Sprague leaving agricultural development post

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, April 3, 2013

To the editor:

What a sadness for Polk County residents that we are losing Lynn Sprague as director of agricultural economic development.

If the real reason for Mr. Sprague’s leaving is “harassment” by four Polk County commissioners, as is rumored in social media, we as taxpayers and voters should hold all Polk County commissioners accountable. It is unconscionable that our county commissioners, as a governing body, would allow such a thing to happen.

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If it is true that one of our county economic development funding “rainmakers” has been driven away by petty politics, may each county commissioner and their families eat vegetables packaged in tin cans, meat from Mexico and cookies from Keebler.

– Ginger (Virginia) Leavitt, Tryon