Around Town – Sept. 12

FILE - A woman types on a laptop while on a train in New Jersey, May 18, 2021. A trial of a four-day workweek in Britain, billed as the world’s largest, has found that an overwhelming majority of the 61 companies that participated over six months last year will keep going with the shorter hours and that most employees were less stressed and burned out and had better work-life balance. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

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Sept. 12

Orchids to

Addie’s courageous petition and those who not only agree, but sign and make a written statement in support of it.

the wonderful sisters who organized the Taylorsville reunion at Heflin Park every September, from grateful friends.

Onions to

the counselor who blew a whistle in my child’s classroom.

the athletic department that thinks football is the only sport at the high school.

columnists who think they know more about climate change than climate scientists do.

the cable company that was supposed to improve my cable service, but have actually made it worse.

the local high school that thinks that football is the only sport that matters.

wanting oil drilling on wildlife refuges instead of on land owned by the oil companies.

those who remain silent and say nothing about the small group of self appointed censors who are trying to take control of libraries and what we choose to read.

county fiscal body approving wildly different salaries for employees engaged in similar job positions and crushing moral.

individuals who provide lists of books which they have never read for censorship and banning that have been provided by groups that their who idea is censorship.

prosecutors and judges who violate the code of judicial ethics by refusing to recuse themselves from trials in which they have a conflict of interest.

Happy Birthday to

Kirk O’Daniel, from your family and Donna.

Gloria Griesinger, from your family and coworkers.