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Your Views: Evaluations of teachers should be centered on common criteria

I would like to respond to the letter published May 8 by Ron Walker about teacher evaluations being an art rather than a science. I feel a teacher should be evaluated to better determine their performance and, more importantly, their pay.

June 08, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Teachers need a seat at table in school decisions

I am sorry to read of our continuing budget woes in Monday's article about the Hall County Board of Education. The single, thin ray of sunshine is that Superintendent Will Schofield might include teachers in the decision-making process regarding teacher pay.

June 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Scandals make Obama no better than Republicans

Jim Gorman's recent letter finished with this thought: We the people are supposed to be in control of our government, not a political elite ruling class. I agree. I see a ruling class whose strategic interest differs radically from that of most Americans. I see a ruling class composed of Wall Street and the corporate establishment. We call this democracy, but it does not seem to serve our interests or our political will. Instead, it serves the will of an artificial person called the corporation.

June 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama administration’s litany of lies deserve to be criticized

Recently a letter appeared in which the writer condemned the Times for a commentary by the editorial board that sharply criticized the Obama administration. In reading and rereading the column, I find no fault in the editorial that truthfully stated what must be illegal acts by the Internal Revenue Service and the attorney general.

June 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Failing to spend on infrastructure is penny-wise but pound-foolish

When the latest natural disaster hit Hall County, my thoughts were that my favorite barbecue restaurant might be out of business. For want of the proper conduits, the city of Flowery Branch was flooded. Culverts of my own middle age are no longer capable of their intended capacity let alone in their compromised states. Corrugated metal pipe is not capable of lasting its intended 25-year life-span in Hall County.

May 29, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Doctors should do their part to head off painkiller addictions

A member of my family is addicted to narcotic painkillers. She has been addicted for over a decade. But this letter is not about her; it is about all the doctors in the Hall County area who have fed her addiction.

May 29, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Federal sex survey is not what government should be doing

I was stunned to read in Sunday's Times that the federal government was trying to get a sex history survey answered by seventh-graders on up. Since the federal government is not in the medical field, I think a good old-fashioned Southern phrase is the best reply to that questioning: It is none of their beeswax!

May 29, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Grads, some tips on how to not be unemployable

Speaking from a rather unpleasant experience of my own, I would love to share some pointers on employment and job searching. Much of this will sound redundant but my primary focus is for those in high school or younger.

May 28, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall libraries offer programs to encourage summer readers

Summer vacation is finally here! It is also time for the Hall County Library System's Summer Reading Program.

May 25, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Editorial rushed to judgment, unfairly attacked president

The Times' editorial of May 19 ("Our Views: What a tangled web") demands a response, in the interest of objectivity and fair play, values which were so utterly lacking in that piece.

May 24, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Military heroes are a national treasure to US

To the families of the courageous men and women who served in the United States military: These veterans; our treasure in earthen vessels, these soldiers left a strong foundation for which we can stand.

May 23, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Push to raise Lanier’s level based on costs

In response to a concern about our push to increase the full pool of Lake Lanier to 1,073 feet: While we don't like to see public recreation areas and personal property compromised by high water levels, it is very instructive to see what the effects of 1,073 are on the surrounding lake areas.

May 22, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Administration continues to fuel an overall distrust of government

The Obama administration is at it again. According to President Barack Obama, he doesn't know half of what is going on in his administration, since he finds out things when he sees it on the news, like the IRS scandal. Then there was Benghazi, which the administration blamed on a movie instead of an organized terrorist organization. Then Hillary Clinton says "what difference does it make," like who cares?

May 22, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Campaign signs are out of place at veterans’ events

As Memorial Day approaches, I'm reminded of a disturbing trend I've noticed over the past several years. I've been serving in the U.S. Army and the Georgia Army National Guard for more than 17 years now, and the amount of support we receive from the community is very much appreciated.

May 17, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Parents have lost control of their kids, based on public behavior

Have you ever been in a department store or grocery store and felt like you were among a bunch of wild animals? I despise parents who are controlled by their children. Who is in control? Obviously, not the adults.

May 17, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: New red light is not designed to ease traffic

Wal-Mart's new store on Thompson Bridge might have friendly words "Neighborhood Market" on its sign, but "Neighborhood Racket" would be a better name. A racket is an organized immoral activity for extortion; a dishonest scheme, trick, business or activity.

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


Your Views: A Memorial Day tribute: ‘Vessels’ made everything possible for us

To the families of military veterans, men and women from every branch of the United States military and Merchant Marines on whose shoulders we now stand tall: We pause to remember that they paid the ultimate price for our freedom in country, community and family, safety and security.

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


Your Views: Home-schooled students aren’t missing out on a great education

I thought someone might respond to Judy Manke's letter of May 2, but since I haven't seen a response, I feel compelled to provide one.

May 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Friendship Road work is frustrating, even if it’s a benefit in the long term

Ah, don't you just love the sights and sounds of spring? The dew on the ground, the trees and flowers budding, and the fresh morning air? What a way to start your day!

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


Your Views: Cure for deadly disease that kills on highways is within our reach

Can you imagine what this country would do if confronted with a disease that caused 32,000 deaths in 2013 and 450 deaths so far this year in Georgia? We would expect all levels of government to mobilize, demanding billions of dollars to find a cure and a plan for prevention.

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


Your Views: Traffic lights should not be placed to benefit a single business

It was sad to read about the recent installation of Wal-Mart's new traffic light on Thompson Bridge Road. One could infer from our mayor's comments that he held strong objections to the installation of Wal-Mart's light. Our city's traffic issues hold precedence with the Department of Transportation over private businesses regarding placement of traffic lights.

May 13, 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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