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Your Views: Most Riverside graduates go on to fields other than military

Thank you to reporter Savannah King for an excellent article on Harrison Summerour, the battalion commander of the Corps of Cadets at Riverside Military Academy. We appreciate the attention to an outstanding young man and the publicity for our school, but I must take issue with the headline of the article, "Leading future soldiers," which is inaccurate.

August 29, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Shouldn’t we help someone?

So I was at the gym earlier and conversation turned to Syria. "What do you think we should do?" "I don't know, what do you think we should do?"

August 29, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Outrage over Martin’s slaying doesn’t extend to other cases

All we heard for weeks after the legal shooting of Trayvon Martin was some so-called ministers in Atlanta and elsewhere screaming for justice because they knew before the trial and without ever having attended the trial that Trayvon was murdered.

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


Your Views: Congress must defund health law, or we all pay the price

Obamacare is a premeditated disaster. Insurance will become unaffordable due to the elimination of lifetime benefit caps; the requirement for insurance to pay 85 percent of income on patient care (vs. normal 65 percent); coverage of pre-

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


Your Views: Farm bill would limit states’ ability to protect animal rights

Laws that protect animals are being jeopardized by the House version of the national farm bill.

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


Your Views: King’s moving, brilliant speech 50 years ago still worth celebrating

Having taught speech communication at the University of Georgia as a young Ph.D. in that academic field, and having later served as a speech coach for decades, I welcome the widespread celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, given 50 years ago on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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


Your Views: Sheriff’s Citizens Academy gives a chance to see law in action

Have you ever wanted to know more about your Hall County law enforcement?

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


Your Views: New Holland needs Hall’s help with stormwater

The New Holland Community (Milliken Mill Village) is the home of many senior citizens and families with young children who love their quiet, historic community. The village is over 100 years old, and many people in Hall County have recent and past connections to the mill and its village.

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


Your Views: Senseless slaying should lead public figures to speak out

I just recently heard about the tragic story of the young man from Australia who was murdered. He was a baseball player from that country. He was white, killed by three teens, two of them black.

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


Your Views: US leaders need to accept their responsibility

It seems to me that everyone has taken their eye off the ball, to use a favorite phrase of President Barack Obama's. In the alleged "phony scandal" over Benghazi, the issue is not really whether or not a rescue team could have reached the embassy in time.

August 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: There still are good people around

It is good to know there are still good and honest people around. When my husband got off work last Thursday at midnight, he stopped by the Wal-Mart in Oakwood to pick up milk. Being tired, he left his wallet behind. He didn't notice until he woke up on Friday that it was missing.

August 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Wishing for the good old days

The America I knew - I wish I could snap my fingers and bring it back. If I could, I would put God back in our schools. I would give parents back the right to pop their kids' backsides if they got out of line. Policemen and policewomen would go back to remembering taxpayers pay their salary and would not have the right to holler "police!" after they have knocked your door down.

August 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: We are losing the America we once knew

Are we losing the America we had revered since childhood? The America we served, fought for, and so many died for?

August 17, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Food stamps often are abused

I would like to respond to Barbara Butler's letter on Monday regarding the cutting of food stamps. It is a shame that a veteran that has served this once (and hopefully can be again) great nation such as yourself can only receive $16 per month.

August 17, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Government and business interests aligned against us

In his July 12 letter, Steven Salamon spoke about the need to have a national conversation regarding appropriate limits to government intrusion into the privacy of citizens and their communications. More than once, Mr. Salamon seemed to suggest it was no big deal.

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


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