Letters to the Editor

  • Alton M. Owen, Armuchee
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We’ve heard so much about fake news and we have the responsibility of deciding whether it’s fake or true, but nothing is ever said about the biased lead-in or presentation of those news stories. Tonight, on Thursday, Oct. 12, I saw firsthand how the ABC Evening News is biased by David Muir.

  • Patricia Varley and family, Florida
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My daughter-in-law, four grandchildren and I would like to acknowledge and thank the citizens of Rome, Georgia, and Floyd County for their graciousness and generosity when we evacuated there from Florida to escape Hurricane Irma. What could have been a scary event for the children turned int…

  • Wallace A. Farmer, Rome
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I am a firm believer in standing up for the National Anthem. Also, I don’t thinks fans should be talking and pointing at the camera during the anthem. I am also a firm believer that players and other Americans have the right to peaceful protest under proper situations. I also believe that Pr…

  • Wallace A. Farmer, Rome
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I am a firm believer in standing up for the National Anthem. Also, I don’t think fans should be talking and pointing at the camera during the anthem. I am also a firm believer that players and other Americans have the right to peaceful protest under proper situations. I also believe that Pre…

  • Patricia Varley and family, Florida
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My daughter-in-law, four grandchildren and I would like to acknowledge and thank the citizens of Rome, Georgia, and Floyd County for their graciousness and generosity when we evacuated there from Florida to escape Hurricane Irma. What could have been a scary event for the children turned int…

  • Larry G. Morrow Sr., Rome
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I wonder how many other people are wondering why the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce has not come out in the news media in support of the upcoming ELOST vote. At least, I have not heard or read of the Chamber doing so. I am just wondering if the Chamber will give its backing to what some say …

  • Wayne Niederhuth, Rome
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As a son and nephew of World War II veterans, and myself a veteran of the Vietnam War, I could hardly believe what General P.X. Kelley, 28th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, recently revealed:

  • Mac Eubanks, Rome
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I read with interest the article in the Sept. 17 edition about the Berry history professors’ work on understanding statues and monuments and maybe helping to chart “where do we go from here.”

  • Glenn Ferguson, Armuchee
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I read the recent letter to the editor regarding the lack of available parking at the courthouse with interest. I was not as observant as the gentleman that wrote the letter and when I went to renew my car tags I was hit with a $12 ticket for parking in a reserved space. I did not discern th…

  • Rosemary B. Sullivan and family, Florida
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I would very much like to thank all of the kind, gracious and generous people in the city of Rome. I am one of 14 family members who evacuated to Rome from the southwest coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. We boarded up three homes then drove for 17 hours with all our pets to get …

  • Rich Head, Lindale
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Five years ago when Mercy Housing at Etowah Terrace opened we moved my mother in. For the whole first year, the heating and cooling system never quit running, resulting in power bills over $200 monthly. I complained every month, called the home office several times and visited the office at …

  • Sharon Watkins, Rome
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I have lived at Etowah Terrace for 16 months and I agree with the value and mission statement of Etowah Terrace. However, in life things change! Since I have lived here, I do not see the problems that Miriam Cushard indicated that were in her letter (Aug. 21).

  • Brenda Gail Kinnebrew, Rome
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I would like to personally thank Rome Fire Department, Floyd County EMS, Rome Police Department, Ms. Sandy Dandy and Mr. Bill Williams for a job well done during my time here at Etowah Terrace Senior Residences. There has been so much unity shown between your staff and these agencies working…

  • Greyson Oswalt-Smith, Rome
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My current understanding is that my ancestry consists of Native American and European roots. If I can qualify for Native American benefits, can I identify as a Native American with my pale skin? What arbitrary percentage or skin tone allows me to socially identify as Native American? What ar…

  • Don Rusaw, Rome
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When I wrote my editorial letter concerning our proposed SPLOST package, I promised myself that if someone wrote in disagreeing with me, I wouldn’t reply because he or she was entitled to their opinion. But Mark Webb’s reply distorted a few facts. I do not want this to become a “spitting con…

  • Jim Doyle, Armuchee
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In my humble opinion, the proper place for all Civil War monuments should be the battlefields of that terrible conflict. It was on those hallowed grounds that real sacrifices were made by both sides. You cannot visit places like the Chickamauga or Kennesaw Battlefields without being overwhel…

  • Yvonne Brock Beard, Rome
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I am writing in regards to the City of Rome & the Historic Preservation Commission’s decision on the Hoyt family’s property at 603 W. First St. I worked for almost the entire Hoyt family for years including Mrs. Eleanor Hoyt, who lived in the house her entire marriage to Wade C. Hoyt Jr.…

  • Ed Burnley, Rockmart
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Why do you print editorials from newspapers in California? California is part of Mexico and they do not like our duly-elected president. Does the Rome News-Tribune have any writers? I am so tired of this Trump bashing and thinking about canceling the Rome News-Tribune. I do not watch any TV …

  • Miriam Cushard, Rome
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Mercy Housing is a management company whose values are respect, justice and mercy. Their vision is to have safe, healthy communities where all have stable lives and allowing people to develop their full potential by providing supportive programs for seniors, the disabled and veterans. Sounds…

  • M.L. McCorkle, Rome
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President Trump predicts that the entire 2,000 miles of wall he envisions separating our nation from Mexico will cost $10 billion. Senator McConnell estimates the wall will cost between $12 and $15 billion. Homeland Security estimates $21.6 billion.

  • Mark M.J. Webb, Rome
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Don Rusaw is an acquaintance and generally reasonable; however, he is wrong about the SPLOST. He says he won’t support another SPLOST until it has funding for road work to eliminate traffic snarls. If Don wants to see traffic snarls he should go to Atlanta, not quibble about petty traffic in Rome.

  • Cathy and David Dohrmann, Rome
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The recent letter regarding the Hoyt Property presents a rational and reasonable explanation why the Hoyt family should not be prevented from converting this site into an attractive, taxable residence of which all Romans could be proud. We would urge the HPC to reconsider in favor of the Hoy…

  • Don Rusaw, Rome
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I guess I waited too long for my SPLOST suggestions, but it wasn’t totally my fault. You see, I thought the committee would have come up with this idea on their own. Surely, they have to drive around Rome at one time or another and see for themselves what this town needs before an Ag Center,…

  • HEROES, Great & Small Inc., Board of Directors, Armuchee
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A shout out and tremendous “thank you” to Dani Cochran, server extraordinaire, and Schroeder’s New Deli at 406 Broad St. in Rome, for creating the July 22 Led Zeppelin tribute night to benefit HEROES, Great & Small Inc.

  • H. James Clay, Armuchee
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I seldom have a need to go to the Rome courthouse, usually once a year for auto tags. On my yearly visit last week I was totally amazed to see so many parking spots changed to “reserved.” With no customer (read here “taxpayer”) spots available, after circling twice, I was forced to the parki…

It is near the end of July, and we are entering the part of the summer when ozone pollution is highest. Very soon, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on H.R. 806, which has the misleading title of “The Ozone Standards Implementation Act.” It would be more accurate if it were ca…

  • William Steiner, Rome
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Republicans control 32 states, the President’s office, the U.S. House, Senate and Supreme Court. Democrats control 13 states and five states are equally divided. Most large cities (urban areas) like Atlanta are primarily controlled by Democrats, while most rural areas — such as Rome — are co…

  • Bill McCleskey, Silver Creek
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I would like to thank the honest gentleman who found my wife’s credit card at the E-Z Stop store at the Rockmart Road and Wax Road intersection and turned it in at the store, then called the Georgia Power Northwest Federal Credit Union and reported it to the ladies there and told them where …

  • Brenda Bishop, Rome
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I would like to make you aware of the problems with the Division of Family and Children Service office in Rome. We the poor, disabled, and elderly should not have to sit at the office for three or more hours just to pick up an application or to drop an application off.

  • Brad Aycock, Rome
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The photograph in the Jan. 22 edition of the Rome News-Tribune showed Charles J. “Banty” Jones receiving an award for 35 years service with Shell Oil Co. It brought back memories of the past as a young boy growing up in East Rome on Noble Street. Several boys and I had bikes and we had to re…

  • James Kempt, Rome
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You guys need to learn to use your signals. They are there for a purpose. It’s too bad that the law needs to be enforced. You guys should be able to figure it out without being told. Just because you have a nice vehicle doesn’t mean you know how to drive. When they do use their signals, you …

  • Aidan Watson, (age 8), Lindale
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When people litter it pollutes the air and when the air is polluted it kills trees and when the trees are killed, you cannot breathe. People litter at the bottom of my grandparents’ hill and my grandmother goes down there and picks up all the litter. When she goes down there an hour later to…

  • Don Rusaw of Rome
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Welcome to Rome, where the Historic Preservation Commission has more authority than the City Commission over our economic well being. Since when are aluminum clad windows more historic than better, more energy-efficient vinyl replacement windows? (They are not!) Since when is stacked stone t…

  • Jeff Ploussard, Newnan
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On May 24 the University System of Georgia issued guidelines for implementing House Bill 280, the so-called “campus carry” bill that was signed into law on May 4 by Governor Nathan Deal. Under the new gun law — for the first time ever — Georgia weapons license holders will be allowed to carr…

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