BREAKING
BREAKING: Single-engine plane crashes near Memorial Park Drive
A single-engine plane crashed in the Memorial Park Drive area of Gainesville, police said. Memorial Park Drive at Cross Street is closed, and police are asking for drivers to take alternate routes. The Times has staff members headed to the scene.
Full Story
By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Your Views: Gang graffiti on local businesses is a bigger problem for Gainesville
Placeholder Image

Letters policy: Send by e-mail to letters@gainesvilletimes.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.

I agree that the graffiti on the pavement at Oak at West Academy streets was a bad thing and uncalled for, but the police dept. have obviously forgotten about the gang graffiti that is defacing property all over town.

I have had "BOE" on my building and wall for over a month. I was assured by the police department that the graffiti task force was still in operation and would rush right over and paint over it, but it hasn't happened.

I understand the gangs are marking their territory with these markings. If this is true, then maybe I should send by city tax bill to them.

Hugh Blackstock
Gainesville

Regional events