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New leaders are needed in Hall, city governments

The financial health and well-being of this county and the city of Gainesville will get no better until new people step forward to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners and the Gainesville City Council.

July 02, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Red Rabbit buses provide a vital service for many in Hall

I am a faithful rider of the Red Rabbit. I write you today to ask you not to cut the Red Rabbit service in Hall County. In the newspaper, the article read "For the few folks who ride the Red Rabbit ... would get a ride with family, friends, churches, other charities or taxi cab."

July 02, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Commissioners should help out, cut their own pay

I find it very interesting Commissioner Billy Powell portrays the attitude that if we cannot increase taxes, than we can fix those who impose it by cutting out things of theirs. Notice that the commissioners were not willing to take a cut in pay to help out.

July 02, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Let Hall residents control more of community’s needs

I'm am tired of hearing and reading about government budget woes. Those in office have abused the system to the point that failure is inevitable.

July 01, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Cut the weakest Hall workers rather than furlough everyone

I noticed two plus years ago that surrounding counties including Gwinnett and Forsyth were making severe cuts to their planning and building inspection departments.

July 01, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Meals on Wheels is a vital service to area’s shut-ins

Some of our Hall County commissioners seem to be badly uninformed about the importance of the Community Service Center, especially since they have in mind cutting out funding because of income shortfall.

July 01, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Honesty, openness are long overdue from Hall leaders

It is now clear, as was before 2008, that our county government, like AIG, did not see something coming. The variances of the situation are not the same; however, the concept remains the same.

June 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Sheriff has much more integrity than self-serving commissioners

Hall County commissioners are pointing fingers at the Hall County Sheriff's Office looking for a scapegoat for their budget woes. Don't forget commissioners, there are four fingers pointed back at you.

June 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Nation can’t solve its problems by turning away from creator

There are so many articles in our papers, radios and television covering the myriad of problems and woes that we, as a nation, are facing daily with no solutions to be found.

June 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Hall residents need to pay attention, unite to fix budget

Some issues on the county budget:

June 29, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Many vote for the candidate who promises the most giveaways

The letter from Mr. Fearn on Saturday implied that teachers where stupid if they voted for Nathan Deal because he intended to cut education budgets (along with a lot of other things).

June 29, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Slice-of-life columnist Morris a welcome change in newspaper

My Monday morning this week was truly blessed by the column from Renee Hand Morris. As a reader of The Times for 19 years, I have always treasured the human interest stories by excellent local writers including Renee, Mildred Speights, Tack Cornelius, Tom Nichols, Harris Blackwood and others. They consistently touch my heart in ways that no other section of the paper can hope to do.

June 29, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Money wasted on TVs, bridge

How many flat screen TV's were bought with taxpayers' money for the new public safety building? How many jobs could have been saved in construction costs? And now we're paying for a bridge to nowhere being built in town.

June 29, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Shutting down Hall buses would save in long run

Many folks in the county have criticized Hall County commissioners for not looking at the long-term implications and costs of their decisions over the past couple of years.

June 27, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Military officer group’s outing provides funds for wounded vets

On June 6, the Georgia Mountain Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, a group of active, retired and former military officers, sponsored a golf tournament at Lake Lanier Islands for Wounded Warriors (wounded service members of any war or conflict) to raise funds for Homes for Troops, Fisher House and Wounded Warrior Transition and related programs. The chapter will donate more than $30,000 to those programs.

June 27, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Let’s remember joys of Christmas past, not just gifts

It's Christmas. It's the end of the year. That time of year where everyone is enjoying the holiday festivities and winding down from their busy lives. It's a time for joy, for peace, for happiness, for forgiveness and for kindness.

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


Your Views: Nation is in decline as it turns away from our Christian values

Well, it's almost Christmas again and it's supposed to be a happy time of year. It's meant to be a time to focus on the one it's really all about, our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

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


Your Views: Learn more about life by escaping comfort zone of your small town

Life in a small town is great for a while. Many of us grow up in the comfort of a small town where we all gather on Friday nights to cheer on the local football team and go to church on Sunday mornings.

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


Your Views: Lula Christmas parade was topped by a glorious full moon

In spite of rain and clouds on a recent Saturday, our city of Lula, as well as other towns in the area, was busy preparing annual Christmas celebration festivities on Dec. 6. Our mayor and council had voted to purchase new (and much needed) Christmas lights and decorations for the town.

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


Your Views: Shoppers, please mind your manners and think of others

OK, this is crazy. It's Christmas shopping time and no one cares who they run over with their carts! My mother is 95 years old and when a female heard the words, "I can take someone over here," this person was like a race horse and bumped my mother's cart. But at least she got to be first in line!

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


Your Views: Ga. legal community mourns loss of attorney Sartain

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Attorney Joe B. Sartain Jr. of Gainesville on his recent passing.

December 13, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Schools can’t let atheist groups run our lives

On Wednesday, I read about the humanist group suing Hall County Schools over prayers. The complainants were listed as Jane Doe, Jane Roe and Jane Coe due to the fact identification posed a risk.

December 06, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Our nation always has been based on Christian ideals

Wednesday, I read in the paper that this group called the humanists have filed a lawsuit against the Hall County School District for promoting prayer and Christianity.

December 05, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: If prayers are removed from schools, it should apply to Islam

I tend to agree with the humanist group to remove prayer in school. Likewise, then schools will be compelled to remove all the Five Pillars of Islam in Common Core.

December 05, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: The real ‘War on Christmas’ is waged against poor Jesus served

This time of year we begin hearing about the "War on Christmas," as the nonreligious seek to enforce the constitutional separation between church and state. Others talk about a "War on Thanksgiving" as early shopping begins to infringe on family time and Thanksgiving time. But there's another war far more displeasing to God, at least according to Jesus.

November 21, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Area restaurants applauded for providing free meals to veterans

Many thanks should be extended to all the local restaurants who provided free dinners to veterans on Veterans Day. Such a positive, supportive attitude only serves to strengthen the community and the country. A week later, I was impressed to see a restaurant in Buford extend the honor by providing literally hundreds of free dinners to local veterans.

November 21, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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