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you for printing my - ae editor regarding the rinth charter. I respect of others and appreci- portunity to present an vmw on this subject. lave reJ ertainly believe your being lould use the editorial have sak Present their personal Ground believe the article by You tak eter is typical of the sam nost of the public nowa_ l : ith the news media in --- [ }Ietookaver ld e 1nave r :- .... y" ealis- , has b a attic or no research, '= h,,,,/,'llisservicetoyour a er .... K. -m P p .... ,taFo munity by not re s The wt P - _ m accurate assessment by Fe ,,ellation in Corinth Io his "lm .. _ ,, _ ;alo: mumty of Corinth en . ln!ee n .... t   . a zunctloning city a cnar= th, ,,,qj .F?ong tune. Ten years '.t,  .i [1 moved into this area " ?  qu.l.et i sleepy refuge uu.g nectm life of living in back ov [loved the quaint, coun- up, li Sphere. Deeds to most perty being sold here f00nth Needs More "" : a neighbor living in a rundown the continued tranquility of the area. Unfortunately the people selling the land are long gone and so is all compliance with the deed restrictions. The primary problem in Corinth is the lack of zoning restrictions, permits and build- ing codes. I attended the "Town Hall". meeting in Corinth last month and it was made very clear that certain people here do not intend to have any restrictions on what they can build or other- wise put within the city limits of Corinth. If the city retains its charter, Corinth will continue to be a dumping ground for unde- sirable housing. As to the article, it takes more than a charter to make a town. Yes, it takes more than a city hall, laws and a sign at the entrance of town to make a city. However, signs! Governments are sup- posed to serve and protect the citizens. The citizens of Corinth will never be properly served until the county takes over responsibility for Corinth. Corinth will always be known for what it does not do, not what it does for its people. It takes more than a filling station country store and part time flea market to provide a tax base for a city. And yes, that Southern hospitality will still be here long after the charter is gone. By the way, how could you see all the beauty of the commu- nity around the three rundown single wide trailer parks, the non- maintained single wide trailers strewn along Highway 100 and Miller Road? How would you like it if your neighbor lived in two freight trailers sitting on the travel trailer with a canvas roof? Yes, the two churches in Corinth are beautiful; however, most of the members are not residents of Corinth. As for the two church- es on the outskirts of town, well they are black churches. You guessed it...there are no blacks living in Corinth. You see, your editorial did not present a true picture of Corinth. It did, however, present a good picture of what is wrong with the irresponsible news media today. You always have time to present an idealistic view of things. Too bad you don't have time to do your research and present an accurate view of your subject. The real answer to the situ- ation in Corinth is to put up a Historical Site marker at each end of town and turn the inter- est of the people over to the coun- ty which has the resources to serve them. pressio Sincerely, g seeo ae contained f our pages these are necessary parts to a ground with sewage running out George Stanley : long ytions which promised city and Corinth has onl the a ipe into the yard How about Hogansville tpany,  - Y P " Ld being ,re and v Still Offer CTO Proverbs od Advu;e said to her chil- times, "Anything that doing is worth doing believed in always best, whatever it was, such menial tasks sewing or just doing her children in school. She brag about our wanted us to learn; She was the way to a bet- of living was and we learned to our I am convinced that not only the way to a living, it is the fulfilling life. folk proverb that "Practice makes Usually she was refer- lessons. What s,y was implied: prac- perfect only if we met eontirme to without trying to didn't make anything, of.the same mis- same is true of what- does. We can learn job only if we con- .eliminate errors and Improving our quality To do less than our best of ourselves. our carelessness our hab we become appear to be there is love heart is light there is love day is bright. ANNIVERSARY following cou- and Mrs. Kenneth on their third 22; Mr. and Mrs. Johnson on 26; and (Annie Marie) on their 20th on them many, to Mrs. of Mrs. Dean, Kirnberly Marion Black, Mr. Ms. Janie Mr C. Godfrey, Mr. s. Janie Pearl James "Bro" Hamilton, Ms. Wdliam Carol Sue Jessica great-grand- Stepp, McCall, Owens Kevin Mrs. Lamar Parks, LaQuinta Peggy enry Arthur us Wendell Hines, Ms. daughter of Mrs. Mr. Jessie uneducated. WHEN I BEGAN my min- istry as a "full-time" pastor, I wanted to do my best, especial- ly in preaching. The Lord called me to preach and I know He is worthy of my best. I am still try- ing to improve my skills at com- municating the message of the gospel even after 40+ years. I still serve the same Lord and He is still worthy of my best. I HAVE the same attitude about, writing this newspaper article. When I began writing for the local newspaper in my for- pastorate, one of my requests for submitting an arti- cle was that I would be allowed to proofread the article before it was published. That could not be done. It was not possible for me to be at the newspaper office and "proof" my article after it was retyped. I had to depend on the skills of the typist at the news- paper office. They usually did a good job. WHEN MY article is submit- ted to this newspaper, it is not in Colton, Mr. Calvin Moreland, Mr. Henry Nails, Ms. Frankie Danielle Richardson, Ms. Andrea Dauphine Sewell, Mrs. Eura Mac Sewell, Mr. Willie Ed Snellings, Sherriunte Stevens, daughter of Ms. Keisha Stevens and Mr. James Colton, Ms. Connie Colton, daughter of Ms. Arvella Colton, Mr. Greg Talley, Mrs. Margaret Sewell, Mr. Dexter Owens, Prince Termey, in memory of Mr. Joseph Trammell, in memory of Mr. Harold Ward, Mr. Eddie B. Woodard, Mr. Parnell Hill, Ms. Sharon Woodard and Zachary Woodard, III. Don't forget this is National Weather Awareness Week. OUR BELATED sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. John Wesley "Shorty" Burks of Greenville in his death. He is just away! HAPPY BELATED anniver- sary wishes go out to the follow- ing couple: Mr. and Mrs. Horace (Arlena) Hardaway on their 68th on February 8. We wish them many, many more! HARMONIA C.M.E. Church on Purgason Rd., Corinth invites everyone to their Building Fund Program Sunday, February 27 at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Emmitt Clark of Grantville bring- ing the message. Rev. James Morton is the pastor. 8EED FOR THOUGHT. There's nothing in life that love cannot change. the format necessary for print- ing. I still must depend on some- one at the newspaper office to retype my article. When sen- tences are dropped and when words are misspelled, I will fail to communicate. That does not accomplish my objective. I want to do my best to challenge my readers to live life to its fullest. Only by doing my best, can I ever serve my Lord worthily. OUR LORD CALLED disci- ples who were not already trained for the work He would assign them. He trained them to "become fishers of men" who had previously been fishers of fish. He took three and one-half years to train His disciples for the work He Himself had begun and they would continue to do after He had ascended. He is depending on us, as He did on them, to share the message He came to bring. Let us do our best work for our wor- thy Lord for we are called to serve all who will hear or read the mes- sage. "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well," and it is worth our best effort. lblif Mac W. Dorris DDS ANNOUNCES. the ope..ning of his office at 3225 Hamilton Road LaGrange ) For appointment, please call /// (706)845-9210 ( / ii ii Flint: Diver 6,,-ill   l r,  Academy, Inc. A College Prel,aratory School I10  Est. 1967 PRE-REGISTRATION FOR GRADES 4K- 12 FEBRUARY 15 TO MARCH 15 G,kc Accredited with Quality S6fifliem AsSociation of Colleges and Schools Accredited For information call 706-553-254 I 706-553-CATS Bus transpottaion is available Leah Herndon is a familiar face at the Ingles branch of First Flag Bank Hogansville. Ban00k HOGANSVILLE New Name. Familiar Faces. Exceptional Products maC[, ,Services. The Citizens Bank in Hogansville is now Rrst Flag Bank. We're proud of our new name because we think it better represents who we are today  a multi-facered, full service, community financial institution dedicated to meeting your financial needs everyday.Visit us today at one of our six local locations! We're here for you! Bank A Parsr B==t [ FLAG Fi.t.i.l Corportio. 706-845-5000 www.banklagrange.com Main 101 N. Greenwood St. LaWs Crossing 1795 West Point Rd. Vernon St. Drive-in 306 Vemon St. LaFayette Pkwy. 1417 LaFayette Pkwy. Now in Hogansville Main Office 111 High St. Ingles Supermarket Branch 1890 E. Main St. Exit 6 off 1-85