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Charleston tragedy is a command to teach kindness

Last week, our country and our community received a command, not merely a call. We must reach deep inside our hearts and heads to find ways to reach people before they become unreachable, such as the young man responsible for the tremendous tragedy in Charleston.

June 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Giving and sharing come in the form of welcome $2 bills

My thanks go out to the dapper, white-haired gentleman who gave my grandsons two special gifts Sunday morning in the IHOP restaurant in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Hearts touched in Gainesville by tragedy in Charleston

The Newtown Florist Club extends our prayers and deepest expressions of care and concern to the Emanuel AME Church family and to the family of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, his family and the families of those who died.

June 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Police deserve our respect, not scorn

Charles Sherwood is 150 percent correct! The police do a great job with dignity and professionalism. Someone should ask Joan King if she would look forward to going to a job where a crazy terrorist wanted to behead her just because of the color of the uniform she wore? Or where her life was on the line every second of every shift for relatively little pay? Or if there were no police and she had to fend for herself?

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


Your views: Surviving the storm of life

I find it so refreshing to be able to talk about the events in our lives to people we can trust that have no agenda to harm us.

June 13, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your views: Times series shows we must work together

On behalf of the poultry industry here and across this great state, I want to thank and praise The Times for its special report last week and excellent examination of water quality issues in our community. The stories, authored by reporters Jeff Gill, Shannon Casas and Joshua Silavent, were well researched and written. They provided a comprehensive full picture understanding of the potential sources of pollutants in our drinking water from Lake Lanier and its feeder streams.

June 13, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Roosevelt Square doesn’t need fixing

The other day I read a small notice that our illustrious city council was considering "improving the square." I had lunch at the square the other day, sat outside and had a nice time just looking. I found the square looked very nice - nothing needs to be done.

June 11, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Instead of politicizing Jesus, why not just follow his way of living?

Just like the Roman emperor Constantine did 1800 years ago, the "powers that be" continue to politicize Jesus for their own personal gain. And Christians continue to be vulnerable. Traditional theology hasn't helped much.

June 10, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Corporations benefit us all by operating modern life

A few weeks back an environmentalist took exceptions to corporations. I wonder if these people know how vital corporations are in the U.S.A.

June 10, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Police merely doing their job to keep us safe

In reference to Joan King's column of June 6: Dear Ms. King, I think I've figured you out! On one hand, life comprises hard cold facts. One the other hand, life is all emotional and emotion-laden judgement. Your columns are about judgments, based almost entirely upon emotion.

June 08, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Suggestion to parents: Prepare kids for job market

I wanted to shed some light on something very tragic that needs to be addressed, not just by the institutions, but by the parents of students as well. I recently began helping a friend find a job here locally.

June 06, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Suggestion to parents: Prepare kids for job market

I wanted to shed some light on something very tragic that needs to be addressed, not just by the institutions, but by the parents of students as well. I recently began helping a friend find a job here locally.

June 06, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


US should return to lifestyle, values that made it great

Mid 1950s, I remember them well. We worked and played hard, and then sat down to dinner as a family. Every night at bedtime, we would have our family devotion with prayer.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


Times sheds a light on key issue with series on water quality

This week's series of articles on regional water issues by Shannon Casas and Jeff Gill is one of the finest series to grace The Times' pages. I have had the pleasure of working with these two a little as they prepared the series, and I noticed that they have a couple of things in common: They are interested in facts, and they avoid sensationalizing their stories. Kudos to them and to The Times for a fine job.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


Students need bigger and better meals than federal bureaucrats allow

There are many problems in America that deeply concern me. That problem is school meals. The government, through the Food and Drug Administration, has ignorantly suggested processed foods be served in school meals. Are they not aware that processed foods are not healthy? Do they even care?

June 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Why can’t we disagree and still respect others’ views?

I have to admit, I'm bemused by the slogan that the homosexual lobby has adopted for its recent court victory, "Love wins." I'm confused because the most vocal proponents of same-sex marriage seem to be extremely un-loving as I understand love: "Love is patient, love is kind ... it keeps no record of wrongs ... Love bears all things, endures all things."

July 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Removing Confederate flag an insult to Southern history

In response to the current controversy concerning the Confederate battle flag, I affirm that it is an insult to the memory of our ancestors and an affront to my culture and to Southern history, that this precious emblem be removed from public life. As a descendant of men who fought under that banner, I take it as an indictment of who I am that the flag should now be considered racist and indecent.

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Let God be judge of morality, leave it out of our laws

I write in response to the letters of Paul Barnes and Duane Jones in your July 11 edition. They write of their opinion on the Supreme Court decision to do away with the law that made it illegal for gays and lesbians to wed.

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Coach Lofton an inspiration and second father to many youngsters

I would just like to add a few words to the column written by Ronda Rich on Coach Jim Lofton.

July 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Congress needs plan to rescue Social Security

Social Security and entitlement reform is an issue that will assure seniors that they will receive the benefits of hard work. Here in Northeast Georgia, we older Americans are watching closely what the U.S. Congress, especially U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson do to preserve Social Security this session.

July 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Nation founded on faith has lost its way, led astray by its leaders

I believe it's obvious to most intelligent and observant people that Christians and our faith are under heavy persecution, not only in America, but on a worldwide scale never seen before. America is faced with an almost overwhelming tsunami of woes that it seems hopeless to even hope that we can overcome and prevail as a nation.

July 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Series on foster child care opened eyes to a serious issue

On more than one occasion, I have taken pen to paper to offer my criticism of your newspaper. It is expected that we subscribers will do that. When a newspaper does something that I feel is commendable, I will also offer my praise as well as extending my subscription another quarter.

October 22, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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