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Official wants prayer at games

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Sampson also wants to hear national anthem played at game time

By Cindy Simpson

Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson was disappointed when he didn’t hear a prayer said before recent Harriman Middle School basketball games.

They also didn’t play the national anthem at the game he attended this month.

Sampson wants to see what he can do about it.

“It kind of felt odd and sad that they took that prayer and national anthem out of schools,” Sampson said.

First, he pondered if the issue of prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance in schools could be put on the ballot this August election.


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