Having taught speech communication at the University of Georgia as a young Ph.D. in that academic field, and having later served as a speech coach for decades, I welcome the widespread celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, given 50 years ago on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Have you ever wanted to know more about your Hall County law enforcement?
The New Holland Community (Milliken Mill Village) is the home of many senior citizens and families with young children who love their quiet, historic community. The village is over 100 years old, and many people in Hall County have recent and past connections to the mill and its village.
I just recently heard about the tragic story of the young man from Australia who was murdered. He was a baseball player from that country. He was white, killed by three teens, two of them black.
It seems to me that everyone has taken their eye off the ball, to use a favorite phrase of President Barack Obama's. In the alleged "phony scandal" over Benghazi, the issue is not really whether or not a rescue team could have reached the embassy in time.
It is good to know there are still good and honest people around. When my husband got off work last Thursday at midnight, he stopped by the Wal-Mart in Oakwood to pick up milk. Being tired, he left his wallet behind. He didn't notice until he woke up on Friday that it was missing.
The America I knew - I wish I could snap my fingers and bring it back. If I could, I would put God back in our schools. I would give parents back the right to pop their kids' backsides if they got out of line. Policemen and policewomen would go back to remembering taxpayers pay their salary and would not have the right to holler "police!" after they have knocked your door down.
Are we losing the America we had revered since childhood? The America we served, fought for, and so many died for?
I would like to respond to Barbara Butler's letter on Monday regarding the cutting of food stamps. It is a shame that a veteran that has served this once (and hopefully can be again) great nation such as yourself can only receive $16 per month.
In his July 12 letter, Steven Salamon spoke about the need to have a national conversation regarding appropriate limits to government intrusion into the privacy of citizens and their communications. More than once, Mr. Salamon seemed to suggest it was no big deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As I write this letter, I am reminded of the Jerry Reed song, "When You're Right, You're Right." Let me explain.
I have a question. One day between 8:30 and 9, with a normal rush morning for people to get to work, Longstreet Bridge on Cleveland Highway was blocked both ways, north and south, by a stalled car in the south lane. Not a wreck, a stalled car. Sitting behind it was a state patrol car equipped with a large bumper that I assume could be used for pushing other cars.
As a progressive Democrat, I'm sick of President Barack Obama. I'm not talking about the promise of what he might have been, but the reality of what he actually is. Five years of observation and disappointment have led me to conclude we were fooled or suckered into electing a man who has proven to be the second coming of G.W. Bush.
There has been some discussion of late on the editorial page concerning the origins of life. We either created ourselves or we have a Creator. The difference of view boils down to presuppositions.
I would like to remind the people of one of the problems of the past ordeal of the ice and snow, one that goes unnoticed. In fact, one of several that goes unnoticed: The great amounts of salt and sand put out over so great an area so quickly once a snowstorm hits an area.
The continuing fiasco of daylight saving time use is long past justification. Economic cost due to associated problems, confusion, schedule disruption, etc., exceed any savings.
If evolution were a proven fact, why is it not still happening? Why are monkeys not turning into men? I know a lot of men that are turning into monkeys.
I was quite surprised that the letter from George Kaulbach on Feb. 20 was printed by The Times. He very selectively picked out information which supposedly supports his beliefs. It is obvious that his "research" has been limited primarily or wholly to the output of creationists, several of whom he cites.
I saw in the Feb. 20 paper that Jody Woodall was looking at names for the Central Hall Multiuse Trail from local officials. I can't wait for this trail to be built out to a usable length, which for me, would be about 7 miles.
Whether you or I agree or not, people have a right to their beliefs, unless you oppose the left. The current issue is with the bill in Arizona that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed.
This letter is in response to Jim McCarthy's letter and anyone else who believes more guns in public means a safer community. I'm not sure about him, but I'm positive I live in the real world. In the real world, people who carry guns are no better or worse than everybody else, and that's the problem.
A recent letter to the editor suggested what many in Georgia believe to be true about guns: If only we had more of them, there would be fewer gun tragedies.
I want to thank Hall County road maintenance workers when we had the snow and ice on the roads. I called them to clean my street along with some more streets that were covered in snow. They went far beyond what I asked them to do. Also, the street sign was knocked down and they came out immediately to put it back up.
This letter is for all the global warming folks in your reading audience. I have figured out a cheap way to get rid of global warming: Get rid of all that hot air coming out of Washington, D.C. It's sure to get the job done.
An open letter to Rep. Doug Collins and Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson:
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