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Keep digging


Just seeing the title and subtitle before I read Linda Sickler’s article “Digging Savannah,” I could tell it would be the usual archaeology fluff piece on Savannah. There would be something about the Spring Hill Redoubt, something about the bluff, some pieces of pottery, and musket balls.

Sure enough you didn’t disappoint, or actually you did disappoint. It was a lovely little article, but it would be nice to see some actual journalism being done on the topic of serious archaeology in Savannah.

When I saw the “dig” going on in Emmet Park I really thought at the time they were digging a test site. It was quite small. I’m now amazed it was the real thing.

With all due respect to the Coastal Heritage Society and the good work they have done and try to do with few resources, archaeology in Savannah is, at best, miserably inadequate. I can only assume our city doesn’t support nor see this aspect of “Historical Savannah” as truly important.

Otherwise we would have already read about the wonderful surprises and artifacts that were found on the old Savannah Morning News/Ellis Square site (mere steps from the first colonists’ landing site), or the hotel sites near the Civic Center and along MLK, or under the section of Montgomery Street that was recently scraped off.

All of these are opportunities lost, and history lost. But don’t worry, the city is making a lot of artifact hunters quite happy. As soon as a building is razed or road torn up, I see them arrive with their metal detectors, seeking to scoop up what we’re too lazy to try and protect. Our loss is E-bay’s gain.

Bill Price

Scary movies


Having been to several of the movie theaters in town, I have to say they are old, and out of date compared to cities half of Savannah’s size. The sound quality, condition of the screens, and prints of movies is sometimes way below my expectations for paying almost $10 for a movie.

I have sat through movies here and heard crackling sounds, seen the picture all scratched up on the screen, and other people in the theater do not seem phased by this. I also believe the service is usually not too good. I have seen one cashier at the concession stand on a Friday at one theater, one person at the box office, and the manager talking with people.

I am not about to name names, let these business suffer on their own, I am simply writing this letter in hope that you will challenge these theaters to raise the bar.

I think we really need an AMC or Loews theater here. AMC and Loews usually run pretty tight theaters with great service, and a near perfect movie-going experience.

Lastly, please do not take babies or toddlers to R rated movies. This is just insane. If you are that into seeing a movie that is R get a babysitter. If you cannot afford one you probably should not be going to a movie. Kids should be your priority, and their crying and restlessness should not impede on my movie going experience.

Not too long ago I saw an R rated horror movie where a woman and her friend were bringing in four kids, their ages were around 7, 5, 3, 1. On the way up the steps of the theater most of the people were staring in disbelief that someone could be this stupid to bring kids to this movie. This movie was extremely violent and not appropriate for the kids.

Who am I to judge, I thought maybe they would sleep through the movie, but that was not the case. I had to get up and tell the manager about it because these two women were oblivious to the looks and comments from the audience members.

I love kids, I love them so much I am worried about the types of parents they are born into. Just please try and do things for your kids that represent the way you want them to turn out later in life. Be good.

Harvey Dent

Why support atheism?


Why are you supporting the teaching of atheism in your public schools, contrary to the Georgia Constitution? In the preamble, it states as such:

“To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

If you have not mandated a balanced education in science classes, you are defending atheism. You cannot claim ignorance. Your state has been told in the past that the geologic record of Earth, and the 600+ million year fossil record of death, has another explanation that is kept away from the students. It’s your fault that the repression of information about the true history of the Earth and universe is not taught by the teachers in school.

Instead, they “brainwash’ students into believing life on Earth began by random chance, has no meaning, and there is no God which created us. Then, you ask such foolish questions as “Why is there so much evil in the world?”

So, what is the answer? To teach creationism? No. Have you ever unraveled what the curriculum would be if one tried to teach creationism?

If all they know is “And the Earth was without form and void...”, and Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden, they would be teaching foolishness. None of those topics have anything whatsoever to do with Biblical Creation.

What should be taught to counter-balance the blind teaching of evolution is the “Observations of Moses.” Both the worlds of creationism and theology have no idea what Biblical Creation is, and do not understand the Genesis text. Moses wrote about multiple periods of restoration on Earth, which had followed periods of extinction, beginning in 245 million BC.

I teach a 12-hour class to science teachers, to convey the truth about the first two chapters of Genesis, explaining the earlier periods of life on Earth, and the issues concerning the several periods of prehistoric mankind.

I would come to each designated school district and conduct the two-day class. School board members are invited to attend, so that they can submit evaluations to the governor.

None of the officials which were written took the time to respond. What does their silence mean? That they want to keep things as they are? That they will acknowledge God in one area, and deny His existence in another? That is hypocrisy.

Herman Cummings

Fortson GA