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Your Views: Food stamps needed to survive

Cuts in the food stamp program? l get $16 a month; l am a senior and a veteran. Sorry, no more children for me. Congress should spend a day in our shoes. They, too, will be seniors one day.

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


Your Views: Middle class will grow only when spending, taxes shrink

President Barack Obama continues to emphasize growing the economy from the middle class out. The phrase itself is merely a campaign slogan and not a plan for economic growth. It demonstrates his total lack of life experience outside of politics.

August 08, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Be proactive vs. post-active in teaching children our virtues

The home is the most important institution in any civilization in the world. These are the things that it offers: training in the humanities, courtesy, politeness, refinement of thoughts, manners, and taste.

August 08, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Ga. Power charges more now to avoid more interest later

I write in response to the opinion piece of July 23 by Joan King which attempted (and failed, I think) to tie the enabling of addictive behavior to the Georgia power nuclear power initiative underway with expansion of Plant Vogtle. Talk about obtuse thinking! If there is addictive behavior here, it is Ms. King's Quixotic joist with the nuclear issue she has pursued for years.

August 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Citizens ready to unite behind loss of liberty

As I write this letter, I am reminded of the Jerry Reed song, "When You're Right, You're Right." Let me explain.

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


Your Views: Liabiity for gun owners another way to undermine self-defense

Legislation is pending that would require legal gun owners to purchase liability insurance or give up our guns. This legislation has nothing to do with insurance or liability Its sole purpose is to use the insurance companies to make easily available to the federal government a complete list of the names and addresses of every law-abiding gun owner in the country.

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


Your Views: More foster homes needed in Hall County

Hall County is in desperate need of foster homes, because families in crisis need our community support. I see several charitable efforts within our county, but there is one need that I believe is sadly overlooked by many. I am not altogether certain that people even know that we need more foster parents. I am optimistic that once the wonderful faith-based community of Hall County learns about this need, it will rise to the challenge.

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


Your Views: Poverty, not race, is what breeds crime

There is lot of talk lately about violent crime among young blacks. I keep hearing people say it all comes down to individual choice. Are they suggesting young black men simply make far more bad choices than young white men?

July 27, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Incident with Hall jail escapee raises questions

Let me see if I have this right: An adult male in an orange prison jumpsuit with his hands handcuffed in front and restrained by a waist chain is able to hide in a doorway near the courthouse and nobody noticed him?

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


Your Views: Kudos to Times for covering the world, focus on cycling

I've been a subscriber of The Times since moving to Dahlonega five years ago, and I want to commend and thank you for your excellence in several very different areas, specifically your coverage of international events and the daily reporting of the Tour de France during the three weeks in July when it occurs.

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


Your Views: Danger rises when mixing residential and industrial

Sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, hearing loss, contamination of soil, air and water causing various health ailments; these are factors that officials should consider before issuing Conditional Use Variances and special permits that allow industrial operations in or adjacent to residential areas.

July 25, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Traffic problems persist at Lanier Islands Parkway

Northbound Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at Lanier Islands Parkway is a nightmare. What was once two lanes northbound, with a right-turn lane and a left-turn lane, is now a single lane northbound with only a left-turn lane. Traffic flow through the area has turned into a single line of cars up to a half-mile long, forced to navigate a maze of orange construction barrels.

July 25, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Those pushing a racial agenda want US to fail

The events surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman have led me to a couple of conclusions that I think warrant some serious consideration by all Americans.

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


Your Views: Were police ignoring crime while helping locked-out gentleman?

The Joe B. Sartain Jr. letter printed July 17 was interesting but confusing to me concerning action of police that pleased Mr. Sartain.

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


Your Views: Profiling is a moot point when guilt can be determined

As a white male in a white culture, it is difficult, if not impossible, to understand what it feels like to experience profiling.

July 19, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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