The Herald Bulletin

December 2, 2012

You Said It: About land use, Chamberlain, and grieving

The Herald Bulletin

— Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of readers’ comments from and the newspaper’s editorial board.

The Alexandria Board of Zoning and Appeals denied the petition last week to allow the Yule Golf Course property to be used for agricultural purposes (story published Nov. 27).

THB: A golf course in that area, of course, is more desirable, but a golf course is a business that has to turn a profit. Farmland is a necessity; we all have to eat. Hope the officials can come to a decision that both parties can live with.

Anderson native and retired teacher Misty Novak has written “See You in a Minute: A Mother’s Journey Through the First Year of Grief,” about the death of her son, Zachary in a plane crash. (Nov. 16)

THB: Sounds like a great book that will help those facing this difficult journey.

Rodney Chamberlain, the city’s assistant building commissioner, retired last month after 20 years as a city employee. (Nov. 17)

THB: Chamberlain has also served this city well as a councilman. Now he can continue in that role without any criticism of conflict of interest.

Anderson resident Whitney Foote was killed in a traffic accident Nov. 27 near Lapel. (Nov. 28)

THB: As a youngster, Whitney (Collins) served as Madison County’s poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She made quite the impact in her short life.