The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

May 18, 2014

Letters to the Editor for 5/18/14

— Letter policy:

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Writers are limited to one published letter every 30 days. Send letters to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to

Clements High extends gratitude

Dear Editor:

We, the faculty and staff at Clements High School, would like to thank everyone for the support and contributions made to the families and community of Clements.  The love and compassion shown to our school has been incredible and is appreciated very much. 

There is no possible way to acknowledge every individual, business, company and organization that has provided assistance to us.  Please know that every act of kindness and generosity has been greatly appreciated. 

We would like to give special thanks to the following companies and business:  Pizza Hut- Rogersville and Athens, Bill Davis- Hickory Barn, TVA, Friends of Limestone County, Enon Baptist Church, Haney Farms, Clements Baptist Church, Mt. Carmel Church of Christ, EMA/First Responders, Hometown Grocery, Publix in Florence, Seven Mile Post Road Church, Round Island Baptist Church, Samaritan’s Purse, McDonald’s- Rogersville, Pam Clark, Tootlebugs, Athens Utilities, Athens Rotary Club, and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department.   

We are Limestone and Clements Strong!


Clements High School


Communities pulled together

Dear Editor:

On behalf of all the Walmart stores in Alabama, I want to express gratitude to the Red Cross, emergency personnel and the numerous volunteers in communities across the state who pulled together to help their neighbors following the April 28 terrible storms. When they were needed, they stepped forward to provide shelter, supplies and other assistance.

I'd also like to thank our Walmart associates, many of whom were directly affected by the storms. Some of our associates suffered heavy damage to their homes; some lost their homes altogether. Yet, like other volunteers, they answered the need for help, particularly in hard-hit communities like Bessemer and Athens.

In difficult times, strong communities pull together, and that just makes us stronger for whatever the future may bring.

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