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Your Views: Cruise control is dangerous when driving on wet roads

My condolences go out to the Goldware family, whose 14-year-old was killed and two infants injured in a wreck on Interstate 75. May God comfort you in this time of grief.

July 10, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Domestic spying shows Obama has brought no change

In his recent column on NSA leaker Ed Snowden, Jonah Goldberg called him a fool for the love of an idea. I wonder what idea Goldberg intended? Could it be the idea that our government should be true to the wishes of the electorate? Surely that's a foolish thought, right? Only fools would think their vote matters, and only fools would believe the constitutional will of the majority should be a binding command on the government.

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


Your Views: Collins did not include public input in Camp Merrill decision

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of the 9th District has explained his rationale for transferring Camp Merrill to the Army. But he does not explain why he thinks that this issue does not deserve proper public notice and review. He is violating the basic democratic principles he was elected to uphold.

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


Your Views: Americans must celebrate freedom with moral truths

True patriotism is a Christian virtue, a Christian principle. It involves a devoted love, support and defense of one's country. It is a national loyalty.

July 01, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Limited library hours a hassle

I went to the library today and found it did not open until noon. I waited over an hour for it to open; when it did, there was a long line of people waiting to get in. In the parking lot were several cars of employees working.

July 01, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Friendship Road change loses a vote

It has been a while since the Friendship Road name change was voted on and passed. I, for one, was very disappointed in Billy Powell's vote for this change.

July 01, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Shooting geese not the answer

Shame on Chestatee Golf Club and course superintendent Andrew Maronge for the decision to execute the resident geese rather than share the grass and put up with a little brown turf!

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


Your Views: Physicians doing their part to end prescription abuse

I am responding to a letter written by Elizabeth Martin in The Times calling for physicians to take the prescription drug abuse epidemic seriously.

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


Your Views: One page for immigration bill is plenty

The comprehensive new immigration bill needs to be ONE page, not 800 or 1,000 or 1,200 pages of graft, pork, union payoffs and big government made bigger. It should be ONE page with ONE sentence: Enforce all immigration laws already enacted by the U.S. Congress.

June 27, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Cover-ups, expensive trips burden taxpayers

If any of you watch the news, you see the cover-ups our elected leaders are imposing on the American people.

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


Your Views: Increased costs for higher education bankrupt future

On July 1, interest rates for direct subsidized federal loans for college students (currently at 3.4 percent) are set to double to 6.8 percent if Congress neglects to act. As expected, there is political gridlock between the parties. While both openly do not want the interest rate hike to occur, they disagree over the approach to prevent it. Democrats want to keep the rate at 3.4 percent while Republicans want to tie it to Treasury bonds that would change the rate every year but also cap it at 8.5 percent.

June 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Councilman’s efforts applauded

George Wangemann, the mayor pro tem of the Gainesville City Council, came to my door this past Saturday to invite and encourage me and the citizens of Gainesville to attend the Tuesday meeting at the Gainesville Public Safety complex.

June 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Don’t trash your home with TV

Turn off your TV. You have the power to remotely control television programming. You have the power to upgrade the quality of the television industry. Advertisers are not going to pay for darkened TV screens.

June 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: McEver Road repairs should be a higher priority

I am curious to know how a main road like McEver Road can be closed for such an extended period of time? We live off Jim Crow Road so we have been taking the detour like everyone else since the heavy rains last month caused the washout.

June 15, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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


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Your Views: Tourism industry can get creative to offset extra fee

I am a little disappointed in the article titled "New fee upsets tourism industry." The article itself was well written and worthy of the front page. However, the content of those interviewed and their titles was a little disturbing.

April 18, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama’s push for tyranny is a right-wing plan

Regarding Thomas Day's recent letter, I wonder if he expects readers to buy what he's selling. Day speaks of tyranny, saying President Barack Obama has "come closer to establishing tyranny in the United States than at any other time in our history."

April 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Addictive behavior can be turned into community service

I am an addict. I take all things I like to excess. I am now 45 years old and a full two seconds away from a bad decision, instead of one second like when I was younger.

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


Your Views: State bar congratulates Summer for Indigent Defense Award

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to Attorney Daniel A. Summer of Summer & Summer in Gainesville on receiving the 2014 Indigent Defense Award, presented by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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


Your views: More questions should be asked about moving Lanier Tech

Am I the only one that is shaking their head and asking "where did the idea come from to relocate Lanier Tech?"

April 10, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Smithgall’s support for the arts sets our community apart

Gainesville-Hall County, with the Northeast Georgia Medical System, is one of Georgia's prominent medical centers. With Lake Lanier, it is one of Georgia's prominent recreation hubs. With the poultry research laboratory and a high number of poultry industry businesses, it is one of the state's agricultural centers. With the changing seasons in the Gainesville section of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the area will become a prominent center for celebrating spring, summer, fall and even winter.

April 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: US government is held hostage by a tyranny of the minority

The recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march was a wonderful event to remind us of the progress that has been made since that event. One unfortunate event was Jesse Jackson's comments decrying the tyranny of the majority over the minority. It is clear by his remarks that he neither understands the meaning of tyranny nor does he understand our form of government.

April 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Who’s going to fly our plane? Rice would be the ideal pilot

I know the souls of those who went down in the plane in France are in heaven, with the exception of one. Folks, we are also on the next plane heading the same way, only we have one thing in our favor: The door to the control cabin is open and desperately in need of a pilot.

April 04, 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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