Letters to the Editor: April 29 Edition

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By The Staff

Sam Hawkins has to go to trial for a horse that Gadsden County killed and did not belong to him? Well, I am ashamed to tell anyone that I live in Gadsden County. Next time, county manager, don't overfeed the animal.

Mr. Mathis admitted in an oral statement to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office that the horse belonged to him and not Mr. Hawkins, so why did the State Attorney's Office arrest the wrong man? When Mr. Hawkins was over the Gadsden County NAACP, he helped a lot of people in the county, but he also told the county commissioners and others when they were wrong.

Stand up, people of all races in Gadsden County. What the attorney's office is doing to Sam Hawkins and Commissioner Brenda Holt is a crime. Stop this criminal behavior.

Kate Alexander


Editorial Note: Alexander is the brother of Brenda Holt.

On the evening of  March 23, Thomas Asbury of Premier Homes and Construction was to meet for the first time in over 3 years with the home owners of  the Cascade Falls community in Havana.

Asbury heads the homeowners association. We home owners are not allowed to form our own association because not enough of the homes have been sold.  The ones not sold are occupied by renters.

At least a dozen concerned homeowners showed up for the 6 p.m. meeting at the Tomato Café in Havana on the date designated in the letters we had all received from Premier.

Most of us are unhappy with the way Asbury treats us and see little or nothing being done in the way of maintenance and improvements.  There are many violations of the homeowner regulations that are not being addressed. Furthermore, some of us were being billed incorrectly, including myself.

No one from Premier showed up.  We were even lied to by Vicky Goodman of Asbury’s office staff who said that she would be there in 10 minutes when called by one of us in attendance at around 6:20 p.m.

At approximately 7:20 another female staff member from Premier arrived.  

We told her to convey to Asbury that we were very offended and that this “no showing” was just another dastardly act by Premier that characterized the general treatment of the Cascade Falls homeowners, interested in a neat, well-kept community.

To date, no letter from Premier has been received.  What a disservice!

For the record, I have been a home owner association president.


Raymond T. Willis