A US representative made a stop in the Pine Belt Thursday night to address issues concerning area citizens.
Congressman Gene Taylor held a town meeting for Hub City residents at the Cultural Center. Not only did he address important issues facing Pine Belt citizens, but he also honored World War II veteran Bob Ledford with his *third* purple heart.
Also at the meeting, Seven on Your Side asked Representative Taylor his views on the insurance company State Farm pulling out of writing homeowners policies in the state. He said, "Don't let the screen door hit 'em in the rear on the way out." Taylor went on to say, "It's not disappointment. If they're going to that bad at paying people who have paid their premiums for decades and played by the rules only to be denied--then it's no great loss."
As you may remember, Congressman Taylor lost his home during the storm and in it was his 1993 "Man of the Year" award he received from the Boy Scouts of America. Thursday evening at the town meeting, that award was replaced.