Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (no attached files, please, which can contain viruses); fax to 770-532-0457; or mail to The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503. Include full name, hometown and phone number for confirmation. They should be limited to one topic on issues of public interest and may be edited for content and length (limit of 500 words). Letters originating from other sources or those involving personal, business or legal disputes, poetry, expressions of faith or memorial tributes may be rejected. You may be limited to one letter per month, two on a single topic. Submitted items may be published in print, electronic or other forms. Letters, columns and cartoons express the opinions of the authors and not of The Times editorial board.
To find a form to send a letter, click here
While serving as an active member of the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, I had the honor of being one of the first persons to be able to vote and register under the 18-year-old statute.
Now about 66 years later, I am proud to say I have never missed a major election.
Since I have been down the road, I would like to express my personal opinion on our status of candidates in the upcoming elections.
I personally feel this slate of candidates is one of the best qualified that I have seen. I know many of them personally, and I would not hesitate to vouch for their integrity, honesty and sincerity.
As a senior citizen, I doubt any of these folks will ever be able to impact my lifestyle in any way, but I have five children and many grandchildren and "I hope" many friends that they (the elected ones) will play in shaping their future.
I hope and pray the voters of this area will turn out in large numbers for the vacated seats, the primary and the general election. We can make a difference and these next few years are critical.
See you at the polls.
W.H. "Dub" Jones