The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

April 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor 4/28/13



Deb Ezell

English instructor

Athens High School

Andy George is good teacher

Dear Editor:

I have been reading all the things that have been said about Andy George, and now for my 2 cents worth ... I was there the day, four years ago that the child twisted her knee in front of the old gym. I helped put her in Andy’s lap for the ride to the nurse’s office. This was the fastest and easiest way to go. I helped hold doors for him to go and there was nothing wrong with anything he did. Would anything have been said about it if a male teacher that could walk had picked her up and took her?

Rilee was in his room, Murphy has him for Scholars Bowl and I hope Kyndel has him when she gets there. Andy has been to our birthday parties, ballgames and even visited Murphy in the hospital.

Andy has been a good teacher and he makes kids want to learn. I wish that I had a teacher like him when I was coming up and maybe I would have liked school more.


Ellen Minyard



Honor Boy Scouts and Scouting

Dear Editor:

The Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award and Certificate of Appreciation has been established and will be presented by the ASF Foundation to all Boy Scouts of Alabama and Chartered Organizations that Host Scouting Units wishing to receive the awards on Friday, June 21, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena.

This is a statewide ceremony to honor Boy Scouts of Alabama and Chartered Organizations that Host Scouting Units. The presentation will occur during the ASF Foundation State Games XXXI Opening Ceremonies and any active scout is eligible.

The Honoring Our Heroes program is part of the ASF Foundation’s commitment to teach Alabama student-athletes good citizenship skills by highlighting mentoring programs dedicated to Alabama’s youth.

Online registration for Boy Scouts wishing to receive the Alabama Legislature

Meritorious Scouting Award and host organizations wishing to receive Certificate of Appreciation is now available by visiting the Honoring Our Heroes section at For more information, please contact the ASF Foundation at 1-800-467-0422.

Please help us communicate the opportunity all eligible Boy Scouts of Alabama and Chartered Organizations that Host Scouting Units have to be honored

and receive the Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award and Certificate of Appreciation. ASF Foundation will honor Girl Scouts in 2014.

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