Mayday! Mayday!! Mayday!!! For the benefit of the few who do not know, this is the universal distress call for help and assistance. Yes, someone, somebody come to our aid. We need it in the worst way.

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners opens their meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance. In a recent meeting, the Pledge was followed by the adoption of a motion to deny the United States military the use of Tate’s Hell swamp for training purposes. Why? It might interfere with a wild hog hunt or dogs chasing a deer. Give me a break!

One last thought. Maybe the commission should invite Jane Fonda to join their movement.

Willie Norred