Letters to the Editor for Wed., Dec. 16, 2015

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dear Editor,

This is a note to thank some citizens of Atmore for your generous help in providing clothes and toys to two children.

These kids were placed into temporary custody with their grandmother and great-grandmother.

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They had very little when they arrived in town, but by word of mouth, they were so blessed with receiving what they needed.

That is what living in a small town is all about. Thanks to everyone that participated to help these kids.

Merry Christmas

Kay Silvia


Dear Editor,

In October 2010, I ran a small store on Church Street in Atmore. On two consecutive days, a young criminal came into my store and purchased merchandise, using checks which turned out to be drawn on a closed account.

I filed the necessary paperwork to prosecute this crook, and sat back confidently to get reimbursed the money I had lost. Since that time, I have contacted the (district attorney’s) office approximately twice a year, asking why no reimbursement has been forthcoming. On every occasion, Heather, the nice lady who handles Worthless Checks for Steve Billy, has assured me that with just a little patience, I would be getting my money.

This miscreant was placed on some strange kind of agreement with the court to pay back all the many people she ripped off, at the rate of whatever she wanted to pay whenever. Note that we are talking about a criminal act well over five years ago. The monetary loss is not significant, around $100, but the principle of this thing is infuriating.

“Justice delayed is justice denied” is a tried and true axiom, and this delay is unconscionable.

I hope that by going public I will encourage Billy’s office, or the court, to actually hold this young woman accountable.

If I do not receive some kind of satisfaction from making this public, perhaps a future letter naming the woman’s name will be more effective.

Signed me and tired of waiting,

Norm Boyd