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Your Views: Sunday’s editorial sends right message to elected officials

I have just finished reading your super excellent editorial comment, "Our Views, Election Year Wish List: Campaigns of substance with honest, genuine candidates; would that be too much to ask?" in the Sunday paper. I have cut the article out and intend to copy it and mail a copy to each candidate as the election year progresses. If any one of them follows your advice, I will most likely vote for him or her.

January 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Adding to jobless benefits is just more money to buy votes

Here we go again. The Democrats want more unemployment benefits for those who are out of work (more money for votes). Democrats are scared because this year they may be voted out. They say they want to look out for those folks who are out of work.

January 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Defense of gays runs contrary to nature’s reproductive instincts

This is intended to challenge Cokie and Steve Roberts' message of Dec. 28, which continued their ongoing apparent defense and promotion of homosexuality, and included several questionable observations.

January 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Government as sand castle: Disorder with a shifting base

Many years ago, a grand and glorious structure arose from imagination and hard work. One afternoon on the beach and a lot of sand equaled one exceptional sand castle. The next morning, nature asserted that she had other plans. The environment plus time reduced this magnificent structure to only a shadow of its former glory. The principles of nature had proved themselves again.

December 30, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Ideas to help our government function better

Regarding Brandon Givens' article on dysfunctional government, here's my wish list:

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


Your Views: Annual charity ball raised funds for Junior League charity efforts

On behalf of the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, I would like to thank our 2013 Charity Ball Belles, the sponsoring clubs and all who donated and made this year so successful.

December 26, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: East Hall has more need for a library than a health clinic

In response to the article in which the closed East Hall Library might be turned into a health clinic: Please don't! Our little library should never have been closed in the first place.

December 26, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Our Views: Striking down spying, torture can preserve a free, noble USA

God bless the judge who decided the National Security Agency case. With all the pressure to change, surely President Barack Obama is beginning to realize the damage he is doing to America through these surveillance methods.

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


Your Views: Medical Center provided quality care along with true compassion

In a time where all we hear is how awful the health industry has become - and, just that, an industry - my family would like to acknowledge the nurses and staff at our very own Northeast Georgia Medical Center, especially the third floor cardiac unit.

December 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Wheelchair access, theft can be a problem in nursing homes

Age is just a number. When we are kids we use fractions to define our age: 3 , 9 , 15 . Age is merely a state of mind in those lucky enough to still have their minds.

December 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Respect our president, but also demand more of him

A topic in all aspects of the media: Do we respect the office of the president?

December 18, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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


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Articles by Section - Letters to the editor


Your Views: Commissioners indeed failed us in funding libraries

Thank you, Paige Mellinger, for your letter to the editor "Support your library and the good it does a community" appearing Thursday in The Times.

July 26, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: State board denies justice in murder case

After reading The Times' article regarding Tommy Lee Waldrip and the hideous crime he committed against the young Dawsonville man, Keith Evans, 23 years ago, I am still in disbelief of our so-called "justice" system.

July 24, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Support your library and the good it does a community

Another budget year and another disappointment for our library system and its patrons. Our county officials' spending on website redesign and an energy study, with unused results, instead of providing funding needed to take county agencies off of furlough toes the line of malfeasance, a word I learned from a children's picture book that I read at my library ("Olivia and the Fairy Princesses" by Ian Falconer).

July 24, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Owing a life to local doctors

I spent 60 years in newspapering in Anderson, S.C., Athens and The Atlanta Times, and 50 years in radio and television throughout the South. I write this to salute Gainesville and its vast medical community as nationally prominent in heart research. I owe my life to cardiologists there and couldn't dare name them all, but one, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, has not only been a great doctor but a great mentor to let me pursue my career after suffering mightily.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County football is top notch

I retired from coaching after 15 seasons in the NFL. I started off coaching five seasons as a high school coach in New Mexico and in Fremont, Calif. The Hall County football teams are extremely well coached. I often stand just outside the fence watching our incredibly competent coaches work. Hall County is a perfect place for a retired coach to live if he wants high-quality football every Friday night during the high school football season.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Murderers are cowards and don’t deserve a peaceful death

Here we go again, folks. Cormac J. Carney, a U.S. district judge, ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. He called the death penalty an "empty promise that violates the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment." This was brought on by a death row inmate.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall sales tax delay designed to get it passed

I vaguely remember when voting Republican meant you were virtually assured of candidates who supported policies that promoted limited government and lower taxation. Obviously, this is no longer the case.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nuclear power needed to keep state’s business climate healthy

In response to Joan King's column of July 1: I'm tired of reading and responding to her ill- and misinformed rants about nuclear power, and specifically, Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear units Nos. 3 and 4, now under construction.

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


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