In a hyped supervisor meeting that some felt would pack the Floyd County High School auditorium, some commented on a proposed referendum on the confederate statue on the Courthouse lawn. Others, like a member of Floyd County’s self-declared “militia,” ranted about Black Lives Matter and antifa.
Infections from the COVID-19 Coronavirus continue to rise, even in rural Floyd County with an increase of 1 to thousands that have pushed the worldwide
We often hear those who want to keep statues and monuments to the confederacy claim that they represent Southern heritage. What, exactly, is that heritage? Slavery? Racism? The actions of traitors against our country?
Soon — too soon — more than 6,000 people will be dead from this pandemic. More than 122,000 have died nationwide along with 475,000 worldwide. Taking precautions are a matter of life and death.
More people turn out to support gay rights or protest a leash law for dogs in Floyd County.