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Thank you to helpful stranger

I don’t know what is important in today’s world as far as we exist, but there are angels among us.

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Veterans appreciate the community

On behalf of the men and women of Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, I want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the residents and visitors who attended the 2014 Cumming Country Fair & Festival for your support of our chapter and its annual raffle.

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Now it’s the CDC

From the start of the Ebola crisis, the president and the CDC assured us, promised us that we had nothing to worry about. Ebola will not reach America.

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Bible collector responds to reader’s letter

(This is in response to the letter “Church didn’t protest English translation” that appeared in the FCN on Sept. 28. You can view that letter HERE)

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Port of Savannah expansion

The agreement with the federal government to deepen the river will be signed Oct. 8. Cost will be about $1 billion.

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Church didn’t protest English translation

Regarding the recent series of articles on the Payette Bibles, which are very interesting, some light needs to be brought upon any implication that the Catholic Church prohibited the Bible in English.

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Observations on 2014 and ’16 elections

In 2014 Republicans will increase their control of the House, and gain control of the Senate, because our country still has enough people who recognize that freedom and capitalism provide a better environment than socialism. The majority of the news media supported [President Barack] Obama during the past election, [but] I think the real political power came from what can only be described as a racial bias voting by Americans who happen to be black/brown.

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Is the BOC our county’s best interest?

As a resident of Forsyth County, I have seen the growth of our county go from near zero to 120 mph in 23 years.

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Thank you for non-violent response

In repsonse to Mr. Vince Coyner’s column dated Aug. 31.

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Guest column: Responding to ‘talk governance’

Guest column: Responding to ‘talk governance’

The “Time to talk governance” column by Mike Dudgeon (Opinion section, Forsyth County News, Aug. 17) was very interesting. He raises three major concerns: 1) improving local county government; 2) ensuring checks and balances; and 3) efforts to create a new city or improve county governance.

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Why do athletes pay so much?

I would like for someone to help me understand why it costs $750 for a freshman student junior varsity and varsity student in Forsyth County Schools to play football, in addition be required to sell $500 worth of coupon that will give the buyer of the coupon book a discount at businesses in Forsyth County. If you do not sell the coupon books, you are required to buy them. Plus other fundraisers held throughout the year. Does all of this money go into the school system budget? Where does it go and who is responsible for all of it?

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Regarding office space for sheriff’s department

It has come to my attention that the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department is currently without permanent office space. It is also my understanding that there is office space that will be available in the new Forsyth County Courthouse, as well as in the old Courthouse, when the current tenants move to their new locations in the former.

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