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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


Your Views: Carter kept a promise to help deliver report for project

I noticed where Don Carter has retired as Department of Natural Resources commissioner and I would like to share a very pleasant courtesy he did for me. I have never met him, nor do I know him, but he sure helped me when I needed help.

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


Your Views: Why does gas cost more in Hall County?

I just returned from Myrtle Beach, S.C. I bought gas there at $3.21, then got back in Hall County and gas was $3.60.

September 12, 2013 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congress needs to declare war, not president, says Constitution

RE: In response to Thursday's letter from Bruce Hallowell: It is not the duty of the president, not does he have the power to declare war. One has only to look at the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8.11).

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


Your Views: Congress needs to declare war, not president, says Constitution

RE: In response to Thursday's letter from Bruce Hallowell: It is not the duty of the president, not does he have the power to declare war. One has only to look at the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8.11).

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


Your Views: Obama fails to lead, passes Syria buck to Congress

For the past three years, President Barack Obama has used every means possible to delete the authority of Congress in decision making issues. He has used Congress as his whipping boy; if he makes a bad decision, it is the fault of the Congress. Anything favorable that happens, he takes credit for. Now, after shooting his mouth off (the "red line" comment) he tells Congress that it must make a decision he is unwilling to make.

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


Your Views: Nuclear power is costly, but the alternatives are no better

Joan King wrote in her column recently against nuclear power. Her points about the negatives were valid. It is expensive and produces a problem waste.

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


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Articles by Section - Letters to the editor


Constitution is clear: ‘Anchor babies’ are not legal citizens

People are fussing over anchor babies, and well, they should. You know the definition: a baby born to parents illegally on American soil. Today, those ...

September 05, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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