Readers Write: Oct. 18

Readers Write: Oct. 18

Ga. Power pulls through for Statesboro

Statesboro and Bulloch County, as well as our neighbors on the coast to our east and southeast, were devastated by Hurricane Matthew. From thousands of downed trees and power lines to localized flooding, this has proven to be a life event for southeastern Georgia, and one that we most likely will never forget.

Through it all, the professionalism and concern demonstrated by the Georgia Power Co. in addressing the needs of its customers in Statesboro have been beyond any expectations that I may have had or hoped for under these most difficult circumstances.

Georgia Power Area Manager Audrey King had only been on the job five days in Statesboro when the hurricane hit our coast. Her service has been exemplary and above reproach. Staying in constant contact while prioritizing the needs of our community, King made sure that emergencies were addressed and rapid service was given to customers without power. Statesboro was a staging area for hundreds of power company crews from across the southeastern U.S. Georgia Power appeared to manage the logistics of those crews flawlessly, not impeding our citizens trying to get back on their feet.

It is said, particularly when the legislature is in session, that we are “two Georgias.” These past several days, the Georgia Power Co. has reminded me that we are one Georgia, in service to one another.

JAN J. MOORE, MAYOR OF STATESBORO

Yogi Bear better than Clinton

This election isn’t about Trump.

It’s about the difference between intestinal cancer and indigestion, cerebral cancer and a migraine, third-degree burns and a mild sunburn. I’d vote for Bullwinkle, Yogi Bear or Miss Piggy — before I’d vote for Hillary.

GEORGE A. MITCHELL, BLAIRSVILLE

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