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February 8, 2014

Family urges focused community unity

MILLEDGEVILLE — Both my wife CC and I have become more and more concerned during recent times of the division that appears to be developing among members of our community.

CC and I have now lived in the Milledgeville and Baldwin County community for just over three years and we have enjoyed making new friends and becoming involved in trying in a number of ways to support our community way of life by investing both our time and our money.

It is an obvious and a well known fact CC and I are a mixed couple and I do not just mean that she is of American nationality and I am of Scottish nationality, it goes a little bit further, she is of color and I am white. Race/color makes no difference to us in any shape or form, we are man and wife and we love and respect one another and after all, that is all that really matters.

We appreciate we are “different” and we are placed by the “few” in the bracket of being in the minority. We understand this as there are only a very limited number of mixed marriage couples who live in our community. However, the view taken by the “few” makes absolutely no difference to CC or I and we remain very positive and encouraged by the fact that we have acquired many close and new found friends.

When we moved to Baldwin County and invested in the community by buying our home here, we truly thought we had made the correct move, however doubt has been cast by the recent actions and words of some community members, as it would appear there is an attempt to turn the clock back by 50 years and to split our community by driving a “them and us” wedge right down through the middle of it. It would be tragic if this was allowed to happen and it is in this regard CC and I wish to make a “special plea to all” in Milledgeville and Baldwin County.

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