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Your Views: Chairman wrong to limit speaking time at meeting

Last Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners convened. There was a large crowd there that night to voice opposition to a rezoning proposal. Twenty minutes was given to each side to speak.

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


Your Views: Some limits on gun ownership, training are within reason

Why do some gun owners come so completely unglued when you mention adding or changing gun controls? And why do they keep hiding behind the Second Amendment?

January 30, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Chambliss’ smear of Cleland in ’02 race remains unforgivable

So Sen. Saxby Chambliss has announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, citing "frustration" with partisan politics in Washington.

January 30, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gun control ideas go against reality and Constitution

In recent days, there have been two letter writers who have expressed that the Second Amendment shouldn't be more important than the others and that semi-auto weapons and high capacity magazines should be banned.

January 28, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Loss of prayer leading to more government control of our lives

Signs of our time:

January 28, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gun rights were Founders’ guard against tyranny

In response to Jon Schwartz's letter concerning limitation of the Second Amendment, he, like many others, passed over the original intent of the amendment.

January 26, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Clinton showed arrogance in testimony on Benghazi attack

Today, a U.S. Senate committee heard from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning the deaths of four Americans at the hands of terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.

January 26, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Changing name of Friendship Road ignores its history

I am writing in reference to Monday's article about the idea of anyone wanting to change the name of Friendship Road. This road has history, with the Friendship Baptist Church being No. 1.

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


Your Views: Second Amendment isn’t all that special; it can, should be limited

Why are some constitutional amendments more important than others?

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


Your Views: Ban large-magazine weapons, then buy them for law officers

It is my hope that Congress will pass a law banning the civilian possession of any firearm that fires more than one bullet with one squeeze of the trigger. I hope this is what they mean when they talk about banning assault rifles. I do not need a gun that fires 900 bullets a minute to protect my home.

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


Your Views: Falcons have reason to be proud

We almost won the NFC Championship. That's not bad news. That's good news. Look, name another team with a better season record. You can't win them all. Our team is great with great things to come.

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


Your Views: Proper safety precautions can prevent deadly building fires

Remember Smokey the Bear's slogan, "Only you can prevent forest fires!" In the wake of a host of preventable building fires, including in the Greater Atlanta area, a school fire and a house fire which took four lives from the same family due to a surviving child having played with a lighter, it is very appropriate to add, "Only you can prevent building fires."

January 23, 2013 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Stranger’s kindness was appreciated

On Jan. 15, my cousins and I were having lunch. After finishing our meal, the waitress handed us our bill. As we began to pay, she said the bill had been paid by the gentleman sitting at the table next to us. We were overwhelmed, and our copy of the bill had a note from the gentleman that said "God Bless You."

January 23, 2013 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Riverside coach helped soccer grow in county

Bob Leventhal died last week at the age of 88. With his passing, the sports community has lost a part of our soccer history and a friend.

January 22, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Background checks won’t mean much to someone breaking law

While the shootings in the school in Connecticut were a terrible catastrophe, the liberal news media is silent on the thousands of abortions preformed every year in this country. I guess those babies don't count.

January 22, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Sales tax isn’t fairest way to raise more local revenue

On Feb. 21, a front page piece in your paper headlined "Poor bear brunt of sales tax hikes." On Sunday, the lead piece on the Opinion page was "Voters should approve special sales tax."

February 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Updating Hall’s emergency 911 system is a golden opportunity

The proposed updating of Hall County's Emergency 911 system, as outlined in the Sunday issue of The Times, offers a golden opportunity to install an emergency call system which really meets the needs of area residents and travelers.

February 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Changing presidents doesn’t alter flow of power

Several years ago, I decided to try these new fluorescent bulbs that had caused such a fuss. So, the next bulb that went out at my house, I removed the old incandescent bulb and replaced it with the new experimental fluorescent bulb.

February 26, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Be careful what you wish for on Electoral College

Lots of people want the Electoral College to be abolished, and to establish term limits on our officials. In some cases that might be a good thing. I sure can think of lots of people in our government I'd like to toss out!

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


Your Views: Consequences of public apathy could be felt in SPLOST vote

Few people take an active interest in government affairs, though I challenge each reader to give me one example where government is not involved in your life, directly or indirectly. I have asked that question since 1986 and have yet to receive a viable answer.

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


Your Views: US foreign policy is a sad dramatic tale

If it weren't so tragic, the Obama legacy could be described as a soap opera, with U.S. international policy changing daily like the scripts and players change on the soaps.

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


Your Views: Volunteer’s work with hospital was worth sharing with readers

Thank you, C.L. Abercrombie, for the lovely article about a lovely lady, Lorena Collins. I had the privilege of having Lorena by my side Monday afternoons at the South Patient Tower Information Desk at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for a year and a half. She proved to be as knowledgeable and capable as any employee, and wonderful company. I am blessed to know her, and so glad you "introduced" her to your readership!

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


Your Views: US military leaders have let president undermine security

My father served for over four years on a mine-layer ship during World War II. He came out as a first class petty officer. My uncle fought the Japanese as a machine gunner during World War II. He came out as an E-6. I served during the Vietnam conflict. I came out as a captain.

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


Your Views: Electoral College is an important check on majority rule

As a government major in college, I would like to join the letters about the Electoral College of electing presidents.

February 18, 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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