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Your Views: Charter school option should stay at local level

We must be clear that a no vote on constitutional amendment No. 1 regarding charter schools is not a vote against charter schools. It's a vote in support of the ability of our locally elected and accountable Hall County school officials to make those local public charter school decisions. Public charter schools are already in existence in Hall County and are an important offering to our community.

October 27, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: A ‘thank you’ from family of honored Korean War veteran

I would like to thank everyone who put their time and effort into erecting the Korean War Memorial, which is slated to be dedicated on Saturday. My uncle, Howard Donald O'Kelley, is one of the men to be honored. He was killed on May 19, 1951. He was only 20 years old at the time. I never knew him, but he is and always will be remembered by our family.

October 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Letter on ‘moral differences’ is embarrassing to Democrats

Thank you for publishing an opinion by Eugene Elander from Dahlonega in The Times Friday ("Election choice should not be about morality.") By doing so, you have demonstrated your belief in the First Amendment to our Constitution.

October 25, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama did nothing over Libyan attacks, turns his back on God

We are now only a couple of weeks away from a presidential election that I firmly believe will define whether we continue to live our lives as a free people or cease to enjoy the blessings of an almighty God that bestowed upon America the rights we've had since our forefathers established our republic.

October 25, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: All of us should willingly pay local school tax

Taxes - we all pay them and sometimes complain about them. However, lest we forget that unless we each want our own ambulance and fire truck in our driveway, plus an EMT or two, taxes save us money. We support each other by all contributing to the common pot for the things we may not use every day but keep our community vibrant and thriving: Roads, parks, boat launches and schools.

October 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Anti-abortion views eventually can lead to unwanted children

Margaret Wolf seems to have put a lot of thinking into why she thinks women should not have abortions (Your Views, Oct. 18).

October 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Charter school plan takes action to address school shortcomings

The only thing we know for certain is that K-12 education in America is in deep trouble and dramatic changes are needed. We have spent the last 40 years trying to feel good by deluding ourselves into thinking preschool focus will solve our problems.

October 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Charter school decisions should stay at local level

Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot asks: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"

October 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Charter school plan would create dual systems, tap local funding

As we go to the ballot box to elect our federal, state and local leaders, let us not be caught off guard by ballot questions asking us to amend our state constitution. As amendment question No. 1, also referred to as the Charter amendment, relates to public education and funding, I feel it is most important that we understand the question: "Provides for improving student achievement and parental involvement through more charter school options ... Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"

October 20, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama has spent his 4 years on social engineering, not jobs

Twenty-eight pages of foreclosure notices in The Times say to me that our economy is a terribly long way from being in a recovery mode. Each of these notices represents a shattered dream for an American homeowner. I wonder who these people will vote for in November.

October 20, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Election choice should not be about morality

The headline on the column Tuesday by Trevor Thomas states, "Clear moral choice doesn't favor Obama."

October 19, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Exit 24 on I-985 badly needs better design, signs for safety

I am writing to express my dismay over the poor design of the southbound exit at Interstate 985, Exit 24. Cars that try to merge into traffic on Jesse Jewell do not realize until too late that the two exit lanes merge into one before entering the road. This has led to multiple crashes as two cars try to pull into one lane.

October 19, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Anti-abortion GOP platform anything but a war on women

As a woman, I take exception to the idiocy of political arguments that Republicans are waging a war on women or that they were taking a step back in women's rights because they came out with a strong pro-life platform.

October 18, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Biden laughed, sneered and raved for failed leftist ideals

I watch the vice presidential candidates as they debated some of the gravest issue this country and the world has had to face in the last century or perhaps ever.

October 17, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Charter plan could weaken home rule, increase taxes

Much has been written concerning the charter school referendum. There are two very significant reasons why I will vote "no."

October 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Lions Clubs look to grow, add to service

Your article Sunday concerning challenges to area civic clubs did a good job in pointing out the struggles most civic clubs have in carrying on the work that they do.

September 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County’s big heart helps refill food bank

I would personally like to thank the good and generous people of Hall County for their contributions of canned and boxed food items that helped to restock the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. Your very generous donations will help feed the hungry and needy among us in Hall County and four surrounding counties.

September 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Letter writer, columnist defend weak presidents, attack Bush

I do not make it a habit of reading your left-leaning (Your Views) section. This is in direct response to Gabriel Shippy's comments about how George Bush got us in a war.

September 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Funding for Obama’s war is already there

To fund Mr. Obama's war, the Pentagon, at this time, has nearly $60 billion, unspent, in the Overseas Contingency Operations Fund.

September 17, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Focus on horrors by Islamic State ignores others

Every day I'm confronted with news reports suggesting the militant Islamic State organization is a threat to America. It is constantly in the news with lurid stories of mass executions and beheadings. These stories are reported as if atrocities and mass killings are not commonplace in war.

September 13, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama’s problems in Iraq started with Bush’s policies

It's hard not to feel a bit of sympathy for President Barack Obama. A lot of us predicted that whoever was elected to office after President George W. Bush would inherit a catastrophe on a domestic and international level. That prediction has turned out to be tragically accurate.

September 13, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Islamic State zealots raise memories of Nazi Germany

I read Friday's column by Jonah Goldberg, "A Web-fueled Foreign Legion for losers," with much trepidation. Yes, I fully agree that these "born-again" Islamists for the most part are comprised of the disenfranchised "losers" living on the fringes of society. They are now presented with an opportunity to inject their depravities onto minority segments of the population, or those that do not accept their 14th century laws and codes. This movement presents opportunities for them to obtain the power that they cannot otherwise gain through legal and democratic means.

September 11, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Lack of leadership from Obama, Congress will doom our nation

Since Barack Obama was first elected president in 2008, nothing good has come to pass for the American people. Our economy has gone to hell and still continues to get worse. All the lofty promises this incompetent loon made have failed to materialize.

September 11, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Substitute teachers’ pay unfair

How many people realize substitute teachers only make minimum wage? These people are always on call and can be asked to go to different schools. Now we read where the head of the school system just received a raise bringing his salary to more than $180,000 per year. Does anybody see anything wrong with this picture?

September 11, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: ALS bucket challenge is a noble cause

I read with interest but disappointment the comments by Guy Jordan in The Times Aug. 23 regarding his concern and being upset because Brenau University participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge, and his perspective on how this type of goodwill activity could be counterproductive and dangerous "in the long run."

September 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama has his head in the sand as threat grows

How can we understand our commander in chief's complete refusal to describe terrorists accurately as Islamic radicals instead of just "extremists" or terrorist acts in America as "workplace violence" and his refusal to acknowledge their real threat to the world?

September 06, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Take caution when hitting brakes quickly to stop for yard sales

Yard sales - we love 'em! No telling what you may find or what a deal you may make.

September 06, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Mall is not a good use for tax funds

Whoever said we should use taxpayer money to fix up a mall most likely will gain something from it. I wish people that want to use our tax money for things that don't help the taxpayers could be fired.

September 06, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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