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Your Views: Preparedness fair successful in teaching kids disaster readiness

National Preparedness Month in September ended with Gainesville-Hall County, in collaboration with Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, holding the first annual Personal and Family Preparedness Fair in our community. The fair was an important first step for kids to learn about first-responder resources that support our region during a disaster.

October 03, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Day care center at hospital has been like a 2nd home to many

I am writing in response to the closing of the Northeast Georgia Health System child care center. The decision has been made but I want people in our community to realize how special it has been to a lot of people.

October 03, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: High tolls in HOT lane can worsen traffic

I was on my way to Atlanta on Interstate 85 south recently when the accident was reported on the radio. Traffic was backing up and the lanes filled with traffic as my short trip began to look like an all-day affair.

October 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville needs to make road crossing safer for pedestrians

I am writing concerning the people who live in the Butler Street apartments. They are angry and concerned for their safety crossing the street and going to the store.

October 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Riverside Military Academy is a huge plus for our community

I have worked with Riverside Military Academy on numerous projects over the last 45-plus years.

October 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gun limits would require different ways of self-defense

After reading all of the last three opinions concerning gun control and expressing mine to Joan King, I have decided that the best way to combat the control problem is as follows:

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


Your Views: Speed limit signs welcomed

I would like to personally thank Tina Crowe with The Hall County Road Maintenance and Sgt. Kelley Edwards with the Hall County Sheriff's Office for their help in getting speed limit signs posted on Ash Circle.

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


Your Views: We should not trust others for our security

I normally do not read Joan King, but the headline "More guns don't make us safer" on Tuesday drew me in. She wrote: "There are better ways to protect your home and loved ones than sleeping with a .45 under your pillow."

September 27, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Better diet is part of moral imperative for all Americans

Michelle Obama states that adding a single glass of water daily will bring improved health. Restaurants serve us, and we eat, fried Oreos, roasted watermelon, breaded fried pickles, overloaded potatoes, overloaded plates and decadent desserts. Our society's morals resemble those of Rome's Caligula. Hannah Montana has become a woman no decent man could proudly call his wife and decadence is an accepted word for Americans.

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


Your Views: Navy Yard deaths show why it’s easier to hire temp workers

It occurs to me that we as employers have limited ability under the laws to inquire into a potential employee's background, etc. and therefore some employers have turned to temp agencies to act as a clearinghouse for potential employees.

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


Your Views: Get an estimate first from your contractor before work is done

Recently I hired a Gainesville area electrician to look at a porch light that keeps burning out. Because I had used him before, I agreed to a service charge plus parts, if any. As it turned out there was really nothing wrong, but a small adjustment was made to the socket where someone had turned the light bulb too tightly, bending a contact.

September 18, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Mountain Players created many memories over their 21 years

It has been a fun time working along with the Georgia Mountain Players in the musical productions that we have performed for 21 years. Those are memories that will last forever.

September 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Times staffer should have backed off

In reference to The Times' photographer, Nat Gurley, charged with obstruction: I am sure Gurley was just attempting to do his job. However, the law enforcement people were also attempting to do their job.

September 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama’s policy in Syria is like Bush’s in Iraq

It's been suggested that Russia might help President Barack Obama by corralling chemical weapons in Syria and placing them under guard. We should remember this happened in Iraq before we invaded and toppled Saddam Hussein. After Gulf War I, all known weapons of mass destruction there were gathered and placed in locked storage.

September 13, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Missiles fired on Syria would only add to people’s misery

It is unbelievable that our national leaders are so politically motivated and lacking the good judgment they should have regarding the Syrian revolution.

September 13, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Smell is bad enough kids won't play outdoors

Re: "Stench stirs alliances in Latino area," July 27: The smell is disgusting, and even if you live on Browns Bridge Road, you have no ...

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


Gainesville doesn’t need another tax for stormwater fixes

RE: "Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public," July 22: Thank you, Frank Norton Jr., you hit the nail right on the head. Of ...

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Grateful for columnist listing president’s success for a change

Regarding article written July 21, "Obama will shine in history's eyes:" Thanks to Dick Meyer, Chief Washington Correspondent for Scripps Washington Bureau and Decode ...

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


There’s more to life than arguing about politics; embrace family

Let's not put all our interest in politics; it's going to be what it's going to be. Don't you think your ...

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s attack against Trump was out of line, offensive

We don't appreciate columnists calling Donald Trump a "dork and a buffoon." He has brought to light issues that need to be addressed. His ...

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Smell in air has plagued city for years with no solution in sight

I read the article about the stench in the Atlanta Highway/Browns Bridge area with interest and raised eyebrows. Kelly Randall said he was only ...

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Leftist agenda puts American dream, US Constitution in peril

The American dream has passed. In its place, soft tyranny. Around the bend, the unknown, possibly third world status. The remainder of this administration's ...

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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