The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

October 21, 2012

Letters to the Editor 10/21/12

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Send letters by noon on Thursdays to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to adam@athensnews-courier.com.



Never made statements

Dear Editor:

The Oct. 14 edition of The News Courier had a letter to the editor from Quentin Anderson about a proposed 1-cent sales tax increase for Athens.

Mr. Anderson, in his letter, mentioned my name and referred to my comments in your paper from an Oct. 7 news article. Mr. Anderson said, “Former city councilman Crawford stated in last Sunday’s paper that the consensus of the citizens were not in favor of a sales tax increase. He (Crawford) further stated that the city didn’t have a serious financial problem, it only needs better judgment as to how it expended its funds.” The problem, I never made any of those statements.

I do not appreciate Mr. Anderson using my name to promote his agenda, especially when he credits me with something I did not say.

It is so unfair and hurtful to a person to be misquoted. Someone reading Mr. Anderson’s letter may not have seen or will not remember what was said or written a week earlier and think those really were my comments. I even went back and read the article again myself. I guess when you write so many letters to the editor, as does Mr. Anderson, it is hard to keep things straight.

I don’t read Mr. Anderson’s letters, but was glad a friend of mine brought it to my attention. I hope people in Athens do not rely on “letters to the editor” to get their facts since they can be wrong and misleading.

I realize people can make mistakes, so I will accept Mr. Anderson’s apology, if offered, and leave it at that. Just drop that apology in the mail.

I will continue to use my Sunday mornings before church studying my Bible, as it always offers the truth with good news, and that good news, my friends, will set you free.

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