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Hartselle Enquirer

e-sound off for the week of July 22, 2010

Your source for community topics and thoughts

Sounding off on immigration laws
“You can ask your state legislators to add a clause saying that employers will not be able to deduct employee labor expense for employees with invalid Social Security numbers. And also add a clause requiring em- ployers to withhold employment taxes on IRS Form 1099-misc employees. The first option forces employers to validate Social Security numbers.How they do it doesn’t matter. The second clause, a revenue enhancer, makes employees visable. Employees with invalid numbers will find their withholding taxes in state pockets instead of theirs. Also collecting taxes on 1099 employees makes them visable for child support payments, leins, garnishments, court orders, etc.”

“Hartselle leaders can make contractors require background checks, can they not? Anyone hired to work for our schools must submit to fingerprinting and background checks. At least this would disclose criminals, and if they fail to submit to the checks, for whatever reason, they probably have something to hide. Why bring anyone into our community and around our families without background checks?”

“Please protect Hartselle’s safety by requiring contractors to make their employees submit to background checks and fingerprinting.”

“Better yet adopt Arizona’s new laws.”

“Now maybe Alabama will follow Arizona. Get real you liberals! You want your nice cities, neighborhoods, lifestyles you desire then you better start forcing the hand of this nation’s leaders through voting, peaceful protesting, etc. It’s your communities that are suffering as long as you sit back and do nothing. You reap what you sow.”

Sounding off on downtown tattoo parlor
“Changes and congrats are in order. To Ms. Brookshire, may your business succeed and prosper. Things never come easy and without a fight. You have my respect on your ability to take care of your family and the love of your art. Change is a fact of life. What worked then doesn’t work that well anymore. Those who are unwilling to change will fall by the wayside and be left behind. The ability to move forward is the difference between progress and being regressive.”

Downtown traffic
“You know, it certainly did seem that the 4-way stops worked better (downtown). I have also thought that it would improve travel to remove the planters and lamp posts, then add turn lanes instead of parking right near the intersections. If you took out the planters and added turn lanes, you would have just as much parking but it would be much more usable because it would be continuous, without those concrete impediments in the road.”

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Priceville students design art for SRO’s police car 

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

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Hartselle plans five major paving projects for 2024 

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Future walking trail dubbed ‘Hartselle Hart Walk’ promotes heart health, downtown exploration 

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Chiropractor accused of poisoning wife asks judge to recuse himself 

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Hartselle seniors get early acceptance into pharmacy school  

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Farmers market to open Saturday for 2024 season

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Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

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Cheers to 50 years  

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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