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December 20, 2014

Letters To Editor

Speak Out: Fire sprinklers save lives, property

Re “As Alabama fire deaths remain high, fire chiefs association launches info campaign” (News article, Dec. 15):

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Speak Out: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone on Earth. But please remember that everyone who wants to take Jesus Christ out of everything will one day bow to Him.

Speak Out: RMC needs McCormack
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 6:14 pm

At this time of world unrest and turmoil, please travel, at night, the entire length of Quintard Avenue’s median and feast your eyes on the most spectacular lighting display you will find in no other city. Many thanks to Vaughn Stewart, our wonderful mayor, and all his elves who have worked to make this “One City, One Vision.”

Speak Out: Close Guantanamo
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 6:13 pm

So this is Christmas, and what have we done …

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Speak Out: Recognizing a life of service
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Re “Anniston youth sports coach, known for his volunteerism, dies at 48” (News article, Dec. 11):

Speak Out: More of what we don’t need
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Re “What Anniston needs — and doesn’t need” (Speak Out, Dec. 10):

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Speak Out: Good service from the state
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Last week, I went to the Alabama State Trooper’s office in Jacksonville to renew my driver’s license and get a Star ID. I took my U.S. passport, a sheriff’s pistol license and my birth certificate and when the officer requested more ID, I got my vehicle registration.

Speak Out: Oxford’s impressive band
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 5:56 pm

My husband and I were in Gatlinburg, Tenn., recently and were fortunate enough to be there the night of the Christmas parade. It was a very impressive parade, with the usual professional floats, huge animations and plenty of high school bands.

Monday 12/15/2014
Speak Out: Combating meth in Alabama
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 6:53 pm

The Associated Press recently highlighted an unmistakable new trend in drug enforcement: a dramatic decline in domestic methamphetamine laboratories fueled in part by an influx of Mexican-made meth across the country.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Speak Out: A wonderful Christmas play
Posted: December 14, 2014

New Canaan Baptist Church in Blue Mountain had a Christmas play. Two young men, Justine and Ronny, put on the play. It was wonderful and so real. The players were really good and made you feel like you were in the play, too. It made you feel like if you were not a Christian, you would run down the aisle and get down on your knees at the altar and pray.

Speak Out: The Big Utility strikes again
Posted: December 14, 2014

Homeowners should have property rights and protection against bullying. I arrived home from work Dec. 9 to find my wife in tears and very shaken because of destruction to our property.

Friday 12/12/2014
Speak Out: Support the Salvation Army
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Passing by the Salvation Army red kettle last week at Wal-Mart brought back a Christmas past when the Salvation Army was the only Christmas I knew.

Speak Out: When will we just be people?
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Re “Immigration announcement elicits hope and criticism in Alabama town” (News article, Nov. 23):

Thursday 12/11/2014
Speak Out: Salute to Ronald McDonald
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 6:20 pm

I attended the Anniston Christmas parade Monday and was sorry to see that The Star did not have a picture of Ronald McDonald in your newspaper.

Speak Out: Christmas in the Valley
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Gratitude needs to be extended to the organizing committee, schools, churches and community for once again creating a memory for those who attended Alexandria’s Christmas in the Valley.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Speak Out: In honor of all veterans
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 6:28 pm

On behalf of the Calhoun County Veterans Organization, I offer a sincere, heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of people who made the 2014 Veterans Day parade in Anniston a huge success to honor all veterans of all ages.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Speak Out: What Anniston needs -- and doesn't need
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 5:41 pm

While driving around what was once a great and prosperous city called Anniston, Alabama, I can’t figure out the logic behind the promoting of new businesses in the city. I see numerous lawyers’ offices, bail bondsman offices, bars, restaurants and payday and title loans stores. Now I read that a new lounge is seeking a permit to do business in the city.

Speak Out: Ripped off in Anniston
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I guess it’s OK for a business to take someone’s money ($80) and not fix their washing machine. This happened recently to my in-laws who live in Anniston.

Monday 12/08/2014
Speak Out: Remedy for oppression
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 6:57 pm

During this Christian season, there will be numerous scriptural readings, singing songs and instrumental music centered around the Messianic prophecy of Isaiah. Yet, there is a description of perverted justice in the book that has application to our nation.

Sunday 12/07/2014
Speak Out: Bad format for obits
Posted: December 07, 2014

I don’t know whose idea it was to change the presentation format of the obituaries in The Star, but it needs to revert to its previous form. It is now needlessly bold, hard to read through and has no way to read only today’s obits.

Speak Out: Christmas thoughts
Posted: December 07, 2014

It is that time of year again when hopes, worries and love combine. Our world is far from perfect, and this year was and still is a turbulent one. The hourglass is slowly winding down, and there is no end in sight to violence.

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