I read John Stockard's letter to the editor Wednesday with disappointment. Comparing our Second Amendment right to bear arms to getting a driver's license is just plain wrong. Owning guns and protecting ourselves is a right, not a privilege like driving.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Signs of our time:
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.
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.
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.
Why are some constitutional amendments more important than others?
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
Hall County voters will be asked on March 17 to approve SPLOST VII, a special purpose local option sales tax that includes funding for the purchase of books and renovation of the library's main branch in Gainesville.
After participating in the Georgia Water Coalition's Capitol Conversation Day on Feb. 18 as a member of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, I want to urge our community to support the ongoing efforts to protect and care for Georgia's water resources.
RE: Jonah Goldberg's article from Feb. 17: Goldberg used the words "liberal journalists" who try putting down religion by resurrecting Darwin's "Theory of Evolution." He went on to say "Darwinism is used to 'otherize' certain people of traditional faith."
What is being indecent? The dress codes of today's society are so different and let go than those of the past.
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."
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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