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President George Washington portraits donated

July 15th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Several months ago two portraits of President George Washington were donated to two local public schools in Allegany County by the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization. At the bottom of the portrait was a dime-size seal of the CHCO which organization representatives say is simply a painting of a local cemetery. On one of the monuments, as in any cemetery, there appears a cross atop a stone. As a result, school superintendent Dr. David Cox had the seal covered up because he says there are problems displaying any religious symbols in public schools. Delegate Leroy Myers has chimed in on this controversy, and he sides with the Cemetery Organization telling WCBC News he doesn’t understand why this became an issue for the superintendent…

That was the brunt assessment of Allegany County’s Economic Development efforts made last month by former 24 year county commissioner Arthur Bond as he prepared to step down from public office. Bond retired in mid-term as mayor of Frostburg earlier this month- and in an interview with WCBC News, expressed the opinion that there has been little economic development movement in recent years. On Thursday, County Commissioners President Mike McKay and Economic Development Director Matt Diaz were guests on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” to discuss those criticisms and to provide an overall economic development update. American Woodmark, BlueCross BlueShield and the ABC Business Park are just three of the successes the county officials highlighted; in addition to what they say is a strong business retention program. McKay said he believes the department is in good hands, and that some positive announcements could be coming in the near future..

2 Responses to “President George Washington portraits donated”

  1. July 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm, County Resident said:

    Dr Cox is a joke. Maybe it's time to get the state to shut this Board of Ed down and replace everyone including the attorney and Dr Cox.


  2. July 19, 2011 at 9:59 am, Rivka said:

    Good content, I am browsing back persistently to discover upgrades.


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