The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


May 12, 2014

You Said It: About a police chase, new downtown association and voter turnout

About a police chase, new downtown association and voter turnout

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

Police chase in Alexandria ends in accident, sends one to hospital. (Article published May 4.)

• "From now on his car insurance will be sky-high. Smart thinking, Einstein, serves him right, he could have easily killed someone."

THB: Bad choices can follow you for life.

Businesswoman Claudette Bettencourt plans to create a new downtown association. (May 1)

• "I think that we need more businesses and advertising, just more groups spending time talking will not get anything done."

• "The days of busy streets in Anderson are gone forever, with all the malls and other businesses out of the city with easy, free parking and being able to get around in your car sealed the doom forever as far as shopping uptown is concerned."

THB: Fresh ideas and a new approach could be just the ticket.

Iquise Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the attack of 93-year-old woman (May 5)

• "50 years is a long time for a 17-year-old, but we can't continue to just slap these kids on the wrist and say not to do it again. Sad that this happened to Iquise and to Amelia. And to Amelia ... you are a very brave woman ... someone that we could all look up to."

THB: A remarkable show of strength by the victim of this brutal crime, but how awful it is that she cannot return to her home of more than 60 years. This act did not "happen" to Iquise. He caused it. Perhaps 50 years in prison will be enough time for him to think about this actions.

A Herald Bulletin editorial opined that non-voters are not the only ones to blame for the 15.67 percent turnout Tuesday. (May 8)

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