Regarding the story about Carthage being upset over possible road closures for a new county courthouse, let me say that the county and town’s people should be upset.

It has been determined that the finance building and child support building will be torn down and space used for parking. Think about that expense. And to close a portion of Saunders Street, sending more traffic through the circle, is not good planning.

The better idea would have been to build away from the center of downtown, freeing much of the traffic congestion, and build preferably near the police and fire department on U.S. 15-501. This would really help the downtown stores and business people.

Traffic is heavy through downtown now and will only get worse, so the idea should be to think ahead and not cause an existing problem to get worse.

J.R. Hill, Carthage

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