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January 5, 2014

You Said It: About the reservoir, Big Mac attacks and the Dairy Queen

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

The Mounds Reservoir funding pact has been finalized. (Article published Jan. 2)

— "The town of Anderson must retain ownership of this project. AU engineering department must co-manage project with this mandate: Provide the most advanced hydroelectric power generation lab, while supplying Anderson municipal with free electricity. Developing a clean water resource from which Anderson can become the "drinking water AND hydroelectric power capital of the world"!

THB: Not exactly sure about all that, but the project continues to progress.

Hundreds stand in line and brave cold to get a Big Mac for a year in Anderson. (Dec. 31)

— "It was cold out there but it worth the wait, we were 13th through 17th in the doors, we got there at midnight and it was kind of fun because we have never done anything like that before."

THB: This was the ultimate Big Mac attack, a fun way to celebrate a reopening. Welcome back, McDonald's, to the north end of town.

State closes Dairy Queen on 53rd Street for unpaid taxes. (Dec. 31)

— "Sad to hear this. The owners are great people, I hope this legal issue is solved and they can continue a normal life. Thank you for all that you have done for Anderson."

— "This was the first real job I had while in high school and Adam was one hell of a boss! You taught me well Adam and I will always appreciate it!"

THB: Hopefully, this will get rectified in one way or another and become a viable business again.

First snow of 2014 slows travel (Jan. 2, 2014)

— "Someone needs to go over to the roads department and wake them up. I think they overslept."

— "There is no excuse for how bad the roads are!"

THB: Certainly, there is room for improvement in the snow removal department in this city and county, judging by this first major snowfall last week.

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