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Coverage of mission expo shed light on valuable work

Thank you so much for the articles about the 1st Presbyterian Church's Local Mission Expo. We are very grateful to the 26 charitable agencies that came in and set up their exhibit.

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


Humanists force their views on others, violate a right to beliefs

I am deeply saddened by Hall County's decision to settle the case with the American Humanist Association about prayer and Christianity in athletic programs. What happened to our First Amendment rights? When atheists (the Humanist Association that sued Hall County) can come in and tell us that we are violating their rights by praying? What about our right to prayer? They've came in and violated our rights!

September 02, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


State does not need more power to justify costly nuclear reactors

In response to the Associated Press article in The Times on Aug. 29, "Budget on nuclear plant steady, uncertainty remains:" This article says that ratepayers are being saddled with billions of dollars in costs to complete two new nuclear reactors at Georgia Powers Plant Vogtle. It mentions cost overruns, delays and lawsuits, but goes on to say it is cheaper to finish the project than mothball it now.

September 02, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Confederate battle flag announces bigotry, like it or not

So much has been written about the Confederate battle flag. Let's face it, like it or not, that flag has been adopted by hate groups as their symbol. If you fly it you are announcing to the world that you are bigot and racist. Sorry, but that's a fact. If that is your purpose, go ahead.

August 31, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are requesting that we continue their E-SPLOST for another five years, nearly two years before the current E-SPLOST expires in September 2017.

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver's Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be "balanced" in a news media outlet, such as The Times and WDUN. I was under the impression that journalism in the news media should be based upon facts, and not upon liberal or conservative leanings.

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Many ignore facts in favor of good intentions

To Bruce Vandiver from Lula: I read your letter regarding Ron Martz's essay, your general criticism of him and other rational-thinking people with whom you must not agree. Apparently you have trouble facing facts, and that actions have consequences.

August 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tax dollars should not support group many of us resist

I appreciate The Times' willingness to publish a variety of views. Joel Mathis and I rarely agree, but I'm glad his voice is heard.

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


Public may be ignorant of facts; many in power opt to hide them

In a recent letter to The Times, a Lula city councilman made the following statement: "We should have knowledge and a spiritual obligation to do the right thing."

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


GOP candidates provide a lot of entertainment, few good ideas

So Hillary's campaign is entertaining to Eddy McEntire? Have you taken a few minutes to watch the Republican clown car? Seventeen individuals, each with more baggage than any Democratic candidate ever had. The top candidate is an entertainer ... with his own TV show!

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


Columnist’s take on ‘liberal media’ is right-wing slop

I have a few thoughts regarding Ron Martz's recent column: "Essay: Does traditional media lean left?" This is nothing but a Xerox copy of the classic neocon talking points memo, "The Liberal Media." Yes, it's another fresh dose of typical conservative pig slop from the Times' new community columnist.

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


Here’s a unique solution to reconcile abortion, capital punishment

A society that will not use its moral and legal authority to cull evil from its population is doomed to anarchy. It is not enough to put evil beings behind bars for life where they feed the fools, who believe in their rhetoric, the hollow calories of hope and reform. I do not understand a society that feels no pangs of guilt with the deliberate slaughter of innocent unborn children but has an evolving standard of decency toward evil beings that torture and murder innocent people.

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


Ethics, truth should matter in a president

Watching the political theater that is the Hillary Clinton campaign has been entertaining as both a comedy and as an epic horror. Comic in that someone with her baggage, ethics and abilities is even being considered as commander in chief, and horrific in that there is probably a better than even chance that she might succeed.

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


Government should come together to serve the people

Have vanity, ideology and shortsightedness prevented us as elected officials from accomplishing the purpose that we were elected to do? Today as we watch television and read the newspaper, I believe we do not understand what we were elected to do. Has decency, respect and veneration been ignored, along with a lack of common sense?

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


Gainesville's curb cuts area big help to wheelchair users

A huge thank you to the city of Gainesville for the curb cuts they have worked on for the last couple of weeks. The flow of walking traffic connecting the two blocks of Bradford Street to the square is now safe for those in wheelchairs. Thank you for investing in improvements to meet the needs of our physically challenged citizens. A special thank you from the friends who come to the Rooster's Perch on Bradford Street.

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


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