Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Say What?

This writer takes us back to 1994...

Check out the Delta Democrat Times, May 16, 1994, p. 1:

"Class of '94 has two words to say: Goodbye Delta"

"Ask members of Washington County's Class of 1994 where they plan to live and the answer won't be the Delta."

"Of 227 graduating seniors surveyed by the Delta Democrat Times, only 44, or roughly 19 percent, said they want to come back to the Delta. Their reasons for leaving range from the typical teen wanderlust to serious thought-out arguments for living elsewhere."

"Do you want the whole list, or just the top 10?" asked Heather McTeer, T. L. Weston senior. "There are no jobs, the high crime rate, area does not accept change, TOO many mosquitoes . . . ."

Be sure to vote in this year's elections for Mayor and City Council.

A Greenville "Racist"

Ouch! The good news is that Heather was telling us the truth in 1994. The bad news is... it's still the truth in 2007... but now she's the mayor. Good job, Heather!

Forthright

2 comments:

L.R. said...

What a great bit of research for someone regarding the "Class of '94" article!

True alternative media in action though it can literally be called "old news."

What's interesting is that the DDT, to its credit, asked students the question and accepted their answer as it was given and backed with the statistic. Nice work. Truthful work. Prophetic work, it turns out.

Forthright, keep it up. A small but tremendous deed is being accomplished.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit timid, but I hope someone else will consider sharing this tidbit with the DDT editor. None of the current (upper) management was around in '94.