little way we were doing what we could, at least trying, to save our planet. 0.25 percent ofg something is better than nothing. Now, thanks to our ever diligent, money worshipping city council we won’t even have that 0.25 percent.

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Thank you (Enterprise City Council) for conducting the public meeting to inform citizens of Enterprise’s recycling status, and giving citizens an opportunity to ask questions and provide their input.  

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The town hall meeting last week was both educational and disheartening.  Despite repeated assurances, it is obvious the city council is ready to terminate the recycling program.

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As many of you know, I responded to a wreck on Monday morning (June 18). I haven’t said a lot about the accident (on AL-167) and I haven’t posted anything because I didn’t know what to say, and I still really don’t.

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I have been doing some reading and research on the recycling issue, and found some surprising facts. One is that the waste management guy in your recent story was telling the truth on the failing economics of recycling some items.

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I’d like to thank you for your article regarding recycling in Enterprise. I have long heard rumors that the recycle trash was not being recycled but I didn’t realize it was true and to the extent that it is.

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Dear Editor:

On April 24, I attended the Enterprise City Schools board meeting where they discussed the confusion on why kids outside the Enterprise City Limits should pay a tuition to go to Enterprise City Schools.

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The national-network of Community Action Agencies, local agencies that respond to community needs in 99 percent of the counties in the United States, have a message for President Trump after the release of his latest Executive Order calling for welfare reform. That message: Come see about us.

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On Saturday, Nov. 4, pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association cranked up their engines at Enterprise Municipal Airport and gave free aircraft rides to 192 eager Wiregrass youngsters from as far away as Prattville.

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On Sept. 7 my father and I drove through Enterprise escaping Hurricane Irma’s wrath and my Dad, a former teacher, found out that the Boll Weevil Monument was nearby so stopped to take a picture.

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I just finished watching the Superintendent of the Air Force Academy as he spoke to approximately 5000 people...his students (our future Air Force leaders), members of the 10th Air Base Wing, and other officers.

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As “luck” would have it, I had a flat tire on Monday, Sept. 18 in a turning lane of all places. Cars beep their horns. A nice lady stopped to see if I needed help, she said “I know you did not take that tire off by yourself” of course we had a laugh. 

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I would like to take this opportunity to express my unreserved admiration and appreciation to the fine men and women of our Enterprise Police Department and the Enterprise Public Works Department.

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This letter is in response to an article that appeared on the front page of the Sept. 13, 2017 issue of The Southeast Sun. The article pertained to the future of the Enterprise Early Education Center.

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I read in a recent issue of the Ledger that Tartan Pines Golf Course is closing and that Mr. Bishop can make more money by developing the land, actually the corporation of which he is the managing director, can make more money.

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I have worked near the health department for over 12 years and during that time I have seen many very bad wrecks at our intersection on Salem Road and 167 North. There was one that Fort Rucker sent a life flight to pick up the people.

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I just heard on the WSFA news that University of Alabama coach Nick Saban has a new contract that will take him through the 2025 season.  If I heard correctly, he gets a $4 million signing bonus and $65 million through 2025. If my math is correct, that equates to $8.13 million per season. 

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Cal Howard, chair of the New Brockton Martin L. King Jr. Planning Committee, along with Barbara Herron, Barbara Cole, Gayle White, and newest member Ida Pouncy, is very grateful to city and county officials

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The Charles B. Cole family is extremely thankful to God and the people of New Brockton and surrounding areas for their support of the naming of the gymnasium at New Brockton High School.

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Dear Editor:

My family and I relocated to Dale County this past summer from New York. We enjoy the area very much; my husband grew up here.

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Dear Editor:

As we approach Veterans Day, individuals, businesses and organizations seek ways to say “Thank you veterans.”  On Nov. 11 veterans are offered many discounts and free offers in appreciation for their military service to America.  However, veterans, and especially wounded veterans, require America’s support all year long and many organizations claim to be veteran advocates.

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Dear Editor:

I agree with Dr. (Camille) Wright that “Enterprise City Schools has some of the best educators.” It is a shame she didn’t cultivate that talent and experience and collaborate with them instead of giving them the “choice” of compliance with mandates and micro-management from the central office or leaving, which many did.

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This is an unusual presidential election, no one will deny. And much is at stake, most of us can not deny. Unfortunately, many Republicans have chosen to withdraw their support from the Republican candidate, which could prove disastrous.

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In the wake of cyber security hacks into several state election systems, as a registered voter myself, let me take this opportunity to share with readers of this publication, what I think should happen prior to, on and after election day.

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I want to express appreciation to the thousands of Wildcat fans who have supported Enterprise High School on Friday nights this fall.  We are having a great year and looking forward to our big game against Robert E. Lee on Thursday night in Wildcat Stadium.  We are excited about appearing on Raycom TV and showcasing our students before a statewide audience.

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Our next president’s appointees to the Supreme Court will likely rule on issues such as Second Amendment rights, freedom of religion, prayer in public places, etc. Therefore, it is imperative that Christians vote for the candidate that will appoint conservative judges who will uphold the intent of the U.S. Constitution. After all, this country was founded on Christian-Judaeo values; not Islamic, Buddhist, atheistic, humanistic or homosexual values.

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In response to the article “Hundreds turn out for ECS town hall,” the meeting was well attended by the community, well run and the concept is good. However, many of the answers were incomplete and not believable in my opinion.