Originally created 05/23/01

Knows where to build branch library



Why is there a dilemma about where to build the new branch library in south Richmond County? The Board of Education determined, through its professional demographer, that the area around Old Waynesboro Road and the chemical plants was the center of the population in the southern part of the county.

Now the Diamond Lakes Recreation Center is being pushed as the best location for the media complex to serve the growing population south of Tobacco Road. One of these sites has to be wrong. Both can't be the hub.

Supposedly, the school system's demographics point to the Cross Creek High School area; however, the demographer hired to gather this data usually supplies faulty information, according to a number of school system administrators, all of whom are now retired and able to speak freely without board censorship.

The greater part of the citizenry lives in the vicinty of Tobacco and Windsor Spring Roads and, hopefully, the library will go somewhere in that area.

Kenneth E. McGahee, Hephzibah