- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Officials need to be accountable
To the editor:
I have never been afraid to ruffle a few feathers or rub the fur the wrong way when I saw inequities that needed to be addressed by our elected county officials and for years referred to the Southeast Missourian as Rust's Republican Rag for refusing to expose any of the goings-on that fellow Republican cronies were pulling in the county.
In light of articles the past couple of years, I have had to eat some of those words, seeing that the editorial staff at the Missourian has done an exceptional job of showing us how our county government has been operating. What is to keep commissioners Gerald Jones and Larry Bock from selling parkland to the next crony that comes along for a residential lot or cemetery expansion?
Thank you, Southeast Missourian, for finally exposing the kind of dealings that go on in our county. If the supposed moral religious right gets exposed enough, maybe it will clean up its act. It is time that all levels of all parties be accountable to the people they are charged with representing and work with.
If the park land sale is such a good deal, let everyone see it for what it is. If not, then the Cape Girardeau County Commission is doing a disservice by not opening it up to competitive bidding or letting the park board have its say. Now what about a rollback of the 911 tax that has carried a balance of millions of dollars for years?
DAVID SEABAUGH, Jackson