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Opponents of Sunday sales seek to impose their beliefs on us

I really must take exception to several statements in a letter to The Times from Fred Chitwood.

May 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Political differences aren’t just friendly; they are personal

As I watch the news, I am amazed by the friendliness of politicians and reporters who have such widely differing views. When I find myself so opposed to views of people such as Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, it's personal for me.

May 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


High college costs are borne by everyone who pays taxes

Martha Nesbitt's column on higher education still being affordable in Georgia exposes a failure in critical reasoning. She asserts that HOPE scholars pay tiny tuitions of just $0 to $145 per semester. This is misleading.

May 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Bipartisan solution is sought for nation’s financial future

Like my fellow Americans, I am deeply concerned about our nation's financial future. Our country will face a fiscal catastrophe if Washington can't address our crushing debt.

May 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Veterans office serves our heroes in NE Georgia

It is my privilege to provide with a brief report of the 2010 activities of the Gainesville Veterans Service Office of the State Department of Veterans Service. This office services the counties of Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall and Lumpkin counties with an estimated veteran population of 74,383.

May 09, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: High speed chases can put innocent motorists in danger

I stood in total shock and disbelief yesterday as I watched a Hall County Deputy with his blue lights flashing and going at a very high rate of speed go into the lane of ongoing traffic to pass cars and cause an SUV to have to slam the brakes to avoid a head on collision with the deputy car.

May 05, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Deal’s support of Sunday alcohol sales, gas tax is disappointing

Before I make my point, let me qualify my statement by saying I did not vote for Nathan Deal in the primary election last year. I voted for my friend and strict constitutionalist, Ray McBerry. However, after the primary and into the runoff and general election, I was an active supporter of Mr. Deal. Having said that, I have some misgivings about his leadership thus far.

May 05, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Area community’s esteem for women is uplifting to all

Sunday's Times provided the treasure of a news article that uplifted. I am referring to the story, "Revived May Day tradition touches a nostalgic note from Gainesville's past," reporting that the Fair Street neighborhood has revived the May tradition of celebrating the women of their community.

May 05, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Donors’ contributions to state cancer fund makes a difference

No one looks forward to paying taxes. So, those who voluntarily add $1 or more on their state income tax return to support the Georgia Cancer Research Fund are to be especially commended. Since 2003, generous taxpayers have donated $2.9 million for research into the cause, treatment and cure for cancer.

May 05, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Citizens Academy offers insight into the workings of government

Last Monday night, I graduated from the Gainesville Citizens Academy, seven weeks of delving into the bowels of city government. There were 28 of us, and we met each Monday night to look into different city departments.

May 05, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hastily approved immigration bill will be costly to all

Haste makes waste and bad legislation.

May 05, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Allowing illegal immigration is lying to ourselves and our children

While trying to find out what the Georgia legislature was doing in its final week, I watched GPTV's "Georgia Politics." Being interviewed were Buddy Deardon and Bill Crane, who was Crane laughing at those of us who care about immigration reform.

April 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: City councilman shouldn’t force his moral views on the rest of us

When is Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann going to stop trying to shove his Mormon religious agenda down our throats?

April 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: To save gas, lower speed limit, then get rid of US Energy Department

In the 1970s, the president decreed that the national speed limit for cars and trucks would be 55 mph. The result: a 23 percent reduction in fuel consumption and, shortly afterward, a sharp reduction in fuel prices. The problem of fuel shortage was quickly resolved.

April 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Don’t let GOP in Congress gut Medicare benefits

The recession is far from over and so many people in our community are struggling to pay their bills, find a decent job and make a good life for their kids. Yet this reality has seemingly gone unnoticed by Rep. Tom Graves and the Republicans in Washington, D.C. The Republicans just passed a budget that would abolish Medicare as we know it, while doling out even more tax cuts for the rich.

April 29, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Commissioners indeed failed us in funding libraries

Thank you, Paige Mellinger, for your letter to the editor "Support your library and the good it does a community" appearing Thursday in The Times.

July 26, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: State board denies justice in murder case

After reading The Times' article regarding Tommy Lee Waldrip and the hideous crime he committed against the young Dawsonville man, Keith Evans, 23 years ago, I am still in disbelief of our so-called "justice" system.

July 24, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Support your library and the good it does a community

Another budget year and another disappointment for our library system and its patrons. Our county officials' spending on website redesign and an energy study, with unused results, instead of providing funding needed to take county agencies off of furlough toes the line of malfeasance, a word I learned from a children's picture book that I read at my library ("Olivia and the Fairy Princesses" by Ian Falconer).

July 24, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Owing a life to local doctors

I spent 60 years in newspapering in Anderson, S.C., Athens and The Atlanta Times, and 50 years in radio and television throughout the South. I write this to salute Gainesville and its vast medical community as nationally prominent in heart research. I owe my life to cardiologists there and couldn't dare name them all, but one, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, has not only been a great doctor but a great mentor to let me pursue my career after suffering mightily.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County football is top notch

I retired from coaching after 15 seasons in the NFL. I started off coaching five seasons as a high school coach in New Mexico and in Fremont, Calif. The Hall County football teams are extremely well coached. I often stand just outside the fence watching our incredibly competent coaches work. Hall County is a perfect place for a retired coach to live if he wants high-quality football every Friday night during the high school football season.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Murderers are cowards and don’t deserve a peaceful death

Here we go again, folks. Cormac J. Carney, a U.S. district judge, ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. He called the death penalty an "empty promise that violates the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment." This was brought on by a death row inmate.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall sales tax delay designed to get it passed

I vaguely remember when voting Republican meant you were virtually assured of candidates who supported policies that promoted limited government and lower taxation. Obviously, this is no longer the case.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nuclear power needed to keep state’s business climate healthy

In response to Joan King's column of July 1: I'm tired of reading and responding to her ill- and misinformed rants about nuclear power, and specifically, Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear units Nos. 3 and 4, now under construction.

July 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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