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Your Views: New Holland needs Hall’s help with stormwater

The New Holland Community (Milliken Mill Village) is the home of many senior citizens and families with young children who love their quiet, historic community. The village is over 100 years old, and many people in Hall County have recent and past connections to the mill and its village.

August 24, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Senseless slaying should lead public figures to speak out

I just recently heard about the tragic story of the young man from Australia who was murdered. He was a baseball player from that country. He was white, killed by three teens, two of them black.

August 24, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: US leaders need to accept their responsibility

It seems to me that everyone has taken their eye off the ball, to use a favorite phrase of President Barack Obama's. In the alleged "phony scandal" over Benghazi, the issue is not really whether or not a rescue team could have reached the embassy in time.

August 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: There still are good people around

It is good to know there are still good and honest people around. When my husband got off work last Thursday at midnight, he stopped by the Wal-Mart in Oakwood to pick up milk. Being tired, he left his wallet behind. He didn't notice until he woke up on Friday that it was missing.

August 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Wishing for the good old days

The America I knew - I wish I could snap my fingers and bring it back. If I could, I would put God back in our schools. I would give parents back the right to pop their kids' backsides if they got out of line. Policemen and policewomen would go back to remembering taxpayers pay their salary and would not have the right to holler "police!" after they have knocked your door down.

August 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: We are losing the America we once knew

Are we losing the America we had revered since childhood? The America we served, fought for, and so many died for?

August 17, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Food stamps often are abused

I would like to respond to Barbara Butler's letter on Monday regarding the cutting of food stamps. It is a shame that a veteran that has served this once (and hopefully can be again) great nation such as yourself can only receive $16 per month.

August 17, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Government and business interests aligned against us

In his July 12 letter, Steven Salamon spoke about the need to have a national conversation regarding appropriate limits to government intrusion into the privacy of citizens and their communications. More than once, Mr. Salamon seemed to suggest it was no big deal.

August 12, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Food stamps needed to survive

Cuts in the food stamp program? l get $16 a month; l am a senior and a veteran. Sorry, no more children for me. Congress should spend a day in our shoes. They, too, will be seniors one day.

August 12, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Middle class will grow only when spending, taxes shrink

President Barack Obama continues to emphasize growing the economy from the middle class out. The phrase itself is merely a campaign slogan and not a plan for economic growth. It demonstrates his total lack of life experience outside of politics.

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


Your Views: Be proactive vs. post-active in teaching children our virtues

The home is the most important institution in any civilization in the world. These are the things that it offers: training in the humanities, courtesy, politeness, refinement of thoughts, manners, and taste.

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


Your Views: Ga. Power charges more now to avoid more interest later

I write in response to the opinion piece of July 23 by Joan King which attempted (and failed, I think) to tie the enabling of addictive behavior to the Georgia power nuclear power initiative underway with expansion of Plant Vogtle. Talk about obtuse thinking! If there is addictive behavior here, it is Ms. King's Quixotic joist with the nuclear issue she has pursued for years.

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


Your Views: Citizens ready to unite behind loss of liberty

As I write this letter, I am reminded of the Jerry Reed song, "When You're Right, You're Right." Let me explain.

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


Your Views: Liabiity for gun owners another way to undermine self-defense

Legislation is pending that would require legal gun owners to purchase liability insurance or give up our guns. This legislation has nothing to do with insurance or liability Its sole purpose is to use the insurance companies to make easily available to the federal government a complete list of the names and addresses of every law-abiding gun owner in the country.

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


Your Views: More foster homes needed in Hall County

Hall County is in desperate need of foster homes, because families in crisis need our community support. I see several charitable efforts within our county, but there is one need that I believe is sadly overlooked by many. I am not altogether certain that people even know that we need more foster parents. I am optimistic that once the wonderful faith-based community of Hall County learns about this need, it will rise to the challenge.

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


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Your Views: A Memorial Day tribute: ‘Vessels’ made everything possible for us

To the families of military veterans, men and women from every branch of the United States military and Merchant Marines on whose shoulders we now stand tall: We pause to remember that they paid the ultimate price for our freedom in country, community and family, safety and security.

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


Your Views: Home-schooled students aren’t missing out on a great education

I thought someone might respond to Judy Manke's letter of May 2, but since I haven't seen a response, I feel compelled to provide one.

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


Your Views: Friendship Road work is frustrating, even if it’s a benefit in the long term

Ah, don't you just love the sights and sounds of spring? The dew on the ground, the trees and flowers budding, and the fresh morning air? What a way to start your day!

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


Your Views: Cure for deadly disease that kills on highways is within our reach

Can you imagine what this country would do if confronted with a disease that caused 32,000 deaths in 2013 and 450 deaths so far this year in Georgia? We would expect all levels of government to mobilize, demanding billions of dollars to find a cure and a plan for prevention.

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


Your Views: Traffic lights should not be placed to benefit a single business

It was sad to read about the recent installation of Wal-Mart's new traffic light on Thompson Bridge Road. One could infer from our mayor's comments that he held strong objections to the installation of Wal-Mart's light. Our city's traffic issues hold precedence with the Department of Transportation over private businesses regarding placement of traffic lights.

May 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Prayers are needed, along with values and respect

Thursday was National Prayer Day. However, we could say it was Worldwide Prayer Day also. Whenever you are reading the newspapers or watching TV, volcano eruptions, discontentment among nations and injustice among different groups of people, worldwide prayer service is in order.

May 09, 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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