To the Editor:

      I read that Judge Michael [in Jackson County] is retiring and that Judge Grillo [in Vinton County] is renewing his position. We, as citizens, will lose a great servant in Judge Michael, but will continue to benefit from the wisdom of Judge Grillo.

I remember both of these young men as students at Jackson High School, and they were a credit to the school and student body then. So, why are we surprised that they would be so successful in life? After years of enjoying the students of Jackson County, I can only say we are among the most blessed people in the world.


Thank you, students,

Paul Sites