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Your Views: Cobb robbing public treasury to benefit billionaire team owners

Readers of The Times should appreciate your carrying Tom Crawford's columns, especially now that Crawford has focused on the travesty of the Atlanta Braves moving to Cobb County. As Crawford observes, this brazen looting of the public treasury by the Cobb County commissioners on behalf of Liberty Media is simply breathtaking. These guys will scream all day against socialism, unless the socialism is for their rich friends.

December 10, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Pipe material is only 1 factor in culvert washouts

The National and Southeastern Corrugated Steel Pipe Associations are responding to the Oct. 12 Times article explaining code changes in Hall County for culverts and stormwater pipes that excludes all types of metal pipe from "live streams" (perennial) and "under county roads."

December 04, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congratulations and thanks to Judge Carden on retirement

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to congratulate Northeastern Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Mary R. Carden on her upcoming retirement next month and thank her for her 16 years of judicial service and nearly four decades as an active member of the State Bar.

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


Your Views: Obama should realize he can’t lead nation solo

A quote from our "constitutional scholar in chief" at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event on Nov. 24: "The biggest barrier and impediment we have right now is a Congress, and in particular a House of Representatives, that is not focused on getting the job done for the American people."

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


Your Views: Governor was right to boost funding for kids in crisis

I would like to applaud Gov. Nathan Deal for his planned cash infusion into the Department of Family and Children's Services. Case workers at DFCS have long been overworked and underpaid, resulting in their leaving. When they leave, cases that are not finished get passed on to a new caseworker. This slows down the process of getting a child into permanent placement. This is not good for children already in crisis.

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


Your Views: JFK captivated audiences as a riveting speaker

Ever since John F. Kennedy became a prominent public figure, political pundits and rhetorical scholars have attempted to dissect why he captivated audiences so compellingly during his thousands of speeches, press conferences and interviews.

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


Your Views: Gainesville police helpful in unlocking a pesky car door

On Nov. 20, I locked my keys in my car on E.E. Butler Parkway. I called the Gainesville Police Department and they sent out an officer to help me. He wasn't able to get it unlocked, so they sent out another officer. He wasn't able to, either, but the third officer was finally able to unlock my door for me. Maj. Sherman, especially, was so helpful.

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


Your Views: Stick to the facts when discussing climate change

Having read George C. Kaulbach's letter of Nov. 15, I thought some real data would help him and others understand global changes. NASA has been measuring sea level using satellites. From 1994 through 2012, sea levels have risen over 2 and a quarter inches, not 1 or 2 inches over the last 100 years. A chart can be found here.

November 23, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Marketing scams by phone, Web can compromise our privacy

I read about the phone scams in particular that affect older people and think how on earth people decide who to tell what to and how much to tell.

November 23, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Costly Glades project won’t add any water

With all the news about how much the Glades Reservoir project is going to cost, I have yet to see an explanation of how it adds one drop to our water supply in times of drought, which is the reason given for it being built.

November 22, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nation now sees Obama’s shortcomings

We are beginning to see the results of putting someone in high office with little experience, limited know-how, carelessness, who is difficult to negotiate with and hesitant to admit he made a mistake.

November 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville Public Safety Academy is a great experience

I enrolled in the 2013 Gainesville Public Safety Academy in September and recommend all citizens to do so next year. Not only did I learn so much about the police and fire departments and what they do, but I came away with the deepest appreciation for the work they do. All personnel I met, all instructors, were very welcoming and seemed to appreciate our interest.

November 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Global warming verified by facts, but it likely has many causes

Facts prove global warming is happening. Recent letters and editorials were long in dire warnings, but negative on data.

November 15, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: US still kicking can of fiscal responsibility

Can America survive by continually increasing the national debt? This question is becoming more apparent to many families that understand how budgets operate. The recent government shut down for 16 days helped to wake people up to the fact that something is very wrong in the federal government.

November 15, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Meals on Wheels is more than food; human contact is therapy

There have been two very meaningful stories in The Times recently concerning funding for the Meals on Wheels program in Gainesville and Hall County.

November 14, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Renewing driver’s license shouldn’t be such an ordeal

Where did that five years go? Time to renew my driver's license. At least I did remember this time.

April 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: More lies from the White House over voting case investigations

Here we go again, folks. A couple days ago, President Barack Obama spoke to an Al Sharpton audience spewing more lies that the GOP is trying to stop people from voting by requiring them to show an ID. Lie, lie, lie.

April 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Lula could use new blood, more reasonable rules

It is my hope that some new blood on the Lula City Council will bring an end to silly regulations like the one requiring a resident to pay a fee and to get the city's approval in order to have a yard sale on his own property. I know that part of the fee is refundable if the yard-saler cleans up his property to an inspector's satisfaction after the sale.

April 17, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Racism is used by Democrats to demonize their political foes

There is hardly a day that goes by when Democrats fail to use the term "racism" in some sort of capacity regarding conservatives. It is the current buzz word that they hope will keep them relevant in upcoming elections since they have very little else to hang their hat on: the train wreck of Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner, endless executive actions without congressional approval, and the list goes on.

April 17, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Patriots to gather May 16 in DC to support constitutional ideals

As Georgia patriots and members of Patriots for America, we are reaching out to all Georgians about the event "Operation American Spring" that is scheduled to begin in Washington on May 16.

April 17, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: More guns aren’t a problem if those carrying them are legal

I am a gun owner with a concealed carry permit, and I think if more people had guns and were licensed to carry, we might have a safer city or community. My reason of thinking is if you possess such a permit, then you are less likely to commit a crime because you have paid the money for it and have no record or serious or violent crimes against you. We are basically law-abiding, gun-carrying people who are exercising our Second Amendment rights.

April 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congratulations to attorney Orr on earning prestigious honor

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate E. Wycliffe "Wyc" Orr Sr. of Orr & Brown LLP in Gainesville on receiving the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Southern Center for Human Rights.

April 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Sprawl lowers costs and raises quality of life

Give me the sprawl. I love it. Hopefully, Hall County municipal fathers will attempt to get sprawl (according to the Hall County sprawl index published in The Times on April 12) down to 50 from its current 103.3.

April 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Fort Hood shooting shows why officers should be armed

During the airing of an interview by Bill O'Reilly on Fox News on Thursday, Col. David Hunt mentioned arming the "leadership" when O'Reilly quickly blew off the suggestion. O'Reilly then continued on with leading questions about the tragedy and promoting his own agenda.

April 07, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Crime statistics don’t support tough gun laws

In his Thursday response to Jerry Callahan concerning right-to-carry laws, Michael Parker presented a comparison of Atlanta and Chicago while decrying the availability of guns. I would like to counter his argument with a comparison, albeit brief, of Chicago and Houston.

April 07, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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