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Your Views: Better to keep libraries open later for students

I agree with Myra Meades' comments about cutting library hours affecting education. What Adrian Mixon apparently did not take into consideration is the fact that most of the students who use the library computers in the evening, probably can't afford them at home. A student today can't just bring home a book and do their homework like their parents did. Mine is a family who uses this service because we can't afford a home computer.

August 29, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Oil companies take advantage of consumers by raising gas prices

Wake up people! You want to get a start on fixing the economy, let's demand that we are no longer subjects of a kingdom run by oil companies. Gas just went up 39 cents in three days. Why? Because the media said it would; because the oil companies wanted it.

August 29, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Cutting Hall’s library funding hurts education

My first thought as I saw your Wednesday headline, "Library cuts hours, closes weekends" was: Where are our priorities?

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


Your Views: Take the time to make sure kids drive safely

Those first few years when our sons and daughters receive their drivers license can be a tense and prayerful time for parents every time they drive. We always hope they'll drive safely and come home alive, along with their friends.

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


Your Views: Medical center, insurance provider need to reach deal or patients lose

Like most North Georgians, I take pride and comfort in the excellence of Gainesville's hospital and doctors. And as part of a family covered by UnitedHealthCare are insurance, I enjoyed the security of knowing that the coverage we'd purchased would be there for us if the need arose.

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


Your Views: We need positive solutions, not more negative rhetoric

I found an answer to all the negative political ads:

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


Your Views: Support military budget cuts and bring American troops home

John Stossel's article in the Aug. 13 Times about wars being a waste is right on target, but he makes one premise which I find inexplicable. He points out that Mitt Romney is vehemently against the $500 billion cuts to the military proposed by President Barack Obama, and then states that defense is an area where he thinks the Democrats could make cuts in view of America's rapid path toward default, but also that Democrats "rarely cut anything."

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


Your Views: Voters, take time to do your duty and cast a ballot

I am writing not in support of any one candidate, but to urge every registered voter in Hall County to go to the polls and vote in the upcoming runoff and again in November.

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


Your Views: A return to respect, like in the ‘old days,’ is within our grasp

At 28 years old, use of the term "the old days" might imply to some that I'm referring to the early 2000s or the 1990s. I suppose they would be permitted to make that assumption according to my age.

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


Your Views: Voters must make right decision to get us out of debt

This coming November has got to be the most important election this nation has ever had.

August 16, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Is another traffic study needed?

I am puzzled that we, the taxpayers, are going to fork out $125,000 to complete a Gainesville and Hall County traffic study when one would think that the traffic studies completed prior the T-SPLOST referendum would be sufficient.

August 16, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Allowing young immigrants to stay in US is asking for trouble

America, are you stupid? Maybe I misunderstood, but I heard that this country is going to allow young illegal immigrants to stay here legally. Why don't you just welcome all those many breeds of terrorists to come here, too?

August 16, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Post office’s woes linked to future health care benefits

In 1788, Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution was ratified, which requires the federal government to establish post offices and post roads. As envisioned by Benjamin Franklin, the post office bound the new nation together with a presence in every community.

August 15, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Kindness of ‘little big man’ counters world of bad news

I am so tired of picking up the paper or turning on the TV to find no good news, just violence, murder, death and stealing. I just hope each time to hear something good. Please forgive me for "tooting my on horn" but I've learned if you don't, nobody else will.

August 15, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Columnist reveals faith in government, not US Constitution

William McKenzie's article in Thursday's Times, "Moderates must outwork the far right," is a classic and should be read and studied by every conservative voter.

August 11, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Legality of assisted suicide in Montana remains in the courts

I disagree with Joan King that assisted suicide, which she refers to by the euphemism "aid in dying," is legal in Montana.

August 30, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Islamic State proving to be no ‘JV squad’

Never in our history has our commander in chief been more concerned about telling our enemies what he's not going to do rather than taking the advice of his experienced defense and military advisers.

August 30, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Why should tax money go to fix up mall?

Did I really read that correctly? Are Hall County and Gainesville really considering giving taxpayers' monies to spruce up Lakeshore Mall? (story here)

August 28, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Automated essay scoring could lead to high-tech ways to fool it

As a writing teacher at UNG, I spend a great deal of time during the summer and into August thinking about the incoming group of students I will be closely working with during the fall semester. Currently, I have been thinking a lot about how much of my students' writing has been graded by a computer and not a human, an unfortunate reality in this era of high-stakes testing.

August 28, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Blue Cross, Health System need to work out a deal to benefit all

It is beyond my understanding the disagreement going on between Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia and Northeast Georgia Health System. (story here) This sounds to me like there is a personality problem somewhere. If both parties are committed to reaching an agreement, I suggest starting negotiations with new people.

August 28, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Judge Jolliff has served well

I would like to tell Judge Cliff Jolliff how much I appreciate and respect him. Having been in his court a few times, I could see his main concern was the welfare of the children involved in all court cases. I could also see how difficult it was for him to deal with many difficult custody cases. I would not want to have that responsibility for any amount of money.

August 27, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Carson may be the healer nation needs

I have seen many decades roll by like a flash in my lifetime. As I reflect on them, I can't remember a time when we were in such dire need of leadership. If we continue to travel the road we are now traveling our destination is doom.

August 27, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Ice bucket challenges could do more harm in the long run

I saw the pictures in Tuesday's paper (Aug. 19) depicting Brenau University participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge. I was very upset to see this type of behavior being promoted as a fundraiser by ALS or Brenau.

August 23, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Columnist’s rant on hyphens might have cost him a reader

Re: Ruben Navarrette Jr. column in The Times on Tuesday: "Who's afraid of a little ol' hyphen?" Over elapsed time, I have considered this person's articles as relatively coherent. What happened?

August 23, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Who can pray? Everyone can

We shouldn't be told when and where we can pray. If a person doesn't like it, then they should stay home. We Christians also have our right to pray. God runs this world, not a few people who do not believe in God.

August 23, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Planning group seems a waste

Why do we have a Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization? Anyone should know you can't take funding from one road project to another. Does this group do anything to help get roads improved? I see this group as a waste of money and time.

August 23, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Prayers’ foes spark outrage, then a blessing

The flak over folks praying at Chestatee High School is one of those good news/bad news situations.

August 20, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Environmental groups trump up fears over energy

Was Bruce Vandiver's letter last week in The Times a scare tactic? I don't know. I do know that environmentalists often employ such tactics.

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


Your Views: Humanists have no place telling us who can pray

To Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association: As a resident of Hall County let me say that I am deeply offended by your organization's threat of legal action against Chestatee High School.

August 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Schools were safer when prayer was still allowed in classrooms

When I was a boy in my lower grades at Candler Elementary School on Candler Road, we said our blessing before leaving our classroom going to lunch. Every so often, these people would come to the school in the lunchroom, and Bible verses we learned we would be able to say and be rewarded with a book marker or sometimes a little Bible testament.

August 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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