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Your Views: Ending party affiliations may make leaders more responsive

This country has become so polarized as a nation that we can no longer function as Americans, but must act as Democrats or Republicans. The politicians are so controlled by their parties that they either play along or they are marked and their party support goes to their upcoming opponent.

October 11, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Ronda Rich’s columns are a delight

I would just like to say how blessed you are to have Ronda Rich in your paper. I have all of her books and met her when she spoke at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. She is a very charming and very talented lady and very much the example of a Southern woman. I look forward to enjoying many more of her delightful stories.

October 11, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Federal programs are still needed to help those with no other options

Re: "Fed programs have replaced voluntary aid," letter of Oct. 7: David Long feels that the federal government has taken over the things that we should do to help our fellow man. He hopes that men are good enough to do the right thing for one another without any government intervention.

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


Your Views: Government shutdown is a small price to halt runaway spending

I was walking through the mall and I realized something: I no longer notice the overweight and obese people, but I notice those who are slim. They are the exception now rather than the rule. Over indulgence and obesity have become commonplace and accepted.

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


Your Views: Voters will make our leaders pay at polls for their disrespect

A word to all incumbents in the U.S. Congress and to all incumbent officeholders: Come election time, we will remember how callously and harshly you have treated us, your constituents.

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


Your Views: Gainesville right to delay support of Glades project

Congratulations to the Gainesville City Council for postponing any action to support and fund the long-proposed and ever-changing Glades Reservoir. The council is smart to pause and ask important questions before committing support for Hall County's $14.5 million application to the Governor's Water Supply Program at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

October 09, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Cabinet secretary should pay dearly for debacle at memorial

Under the guise of the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Interior Department went beyond the pale last week when it closed (or attempted to close) the World War II Memorial in Washington.

October 09, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Fed programs have replaced voluntary aid

A good friend of mine 45 years ago said that the first level of support when you needed help should be your family, then your church, then your local community. Somewhere, mainly between FDR and Lyndon Johnson, we moved most of that to Washington. We removed the personal, positive feeling you get from helping someone. We made it something not offered but "entitled."

October 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Polarized society complicates our nation’s leadership

When the housing market spiraled out of control and all those Americans that were associated in some facet started losing jobs, who really cared? When home improvement stores as well as others stopped producing tax revenue due to a housing crises who really cared? As revenue dropped and it became impossible to balance our local, state and federal budgets, so we froze hiring, furloughed employees and cut services, who cared? When our government and its elected officials could not come to terms to right the ship and they closed federal run agencies, who cared?

October 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Book on Gainesville High football history is a gem

The book that came out this week, "100 years of Gainesville High Football" is really a good read. If you or a member of your family were cheerleaders or football players over the past century you will really enjoy it.

October 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Shutdown is hurtful to children in Hall County

My conscience will not permit me to sit this one out; mere silence would make me as guilty as they are. I refer to Congress, specifically the U.S. House of Representatives. The American people are not toys to manipulate at will. They were elected to do a job, not play some sort of Russian roulette game with the lives, well-being and futures of American citizens.

October 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: President's policies make people more reliant on government

My comment to The White House and president is that I didn't vote for him, but I agreed to support him because only fools would want their president to fail. However, over time I've come to the conclusion that I can no longer support him, for I do not believe in his actions and policies.

October 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gun safety should start with focus on the human factor

I agree with Joan King that more guns are not the answer to our gun deaths problem, but others also have made some good observations. Gun control is only one of the problems. We need to address the human factor.

October 04, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: GOP should either fix or replace health law and quit obstructing

I am a retired physician and lifelong Republican voter. I have, for a number of years, believed our current health care system was in need of an overhaul. I don't know if Obamacare is the solution and only time will tell.

October 04, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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


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Articles by Section - 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


Coach Lofton an inspiration and second father to many youngsters

I would just like to add a few words to the column written by Ronda Rich on Coach Jim Lofton.

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


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