I would like to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to all my family members, therapist, friends, employers and supporters in this community during this difficult time. As all of you may know by reading the Rappahannock News on a weekly basis, I made some bad decisions, for which I have accepted full responsibility.
I am glad that the attention is focused on me, as I am sure I am the only one in this county who has ever made a mistake. As someone once said, “There are two sides to every story.” That statement is very true, except I have not had the opportunity to tell my side. I am very lucky to have so many people who love and support me and I can’t thank each of you enough. Thank you for the phone calls, cards, emails to my family, books sent and money.
I have taken full responsibility for my actions, so those of you who continue to gossip at the 211 Quicke Mart, or with co-workers, etc., really need to attend to your own problems and stay out of mine! This ordeal has done nothing but make me a stronger, better person than I have ever been.
Tammy L. Atkins
Rappahannock County Jail