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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?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We remembered the fallen
Posted: June 06, 2014

Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, was truly a day of respectful remembrance. Citizens from all of Rome and Floyd County gathered at Ridge Ferry Park, Shannon and other locations to honor the men and women of our nation who had given their lives in service to this nation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There will still be singing of praise
Posted: June 06, 2014

The Thankful Missionary Baptist Church on behalf of the Rev. Nim B. Russell and family wishes to acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation your kind expressions of sympathy.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trail concerns can be addressed
Posted: June 03, 2014

Some recent letters to the editor have expressed opposition to developing the proposed rail corridor between Rome and Cave Spring as a rails-to-trails project. The writers express concern about loss of privacy on their property and crime, and they ask basic questions like who will patrol the trails and how will basic human hygiene issues be addressed.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Memorial Day event worth repeating
Posted: June 03, 2014

Our gratitude goes out to the Rome Exchange Club and others for an unforgettable Memorial Day ceremony at Ridge Ferry Park.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vietnam — The Other Forgotten War
Posted: June 03, 2014

The Korean War has been called “The Forgotten War,” probably due to its close proximity to the end of World War II, which had an unprecedented affect on the entire world.

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