Letters policy: Send by e-mail to email@example.com (no attached files, please, which can contain viruses); fax to 770-532-0457; mail to The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503; or click here for a form. 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, 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.
Readers are invited to submit letters pertaining to key issues and general observations concerning the election campaigns. However, we will not publish letters or submissions that directly endorse or criticize candidates for state or local offices, nor submissions from the candidates or their representatives.
My wife and I would like to thank the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra for the wonderful concert it put on Saturday. The musical selections and the musicians were at their usual best. The addition of the actors from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance was a breath of fresh air.
Guest conductor Lauren Green described the orchestra as a "jewel." He is right. Thank you again, Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. We look forward to seeing and hearing you again Dec. 14.
Walter and Linda Sippel