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Confederate Flag Issue Raised In City Of Menlo
Monday, 25 May 2015 19:57
Menlo officials are considering a request to erect a Confederate flag in its city park. The mayor and council are being cautious, however, after controversy erupted in Summerville over a similar decision.  
Resident Jim "Muscles" Johnson approached the Menlo council during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
"This is the 100th anniversary of the erection of the monument over here at the park. Some [United Daughters of the Confederacy] and [Sons of Confederate Veteran] members would like to have some kind of little ceremony to recognize this 100-year anniversary and I wanted to talk to the city council about maybe putting up a flag pole," Johnson said.
A Confederate battle flag may be too much. A decision to fly the flag in front of the county courthouse in April generated dissension. Some thought the flag was a racist symbol and others claim it was heritage and has nothing to do with race.
Summerville Police Chief Stan Mosley and Mayor Harry Harvey, some of the city's first black officials, disagreed with the flag's location. Now Menlo faces a similar decision.
"Everybody says this is the wrong time to do it," resident Johnson said.
Arrow Shooting May Be Halted In Menlo
Saturday, 23 May 2015 16:05
Shooting an arrow in the city limits of Menlo is under scrutiny as one resident wants the practice stopped. 
The Menlo mayor and council will contact its attorney, Summerville lawyer Arch Farrar, to see if it's possible to outlaw shooting arrows.
"I would like to inform you about is that they hold target practice with professional bows and arrows a couple of times a week -- at their house. Do we have a law against that? They are using weapons," Menlo resident Barbara McCarty said.
McCarty lives on North Fifth Avenue and told the council that arrows are flying in her neighborhood. Councilwoman Patti Settoon confirmed McCarty's story.
Mayor Theresa Canada, however, believes there are no laws against shooting arrows in Menlo. She was also unsure if state law covered shooting a gun within the city limit. If not, the city does not have a local ordinance prohibiting shooting a gun.
"Wouldn't that constitute [as being a] weapon? A deadly weapon?  You don't feel a stray arrow could kill a child or a dog or an adult? They are aiming at their house. I called the police," McCarty said.
After Hours Event Scheduled
Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:35

Thursday, May 28, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Chattooga Chamber's Business After Hours

Join us for light refreshments, conversation and fresh air!  We will host our first Business After Hours Mixer at the Open Air Plaza in Downtown Summerville at 37 East Washington Street.  Hear from the Paradise Garden Foundation about the upcoming Finster Fest Art and Music Festival, and others about events coming up around the county and with the Chattooga Chamber of Commerce. 
We hope to see you there!