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Letter: Traffic, odors should lead to ‘no’ vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion

Dear Hall County commissioners: I have been a resident of Hall County for the past 10 years and have enjoyed the lake and the neighborly environment of this beautiful area. I have noticed a marked increase in traffic on Browns Bridge Road since we have been here and know that if any small incident happens between McEver Road and the bridge, the traffic will stand still for hours.

October 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Weather events prove we need to take action on climate change

In 2015, we saw record severe rainfall events in the U.S. as well as a record-setting year for wildfires. Each of the last 16 months has set a record for the hottest month ever recorded in history. We had Hurricane Sandy go straight up the coast in 2012 with devastating results. Now we have had two hurricanes this year travel directly up the coast. Matthew has been disastrous.

October 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey’s plant expansion plan too much for a residential area

The real problem with Mincey Marble is that it is too big and doesn't belong in a rural residential area anymore.

October 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Killing health care law over rising costs is not the answer

Monday's op-ed by former Senator Jim DeMint, now the president of the Heritage Foundation, likening The Affordable Care Act to the Titanic, is the height of hypocrisy. What became the ACA began its life as a market-based health insurance proposal from the Heritage Foundation itself. DeMint's column is the equivalent of a father declaring his own child to be ugly.

October 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia Power likely to get an early Christmas gift

Christmas traditionally is celebrated Dec. 25 for most Georgians. This year, one of our wealthiest corporate citizens may be celebrating that holiday a little earlier.

October 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Rezoning for Mincey Marble serves no good for residents of area

Why is rezoning the 11.7 acres from Agricultural Residential to Industrial good for the residents of the Browns Bridge peninsula?

October 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A rigged debate farce

The second presidential debate is scheduled for tonight and I am going to enjoy missing it just as much as I enjoyed missing the first one, and will undoubtedly enjoy missing the third one Oct. 19.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Crowing for Gainesville's Poultry King

Next time you bite into a piece of Georgia-grown chicken, be sure to pause and thank those responsible for it. That includes the chicken, of course, but also the farmer, the processor and the grocer who all helped put it on your plate.

October 09, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Homeless living under the bridge need a safe place

I have been helping people under the Queen City Bridge for about three years. It has gotten rougher there, and even the people staying there do not like what has happened.

October 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia is bigger, better than all those places that fit inside it

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multimillionaires who play a kids' game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble has not kept its promises, so Hall County should deny expansion

I ask Hall County commissioners to finally stand up for residents greatly impacted by past decisions from the almost constant 39-year expansion of Mincey Marble in what is, and has been, a rural residential area.

October 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump’s rise a dream that would turn to nightmare if he’s elected

I awoke the other morning in a cold sweat from a horrific dream that Donald Trump was running for president and was about neck and neck with Hillary Clinton - until I accepted it was a frightful reality rather than just a bad dream. Trump is Trump, and would not change if elected president. He would react hastily or drastically to the slightest provocation with no inkling as to the possible results of his actions.

October 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A president who knows business is just what our country needs

Recently the subject of paid taxes came up in the debates on television. I know for a fact Donald Trump, being a tremendous businessman, is very knowledgeable about the many ways taxes can be paid but not at the risk of losing money. He is aware there are many tax-deferred accounts business people use. He is not just a candidate for president but a private person as well, and in being so has the same rights to finding the best way to invest his money and his many companies' funds in a lucrative way while paying those taxes. Tax credits ...

October 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: 2 other state ballot amendments should be studied closely

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 05, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: More facts are needed about Mincey Marble exec’s styrene claims

Mincey Marble's Vice President of Operations, Jim Huddleston, recently provided the company's view of the facts about styrene, which would be useful information if it were complete.

October 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Thanks to community, rescue pros who helped saved a stranded pet

I would like to thank each and everyone who helped by making and posting flyers, calling with sightings, and ultimately, doing the dirty work of ...

January 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s hard to shrug off past nuclear accidents

After reading James Rust's letter defending the Public Service Commission's support for nuclear power, I find it remarkable that he would casually excuse ...

January 09, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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