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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The great job scam

When reading the July 5, 2014, Calhoun Times, the cartoon by Rob Rogers was revealing. A high-rise office building contained messages on the upper stories such as: “Mega Corp. Worshiping The Almighty Dollar Since Forever,” and “Paying Taxes Violates Our Religious Freedom!” and “Government Oversight Is A Mortal Sin!”

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Sunday 07/13/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Putin talks big, acts small
Posted: July 13, 2014

I am writing this in regard to the recent conflict brewing between U.S. President Obama and Russian President Putin.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Robbery report ill-timed
Posted: July 13, 2014

Shame on you and your staff for putting the article on the rise of armed robberies above the fold on a holiday weekend.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where are the nation’s young leaders?
Posted: July 13, 2014

Norman Arey’s column on July 3 was outstanding. I usually do not read the sports section, but the bold letters of “Wake up America, You may be out of time soon” were eye-catching.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Share our American Experience
Posted: July 13, 2014

During my travels of the last 50 years, I have noticed that almost every town has a story, an important marker, or a cannon mounted at the city square. Today, you can still see these relics of yesteryear. Many of them are in bad repair or weathered. The stories are told by townfolk who have forgotten more than we will ever know. Why were these last vestiges of forgotten eras left there? They were left there as a symbol to remind us of their struggles in the American Experience.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police dog's funeral
Posted: July 13, 2014

In response to the pomp and circumstance surrounding the police dog’s funeral in LaFayette:

Sunday 06/29/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many happy returns
Posted: June 29, 2014

The members of the Benjamin Neely family would like to express our appreciation to the citizens of Rome for such grand treatment during our family reunion, held last week. The Hawthorn Inn was a great place to stay, and the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau staff was most helpful in making our event a success.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need a quicker fix for Ga. 101
Posted: June 29, 2014

The purpose of my letter is to address safety issues of travel on Ga. 101, Rockmart Highway.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fathers and Kids Day thanks
Posted: June 29, 2014

The Chambers Street 4 Kids committee would like to first and foremost thank God and we’d like to thank everyone that donated and came out to help celebrate our fourth annual Fathers and Kids Day Block Party on Saturday, June 14.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Good Samaritans
Posted: June 29, 2014

On April 3, I blacked out and fell face forward in the Harbin Clinic parking lot. I was unconscious. I would like to thank the good Samaritans who called 911 and stayed with me until the ambulance arrived. My belongings went with me to the emergency room and not a thing was missing from my pockbook! Thank you, thank you to the kind people who helped me.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A fix for out misplaced priorities
Posted: June 29, 2014

I’ve wanted to write this letter for some time now. Maybe someone will catch on and be readyto ride with me.

Friday 06/20/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: High cost for nuclear energy
Posted: June 20, 2014

 I read with dismay and disbelief the June 11 Calhoun Times article, “City approves revised $1 billion nuclear power contract.”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wild animals aren’t obese
Posted: June 20, 2014

Question: Do animals in the wild have obesity problems? I don’t recall seeing a wild animal that appeared to be fatter than other members of his group.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Invest in global education
Updated: June 28, 2014 - 8:03 pm

I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of passionate Bonner Scholars at this year’s Bonner Leadership Institute held at Berry College. Most scholars were stunned to discover that in some places in Sudan, a young woman is more likely to die in childbirth than finish the 8th grade, or that nearly 40 percent of the world’s children of primary school age still cannot read.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Forget texts, re-install pay phones
Posted: June 20, 2014

I feel fortunate to have been blessed thus far in my life. In my early childhood I grew up in the Johnson School Community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Korean War is remembered
Posted: June 20, 2014

Concerning the letter on the editorial page, June 3, about Vietnam, “the other forgotten war” after the Korean War.

Friday 06/13/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support fresh air
Posted: June 13, 2014

While I do appreciate your article on Congressman Jack Kingston’ views on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon regulation, I must disagree with him. As a kid, spending long summer days biking, running, swimming, and playing outside games is the personification of a great day spent. However, if you’re a kid living in the Metro-Atlanta area, your day might get ruined by constant wheezing, coughing, and maybe even an asthma attack.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obsession with guns is killing us
Posted: June 13, 2014

Two of my children have recently returned from college. Both have been exposed to students from other developed countries who wonder why the citizens of the southern United States are so obsessed with guns, killing, and now carrying guns in public.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Snowden more honorable than Obama
Posted: June 13, 2014

It was Wednesday, the last week in May, as I was watching Fox and Friends; they showed a clip of Brian Williams of NBC interviewing Edward Snowden. I didn’t catch the question but Snowden was saying, in essence, that he knew he had to run, for the authorities would surely put him in prison. Not to be heard from again.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Loop needs traffic engineering
Posted: June 13, 2014

Since the opening of the Armuchee Connector, we have seen some relief with traffic congestion on U.S. 27 from Turner McCall Boulevard to Old Dalton Road, but at what cost?

Friday 06/06/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Victims of The Fed
Posted: June 06, 2014

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear some reference to the Federal Reserve and its importance to our economy by controlling the money supply. Just what is the Federal Reserve anyway?

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