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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
The first letter to the editor for “The Coosa County News” was published in its May 27, 1992, edition – 30 years ago today.
The letter was penned by Nick Bringas and spoke of concerns regarding the way elected representatives “have neglected the needs of their constituents.” In the letter he wrote that these elected representatives “constantly represent the special interest groups who feed their coffers.”
He cited quotes from a “Birmingham News” editorial and shared his agreement that the state needed new leaders. He referenced current politics at both the state and national levels.
The May 27, 1992, edition also featured a photo of “young cowhand Jerry Bullard” chasing a cow around the Central High School football field during a Cow Chip Bingo fundraiser, which seemed to be a good time for all.
During that event, Donnie Gallops won the first place prize of $500, and Bud Kelley won the second place prize of $250. Proceeds from that fundraiser went to the high school’s athletic program.
Similar to today, the edition 30 years ago recognized the high school’s graduating seniors and other school announcements.
Additionally, that edition included a photo of ongoing work at “The Coosa County News” office, with publisher Lewis Scarbrough looking on as the roof was being added to the newspaper office.
See other highlights of 30 years of “The Coosa County News” periodically in future editions throughout the year.