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To all the folks who work at The Times: I wanted to take a minute to thank you for all of your hard work. I can always count on The Times to remind me how much good is going on in our community.
I have used it often to make a decision on where to donate money. When I had an extra bedroom set, television or books, by good luck The Times reported on just the place who could use those items. Your paper has expressed the spirit of the people who live here and their giving hearts. This community has a tremendous heart for helping others.
Over the past year, I have felt the need to write in opinions on topics and your staff was always a pleasure to deal with. I would tell them, "please edit out anything that would sound unkind before printing" and they did. Your reporters have shown courage in reporting the bad, which has ramification for a small local newspaper, but you printed the truth anyway. Thank you for that.
Someone needs to stand up and say there is so much good going on in Hall County, so much giving and helping, and The Times shines a light on that. With so many going through hard times, it's nice to wake up and read The Times with my morning coffee.