Recently I noticed that the lights to the tennis courts at Warren Road Recreation Center had been turned off, apparently to save a little bit of money. At the same time the lights to the basketball court have been left on. This is a curious kind of discrimination.
I wondered why. Perhaps my commissioner, Jerry Brigham, plays basketball. I don't think he plays tennis. At least I have never seen him play.
A couple of months ago, the county spent money at Warren Road resurfacing and refurbishing the tennis courts. And now people who work during the day cannot play on those courts at night.
Some of us have had to drive to neighboring counties to play. This prompted a person from one of those counties to say, "It's Richmond County -- what do you expect?" Well, as a long-term resident, I expect my county to be just as good or better than surrounding counties. Should I expect less?
William Marsh, Augusta