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Your Views: State insurance priorities wrong

I would just like to take this chance to thank our esteemed state representatives for voting for and changing the state insurance (not), since the new insurance will not pay for needed medication for MS.

January 25, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County should join funding grants for senior services

Our Hall County Commissioners seem out of step with the needs of our elderly by not agreeing to support the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center's Legacy Link grant application. They know they must agree to provide funds to allow grants to be made for programs like Meals On Wheels.

January 25, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall residents should unite to oppose rezoning

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to rule on a request to rezone a residential property in the Mountain View Peninsula to commercial usage Thursday. The property is in the middle of a residential neighborhood and the community has shown strong support for denying the proposed rezoning.

January 17, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Common Core standards aren’t the evil they’re made out to be

Imagine my surprise when I read that Dr. Terrence Moore, a speaker at a local meeting, asserted that in using Common Core standards, teachers are subverting traditional marriage and religious values (see story). Dare I admit that I taught "The Story of an Hour" before retiring?

January 17, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: If we're not alone in universe, then we don’t have all the answers

If we go back a few years, the Earth was all we knew. We saw the stars but did not understand what they were. We called the planets "wandering stars."

January 15, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Health care law is another way to divide nation, deny faith

Most in this nation have begun to conclude that our new health care law is faltering and not working. Our Republican Party, who are supposedly our advocates against the corrupt administration we're forced to endure, are totally missing the point. Obamacare, as it is fondly referred to, is an astounding success. It is a well-planned strategy to divide our nation and people, to spend us into bankruptcy, and in general, to destroy our capitalistic way of life that has worked successfully since we first became the great nation that we once were.

January 15, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Fix entitlements or economy will be a train wreck

Clark Howard recently wrote, "the question of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid still looms large after the fiscal cliff agreement. We're witnessing a real train wreck happening with our entitlement spending."

January 13, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville should focus on tidying up its appearance

I am new to the area and concerned about the appearance of the city. There seems to be a lack of direction for landscaping and maintenance of common areas like medians, etc. Either we have no direction or a lack of standards.

January 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Sunday’s editorial sends right message to elected officials

I have just finished reading your super excellent editorial comment, "Our Views, Election Year Wish List: Campaigns of substance with honest, genuine candidates; would that be too much to ask?" in the Sunday paper. I have cut the article out and intend to copy it and mail a copy to each candidate as the election year progresses. If any one of them follows your advice, I will most likely vote for him or her.

January 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Adding to jobless benefits is just more money to buy votes

Here we go again. The Democrats want more unemployment benefits for those who are out of work (more money for votes). Democrats are scared because this year they may be voted out. They say they want to look out for those folks who are out of work.

January 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Defense of gays runs contrary to nature’s reproductive instincts

This is intended to challenge Cokie and Steve Roberts' message of Dec. 28, which continued their ongoing apparent defense and promotion of homosexuality, and included several questionable observations.

January 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Government as sand castle: Disorder with a shifting base

Many years ago, a grand and glorious structure arose from imagination and hard work. One afternoon on the beach and a lot of sand equaled one exceptional sand castle. The next morning, nature asserted that she had other plans. The environment plus time reduced this magnificent structure to only a shadow of its former glory. The principles of nature had proved themselves again.

December 30, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Ideas to help our government function better

Regarding Brandon Givens' article on dysfunctional government, here's my wish list:

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


Your Views: Annual charity ball raised funds for Junior League charity efforts

On behalf of the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, I would like to thank our 2013 Charity Ball Belles, the sponsoring clubs and all who donated and made this year so successful.

December 26, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: East Hall has more need for a library than a health clinic

In response to the article in which the closed East Hall Library might be turned into a health clinic: Please don't! Our little library should never have been closed in the first place.

December 26, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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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


Your Views: Smarter energy options must include nuclear

Re: Joan King's column of July 1: This will probably be my final attempt to help Joan King to acquire a more positive outlook involving use of nuclear power provided by electric energy utilities. Her ongoing presentations no longer dignify knowledgeable responses, which removes the interest to challenge them. Proper analogy is not seeing the forest because of the trees.

July 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Lawmakers should take control of interned border children case

To Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson, Doug Collins and all members of our legislative branch of government: I thought you all were elected to represent us peons and to look after our interests. Is not the legislative branch along with the president and Supreme Court (equally) the top authorities in this great nation? Have I got those facts wrong?

July 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville’s pedestrian bridge could be put to good use

The U.S. Congress is still hearing about the "stimulus package" that built the "bridge to nowhere." Well, we have one of those right here in Gainesville. Every time I go under the big white bridge over Jesse Jewell Parkway, I think, "What were they thinking?"

July 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Voter apathy is hard to fathom when there is so much at stake

Hall County has 78,928 registered voters as of the May 20 primary. Only 13,587 of them took the trouble to go to the polls. 19.26 percent. A primary to select a Republican U.S. Senate candidate to oppose a Democrat in the general election in November, a state school superintendent and a local school board and several other selections draws ... 19.26 percent?

July 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Cracker Fly-in was a success, though a bit hard to locate

High fives to the good folks who organized and staged last weekend's Cracker Fly-in. We were blessed with a perfect day and the aircraft and people connected with them provided a fun time for everybody.

July 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Unfunded directives aren’t just found at the statewide level

Your recent subheadline "Unfunded directives from Georgia legislature impact local budgets' bottom line" could be well enhanced locally to "Unfunded directives from Hall County tax assessor impacts local homeowners' bottom line."

July 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


State Bar mourns loss of Wyc Orr

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Gainesville attorney E. Wycliffe "Wyc" Orr on his recent and very untimely passing.

June 05, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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