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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Who needs a gift for Christmas? Everyone!

I have heard so many people comment on how they didn’t want to buy gifts this year, because no one needed anything. Giving a gift is an act of LOVE. Everyone needs love! We all have made such a big deal over the gift item. It is not important. The act of love is. Whether it be a $1 box of candy or an expensive piece of jewelry, it should be given in love. The wise men gave Jesus their gifts with love and honor. Jesus gave the greatest gift of love for all.

  • icon Posted: December 14

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Sunday 11/30/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women need shelter
Posted: November 30, 2014

Today I found out that Rome does not have a shelter for women. There are two or more for men. The closest ones are in Cedartown, Calhoun and Dalton. Maybe it would be wise for our Rome City commissioners to look into this. There seems to be more and more women on the streets without some place to go.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to clean up football
Posted: November 30, 2014

The game of football has taken itself to a new low of “win at all costs and ratings.” The cheating to win and more drugs to play it out has hit rock bottom.

Sunday 11/23/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democracy absent from Rome meeting
Posted: November 23, 2014

I’m still scratching my head in befuddlement after witnessing what I consider unjust and rude treatment of a citizen by City Commissioner Kim Canada at a Rome Redevelopment Committee meeting.  

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A community of shared caring
Posted: November 23, 2014

To all friends of the shelter: Last weekend the heating system at the Davies Shelter failed. The temperatures were quickly approaching freezing. Allison Mitchell-Trask, our executive director called for repairs and discovered parts would not be available until that Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bus savings not worth the cost
Posted: November 23, 2014

We have all heard the expression, “safety in numbers.” However, when it comes to our kids this is not always true — especially when it comes to kids on our school buses.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Victimization is new mental illness
Posted: November 23, 2014

The civil rights movement has spawned insatiable demands. A dangerous ambition lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for human rights. Victimization is the new mental illness. Unearned entitlements are the new therapy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Quick work on Heritage Trail
Posted: November 23, 2014

A huge “kudos” needs to be given to Rome City Manager Sammy Rich, Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Executive Director Richard Garland, and the Rome City Street Department under the direction of Chris Jenkins for quickly and effectively remedying the slippery trail section behind Chieftains Museum. 

Sunday 11/16/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government jobs
Posted: November 16, 2014

Now that the elections are over, I offer a little food for thought. In one of the governor’s TV ads, Gov. Nathan Deal stated he had, in his term of office, created over 300,000 new jobs. Then in one of senator-elect David Perdue’s TV ads he stated that government couldn’t create jobs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Food trucks skirt rules
Posted: November 16, 2014

Being a habitual Krystal lover for many decades, I was enjoying my four Krystals, fries and a coke Saturday when to my shock and disbelief the carnival came to town. No rides, just food trailers across the driveway selling food. The banner attached to the fence of the former used car lot announced “Chow Town Park.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cook right on Obama
Posted: November 16, 2014

Praise God for James Cook. I fully agree with James Cook that Obama has been the least-effective president that our country has ever had. If you haven’t read his column in the Rome News-Tribune, go back to Monday, Nov. 10, and please read it. Thank you, James Cook, for your clear explanation of Obama’s presidency.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ACA deceptions exposed
Posted: November 16, 2014

Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at MIT, is now infamously known as an architect of Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for caring
Posted: November 16, 2014

The family of the late Mrs. Frances Harris Cole Gordon wishes to thank their many family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy and all acts of kindness rendered during this time of bereavement. They also wish to thank the doctors and nurses of the Neuroscience Department at Floyd Medical Center and the doctors, nurses and staff at Harbin Clinic for their wonderful care.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Participation makes US great
Posted: November 16, 2014

First, I would like to thank everyone who supported and voted for me in the County Commission race. Second, I would like to say congratulations to the winners of this election. They all are good people who care about our city, our state and our country. Anyone that puts themselves out there as a candidate and holds the offices after the elections are true American heros.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sock project spreads cheer
Posted: November 16, 2014

The holidays are normally full of family gatherings and holiday fun, but please remember this time of year can be depressing for some. During the holiday season, our seniors could get lost in the shuffle.

Saturday 11/01/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank a retired educator
Posted: November 01, 2014

On Sunday, Floyd County and Rome City retired educators will be celebrating, Georgia Retired Educators Day. County and City Commissions have signed proclamations declaring this day as a day of appreciation for our local educators.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fuller wrong on Fox rant
Posted: November 01, 2014

Regarding Mr. Kenneth Fuller’s recent rant against Fox News, “Uncivil discourse and the limits of free speech.” The comments by Dr. Keith Ablow that Mr. Fuller was referring to were actually from an Oct. 9 opinion piece online at and not viewed on the Fox News television channel. Dr. Ablow was subsequently interviewed on the John Gibson radio show on Fox radio on Oct. 14. Both column and radio show were clearly labeled as opinion.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Air show, veterans walk did Rome proud
Posted: November 01, 2014

I want to thank all the citizens of Rome for hosting a fantastic air show.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s in your hands
Posted: November 01, 2014

As I write, America stands at a pivotal point in her history. Will we return to the greatness of our forefathers’ America, or will President Obama and the extreme left complete their transformation of our country into a European-style socialist state?

Sunday 10/26/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: God is the only way
Posted: October 26, 2014

I am a very spiritual person and God has been speaking to me in my spirit as I have been praying lately. He is warning the people of The End.

Posted: October 26, 2014

Last week I heard about a house of worship where one group of worshippers yelled mean and hateful remarks at another group of members. Then I read an article in the newspaper about a group of football fans that screamed at the losing coach, “fire him, fire him.”

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