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I am a retired federal employee writing to raise public awareness about the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, H.R. 1553, which would provide more accurate annual cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security beneficiaries, federal annuitants and veterans.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 7‐13. There is an average of 123 suicides each day in this country. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24‐year‐olds.

Over 45 years ago young people were being forced into battle against what the government deemed a national threat. They were being told it was their patriotic duty to stop an enemy before it spread over here.

Our current racial tension reminds me of a man standing on the ledge of a tall bridge contemplating a fateful jump into the river below when a passerby runs up to stop him. “Wait!” shouts the passerby, “Don’t jump. Let’s talk.”

I found Wednesday’s Facebook post of white police officers passing out popsicles to Black children in the Community Housing Unit to be irresponsible, and counterintuitive to the newspaper’s role in the community.

We want to express our chagrin that Danville is apparently willing to throw away the legacy of one of Danville’s larger pioneer families because of misplaced apprehensions about their Lynch family name.

We have a saying, “See something, say something.” After seeing the video of Mr. George Floyd, I am saying something. Like many others it hurts to know that someone who is trained to protect would murder Mr. Floyd while being filmed and showing no remorse whatsoever.

Changing the names of United States Army Bases will not change history.

In times of uncertainty, I have often “reached back” into the past for comfort, direction, and guidance. As a former American History teacher, I firmly believe there are so many lessons to be learned and gratitude should be shown. As a brief introduction, I live east of Georgetown on land th…

Now that the warmer season has arrived so have the rummage sales. Robin Hood Of Danville is ready and eager to pick up what is left over after your event. Your leftovers benefit so many families in Danville.

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