To the Editor,
I am writing you to say this about Jones School sale: Why not just give it to the group of community action leaders that want it? I was raised in Mount Airy from 58-86 then moved to Newberry, South Carolina. I still read the Mount Airy News and my family is still present in Mount Airy.
Recently, the same situation happened here in Newberry. Gallman School, the old Black school, has been replaced and now we have another new state of the art school.
The city, county, and school board graciously donated it to the local community African-American group that wants it to restore and use it for various program needs. It will have a great value for the community by adding this building and playgrounds to continue to use for their needs for years to come.
I think the community needs to do this. The programs will help kids and adults alike in many ways. It will also help to right many wrongs that our previous generations have done to our African-American friends and neighbors.
Newberry, South Carolina