Saturday, February 16, 2008

Letters worth reading

It's been an interesting few days in the letters to the editor department of The Star.

On Thursday, we published a collection of fiery letters concerning the installation of a monument in Lawrence County that honors black Union soldiers in the Civil War. Needless to say, Star readers who still think Gen. Lee's gonna save the South took issue with a few things and filled our inbox with responses.

On Sunday, we have a collection of letters debating the necessity of the death penalty in Alabama. The letters are quite good -- emotional and heartfelt. They're worth a read.

Make sure you check them out Sunday, in print or online. Go to our opinions page once they're published on Sunday morning. A hint: One letter is from a local woman whose sister and brother-in-law were murdered in 1986. It's a must-read this weekend.