Letters to the Editor
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To The Editor:This letter is in response to your Wednesday [Aug. 12] lead article about the "Partial Cylinder Around Statue Proposed."That has to be a joke, right? Unfortunately, I did not see that … more
To The Editor:A friend asked me, “How many idiots does it take to change a light bulb?” His answer, ”Ten! One to hold the bulb, and nine to turn the ladder!” So, who are the idiots?Sixty-one … more
To The Editor:According to the Chicago Tribune — through July 26 — there have been 2,249 shootings and 432 deaths in Chicago in 2020. Where is the media outrage and where are the protesters … more
To The Editor:The statue should not be moved!He is simply a young man who served in a war he did not create. The old men start the wars and the young men fight them, and often lose their lives. He … more
To The Editor:I am a USA citizen.  I am a longtime resident of Cleveland. I am amazed about the level of emotion expressed about one square foot of land.Sure, I can remember the "Whites … more
To The Editor:My name is Lindzie Strickland Abner. I moved to Cleveland in 2011 on a full tuition scholarship to Lee University. After graduating in three years with two bachelor’s degrees (History … more
To The Editor:So much for the concern for the Lee students! I lived in a basement apartment in the rear of the building and the driveway got blocked — used as a parking lot — by the Lee students … more
To The Editor:I was surprised [last] Sunday when I went shopping at Publix. I used a hand basket, and when I was done shopping the  cashier returned my basket to the stack without disinfecting … more
To The Editor:I am writing about the monument controversy. I was born and raised in Cleveland, and have passed the monument thousands of times. But, I never realized it was a Confederate monument … more
To The Editor:I don't know the Dirksens, except that they teach at Lee. But, I wonder if they put any thought into the time and money it will take to move a giant monument? Are they footing the bill … more
To The Editor:I realize COVID-19 has affected a lot of progress across the country and that some businesses, like the newspaper here in our city, have suffered.How our public officials handle … more
To The Editor:My name is Machal Brewington. I’ve lived in Cleveland, Tennessee for 10 years. I’m a resident of Cleveland, and I love our great city. My children have been raised here from birth, … more
To The Editor:I have been a resident of Cleveland for 52 years.  My husband and I own a home in the Historic District where we raised our family, so we are longtime Cleveland taxpayers. We are … more
To The Editor:I am writing to express my views on the Confederate statue and its proposed relocation to a local museum or cemetery. As a Cleveland homeowner and taxpayer, I deeply care about the … more
To The Editor:I live at North Cleveland Towers and have been involved since the beginning in the campaign to prevent closure of Magnolia Avenue N.E. from 13th to 15th Street. Another resident and I … more
To The Editor:In his Pulitzer Prize-winning historical analysis of the Civil War — "The Battle Cry of Freedom" — James McPherson addresses multiple aspects of American society as it impacted, and … more
To The Editor:Who is leasing [the city] golf course? How much is the lease ... $1 a year? How much is being spent by the city to get it ready for the new leaser to occupy ... over $350,000?How much … more
To The Editor:Hall-of-Fame Quarterback Joe Namath once said, “Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.” Gov. Bill Lee and … more
To The Editor:The Banner story with city officials giving reasons for eliminating Life Force protection for citizens was not sufficient explanation and a weak excuse.First of all, $134,000 a year for … more
To The Editor:The week ending on July 18 marked four weeks in a row of Bradley County being classified as "red zone," both in terms of new COVID-19 cases (defined as 100 per week per 100,000 people) … more
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