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Your Views: Voters will make our leaders pay at polls for their disrespect

A word to all incumbents in the U.S. Congress and to all incumbent officeholders: Come election time, we will remember how callously and harshly you have treated us, your constituents.

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


Your Views: Gainesville right to delay support of Glades project

Congratulations to the Gainesville City Council for postponing any action to support and fund the long-proposed and ever-changing Glades Reservoir. The council is smart to pause and ask important questions before committing support for Hall County's $14.5 million application to the Governor's Water Supply Program at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

October 09, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Cabinet secretary should pay dearly for debacle at memorial

Under the guise of the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Interior Department went beyond the pale last week when it closed (or attempted to close) the World War II Memorial in Washington.

October 09, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Fed programs have replaced voluntary aid

A good friend of mine 45 years ago said that the first level of support when you needed help should be your family, then your church, then your local community. Somewhere, mainly between FDR and Lyndon Johnson, we moved most of that to Washington. We removed the personal, positive feeling you get from helping someone. We made it something not offered but "entitled."

October 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Polarized society complicates our nation’s leadership

When the housing market spiraled out of control and all those Americans that were associated in some facet started losing jobs, who really cared? When home improvement stores as well as others stopped producing tax revenue due to a housing crises who really cared? As revenue dropped and it became impossible to balance our local, state and federal budgets, so we froze hiring, furloughed employees and cut services, who cared? When our government and its elected officials could not come to terms to right the ship and they closed federal run agencies, who cared?

October 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Book on Gainesville High football history is a gem

The book that came out this week, "100 years of Gainesville High Football" is really a good read. If you or a member of your family were cheerleaders or football players over the past century you will really enjoy it.

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


Your Views: Shutdown is hurtful to children in Hall County

My conscience will not permit me to sit this one out; mere silence would make me as guilty as they are. I refer to Congress, specifically the U.S. House of Representatives. The American people are not toys to manipulate at will. They were elected to do a job, not play some sort of Russian roulette game with the lives, well-being and futures of American citizens.

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


Your Views: President's policies make people more reliant on government

My comment to The White House and president is that I didn't vote for him, but I agreed to support him because only fools would want their president to fail. However, over time I've come to the conclusion that I can no longer support him, for I do not believe in his actions and policies.

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


Your Views: Gun safety should start with focus on the human factor

I agree with Joan King that more guns are not the answer to our gun deaths problem, but others also have made some good observations. Gun control is only one of the problems. We need to address the human factor.

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


Your Views: GOP should either fix or replace health law and quit obstructing

I am a retired physician and lifelong Republican voter. I have, for a number of years, believed our current health care system was in need of an overhaul. I don't know if Obamacare is the solution and only time will tell.

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


Your Views: Preparedness fair successful in teaching kids disaster readiness

National Preparedness Month in September ended with Gainesville-Hall County, in collaboration with Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, holding the first annual Personal and Family Preparedness Fair in our community. The fair was an important first step for kids to learn about first-responder resources that support our region during a disaster.

October 03, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Day care center at hospital has been like a 2nd home to many

I am writing in response to the closing of the Northeast Georgia Health System child care center. The decision has been made but I want people in our community to realize how special it has been to a lot of people.

October 03, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: High tolls in HOT lane can worsen traffic

I was on my way to Atlanta on Interstate 85 south recently when the accident was reported on the radio. Traffic was backing up and the lanes filled with traffic as my short trip began to look like an all-day affair.

October 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville needs to make road crossing safer for pedestrians

I am writing concerning the people who live in the Butler Street apartments. They are angry and concerned for their safety crossing the street and going to the store.

October 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Riverside Military Academy is a huge plus for our community

I have worked with Riverside Military Academy on numerous projects over the last 45-plus years.

October 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Articles by Section - Letters to the editor


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


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