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June 2, 2014

You Said It: About the city's 5 Mr. Basketball, Memorial Day and ways to gain population

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.

Anderson’s Mr. Basketball winners were honored and it was the first time all five had appeared together publicly. (Article published May 23)

• “‘Fuller became emotionally moved as he accepted his recognition. “I want to thank this community. I am grateful you didn’t treat me for who I was,” he said of the struggles earlier in his life.’ Classy comment! And to Mr. Wilson, a similar comment can be made after reading his book. Thank you for not treating the community for who ‘we’ were at the time!”

THB: Anderson is honored to have this “dream team” represent this city’s great basketball heritage.

Boy Scout troops helped place flags on veterans’ graves as well as hosting the Memorial Day observance at Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson.

• “I want to compliment the boys from Boy Scout Troops 218 and Troop 208 who placed flags at Memorial Park. The boys performed this honor with dignity and grace. Great job, boys!”

THB: As the city’s population ages, it’s great to see the young men and women of this community take part in this Memorial Day tradition.

A Herald Bulletin editorial opined that a drop in the population of the county’s cities and towns should be studied and also asked what could be done to retain and gain population. (May 30)

• “Fix roads, tear down condemned houses and fix sidewalks. I can think of a bunch, but if the county doesn’t care enough to do their parts to help why should the residents care enough to fix their properties? A little paint and a lot of cleaning goes a long way. People here, not everyone, don’t take pride in where they live.”

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