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Posted: July 3, 2012 - 6:42pm  |  Updated: July 5, 2012 - 9:55am

Editor's note: According to Thom William, a pet communicator with Animal Healings who has been working with the family, Angel may be in the North Augusta area.

 

Dear Editor,

On March 21, a white toy poodle named Angel belonging to Abby Broome wandered from her yard on Sussex Court (off Beattie Road in Albany, Ga.).

That day, she was not wearing her collar due to an injury on her neck. Several witnesses saw two ladies in a white car picking her up off the side of the road most likely to get her out of harm’s way, which we greatly appreciate. As most pets are, this poodle is the light of her mom’s life! She has been with her for the last eight years through good times and bad. She is heartsick!

We have scoured Albany and surrounding areas night and day looking for this Angel! …

There have been reports of many sightings in the area so we feel confident she is close by. So please if you know anything, call us! We would like to thank all of our friends, family and the entire community for their help and support throughout the last several months. …

There is a $1,000 reward and a $750 pig roast for 50 people donated by Meatslangers for the safe return of this beloved pet! NO QUESTIONS asked, just drop her off at a local vet’s office and have them call (229) 349-3334.

Thank you so much and God bless! The family of Abby Langston Broome.

Beth Smith

 

Dear Editor,

Once again, the tremendous apathy among Aiken County voters has allowed The Aiken County School Board of Education to get away with raising school taxes. On June 26, eight of the nine board members proved, yet again, that they have no intentions of representing the taxpayers. With only Mr. John W. Hightower voting “no” to this unnecessary tax increase, he has proven that he alone has the best interest of the taxpayers at heart.

Some of the more baseless reasons for increasing the school tax were everything we vote for is strictly for the good of the students.

Keith Liner started the meeting off be reading The Preamble to The U.S. Constitution. These comments are totally baseless and the highest form of hypocrisy knowing our fore fathers fought against higher taxes. The comment about everything is for the good of the students, I ask you, “How in the name of common sense is giving faculty and administrators a  2 to 4 percent raise in salary going to be “for the good of the students”?

In an economy that is seeing eight percent and higher unemployment, how can any governmental body possibly see its justification in raising taxes when there is a $24 million contingency fund to take care of just this kind of need for extra money? …How do tax supported employees possibly feel justified in taking a 2 to 4 percent raise in these terrible economic times?

In closing, I will vehemently ask that all voters in Aiken County vote against these eight liberally spending board members and keep “down-to-earth” members like Mr. John W. Hightower.

Timothy ( Tim )
Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta

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