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Your Views: Would gambling revenue add to or replace school funding?

In light of the proposed expansion of gambling here in Georgia, I would like to know exactly what will be done with the funds generated. Will it be used to replace funds currently allocated from the state budget for education, therefore allowing those funds to be used elsewhere?

July 27, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Who says Hall County taxes didn’t go up?

I am really confused. Several Hall County commissioners talk about not raising taxes and a flat tax rate over the last eight years.

July 27, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Blame gun makers, NRA for making ammo available

The Colorado movie kids' accused killer had purchased the weapons legally at three area gun stores in the last 60 days and bought 6,000 rounds of ammunition online, including a 100-round drum magazine for an assault rifle. Thank goodness buying a 100-round magazine is legal and raises no flags. Nice work writing law by the NRA and the gun manufacturers.

July 27, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: More laws can’t prevent violent acts from evil hearts

Our beloved nation once more must take communion from the bread of bitterness and the tea of sorrow. Another name is engraved upon the roll call of evil as Aurora is added to Tucson, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech and Columbine.

July 27, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Road projects will go on, tax or no

Is there misleading information regarding T-SPLOST?

July 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Many reasons for ‘no’ vote on sales tax

Ten reasons to vote "no" on T-SPLOST

July 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Sales tax should aim at those who use roads most

We do not need more roads; we need fewer cars.

July 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: T-SPLOST vote is a matter of trust

The merits of the additional sales tax are understood because the need for improvements with roads and transportation are easy to see and understand. Can we believe this is the fix?

July 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Sales tax is a subsidy for increased use of fuel, cars

The argument for the transportation sales tax is based upon expediting much needed projects to be funded rather than the source of the revenue. The traditional approach for funding road work has been an excise tax on fuel, which is a user tax.

July 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Chambers of commerce always support sales taxes

A letter in the July 20 issue of The Times contained a curious statement. The writer said, "Is it any wonder that the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, with it's staunch record of opposing any tax increase, is squarely behind T-SPLOST?"

July 26, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Raising tax on fuel makes more sense than a new sales tax

Like the rest of us, I have seen many articles discussing the need for various transportation projects, the jobs and economic development that might ensue, the return on investment for our country and the absolute calamity that will befall us if T-SPLOST does not pass. What I have not seen discussed is the basic tax structure as proposed.

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


Your Views: T-SPLOST will enhance health access, boost local economy

I am supportive of the proposed one-penny transportation tax known as T-SPLOST for many reasons. But as a physician, I have a personal insight into its potential to positively impact access to health care for patients throughout Northeast Georgia.

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


Your Views: Hard to trust unelected board with more of our tax money

The big push to try to educate (sell) the voters on the virtues of increasing taxes as an investment has begun. Slick TV ads and testimonials from a lot of business people and elected officials tell us about this great investment opportunity we cannot afford to miss. They really want you to agree to pay an additional $200-$400 yearly for the next 10 years.

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


Your Views: Candidates should address Dawson airport

One of the most contentious issues facing Dawson County has been the conversion of Elliott Field to a regional airport.

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


Your Views: Road sales tax will drive up business costs

Lately it seems that every Georgia chamber leader and local politician is writing letters or campaigning in support of the 1 percent transportation sales tax. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, a government agency, has even joined in with letters and an ad campaign under the name "Connect Georgia Mountains" while the Chamber uses the name "Connect Georgia 2012." Both of these groups receive well over $100,000 from Hall County taxpayers every year

July 23, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Gainesville doesn’t need another tax for stormwater fixes

RE: "Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public," July 22: Thank you, Frank Norton Jr., you hit the nail right on the head. Of ...

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Grateful for columnist listing president’s success for a change

Regarding article written July 21, "Obama will shine in history's eyes:" Thanks to Dick Meyer, Chief Washington Correspondent for Scripps Washington Bureau and Decode ...

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


There’s more to life than arguing about politics; embrace family

Let's not put all our interest in politics; it's going to be what it's going to be. Don't you think your ...

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s attack against Trump was out of line, offensive

We don't appreciate columnists calling Donald Trump a "dork and a buffoon." He has brought to light issues that need to be addressed. His ...

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Smell in air has plagued city for years with no solution in sight

I read the article about the stench in the Atlanta Highway/Browns Bridge area with interest and raised eyebrows. Kelly Randall said he was only ...

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Leftist agenda puts American dream, US Constitution in peril

The American dream has passed. In its place, soft tyranny. Around the bend, the unknown, possibly third world status. The remainder of this administration's ...

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Why can’t we disagree and still respect others’ views?

I have to admit, I'm bemused by the slogan that the homosexual lobby has adopted for its recent court victory, "Love wins." I'm ...

July 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Removing Confederate flag an insult to Southern history

In response to the current controversy concerning the Confederate battle flag, I affirm that it is an insult to the memory of our ancestors and ...

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Let God be judge of morality, leave it out of our laws

I write in response to the letters of Paul Barnes and Duane Jones in your July 11 edition. They write of their opinion on the ...

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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